Chongqing is a major city in southwest China, and is the fastest growing urban centre on earth! Economically it’s the most important city in Western China with lots of beautiful sightseeing spots. Check out positions available in Chongqing
Perched beside the Yangtze, the “Golden River”, Chongqing symbolizes Yangtze River civilizations and is the cradle of the Bayu Culture. It’s the ideal location for those who enjoy the outdoors, with sights such as the 3 Gorges Dam and reservoir, cruises on the Yangtze, and the Dazufrescoes and statues waiting to be explored. In the evenings you’ll be able to enjoy hot pot at a riverside restaurant, head to the night food markets or drink at a variety of pubs or nightclubs. See our Cost of Living Guide for Chongqing.
The weather is mild, with a low of around 6 degrees in January, and high of 26 degrees in August.
The closest city is Chengdu, home of the giant panda and famed for its laid back atmosphere, just 2.5 hours away by train.
Cost of living in Chongqing
|Item||CNY/RMB||GBP £||USD $|
|Meal at Chinese Restaurant||15.00||1.75||2.18|
|Meal at Higher End or Western Restaurant||50.00||5.80||7.80|
|Draught Beer (0.5 Litre)||4.00||0.47||0.58|
|Coke/Pepsi (0.33 Litre Bottle)||2.83||0.33||0.41|
|Water (0.33 Litre Bottle)||2.00||0.23||0.29|
|Regular Milk (1 Litre)||11.50||1.34||1.67|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread||6.50||0.76||1.67|
|White Rice (1kg)||5.00||0.58||0.73|
|Skinless Chicken Breast (1kg)||38.00||4.42||5.52|
|One Way Public Transport Ticket||2.00||0.23||0.29|
|Monthly Pass (Unlimited Trips)||100.00||11.64||14.52|
|Taxi After 1km||2.00||0.23||0.29|
|Taxi 1 Hour Inner City Journey||22.00||0.23||0.29|
|Monthly Utility Bills||311.82||36.30||45.28|
|Cinema Ticket (Western Release)||50.00||5.82||7.26|
|1 Bedroom Apartment Monthly Rent (City Centre)||1,500.00||174.62||217.88|
|3 Bedroom Apartment Monthly Rent (City Centre)||2,750.00||320.14||399.45|