The Food Cost is Low
This one is depending on which products or services you are looking for. If you want to live and eat like you are living in your country, then you will pay more. Imported food is much more expensive, and less commonly found. But if you live like a Chinese person, and eat the local food, prices will be cheaper than if you’re in the West.
Chinese Are Very Friendly to Foreigners
Chinese people are incredibly friendly and hospitable to foreigners. You can always get help with directions from people on the street, and security guards will do whatever it takes to help a lost foreigner. When making friends in China, best policy is to be respectful and try to follow local customs. As long as you are genuine and friendly towards a Chinese citizen, they will be helpful and friendly back.
A Massive Country With So Much to Explore
There are so many different cultures and styles of people and food and places to see. See the Pandas in Chengdu. Hike the Yellow Mountains. Climb the Great Wall. Ride a Horse in Inner Mongolia. Learn Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple. The list is endless. Unless you spend your whole life there, it’s impossible to do all the amazing things China has to offer, but it’s definitely worth trying.
Learn The Chinese Language, By Being Here
Yes, you can learn Chinese from the comfort of your home country. Do some online courses, buy some textbooks, take a class. But it just won’t work as good as getting lost on the street in China and trying to figure things out.
Living in China gives you an opportunity to immerse into Chinese speaking environment. There are some parts of Chine there you have no choice but to learn the language if you want to survive. Learning Chinese isn’t just useful for China nowadays. Chinese tourists are everywhere around the world. Impress them with your Chinese language skills!
Lots of Job Opportunities
As China is rapidly becoming a leading developed nation and arguably the biggest economy in the world, there is an increasingly attractive array of jobs available for foreigners to do, interesting work experience, attractive salaries, and great living conditions. Teaching, Trade, IT, Media…It’s only the beginning of the list. Even if you don’t have any work experience, you will definitely find a job living in China.
The Bottom Line
Before moving to China you need to be mentally ready for it. Don’t think it will be fun and easy. The locals will welcome you and help you out, but you need to adjust to the extreme culture and language differences. There are so many new things and opportunities to try and explore. Don’t lose a chance, it’s time to give it a go!