Sidney Mathious : That is very reasonable as compared to living here in Arkansas where I live. My mortgage and payment for my tractor cost me that much per month. I would not want to visit there as I worry about being held up by the government
wu aiden : Totally agree about the cheese price~ when a Chinese go aboard and find the price of the cheeses in the store will be shocked~
Jennifer Lorence : That City Where You Live in Looks a Lot More Clean and Modern than Any City in the USA by far.
Jun Prince : Are there a lot of expats there? I’m outside of Bangkok now, and I rarely see other Caucasians in my area, though if I go into the city they are everywhere.
Dave Vilà Aragonès : Great video! I’m actually moving to Shenzen in about a week and that was very usefull. I’m thrilled to come and enjoy this city! Thanks!!
Chi Ho : If I earn the same salary in Shenzhen as I do in Europe, then I live like a king lol
marc d : I was surprised your apartment was under $900. I don’t live in Shenzhen, but have been there many times and stay in hotel. You are right about transportation being cheap. Great city
Zhonguoria : What district do you live specifically, how safe, and how how much is your rent? Nanshan is too expensive for me. Same with Shekou. I am still in USA, but am considering moving to Shenzhen, Luohu District.
db happiness : Very nice video. I live in Guangzhou, China. I have lived there for 10 years. Guangzhou is about 1 hour and 10 min by train West of Shenzhen. Here are a few things that are necessarily not a correction but just what I have found here in China. Internet… I personally do not pay month-to-month by adding money. My Internet does not run out and I don’t keep adding money. I pay a yearly fee. I pay about 1,800 RMB/Year. 150RMB a Month = About 22 US dollars a month. Water is the same as you had mentioned. I purchase 20 bottles in advance for about 250 RMB. They deliver two bottles at a time when I am empty. My rent here in GZ, China is 5,500 per month. A two bedroom and I live alone. Plus utilities and maintenance fees that the come up to about 6,500RMB. Living in the heart of the city of course rent is going to be much more expensive. Newer apartments are expensive. It’s possible to find a cheaper apartment but you will be a little further out and if an older apartment it’s going to be not so nice and “run down”. One thing you neglected to talk about was the western influence in China. Maybe you spoke about that and some other videos. But as you know Starbucks, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, are everywhere. And normally these places are equivalent to prices in USA if not more expensive. Definitely Starbucks is more expensive in China. A Venti frappe Is 42RMB, which is about 7 US dollars. So if you have a coffee habit that can be quite expensive. Just like Shenzhen, Guangzhou has many western restaurants. Western restaurants are much more expensive than your typical Chinese restaurant. Expect to pay at least $11 US for a hamburger in most places. As much as $15 US for pizza. Alcohol I find to be much more expensive as well. I’m not a drinker so that’s not a big cost. Just the other day I have a frozen margarita and Western restaurant and it was 65 RMB. That’s getting pretty close to $10 USA. And that’s normal for a large city. But it’s not like there are local restaurants with the equivalent of TGI Friday’s or Applebee’s where you can get a margarita for 5 dollars. Yes cheese is incredibly expensive. Almost to the point of being ridiculous. I buy my cheese on Taobao. I can get a 2.5 KG block of cheddar cheese for 150 RMB. And as you probably know Häagen-Dazs ice cream is outrageously priced at about 100 RMB per pint. That’s insane. I never buy that ice cream. Although you can find Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at some international stores (OLE’) and possibly online grocery stores. I can buy Ben & Jerry’s Here for around 68RMB. If you really wanted to you could really live cheaply here in China. If you just ate and very inexpensive Chinese restaurants. But many of my friends frequent the western restaurants very often. And the use of WeChat Can make things actually way too easier to order things. Anyway thank you for your video. I hope others Kensi China for how we know it. Because honestly if you ask any person from the USA about China they’re not going to think how incredibly modern it is. Most people from the US have no idea how up-to-date China is…
非常好的视频。我住在中国的广州。我在那里已经住了10年了。广州到深圳西的火车大约1小时10分钟。这里有一些不一定是修正的东西，但我在中国发现的。互联网…我个人每月不加钱。我的互联网没有用完，我不继续增加钱。我付一年的费用。我每年付1800元左右。每月150元，每月大约22美元。水和你刚才提到的一样。我预购20瓶，大约250元。我空着的时候，他们送两瓶酒。我在中国的租金是每月5500英镑。我住了两个卧室。加上公用事业费和维修费达到了大约6500元人民币。住在市中心的房租当然要贵得多。新公寓很贵。有可能找到更便宜的公寓，但你会走得远一点，如果老的公寓不是那么好，就会“破旧不堪”。有一件事你忽略了，那就是西方在中国的影响。也许你在其它视频谈到了这个。但正如你所知道的，星巴克，必胜客，麦当劳，汉堡王，牛奶皇后，塔可钟，Papa John的，到处都是。通常这些地方相当于美国的价格，如果不是更贵的话。当然，星巴克在中国更贵。Venti frappe是42元，约7美元。所以，如果你有一个咖啡的习惯，可能相当昂贵。和深圳一样，广州也有很多西餐厅。西方餐馆比典型的中国餐馆贵得多。在大多数地方，我们至少要付11美元买一个汉堡包。比萨的价格高达15美元。我发现酒精也要贵得多。我不是酒鬼，所以这不是一个很大的花销。前几天我点了一个冷冻玛格丽塔和西餐，是65元人民币。这已经接近美国10美元，这对于一个大城市来说是正常的。但是当地餐馆不像TGI星期五或Applebee那样有5美元就能买到玛格丽特的地方。是的，奶酪非常昂贵。几乎到了可笑的程度。我在淘宝上买奶酪。我要花150元得到一个2.5公斤的切达奶酪。正如你所知道的，哈根达斯冰淇淋售价大约100元。那太疯狂了。我从来不买冰淇淋。虽然你可以在一些国际商店（OLE）和网上食品杂货店找到本杰里的冰淇淋。我可以在这里买到大约68元人民币的本杰瑞。只要你愿意，你可以在中国生活得很便宜。如果你只吃非常便宜的中国餐馆。但我的很多朋友经常去西方餐馆吃饭。而微信的使用可以使事情变得更容易。无论如何，谢谢你的视频。我希望肯尼斯中国人知道我们是怎么做的。因为老实说，如果你问美国的任何人关于中国的事情，他们不会知道这里有多现代，大多数来自美国的人都不知道当今的中国是怎样的…
potato monde : Shenzhen is so expensive . That’s why i did not come to work there.
poesje auw : don’t trust the milk with melamine how much child dies poppy so i don’t trust eating drinking even inhaling oxygen in china
marco brenni : Not very different from USA : this world is more and more the same allover
T Cheng : Greeting from San Jose, California – wow, that’s so inexpensive for less than $1K for everything. I am coming.
social3ngin33rin : It’s kind of low but your rent is ridiculous
George K. : I don’t think this is “Cheap,” Inexpensive, or low cost living – If you lived in any average city in U.S.A. or Canada for example, you’ll pay something similar on the whole. Sure there are certain things that are much cheaper to buy in China but on the whole the cost of living in Shenzhen – China where you live will balance out to be comparable to an average City in North America provided you are not living in L.A. Chicago, N.Y. or Toronto.