Living in Shanghai is an incredibly fun and illuminating experience. From the European style of the Former French Concession to the traditional Chinese shíkùmén 石库门, you might fall in love with this international business hub!

To simplify your first days, Hutong School gives you all the information you need with this quick guide to Shanghai!


Directions to go around in Shanghai: by subway, bus, taxi, foot and bike.


Great variety of Chinese cuisines in Shanghai & our Western-style restaurants list: mouthwatering!


Where to spend your nights and entertain yourself? Loads of options in Shanghai: from clubbing to KTV nights!


Shanghai is known to be the shopping paradise in China: you can literally find everything!


List of consulates in Shanghai.


Top sightseeing & touristic sites in Shanghai.


A weekend out? Around Shanghai there are several destinations worth exploring!

Cost of living

How much money do you need to live in the city? A random list of prices in Renminbi.