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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: The population of Qingdao, China is 9.2 million people. Qingdao is a vibrant coastal city with a unique blend of modern and traditional Chinese culture. Expats love living in Qingdao for its beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and friendly locals. The weather in Qingdao is generally mild with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (10-25 Celsius). The average cost of living in Qingdao for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500-$700 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $700-$1,000 USD per month.

What do I need to know about living in Qingdao?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Qingdao, they said:

"Qingdao is a vibrant city with a variety of attractions for retirees. Before retiring in Qingdao, it is important to understand the climate, cost of living and health care options. The city experiences four distinct seasons, with hot and humid summers and cold winters. Expats must consider their housing options carefully, as the cost of living in Qingdao is generally considered to be quite expensive. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the health care system, as there is no public health care in China and expats will need to arrange private medical insurance. The city has a wide range of international and private clinics, as well as a number of international hospitals, providing access to high quality medical care," said one expat in Qingdao, China.

"Pick up copies of the "Redstar" magazine and "The Qingdao Expat." They will tell you where to meet other expats and what things are going on," said one expat who made the move to Qingdao.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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