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Cost of Living: Xinjiang 2013 – Infographic

March 29 | No Comments

Having lived in Xinjiang, China for a total of over 4 years now, and having recently rented my own apartment here in Urumqi, I thought it might be interesting to share with you a quick snapshot of the cost of living in Xinjiang as compared other parts of China, like Shanghai.

I hope to perhaps revisit this on an annual basis to chronicle the changes, as prices have gone up significantly since I first traveled here in 2006.

If you’re curious to know how much 2,500 RMB for rent is equal to in US Dollars or Euro at this moment in time (Nov 2013), the exchange rates are as follows:

  • USD –> RMB  = 6.09 (divide the numbers below by 6.09)
  • EUR –> CYN = 8.24 (divide the numbers below by 8.24)

Enjoy, and if you have a blog of your own you can use the embed code below this to easily share this with your readers!

Cost of Living – Xinjiang vs Shanghai


About Josh Summers

Josh is the author of Xinjiang | A Traveler's Guide to Far West China, the most highly-reviewed and comprehensive travel guide on China's western region of Xinjiang. He lived, studied and run a business in Xinjiang, China for more than 10 years, earning recognition for his work from CCTV, BBC, Lonely Planet and many others.

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