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If you are thinking about moving to China, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing...

"I've lived in Shenzhen for 8 years, and as with any city, location determines cost. Anyway close to the metro, in a modern residential complex, with good facilities will usually average out at about 120RMB per month per sq metre. So a good 75-90 sqm 2-3 BR apartment will set you back between 8-11k a month for an average apartment. Budget another 400-700 per month for management fees, power, water, and gas. Another 150 for Internet. Budget for up front costs of 2 months rent in advance, and 50% of a months rental for agency fee, if using an agent. Obviously, sharing with another expat will halve everything, so a good option to consider. Another option is to look at renting a spare room in an apartment that expats currently rent. You can often get these for 2-3k a month, including all utilities and wifi," commented one expat who made the move to China.

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"Lower - average cost of local housing for locals is around U$150, for expat housing is around U$3,000 to U$50,000 a month," remarked another expat in Beijing, China.

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