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What are the top factors to keep in mind when searching for a place to live in your city?
Most expats seek a secure, clean living environment.
What are the most popular neighborhoods in your city for expats?
The most popular neighborhoods for expats are the communities with modern management. The area around the Bai Lu Zhou Lake is particularly favored by expats. There is a large assortment of shops and restaurants in that area.
Do expats tend to buy or rent their homes?
Expats tend to rent their homes.
Typically, will I be required to pay additional money up front (such as a deposit) before moving into leased housing? If so, how much is common?
A deposit of two to three months' rent is common.
Are utilities generally included in the price of rent, or are they extra?
Utilities are extra.
Are there special security concerns I should be aware of in regards to my home or choice of neighborhood?
Xiamen is a safe city. Nearly all living quarters have building guards.
I’m not sure if I should bring my appliances. What is the electric current, Hz and plug shape in your city?
The electric current in China is 220 volts. The electrical Hertz (Hz) is 50. The official plug type is similar to Type A, but slightly shorter and without holes in blades. Type A and I outlets are common and Type G might also be found.
Below are examples of the types of plugs that are used in China:
Type A - flat blade attachment plug
Type I - Oblique flat blades with ground (inverted V)
Type G - Rectangular blade plug
Do you have any other accommodation information that might help me?
Contact Crown Xiamen for home-finding assistance.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.