About the city: Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, located on the west plain in the Sichuan Basin. It is considered to be the second largest city in the western part of China. Chengdu is known for its pleasant climate, numerous scenic spots and historical sites, and its well-known traditional handicrafts.
Climate: The weather in Chengdu is quite humid, foggy and mild all year round. Spring arrives early, and you’ll experience short-hot summers, cool, rainy and warm autumns, and cold, foggy winter. July and August is the rainy season with occasional storms.
Housing: A 1 bedroom apartment in the city center is around 2000-2500. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you around 1700-1900. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly costs 6000+ and outside the city center, around 3000+.
Food: Meals in inexpensive restaurants can cost up to 15rmb. In a mid-range restaurant, a three course meal for 2 can cost you up to 105rmb. Qingdao is known for its rich seafood. Try this: Ma La Tang (soup), Zhong Shui Jiao (dumplings), Chao Shou (won ton), Tie Ban Shao (stir fry).
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 2rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start from 9rmb.