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Digital Nomad Life in Shanghai

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: Digital nomads like living in Shanghai, China because it is a vibrant and modern city with a wide range of activities and attractions. Shanghai is a great place to live and work, with a low cost of living, excellent public transportation, and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options. The city is also home to a large expat community, making it easy to make friends and find support. The approximate population of Shanghai, China is 24.2 million people. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Shanghai is approximately $1,000 to $2,000 USD. This includes rent, food, transportation, and entertainment. It costs around $1,000 to $2,000 USD to rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Shanghai. The best neighborhood to live in Shanghai is the French Concession. This area is known for its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and vibrant nightlife. It is also close to many of the city's attractions and is home to a large expat community. The weather in Shanghai, China is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius). Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold and dry.

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How do I meet people in Shanghai?

When we asked people living in Shanghai about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Expats in Shanghai can join a variety of clubs and activities to meet others who have moved to the city, such as hiking and biking groups, running clubs, history, literature, or photography circles. Expats can also join language exchange groups or online forums related to their hobbies or interests. Additionally, expats can explore the range of foreign diplomatic missions in the city to meet members of the diplomatic core, as well as organizations such as Rotary and Toastmasters that provide professional and volunteer opportunities. Other ways to meet people in Shanghai include attending professional and networking events, exploring coworking spaces, joining sports teams, and attending concerts, art exhibitions, and food festivals that cater to a global audience," said one member in Shanghai, China.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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