How Much Do You Spend in One Day In China? Teachers Share Their Daily Cost of Living

Rachel Weiss
Rachel Weiss

I'm an American who has been in China for three years! Read more about my adventures here:

 / Aug 28, 2019

The daily cost of living in China might surprise you!

While the costs you spend might vary a little depending on what city you live in, overall the cost of living in China is very affordable! Check out the average cost of items you might buy everyday in China.

How Much Money Do Teachers Spend in One Day in China?

We asked several teachers living in China to share what they spend in one day in their Chinese city, from shopping for vegetables, buying a cup of coffee, or going to the movie with friends!

Check out these teachers’ Instagram Story Takeovers below!

Paige Buns: Nanjing, China

What's the cost of a fun weekend out with friends in China?  Check out First Leap China teacher Paige's Instagram Story Takeover and see what she spends on a weekend out in Nanjing, China!

Watch Paige's Instagram Story

Zoe Zulu: Zhangjiakou, China

Zoe, a First Leap China teacher, shares what her cost of living in Zhangjiakou is like - from going to the gym and paying rent, to grocery shopping and going out to dinner! 

Watch Zoe's Instagram Takeover

Ryan Rubi: Shenzhen, China

Have you been to Shenzhen before? Ryan Rubi is an expat living in this giant tech city in China and shares the cost of living here, from renting an apartment to eating out and going to the movies! 💵🍜🎞🎥 

Watch Ryan's Takeover

Amelia White: Chongqing, China

Chongqing is home to spicy hotpot and beautiful mountains! Amelia, a First Leap China teacher, shows us what the cost of living is like in this awesome city!

Watch Amelia's Takeover

The Cost Of Living in China

To see more about the cost of living in China, check out more about saving money in China and also a First Leap teacher's monthly budget for living in Nanjing, China.

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Rachel Weiss

I'm an American who has been in China for three years! Read more about my adventures here: