About the city: Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain in central China. Xi'an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Xi'an is also the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army.
Climate: Xi’an has pleasant weather all year round with an average temperature of 24 °C. The coldest month is January (around 0°C), which is cool and dry. The summers can also be dry with moderate rain.
Housing: A 1 bedroom apartment in the city center is around 1000-1500. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you around 700-1000. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly costs 4000+ and outside the city center, around 1500+.
Food: Meals in inexpensive restaurants will set you back 15rmb. In a mid-range restaurant, a three course meal for 2 can cost you up to 110rmb. Try this: Hang Bang Cai, DongPo Pork and West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 2 rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start from 11rmb.