Cost of Living in Shanghai

Summary about cost of living in Shanghai:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥ 25.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 150.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 28.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 5.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 29.47 ¥ 20.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.23 ¥ 3.00-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 ¥ 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.43 ¥ 41.64-90.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.42 ¥ 9.07-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.11 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 18.19 ¥ 12.00-25.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.13 ¥ 31.75-68.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 16.18 ¥ 9.07-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 37.99 ¥ 27.22-68.04
Apples (1 lb) 8.16 ¥ 4.54-13.61
Banana (1 lb) 6.44 ¥ 3.63-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 8.09 ¥ 4.08-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 4.76 ¥ 3.18-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 4.23 ¥ 2.27-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 4.35 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 4.20 ¥ 2.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.03 ¥ 3.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 70.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.29 ¥ 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.42 ¥ 10.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.50 ¥ 18.00-25.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥ 14.00-16.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 3.86-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.67 ¥ 25.36-30.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 140,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 129,600.00 ¥ 112,800.00-180,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 449.26 ¥ 245.56-805.26
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥ 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 105.96 ¥ 60.00-160.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 337.18 ¥ 200.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 80.24 ¥ 50.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥ 45.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,402.52 ¥ 2,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 171,973.25 ¥ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 470.29 ¥ 250.00-750.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 241.90 ¥ 170.00-399.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 643.94 ¥ 450.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 694.37 ¥ 300.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,347.11 ¥ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,679.35 ¥ 2,000.00-7,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,162.37 ¥ 10,000.00-28,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,433.48 ¥ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,632.17 ¥ 6,503.16-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,421.53 ¥ 3,716.09-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,207.79 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.92 3.70-6.00

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Last update: July 2019
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68 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Apr 22, 2019 :
@Paulo Your package is really good... 50k only manager in giants like alibaba can achieve
#Shilpa on Mar 05, 2019 :
Hey everyone. I have a job offer of 17000 RMB per month in Shanghai. Will this afford a decent standard of living for 2 people? Will I also be able to save on this wage?
How much will a studio apartment cost in a city centre?
#Paulo on Feb 23, 2019 :
Hello, doing some research on internet and I´m still in doubt.
- Salary 54k RMB (after tax) monthly
- International School paid by the company
- Health Insurance paid by the company
- Rent apartment paid by the company up to 10kRMB
For 2 adults and 1 kid, is it a good package - good life and save some money?
#Julian Huang on Jan 08, 2019 :
Problem with this analysis is that Shanghai/Beijing/Shenzhen are just such large cities compare to those of other countries. It needs to be split up into smaller regions because outskirts are much cheaper than city centers. Also, how about medical costs?
#A. strong on Oct 21, 2018 :
Hi,I applied to do Nursing at Anhui University still waiting on a respond. Does anyone knows of any other institution offering Nursing or Midwifery in the Shanghai area, and can give me an idea of what's cost of living like. Thanks in advance.
#Steve walker on Sep 18, 2018 :
Your prices on Numbeo are complete rubbish. Been in Shanghai now for 2 days and cheapest local beer has been 2.50GBP in food mall. Cheapest beer in a restaurant £4.00 GBP. Meals are around £8-£10 GBP in an inexpensive restaurant!
#Anonymous on Sep 07, 2018 :
Hey everyone. I have a job offer of 17000 RMB per month and my accommodation is paid, medical also paid. Will this afford a decent standard of living? Will I also be able to save on this wage? I will be travelling alone.
#Anonymous on Sep 03, 2018 :
I got a postdoc offer with a fellowship of 11000 RMB per month at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Is it a good fellowship amount? How does it compare with the standard fellowship amount?

