Xiamen offers a range of accommodation options to suit all tastes. Find more information about these in this article.
Xiamen, located in Fujian Province in China, is deemed to be a city of opportunities. It has been attracting more and more expatriates for a few years. To date, its population amounts to more than 3.5 million people, including a high concentration of foreigners. If you also wish to settle in Xiamen, finding accommodation will be one of your priorities. But this should not be a difficult task since the different neighborhoods provide various types of housing units.
Xiamen is divided into ten districts, including Siming, Huli, Haicang, Jimei, Tong'an, Xiang'an, among others. These districts each have commercial, industrial and residential neighborhoods. Huli and Siming are the city's most active neighborhoods as these host not only industries and businesses but also numerous banks, fast food restaurants and shopping malls, etc. Tong'an, for its part, focuses mainly on agriculture.
Jimei and Huli are the most popular neighborhoods for expatriates wishing to settle there. These are also known to be tourist areas as many places of interest are found there, providing many leisure activities.
Types of accommodation
If you intend to make a short stay in Xiamen, you can opt for a hotel or an "apart hotel" in the first instance. But if you wish to stay longer, consider renting an apartment, a house or a villa. For cheaper accommodation, you can choose between a studio, an inn or even home-stay. It all depends on your situation and your means.
Rent prices in Xiamen, like in the rest of the country, generally vary according to the neighborhood, type of accommodation and comfort level. In commercial areas, you can rent a two-bedroom apartment in a residential complex as from 5,500 yuan per month. In other neighborhoods, the rent for a three bedroom apartment can amount to some 5,000 yuan per month. For a four-bedroom villa, you will need an average of 11,000 yuan per month while for a house, you will need some 7,000 yuan per month.
During your accommodation search in Xiamen, try viewing general housing and specialized real estate websites on the Internet. To have more chances of finding accommodation according to your criteria, you are advised to register with a real estate agency.
Moreover, you can roam around the different neighborhoods to identify vacant housing if you are already in the region.