Guangzhou is a sprawling port city in the northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. The city features avant-garde architecture such as Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House (known as the “double pebble”); the carved box-shaped Guangdong Museum; and the iconic Canton TV Tower skyscraper, resembling a thin hourglass. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, a temple complex from 1894, also houses the Guangdong Folk Arts Museum.
Population: Over 14.04 million
Neighbouring Cities: (Foshan, Donguan, Daliang)
Geography: located in south-central Guangdong Province, north of the Pearl River Delta.
Political System: One Party One State
Major Religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism
Main Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Currency: The Renminbi(CNY) USD Exchange Rate 6.6-7
Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz. Three-pin rectangular blade plugs are most common.
International Dialing Code: +86
Police (Calling): 110
Police (Text message): 12110
First-aid Ambulance: 120
Traffic Accidents: 122
SOS in Water: 12395
Weather: 4 Seasons
(Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.)
Cost of Living:
Transport and Driving: Public transport (MTR) (TAXI) (BUS) transportation costs can be kept to a minimum for someone based in
big city like Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, which have reliable and affordable public transit systems. Many other people choose to cycle or ride scooters, which is often the easiest and cheapest way to travel short distances in China.
Accommodation: Most expats will find their largest expense to be accommodation in China, especially if they're based in Beijing or Shanghai. Expats tend to congregate in the suburbs near the city centre that have higher-than-average accommodation prices.
Cost of Food in China:
Eating out in restaurants is generally affordable, although some establishments are cheaper than others. An expat could eat breakfast out from as little as 10 RMB to a more realistic 30 RMB. Lunch costs upwards of 15 RMB for some local cuisine or around 80 RMB per person for a good Western lunch. A fancy brunch or dinner can cost about 600 RMB per person, but it's possible to get a decent Chinese meal for 35 to 110 RMB per person. A typical Western dinner will cost about 100 to 200 RMB per head.
Taxation: Resident companies are taxed on their world incomes and the nonresident companies on the Chinese incomes.