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The real estate price is exceedingly high; most people can't afford it. Suppose the salary of a youth is RMB 5000 a month, he has to work for four years to pay for the down payment without spending the money in other places. And he probably work for a whole life under pressure of mortgage.
Last edited by heyuting; 19-Apr-2012 at 00:25.
You could read/hear either, but not having ever bought gold I suspect that there is only one standard price at any given time regardless from whom or where you would purchase it. So, in that case I would not use "prices". Also, you might frequently hear/read, "The price of gold etc.".