About the city: Located immediately north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a major city in southern China/the fourth largest urban area, following Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. It is one of the most livable cities in China and it was named as the third most beautiful city after Beijing and Hong Kong.
Climate: Shenzhen has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are characterized as fairly dry with occasional frost. Spring begins relatively dry, but rainfalls start to drastically increase in April and last up till mid-October. Summers can be very humid and hot, typhoons may occasionally strike from the east during summer and early fall.
Housing: A 1 bedroom apartment in the city center is around 3000-3800. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you around 1600-2100. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly costs 8000+ and outside the city center, around 5000+.
Food: Meals in inexpensive restaurants can cost you up to 25rmb. In a mid-range restaurant, a three course meal for 2 can costs up to 180rmb.
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 2 rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start from 12rmb.