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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 10, 2023

Summary: The population of Guilin, China is 5.7 million people. Guilin is a beautiful city with stunning natural scenery, including the famous Li River and its karst mountains. Expats love the city's laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and delicious food. The weather in Guilin is generally mild and humid, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 41°F (5°C) in January to an average high of 86°F (30°C) in July. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400-$600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 per month.

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

"Before retiring in Guilin, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture, language, and laws. It is helpful to research the cost of living and any tax implications. Depending on the length of your time in Guilin, it is important to investigate what visas are available, and familiarize yourself with the official regulations and requirements for social security and insurance. Additionally, exploring the different areas and districts that make up the city, as well as any public transportation options, can be invaluable in planning for retirement. Finally, gathering reliable information on healthcare and medical providers is an important step for expats looking to retire in Guilin," commented one expat who made the move to Guilin, China.

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About the Author

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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