About China

Life in China

With the substantial salary that Aurora Educational Company provides, you will have the ability to fully experience all that life in China has to offer, such as museums, weekend getaways and an amazing night life.

China is officially known as the People’s Republic of China. China has the largest population in the world, with over 1.3 billion people (1,343,239,923) as of July 2012. China is the 3rd largest country by area at 9,706,961 sq km (3,747,879 sq miles).

The Weather

The Chinese climate varies from region to region since the country is massive! In the northeast the summers are hot and dry and the winters are freezing cold. The north and central regions have frequent bouts of rain coupled with hot summers and cold winter

Spring and autumn are short and cool. 75% of the annual precipitation is concentrated in summer from June to August, with frequent showers in July and August. The coldest month is January at an average of -4 °C (25 °F), and the hottest month is July at an average of 26 °C (79 °F).

China Weather in January. January is the coldest month in China. … Snow falls in North China (Harbin, Beijing, Tianjin), and it might feel even colder still in Central China because the humidity level is high.

North China — Beijing, Xi’an, Harbin. For Beijing and most other places in this region, it is a low tourism month. The cold wind is biting and snow often covers the ground. Though there is little snowfall, since it is so cold, the snow remains a long time and accumulates.

Currency

What is the name of China’s currency? Renminbi, literally people’s currency, is the legal tender of the People’s Republic of China, which is issued by the People’s Bank of China. It has another name, Chinese Yuan.

  • Short official name: CNY (Chinese Yuan)
  • Abbreviation: RMB
  • Chinese: Ren Min Bi (人民币)
  • Symbol: ¥
  • Monetary unit: Yuan (元)
  • Fractional units: Jiao (角) and Fen (分)
  • Exchange rate fluctuates between R2.00 – R2.50 to 1 RMB during the year

Food in China

What Chinese Eat

  • Rice is a major staple food in China.
  • Noodles are a basic staple food in China.
  • Tofu contains little fat and is high in protein, calcium, and iron.
  • Chinese people basically eat all animals’ meat, such as pork, beef, mutton, chicken, duck, pigeon as well as many others.

Transportation

Rail is the major mode of transport in China.

Urban Transport. Many convenient modes of transport are available in urban areas of China. Public buses, metros, taxies, bicycles are the most common options for people to choose.

China’s transportation system is excellent. There are high speed trains moving at up to 400km per hour and cheap flights. No matter if you are looking for a weekend hike, a summer beach trip, or a visit to historical sites, there is no lack of transportation and destinations.

TYPICAL MONTHLY EXPENSES

A typical monthly budget for a comfortable lifestyle in China is approximately one third of the cost of an English-speaking country.

Estimated Breakdown:

Food: 1,000 RMB
Transportation: 400 RMB
Mobile/Internet: 200 RMB
Misc (Toiletries, snacks, clothing etc): 1000 RMB
Utilities: 200 RMB
Entertainment: 500 RMB

Total 3,300 RMB.

We have over 500 schools within our Chinese network.

We also provide support for you after your arrival in China. If you encounter any difficulties adjusting to life in China, or problems with your visa or school environment, you are welcome to contact us directly to get the issues resolved, as we maintain direct contact with the school headquarters.