About the city: Qingdao is located on the south facing tip of the Shandong Peninsula. It is known for its Tsingtao Brewery and is one of the main ports for foreign trade. Qingdao is also very famous for its cultural heritage and picturesque scenery as there are numerous capes and coves along the coastline.
Climate: Qingdao has an oceanic temperature with four distinct seasons. The air is very humid and rainfall is abundant, but all four seasonal changes are minor without it ever being unbearably cold or hot. The high seasons are from March till November. August is the best month for seaside walking.
Housing: A 1 bedroom apartment in the city center is around 1900-2100. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you around 900-1100. A 3 bedroom apartment in the city center will cost roughly cost you 4000+ and outside the city center, around 2000+.
Food: Meals in inexpensive restaurants can be had for as little as 15rmb. In a mid-range restaurant, a three course meal for 2 can cost you up to 130rmb. Qingdao is known for its rich seafood. Try this: Stewed Salted Fish, Sea Cucumbers with minced meat and Braised Cuttlefish Eggs.
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 1rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start from 9rmb.