About the city: The capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou is located in southern China and is the third largest city in China. Bonus – living here will put you about 90 miles away from Macau and only 75 miles from Hong Kong for a quick side trip.
Climate: Guangzhou has a humid, subtropical climate. Summers are characterized as wet with high humidity and extreme heat. Because of the climate, Guangzhou is also subjected to long monsoon seasons lasting from April through September. Luckily, winters here are generally dry and mild. Expect weather fluctuations for the spring and fall while the seasons transition.
Housing: 1 bedroom in the city center is around 3,100+. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you about 1,600+. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly 6,600+ and outside the city center, 3,000+.
Food: A meal in an inexpensive Chinese restaurant will only cost you around 15 rmb. Try this: White Cut Chicken, Rice Rolls, Yum Cha.
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 2.50 rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start at 10 rmb.