Our first full day in Shanghai was spent shopping for some basic requirements of life, like beer and ice cream. Generally, most stuff are much cheaper in China than they are back home. Add in the $1US to 7RMB exchange rate and you can live like a king here. That is assuming you can continue to make US dollars while living in Shanghai, which is what you can do if you make money online. 🙂
It’s really interesting to note the price difference of products and services between Vancouver and Shanghai. Many times, I had to do a double take because I thought the price was a misprint. How can they possibly make a profit selling beer for 40 cents? I should also note that I attracted some strange looks in the store. I’m not sure if it was because I was video taping or because I was speaking English while video taping. Maybe it was both.