Don' t drink milk or eat can tuna. But all my food is grown fresh in the local farms. I have not been sick a day in 4 years. Neither has anyone I know who has visited me. I am not sure where you welfare house is but this place is two years old, over 1200 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining area and huge living room. All furnished, including, cable TV and internet access, and Air conditioner. If you can find something for me in the USA for 5 times the price and a similar view. Oh, yes each room has a view of the hill and or the Li River. Tell me I like to see. But it is good to know that welfare housing is so good in the USA now. Tell you what you come and see. I can get you a room in the hotel down the street for less then $10 a day with all the amenities, a/c, TV, internet.
QUOTE(mikefriend @ May 21 2009, 10:01 AM)
QUOTE(bob8888 @ Mar 4 2009, 01:56 PM)
I will be returning to China in a few weeks. For those who asked about wages. Just keep in mind 10 times. You make 10 times less the North America but costs 10 times less in most areas. Once again we are talking about rural. I have spoken to some teachers in Shanghi and they get same as usa but cost of living is the same. It is the experience of a life time. Like to get some poeple iinto Yunan also. Once again www.chinaculturalcenter.com
Come on Bob don't exaggerate. China is in no way shape or form 10 times cheaper than the USA.
A gallon of gas costs MORE in China than in the USA. A gallon of FRESH milk or even the irradiated stuff costs more in China than the USA. A can of tuna fish cost more and the quality is lower.
Things in China USED to be much less expensive but the slower economy and inflation is apparent here very much.
Sure you can rent an apartment for $125 a month. But it's not good, worse than a welfare room in any big US city.
China has many food items that are cheaper but the trade off is there are few if any heath standards when producing many of these items.