How much can be saved after tax deduction?
#yue zhu on Jul 30, 2018 :
I have a question about the 216 contributors of their socail class, cause if I'm one of them,I can difinately pull down the index. And foreigners or Outsiders coming to Shanghai don't be panic, it's ok if you salary is not that high.
#KD on Jul 27, 2018 :

Thanks for your reply. I am planning to stay in Jaiding area near office, so rental would be quite less. I am getting close to 28,000 RMB per month post all deductions. I will have an appraisal at the end of every year, so post 2-3 years i am expecting my monthly to go up to 36,000-38,000RMB. I am not planning to buy any house in SHA as i have no plans of settling in China.

Looking into all this, would you still say it's not an enough salary?
#Anonymous on Jul 26, 2018 :

Thanks for your reply. I am planning to stay in Jaiding area near office, so rental would be quite less. I am getting close to 28,000 RMB per month post all deductions. I will have an appraisal at the end of every year, so post 2-3 years i am expecting my monthly to go up to 36,000-38,000RMB. I am not planning to buy any house in SHA as i have no plans of settling in China.

Looking into all this, would you still say it's not an enough salary?
#Dave on Jul 23, 2018 :

Are you planing on buying a house in Shanghai in the future?
If you do, you will need "at least" 1,000,000RMB per year to purchase one.
450,000RMB per year is good,
but you will need to consider what's the "actual" amount of money you gonna get after all the tax, insurance, and among other things.
If you are getting 30,000RMB, it's not really enough, considering you have a new born kid. It may be enough for first couple years, but when the kid needs to go to school, 30,000RMB per month won't cut it...
#Dave on Jul 23, 2018 :
@Oscar V

It's usually around 30m^2 to 50m^2...
100m^2 is at least two bedrooms, sometimes even 3 bedrooms.
Depends on the area,The Bund( Waitan ),
100m^2 is around 20000RMB+ per month
#Oscar V on Jul 17, 2018 :

Im trying to find some stats on average size (m^2) of a 1 bedroom apartment in the centre of shanghai. would anyone have any idea what its around. finding around 100m^2 but not 100% sure if this is correct.
#aliazxs on Jul 05, 2018 :
Hello mister @Rex

I am looking to study in China Shanghai at the East China University of Science and Technology,

I got accepted but I have to pay for the accommodation and the living cost how much do I have to have?! and how much the university building will cost me? is it cheaper to live outside campus?

I am sorry for many questions.

I would love if I could know anyone there to answer my questions

Thanks in advance
#Rex on Jun 28, 2018 :
Hi all,

As a local guy in Shanghai,i could give some suggestion for your reference.
The house rent is round 6000RMB/month which is near the city center.You can take the subway easily in this house.
The two way subway tickets cost at most 16RMB/everyday,i mean if you have to take many times on subway.

Meal expenses for one person is :

breakfast- under 10 RMB(Chinese food),like pancake or noodles
lunch- under 20RMB(Chinese food),some Chinese food combo.
dinner- under 30RMB(Chinese food),one dish and one rice.

The gifts in Shanghai are not cheap at all!If you need some cheap but good gifts.You have to purchase them on TaoBao.We buy everything on this website.

From my view,if you get a salary about 10k,that's enough for your daily cost.But if you wanna save more money,you have to think more on your accommodation and your food.

Question are welcomed and you could @ me.
#NILAY SOM on Jun 21, 2018 :
I am going for a few day's official trip to China. I shall stay two days on my own account. Can you give a fair estimate of
1 Budget but decent hotel
2 Meal expenses
3 Cost of gift items like electronic toys, tea shirts, umbrellas, perfumes, chocolates etc ?
#KD on May 25, 2018 :
Hello All,

For 8+ year experience in Automotive IT, is 450,000 CNY/Year package good enough, considering costs for non-working wife and a new born kid?

#Sameer Apte on May 24, 2018 :

I am getting a job offer in china .Salary will be around Rs 20000 rmb.. Can some guide if this is a good offer to stay in Shanghai for single person. What will be the saving percentage from this amount.
#Tim on May 16, 2018 :
I assume that the college will offer you accomodation, and normally a meal for one in college cafeteria is below 15 Rmb(2~3 USD).

