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Digital Nomad Life in Ningbo, China

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: Ningbo, China is a popular destination for digital nomads due to its low cost of living, convenient transportation, and vibrant culture. The approximate population of Ningbo is 7.6 million people. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Ningbo is around $1,000 USD, including rent, food, and entertainment. To rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Ningbo, it would cost around $400 USD per month. The best neighborhood to live in Ningbo is Haishu District, as it is close to the city center and has plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping centers. The weather in Ningbo, China is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 40-80 degrees Fahrenheit (4-27 degrees Celsius).

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How do I meet people in Ningbo?

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

"Expats living in Ningbo have many ways to get involved and meet people. Popular clubs and activities that expats join include hiking clubs, cafes and restaurants, book clubs, and even ballet and cooking classes. Expats can also get involved with the local community by volunteering at community centers, joining cultural events, attending language exchange groups and in-person meetups, and socializing with friends of friends. Lastly, they can join expat meetup groups, which are an incredibly convenient way to find like-minded people and make new friends," explained one person living in Ningbo, China, 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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