What extra expenses except rent are there when you rent an apartment in Qingdao .
1, electricity bill . this is the biggest part of all the living expenses , and
also the most urgent thing . I mean , you must pay it on time , or they may cut your
power in one month . it is not expensive in Qingdao , generally , the electricity
bill is about 100-150 rmb per month for one person . You can use a Chinese bank card
to pay it by an ATM , or you can go to the electic power company to pay it , no
matter how you pay it , you must take your electricity bill number which your
landlord should tell you when you sign the leasing contract .
2, water and gas bills . generally , it is not urgent , I mean , the water and gas
company seldom cut your water and gas no matter how much bills you owe , so even if
you forget to pay them on time , donít worry about that , just pick a time to pay it
later. Generally , the water and gas company will visit your apartment every two
months and check how much water and gas bills you owe , then you should take your
water and gas bill number which you landlord should also tell you to go to the water
and gas company and pay them . it is pretty cheap , like 50-100 rmb per month for
one person .
3, property management fee , it is for the property management company of your
community to clean and protect your community . the fee is different in different
communities , 0.5---2 rmb per sqm per month , for example , the size of the apartmen
you rent is 100 sqm , so the fee is 50 -----200 rmb per month .
4, internet fee , about 100---150 rmb per month . you should pay all of it to the
internet companies at the beginning .
Anyway , with my help , living in China is just a piece of cake !