Cheapest games at a gaming center may be worth as much as $1,200 per day for the average household in China, according to a report published by the Next Web.
The report, which uses data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said the average cost per game sold is $1.30 in China.
The average cost of a single game was $2.50, according the report.
Cheapest gaming centers are usually located in rural areas, but there are many in the capital, Beijing, as well as in cities.
They are often located in high-rise buildings, such as the Beijing Marriott Hotel, or in residential neighborhoods, such to the city’s central business district.
The Cheapest Games report shows that, of the top 10 most expensive gaming centers in China (with a combined gross sales value of over $1 billion), four are located in Beijing.
The report also shows that the 10 most affordable gaming centers were located in the city of Changsha, in Hubei Province, and in Nanjing, in Jiangsu Province.
The top 10 cities for gaming in China are Shanghai ($2,600 per day), Guangzhou ($1,300 per day) and Chengdu ($945 per day).
The report does not provide information on the cost per person at each gaming center, and the average price of games is based on a number of factors, such how often they are played, how often there is a large crowd, and what kind of games are sold.
For instance, the average game cost of $1 was calculated based on how often people bought it, the number of people in the room and how many people in line to play it, according a report from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In China, there are about 5,000 gaming centers, according data from online gaming service Tencent.