Beijing preview


The two largest expenses for expats living in Beijing is housing and schooling. Other than that, the cost of living is still quite low in this city.


  • Price range for 3-bedroom central apartment - 8,000-16,000 RMB per month (depends on specific location and whether apartment is furnished or not)

School Tuition Fees

School fees can vary greatly depending on the type of school and the child’s grade level, but the average rates will be about 80,000-130,000 RMB per student per academic year for tuition at a reputable international school.


Utilities are not always charged by month. For many international complexes, utilities are prepaid and just “topped off” when running low. However, the fo…