Chinese, male, 24 years old, bartender

1. What’s the average earnings and basic living costs of food?

Average salary 4 000 yuan/month $630
Milk, 3.2 liters 24 yuan $3.8
Rice ? ?
Eggs ? ?
Chicken ? ?
Pork ? ?
Beef ? ?
Strawberry, 1 kg 40 yuan $6.3
Bananas, 1 kg 9.6 yuan $1.5

2. What celebrations and festivals do you have in your country?

Labour Day 1 May
National Day 1 October
Chinese New Year February (different time every year)
Tomb-sweeping Day 15 April (different time every year)

3. What’s the weather like in your country?

Weather in Beijing

Winter (-20° C) November – March
Spring (+20° C) March – May
Summer (+35-38° C) May – October
Autumn (+25° C) October – November

4. What’s the local cuisine and the dish of the day?

Every day food:

  • steamed bread
  • rice
  • noodles
  • Chinese pancake

Famous food:

  • Baozi (steamed dumplings)
  • Egg boiled with tea

5. What expectations do you have for your grandchildren?

I wish them to be born not in China because it’s a tough place.

6. How did you furnish and design your place? Is your house big/small?

Small apartment. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen.

7. Is there anything unique created with people’s hands in this country?

  • Bandhnu (colourful scarves, shirts, small curtains to stick to the wall)
  • Chinese knotting (for keys, stick to the wall)
  • Marble (Chinese statues)

8. What pension are you entitled to in this country?

9. How much would I be expected to pay for the following: land, house, apartment?

Apartment in Beijing (80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 living room) 11 000 000 yuan $1 732 283
Apartment in Inner Mongolia (60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen) 450 000 yuan $70 866

10. How much would I be expected to pay for an apartment + energy bills + internet + other utilities monthly?

11. What expectations do you hope to achieve for the future?

I want to live by myself. I want to be reliable. I want to do whatever I want.

12. How do you want to die?

Around 50-60 years old. Naturally. I don’t want to suffer. If I die by an accident, then quickly. I don’t want to suffer from disease.