China
Resources
City Guides
JoinSign In
AGS Worldwide Movers

Moving to China > Shanghai >

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.

Moving to China

Moving to China soon? AGS Worldwide Movers is a leader in the international moving industry. Their experience and expertise allows them to guarantee their clients the best quality moving services. Get a moving quote today.

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.

Expats living in China interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Get a Quote

Expats living in China interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

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.

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in China from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

More about Shanghai

Healthcare in China

Healthcare in China

Expats living in China discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in China. Tip 1: if you're going to the hospital in China (or to a doctor), bring a translator!

Join our China Expat Forum

Visit our China Forum and talk with other expats who can offer you insight and tips about living in Shanghai, China.

More about China

9-Things-to-Know-Before-Moving-to-China9 Things to Know Before Moving to China

Expats in China offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to China. Advice what to bring when you move to China, health insurance and healthcare, finding an apartment, expat banking and more.

6-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-in-China6 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in China

Expats living in China discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in China. Tip 1: if you're going to the hospital in China (or to a doctor), bring a translator!

Thanksgiving-in-BeijingThanksgiving in Beijing

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Beijing.

10-Tips-for-Living-in-ChinaExpat China: 10 Tips for Living in China

Expats living in China find learning Mandarin a big challenge, but most say that learning even a little is very worthwhile. They also agree that the spitting, squat toilets and Chinese culture take some getting used to. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment
Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in China from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Healthcare in ChinaHealthcare in China

Expats living in China discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in China. Tip 1: if you're going to the hospital in China (or to a doctor), bring a translator!

Restaurants in ShanghaiRestaurants in Shanghai

Support your favorite restaurants in Shanghai as they recover from the pandemic. Submit a free listing for them on Expat Exchange to help spread the word about them to the expat community.

9-Things-to-Know-Before-Moving-to-China9 Things to Know Before Moving to China

Expats in China offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to China. Advice what to bring when you move to China, health insurance and healthcare, finding an apartment, expat banking and more.

6-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-in-China6 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in China

Expats living in China discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in China. Tip 1: if you're going to the hospital in China (or to a doctor), bring a translator!

Thanksgiving-in-BeijingThanksgiving in Beijing

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Beijing.

10-Tips-for-Living-in-ChinaExpat China: 10 Tips for Living in China

Expats living in China find learning Mandarin a big challenge, but most say that learning even a little is very worthwhile. They also agree that the spitting, squat toilets and Chinese culture take some getting used to. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China.

China Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal