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Chinese cities becoming too costly for expats: survey

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Well, list the items so we can see if we purchase those.

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I agree with JapanGal. It would be nice to see some empirical data regarding prices of groceries, housing, transport, etc.

Maybe even a ranking with the average monthly living cost for a person or a couple so we can also see how expensive things are here in Japan :P.

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stuff like gas, rent, eggs, bread, milk, water bill etc.

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"too costly" is meaningless unless you take salary into account. It's more expensive here than most of the UK but my salary is about double, which more than covers it.

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The upside of Beijing is you can get all your calories just by breating the air.

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Many of these surveys are biased towards expatriate business people continuing to live their home countries' lifestyle away from home. The data doesn't really reflect "the average folk" foreigner or even "regular" people.

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Are these expats being paid in US dollars or something?

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