I am looking to relocate to Beijing in the next couple of months and am just looking for some qualified info on living there. I would probably be able to spend approx Protected content a month on rent which I expect could get me a decent room in a shared apartment? I would probably want to live close to the Chaoyang district which I believe is quite central.
Also know that food and cost of living is generally pretty cheap if you eat at local places etc. If you could point out the exceptions I would appreciate it. I guess that being relatively sociable will work against me as drinking can be expensive? Another is gym memberships, expensive? cheap? or located in most buildings?