Expats' Guide to Beijing
Expats, digital nomads & retirees talk about what it's like living in Beijing.
Member Reports about Culture Shock in Beijing
Moving to Beijing, China
An expat in Beijing talks about moving to Beijing. She advised others to leave your high heels at home to avoid sprained ankles, consider living in a serviced apartment the first few months and get help from a local when choosing your location in Beijing.
An expat in Beijing advises newcomers to bring shoes (especially if they were larger sizes), a first aid kit and to install a VPN on your computer and phone before you move to China. He explains that you'll need a lot of cash on hand initially since most apartments require 3-month initial payment plus a 1-month deposit. When deciding where to live in Beijing, make sure you live close to work to avoid spending your life in traffic.
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Expats offer advice about Buying & Renting Homes in Beijing.
Questions & Answers:
- What do I need to know before moving to Beijing?
- How do I find a place to live in Beijing?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Beijing?
- What is the average cost of housing in Beijing?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Beijing?
- What should I pack when moving to Beijing?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Beijing?
- What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Beijing?
- What are healthcare services like in Beijing?
- Is the cost of living in Beijing high?
- Will I save money living in Beijing?
- Why do people move to Beijing?
- How are healthcare services Beijing?
- What are medical services in Beijing like?