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An Expat Talks about Moving to Shanghai, China

Jan 28, 2018


Shanghai, China

An expat in Shanghai wishes she had brought more walking shoes, winter socks and OTC medications. She advises apartment hunters to make sure everything in the apartment works before you sign the least.

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

Shanghai

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

I would have brought more walking shoes, more over the counter medicines and more winter socks.

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

Look at many places and use a checklist to make sure that everything works BEFORE signing any lease. Landlords move slowly after they have your deposit.

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

Apartment in Chinese apartment building that is 6 floors tall. Yes, there are many embassies in this neighborhood so there are many expats and geopats here.

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

We lived in Shanghai before and wanted to start living in a familiar place, so we picked a neighborhood that we used to go to a lot.

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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?

Higher with less quality BUT the wages are much, much higher than the same job back home. One bedroom apartments can range from 5-14, 000 rmb per month, depending on location, type of building, furnishings, etc.

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