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Ningbo, China

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 11, 2023

Summary: Ningbo, China is a vibrant and modern city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's convenient transportation, friendly locals, and delicious food. The weather in Ningbo is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $600 to $800 per month. The population of Ningbo is 7.6 million people.

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

"Expats considering retiring in Ningbo should research the local culture, language, healthcare system, and transportation system. It is also important to understand the local visa and residence permit requirements. Expats should familiarize themselves with the climate, cost of living, and the cultural and recreational opportunities available in the city. It is important to build relationships and networks with other expats in the area, in order to set up a smooth transition," remarked one expat who made the move to Ningbo, 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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