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Cost Of Living In China

Despite the rises in price in China, the cost of living is still dramatic lower comparing to countries such as Unite Kingdom, USA, Australia and Canada. Although, you may find that your monthly salary is lower than your home country, but you will be surprised about the lifestyle that you can afford over there. On the top of the cost of food, travel, rent and activities, you should still be able to save a large amount of your salary.

Cost of Rent

The cost of living in China has declined in recent months thanks to the burst in the housing bubble. For renters, this is an opportunity. The average rent for one bedroom in cities such as Shenzhen will cost you about £200 to £300 per month, which it is significant cheaper than the rental price (£400 to £800 per month) in the UK or USA. However, with Chel-C education, you will be provided the free accommodation, and this will allow you to save a large of amount of earnings. In regards to the utility bills, you will expect to pay around 30 pounds for gas, water and electricity.

Cost of transportation

Transportation cost is relatively low for someone based in a big city like Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen. China has reliable and excellent public transports. Buses and underground tubes cost under 30 pence or less per trip. Many people choose to cycle or ride scooters, which is often the easiest and cheapest way to travel short distances in China. Taxi only costs around £2 to £5 depending how far the distance is.