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An Expat Talks about Moving to Beijing, China

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Beijing

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Wish I brought my dog, some clothes and photos. Wish I didn't bring some clothes, junk and more junk....

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AGS Worldwide Movers can move you to and from anywhere in the world. Presently the AGS Group has over 141 locations in more than 95 countries and has one of the largest networks in the international removals industry. We relocate 85,000 families every year. Free moving quote!

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Transport options, schools, your office, and law - there are legal and illegal areas for expats to live in.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

Expat apartment

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

I came here to move in with my BF and he's been living here for few years already.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Lower - average cost of local housing for locals is around U$150, for expat housing is around U$3,000 to U$50,000 a month!

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