Cost of Living

The cost of living is important to consider whilst living in China, as it can greatly impact how you experience the country and all that it has to offer. This section is relevant to anyone living in China and not limited just to English teachers. As you navigate your way through our content, we hope you will understand the comparisons that can be made from China to the western world, be able to plan your budget more accurately and thus have a more enjoyable time.

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Food

The cost of food in China is significantly cheaper when compared to the western world, with most restaurant meals costing no more than 30RMB. Most schools provide breakfast and lunch for teachers, which means you could live in China without having to cook by just paying for dinner! Find out more about food

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Transport

Transport in China is possibly one of the best in the world, and successfully manages moving the 1.6 billion people all over the country. As a government-subsidised option, moving throughout the country via public systems is a cheap and viable option that doesn’t require many sacrifices. Find out more about Transportation

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Leisure Activities

Leisure activities are a large part of Chinese culture, and there’s everything to offer from Hiking, gym memberships, local swimming and facilities offered by your apartment complex. Not to mention that if you go for a walk in the cool evening, you’ll see groups of people dancing sequentially to music, exercising and playing sports. Find out more about Leisure Activities

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Renting an Apartment

Renting a property may be your largest expense whilst living in China, and it’s important to find a property suitable for you that’s both somewhere close to your school and affordable. There are also four costs outside of rent that are associated with living in an apartment. Find out more about Renting an Apartment

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