Hi Joana, it's enough.
#Anas on May 02, 2018 :
i'm planning to go to college in Shanghai , is it expensive to live here as a student?
#Joana on Apr 09, 2018 :
Hi everyone.
I was offered a job in Shanghai which is paid 13 000 Rmb. The accomodation is offered. Is thia enough to live there?
#Terry on Feb 23, 2018 :
20000RMB is higher than average salary of locals. Free accomodation seems a huge plus, that would save you at least 5000-10000RMB. If you are single you could expect a relatively easy life in Shanghai. But you will have to earn more for an extravagant life.
#Steve on Feb 15, 2018 :
I have an interview for a job in Shanghai on Monday, the wages are 20000rmb a month with free accomodation.

Will this be enough to save?
#Chelsea on Feb 11, 2018 :
Hi! I just got a job offer through English First to come teach in Shanghai. I'm doing research, and from what I've seen, it doesn't sound like 13,000RBM isn't enough to live off of and be able to save. Is this accurate or no? Any advice would be useful as I'm trying to make my decision with them.
#jim on Feb 07, 2018 :
Hi I got offered an internship, where you get paid 4,000rmb and they will play for accommodation on top of this. Does this salary mean you will have a low standard of living?
#Gene on Jan 11, 2018 :
Hey Motress,

If this is your salary after tax and visa, then you could rent an apartment for about 7k. Another 3-4K would go on living expenses depending on your living style, the one I use is very modest. And then what’s left of that could go towards savings for a trip back home once or twice a year.

Disclaimer: my assumptions are subjective.
#Motress Motress on Dec 30, 2017 :
Hi, i get a job offer at shanghai and salary is about 12500RMB. After i go through the data above seems like is hardly to survive with this offer. Need someone advise on this please? I'm curious what is the cost of rental for 1 bedroom (without share) within center area.
#Len on Dec 06, 2017 :
I've lived in Shanghai for 8 years as an expat and I don't agree with these numbers. I would say you should expect prices and cost being at least 20% higher than these estimates.
Especially for rent, utilities, restaurants and beer. As a reference point a local beer at an OK place(one you as an expat would go to Chinese or non Chinese food) expect to pay up to 25-35RMB and up to 50-60 for importer beer. A bottle of wine at a restaurant at least 200RMB.
I would say our average meal for 2ppl at a mid-range restaurant is often 250-400RMB not 200 as estimated above.

I currently pay 13,000RMB for a 1 bedroom apartment in the middle of french concession/xuhui dist. the apartment standard is average as a western but acceptable to live in. Expect prices up to 20,000/month for a very nice 1 bedroom apartment. Then i mean a good apartment by western standards. I
#James on Jun 12, 2017 :
The problem is you all assume people live in Jing an area...which is very expensive. If you are willing to like in other areas, the rent isnt terrible. I lived between Dong Chang and Century Avenue only 1 stop from Luijazui and paid 4000rmb per month for 1 bedroom 58sqm. Now it goes for 5000rmb per month.
#MERT BINGOL on May 29, 2017 :
I got an job offer in Shanghai wage is $5000 what do u think guys is it enough for a good life ?
#Sephiroth on May 18, 2017 :

If a company offers 11k, the net income is probably 8-9k after the tax and fees.

It is very hard to find an average studio under 7k in the city center. There are some 4-5k units, but mostly in poor condition and are highly sought for by those who share the cost among 4 or more people (student and other lower income groups). You will likely spend 50% of the income to rent a place of your own in the "intermediate circle" or beyond.

As to the living cost beyond housing, the numbers listed are quite close. You need 4k excluding the rent to live.

