Will someone greet me at the airport when I arrive in China? Yes, we will arrange to have you met at the airport by one of our Career China hosts. They will transport you to your accommodation and give you some basic information along the way.
I am bringing lots of luggage, will there be enough space? Yes, you may bring as much luggage as you wish; however, keep in mind that many airlines have limits on luggage and they may charge you extra fees. Career China does not pay for baggage overage fees. That being said, if you plan to bring more than 1 suitcase please let your On-Boarding Specialist know so that we can make arrangements for appropriate transportation that will accommodate the extra luggage.
Can I use my cell phone in China? It depends. Most international cell phone carriers have international plans, but they are expensive you will want to have a local number while living in China. Chinese SIM cards are widely available and inexpensive. Our team can assist you with getting a Chinese SIM card for your phone. ** However, SIM cards will ONLY work on UNLOCKED cell phones! Those that are locked by carriers (such as contract phones in the USA) cannot use a SIM card from another country. Another solution is to buy an inexpensive Chinese cell phone for your stay. Again, we can assist you in this process and provide recommendations for you based on your situation.
How much does it cost to take the subway or bus in China? Public transportation is cheap, and readily available in China. The local bus is around 2 RMB for a ride, and the subway / metro starts around 2 RMB for a short distance – and can go up from there depending on how far you are traveling. Taxis are a bit more expensive. For more information, please refer to our Cost of Living in China blog post.
How much are daily living expenses in China? Daily living expenses in China are typically cheaper than other developed Western countries. Eating street food and local restaurants is quite cheap, as is transportation. Of course, there are other foreign restaurants available in big cities, such as McDonald’s, where a hamburger may cost around 12 RMB. There are also luxuries too, such as nice restaurants or Starbucks – where a latte may cost around 24 RMB. For more information, please refer to our detailed blog post about the Cost of Living in China.