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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


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China, Tianjin
Overview

China, TianjinTianjin is the sixth largest city of the People's Republic of China in terms of urban population. Administratively it is one of the four municipalities that have provincial-level status, reporting directly to the central government. Also, its urban land area is the fifth largest in China, ranked only after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Manufacturing is the largest (60.1%) and fastest-growing (18.2%) sector of Tianjin's economy. Farmland takes up about 40% of Tianjin Municipality's total area. Wheat, rice, and maize are the most important crops. Fishing is important along the coast. Tianjin is also an important industrial base. Major industries include petrochemical industries, textiles, car manufacturing, mechanical industries, and metalworking.

China is in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. The climate in Tianjin is dry and windy in spring, hot and rainy in summer, cool and pleasant in autumn, and dry and cold in winter.

The official language is Mandarin, known locally as Putonghua. It is spoken in business circles even in southern China, where Cantonese is the vernacular. Chinese business people are increasingly learning to speak English, but in many cases, an interpreter is required. English is not widely spoken outside business circles. The main religions are Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Taoism.

The economy of the People's Republic of China is a rapidly developing and influential market economy. China is the one of the worlds largest economies. China has had the fastest-growing major economy for the past 30 years with an average annual GDP growth rate above 10%. China's per capita income has likewise grown at an average annual rate of more than 8% over the last three decades drastically reducing poverty.

Business introductions are usually formal. Chinese surnames form the first part of the name. For example, Zhang Wei is Mr Zhang. Expatriate business dress is conservative. Men typically wear a suit and tie, while women wear a dress or a skirt and blouse.

The security risk for expatriates in China is low overall, but medium in some parts such as in Guangdong province and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Risks are mainly petty crime such as tourist scams and business corruption.

The currency of China is the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). China is generally a cash economy. Outside of the major cities, credit cards acceptance and ATMs are fairly limited.

Medical facilities are generally good in the major cities, however some hospitals can be over crowded with long waiting times. In some rural areas the standard of healthcare can be relatively poor. Healthcare is expensive for expatriates. Medical evacuation from China is very expensive. Certain medicines may not be available in China and may be prohibited from being brought into the country. Air pollution can be extreme in some areas and may aggravate bronchial, sinus or asthma conditions.

The population of Tianjin is 11.5 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.4% (July 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Tianjin as at 1 July 2017 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Tianjin, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Tianjin is for example 13.2% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 39.8% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -20.7% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Tianjin is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Tianjin for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Tianjin) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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