A bit tight, but doable. Best to find someone to share the housing cost.
#EY on May 15, 2017 :

That is pretty doable with that kind of salary even though you have to find your own place.
You can easily find a nice place to yourself with around 5k, or share an apt for 3-4.5k, living in Shanghai with 6K every month is not bad you'll be able to go explore the city comfortably :)

If you need to find any apartment you can let me know Im working for this company called Job in/iroommate (our website: we help foreigners find places to stay in shanghai with no agency fee. If you are interested you can contact me through my email :

Hope this helps though!
#Anonymous on Apr 22, 2017 :
You can rent an apartment for RMB5k. But an expat friendly 3 bedroom that you’ll be happy in goes for 20,000 to 40,000.
#J. on Apr 19, 2017 :
@ Ani

Please ask for 10k+ at least, if accommodation is left on your own. 10k after tax may cover very basic needs according to standard for any decent.
#Ganesan on Apr 10, 2017 :
Any one can tell me where most of the tamil peoples lives in shanghai.
#yw on Jan 15, 2017 :
As a living in Shanghai, This data listed is basically true if you are to compare your salary and living quality.
#Ani on Dec 28, 2016 :
I'm offered a job in Shanghai with 8000 CNY for a month, is that enough for me to cover my expenses and rent a 1bedroom apartment and still save a little as well?
Please help me
#Anonymous on Dec 20, 2016 :
hi #Jiban, the process is.. find a consultant and pay him.
#Jiban on Dec 11, 2016 :
I want to open a hotel in sanghai city near a medical college so what is the process to open a hotel ?
#Anonymous on Dec 06, 2016 :
hi #Anonymous, with budget 10k rmb you can find a nice 2 bedroom apartment in downtown. if you just looking for 1 bedroom, 10k will give you option for a very stylish and chic contemporary interior design apartment. I would suggest if you bargain for 40k rmb salary instead and find yourself a nice 1-bed apartment with 5k rmb, so if your wife relatives visiting you can just book a hotel for them. and treat yourself too! have fun!
#Anonymous on Nov 29, 2016 :
I am offered a 30000/month yuan salary IT job in Shanghai including 15% extra for retirement money, + up to 10000 for help with rent and about 1500 for subway card. I have about 10+ years experience of software development and am currently a senior level. In addition to this usually 15% yearly salary bonus are paid, but no guarantees. A basic health/safety insurance will be in the contract as well. My doubts are not so much the money, but more about the health and living conditions in China. Food, air, health care quality, entertainment.
Moving to China for two years with my Chinese wife must be worth it in different aspects and I know Shanghai is much more expensive than a few years ago. Many foreigners have also already left the city from what I have heard. I wonder what apartment I can find for 10000 /month. Minimum 1 bedroom, living room and kitchen. Actually 2 bedrooms would be nice in case some of her relatives visit.
I hear most people buy groceries for cooking online. Same with clothes.
#Anonymous on Nov 26, 2016 :
I mentioned I've two kids not 5. Nd we've been given housing facility
#Anonymous on Nov 19, 2016 :
Hello everyone. My husband has been offered a post doctorate fellowship in material sciences in a v Gud university in shinghai. But the problem is they r offering only 10, 000 RMB. I wanted to know whether they wud be sufficient for me him and our 4 yrs kid and a 7 month old baby thank u
#petrus on Nov 15, 2016 :
hi everyone,

here's some link that can be useful,

#petrus on Nov 15, 2016 :

hello, I suggest you can search some statistic on average salary for your husband, it really depends on his working experience and job field. for me working in design industry with 8 years international working experience the range would be 20k-30k (before tax). I don't know about school tuition though..
#Mariam on Nov 14, 2016 :
my husband is offered a job in SHanghai.
can u kindly advise what is the average decent salary that covers a family of 4 persons (husband + me + 2 kids)
please also can u help with average school fees?
#Cai on Nov 07, 2016 :
Hey @Madie,

Welcome to Shanghai at first! I don't know where you get this weird information, but of course you and your boyfriend can live and rent a flat together in China.

