Digital Nomad Life in Shekou, China
Summary: Shekou, China is a popular destination for digital nomads due to its low cost of living, convenient location, and vibrant culture. The approximate population of Shekou is around 500,000 people. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Shekou is around $1,000 USD, depending on lifestyle. The cost to rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Shekou is around $500 USD per month. The best neighborhood to live in Shekou is Nanshan District, as it is close to the city center and has plenty of amenities. The weather in Shekou, China is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius).
How do I meet people in Shekou?
When we asked people living in Shekou about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"Expats in Shekou typically join a variety of meetup groups and associations, such as book clubs and outdoor activities. Many Shekou-based events and groups for expats can be found online. Expats may also find themselves socializing with those living in their neighborhoods, such as attending parties and local festivals. Additionally, many expats in Shekou have found that joining international companies or organizations such as churches and language classes have provided them with access to various networks and communities. Joining online forums related to Shekou is another great way for expats to meet people and learn about the local culture and activities," remarked one member in Shekou, China.
What is life like in Shekou?
About the Author
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.
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