2. China is a very affordable place to live!
The cost of living in China is very low in comparison to most Western countries. With teachers able to eat out every night at a decent restaurant for as little as 10-15 RMB (£1-1.50) a head. A pint of beer at a local expat bar is usually around 10 RMB (£1) and use of most cities’ public transport is 1RMB (10 pence) for a bus ride or 2RMB (20 pence) on the metro.
Travelling around the country is also easily affordable, with both cheap domestic flights and affordable high speed rail links connecting the whole of the China.Teaching salaries in China are very generous when compared to the cost of living and teachers often save upwards of 50% of their salary each month.
“So far, most of my money has gone on travelling and food, but if I wanted, I could easily save 2/3rds of my wages, and I plan on doing so in a few months.”
Josh Oakley, Hangzhou 2017 – Read Josh’s experience here!