It's always hard to find a full time job as a foreigner in China if you don't have a contract before you come. But some part-time job like language Teacher or journalist would not be hard to find. Ask other foreigner on that after you come. Local people don't know much about that.

Enjoy your stay and discover this wonderful city!
#Madie on Nov 03, 2016 :
Hi, my boyfriend received a offer to work in Shanghai China and we are thinking of moving there by the end of the year.
However we have few question and we appreciate your comments. Is unmarried people living together is allowed in china.
Also we are concern about my visa, if i come with him on a visit visa, will that allow me to look for a job and how long i usually can stay.
In terms of the cost of living how much is the package he should get to have an average standard of living of two people.
Thank you for your comments.
#Alley on Sep 18, 2016 :
Hi, I have been offered a contract to teach in Shanghai paying 15000 RMB/month. I am single, so the salary would only need to cover my expenses (rent, utilities, food, etc). Is that enough?
#Omar on Sep 12, 2016 :
Well I am currently living in Shanghai, originally from the UK, was working as a private English teacher with a dodgy agency - they were paying me 250rmb/140mins class with each student ( I know it's a really weird amount of time right?) and was earning anywhere between 6-8000/month depending on how many classes I taught. Anyway, long story short, one of my students was the owner of a small PR agency and he offered me a job as a copywriter (which I had no idea what that meant at the time) for 22,000 rmb/month after tax. But bare in mind that's a rather high salary even for a laowai (foreigner in Chinese) in China, really if you earn upwards of 10k you'll be ok, 15K+ comfortable, and with 20k and more you'll be able to save a sizeable amount each month. PEACE!
#Omar on Sep 12, 2016 :
Well I am currently living in Shanghai, originally from the UK, was working as a private English teacher with a dodgy agency - they were paying me 250rmb/140mins class with each student ( I know it's a really weird amount of time right?) and was earning anywhere between 6-8000/month depending on how many classes I taught. Anyway, long story short, one of my students was the owner of a small PR agency and he offered me a job as a copywriter (which I had no idea what that meant at the time) for 22,000 rmb/month after tax. But bare in mind that's a rather high salary even for a laowai (foreigner in Chinese) in China, really if you earn upwards of 10k you'll be ok, 15K+ comfortable, and with 20k and more you'll be able to save a sizeable amount each month. PEACE!
#Sheetal on Sep 10, 2016 :
My Husband got an job in Shanghai. He has total 11years experience as a Mechanical Engineer(CAE Engineer) in MNC company. He is offered 27,000Yaun/month before tax deduction. Just want to know
1)Is it a good salary for 11years experience?
2)If we are looking for 1bedroom apartment few kilometers away from downtown in Shanghai then how much will it cost?
3)How much money can we can save in a month.
Kindly guide us ASAP
#Vee on Aug 31, 2016 :
Dear Aneesa

What type of teaching will you be doing? I'm looking to teach English. Please let me know which agency you went through with please. The positions I've applied for are offering a less than 18200 Yuan with no money towards accomodation. My email Addy thanks
#Aneesa on Aug 14, 2016 :
I have been offered a teaching position in Shanghai - Salary 18200 Yuan ( before tax) as well as 3000 Yuan towards accommodation. Is this sufficient to live comfortably in Shanghai as well as save some money?
#Vishal PTEL on Jul 11, 2016 :

One company offering me salary 50,000 USD per Year in Shanghai.

So it can be manageable for e people ?
#hihi on Jun 27, 2016 :
Hi, I was offered a salary of CNY 4000 rmb + per pay of 3500 rmb at Shanghai. The company has accepted to pay accommodation, is it a good pay pls suggest!!
#Luo on Jun 15, 2016 :
@Sadia : firstly welcome to shanghai, to answer your question Jing An area is a good area of shanghai pretty much downtown as anyone would say, but on your hubby's salary 16000RMB to support a family of 2members it would be a little hard. and i want to ask if your hubby's salary 16000 is it before tax? if so then it's gonna be even harder for you two.
#Sadia on May 10, 2016 :
Hi, my husband abd I are from Bangladesh, we will be moving to Shanghai soon at the end of this year. The salary that he has been offered is 16000RM in Jing An area. Wanted to ask if its a good salary for family of two? And if its possible to live in Jing An with this salary?

