These Two Chinese Cities Are Among the Worst for Expat Quality of Life

By Justine Lopez, January 16, 2019

0 0

Sorry to put a damper on your day, but we have bad news for those of you living in Beijing and Shanghai. According to a recent study by Numbeo, both Chinese cities are among the top 10 worst cities when it comes to quality of life among expats. 

Numbeo ranked 226 cities in its 2019 study. Shanghai came in at number 217 (tenth worst) and Beijing placed at 223 (fourth worst). The worst city is Caracas, Venezuela. 

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 worst cities for expat quality of life:


Screenshot via Numbeo

In order to create the Quality of Life Index, Numbeo compiled data in the following categories: purchasing power, pollution, housing costs compared to income, cost of living, safety, health care quality, commute times and climate. 

No Chinese cities placed in the top 10 best cities for expat quality of life. The majority of the cities who made that list are based in the US and Australia. The best city is Canberra, Australia. 

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 best cities for expat quality of life:


Screenshot via Numbeo

[Cover image via Pixabay]

more news

You’re Invited to Our Chinese Poetry Illustration Contest Awards

Find out how to attend the awards ceremony for our first-ever Chinese Poetry Illustration Contest!

New Ranking Outlines China's Top 20 Cities by GDP

Here’s a look at the PRC’s top performers in GDP.

5 Fast Facts About Chinese-American Mandopop Idol Wang Leehom

The violinist turned singer is one of the biggest names in the mainland's music scene.

15 Movies Hitting Chinese Theaters in August 2019

Clint Eastwood makes a star turn as an 80-year-old drug smuggler this month.

WATCH: Chinese Super League Matchday 21 – SIPG Out of It?

The reigning champions are six points adrift.

Traveling to This Destination Is about to Get Harder for Chinese Tourists

The suspension, which officially begins on August 1, will affect 47 cities on the Chinese mainland.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.