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#108
When you arrive you will be provided with accommodations until your apartment is set up (up to a week). Generally it is in a hotel, an apartment style hotel or weekly furnished residence.
Teacher’s get to choose their apartment. Of course we try to help, you can see what other teachers have chosen or what they recommend, but in the end we are just supporting, translating and helping you get into the apartment that you want.
These example teacher apartments (below) cost around 2000 to 2500 RMB per month. If you want something in a more posh area or you want a number of rooms, then the price goes higher. Larger cities, like Beijing, would be more but also have more options for foreign teachers and for sharing.
Although teachers can stay where they like, most teachers get a single apartment and stay close to the other teachers as the other teachers generally know the area well (can show them all the best spots) and it just makes for an easier start.
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Mine was on the upper end too – 2700 RMB per month, 1700 after our housing allowance, which ends up as 350ish Canadian.

a weird thing about China is you pay rent 3 months in advance, every 3 months. Which was shocking to be when I first got here, but it's 100% manageable after you've been here for the first 3 months & are able to save up the money from your paychecks.

I've found it easy to save up money in China.
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I have to admit I laughed a little at the 3 months upfront only because three months up front for an apartment there barely covers 1 month for an average place here in Canada.  I think if you compare moving to a new place in your home country (even if it is across the street) you will find it much cheaper to move to China.
  
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