Would appreciate your response.
#Anonymous on Apr 22, 2016 :
I am exploring working in Shanghai in Advertising as a Business Director. What monthly salary can one expect from a MNC agency. What would be the average monthly cost of living. Would thankful to some one who can answer
#William on Feb 19, 2016 :
if someone earns CNY20000, how much he can save in Shanghai, provided he lives alone in a one bed apartment, eats the local food (eat at local restaurant or street food, seldom cook at home) and don't buy imported food, toiletries, clothes, etc.
#Tianyi on Feb 17, 2016 :
As a local Shanghai people, I'm here to answer all question remained unanswered in 2015. And you are welcomed to ask me more questions about this city.

@Alton Senekal Fire Fighters in China belongs to the Army, They are not pros. So i think it would be hard for you to find job here.

@Etherl CNY 5800 a month is not a high salary. You'll have to save money and try to change another job once you settled in Shanghai. Huangpu district is in central Shanghai. Very good location and very high rental price.

@Shantnu CNY 18000 is considered a decent salary. Most of Chinese local young bachelor wont get that much. So don't worry.

@David Shanghai is a good place to find a job. No restrictions for girls to find jobs. But if your Malay girls are muslim, it'll be a little bit hard for her to find a halal restaurant.

@The Man Well, I agree and disagree. Import stuff are super expensive, especially in some fancy shop in downtown. But once you find those local alternatives, you could save a lot of money.
#Some guy on Sep 10, 2015 :
@Alton Senekal, since South Africa is an extremely unsafe country where 50 murders on average a day is the norm, don't you think you're already in the right track thinking of moving to Shanghai?
#Alton Senekal on Aug 25, 2015 :
Good day. I am a firefighter from South Africa. I have a diploma in Fire Engineering Science and is a station officer with 23years service. Can somebody please give me an idea if it will be worth it for me to emigrate to Shanghai and work there in the fire service? Salary please? Thank you
#Etherl on Aug 04, 2015 :
Hi guys,

I got a job offering in Mengzi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai.
Am offered 30,000 new taiwan dollars (approximately 5,800RMB).
Accommodation provided by company.

Just want to know if this amount is sufficient for living in Shanghai?
And does anyone know what's the community like in Huangpu District?
Is this area convenient (i.e. accessible to subway stations and shopping districts)?

Would appreciate if someone could offer me some advice here.

Thanks a lot!

#Shantnu on Jul 20, 2015 :
Hello Everyone,

I'm from INDIA, and I am moving to Shanghai coming October, I've been offered for 18650 Yuan per month. I am a bachelor.

What do you think, Reallocating to shanghai with 18650 Yuan/month is enough for general expenses.??

Thanks in advance for your response. :)
Shantnu Sharma
#David on Jul 17, 2015 :

I am moving to Shanghai to take up a teaching position in October. My girlfriend is from Malaysia and will join me soon. Would she find a job there easily, or are jobs limited?

Your help would be appreciated...Thanks
#Andy on Jul 13, 2015 :
A bit of fear mongering here. It's not that bad. Rent is higher than most places on earth I guess but I'm still in a fairly nice place with Girlfriend for 4,000/month. A few minutes walk from the subway station and maybe 15 minutes walk (or one subway stop) from Jing'an which is the very centre of the city.

Food is objectively cheaper than the west, at least the western places I've been. And other products are insanely cheaper if you know how to use TaoBao. I got things on there for 100 that you would find in a store for 450+.

17,000RMB/month is totally enough to live on. I've been working part time on 12,000 and as little as 6,000/month and been doing totally fine.