We often get asked about the cost of living in China, but we have found that this varies drastically based on location and spending habits. But to give you an estimate based on one of our employment hubs, Beijing-the mega city of the world, here is a brief description of cost:
- Average Teachers Wage- 15,000 Yuan p/Mth. (approx. 2230USD at time of writing)
- Rent-Shared apartment with other Expats- 2,000 Y
- Transport (taxi and subway)and all utilities – 600 Y
Leaving a frugal saver with around 12,400 Yuan a month! Of course we recommend enjoying your time more- eating out, engaging in local entertainment. Without buying brand name ‘western’ clothing and gadgets, spending your wage from month to month will prove a challenge – but again you can rent your own apartment and eat out for every meal- this will cut down your cash surplus.