#38 Is it really difficult to buy a house in China? 在中国买房真的很难吗?

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大家好,欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!今天,我们一起来聊一聊中国的房价,聊一聊普通人,到底能不能在中国买房。

中文有一个成语叫“衣食住行”,意思是“穿衣,吃饭,住房还有出行”。对于大多数人来说,这四个事情应该是人生最重要的事情了吧。对于中国人来说,“住房”尤其重要。我们常常在互联网上看到中国人抱怨,说房子太贵了,买不起房子。那么,在中国买房,真的很难很难吗?

这个问题的答案是“对,也不对”。如果你想在中国的大城市买房子,那么对,买房子真的非常难。但是如果你想在中国的小城市,或者在农村买房子,那么不对,买房子其实很容易。口说无凭,我们一起来看一些数据吧!

中国广东省的深圳市,是中国工资最高的城市之一,平均工资是每个月一万人民币,大概1000多英镑,1500多美金。但是深圳的房价多少呢?深圳市中心的平均房价大概十万人民币每平方米,大概是一万英镑每平方米,一万五千美元每平方米。深圳郊区的平均房价是3万多人民币每平方米,大概3000英镑每平方米,5000美元每平方米。一套50平方米的小公寓,在深圳至少需要150万人民币,如果想要在市中心买房子,至少需要500万人民币。换一句话说,如果一个年轻人想要在深圳买一套50平方米的小公寓,他/她需要不吃不喝,工作150个月,也就是12年半,才能买到。所以,你明白为什么很多中国年轻人常常抱怨,说买不起房子了吗?

那么,如果我们不在大城市买房呢?完全可以。在中国的东北,有一个城市叫鹤岗。这个城市因为房价很低而非常出名。在鹤岗,人们最少只需要花两三万人民币,就可以买到一套小公寓。但是,为什么依然很多人不去鹤岗买房呢?因为很多像鹤岗一样的小城市,都很无聊,没有逛街的地方,没有看电影的地方,没有很好的学校,没有娱乐的地方,所以很多年轻人都不喜欢。大城市虽然房价很贵,但是大城市的生活非常丰富,有趣,大城市也有很多很好的资源,有很多好的学校,好的医院,等等。

那么,如果是你的话,你会在大城市买房子,还是在小城市买房子呢?或者,你打算租房子,还是买房子呢?欢迎在MaoMi Chinese 的网站或者Instagram上给我们留言哦!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese! Today let’s talk about the house price in China and if it’s possible at all for young people to buy a house in China.

In Chinese there’s an idiom called ‘clothes, food, living and outing’, which means ‘clothes people wear, food people eat, house people live and transport people take’. To most people, these 4 things should be the most important things in their lives. To Chinese people, ‘houses for living’ is especially important. We often see Chinese people complaining on the Internet, saying that houses are too expensive and they can’t afford to buy them. So, is it really that difficult to buy a house in China?

The answer to the question is ‘yes, but no. If you would like to buy houses in big cities in China, then yes, it is super hard. But if you would like to buy a house in a small city or the countryside in China, then no, it is actually quite easy. Words alone are no proof. Let’s have a look at some data!

Shenzhen city in Guangdong Province, China, is one of the cities with the highest salary, where people’s average salary is 10000 RMB a month, which is roughly 1000 pounds and 1500 dollars. But how much is the house price in Shenzhen? In Shenzhen city centre, the average house price is about 100,000 RMB per square meter, which is about 10,000 pounds per square meter and 15,000 dollars per square meter. In the suburban area in Shenzhen, the average house price is about 30,000 RMB per square meter, which is about 3000 pounds per square meter and 5000 dollars per square meter. A flat of 50 square meters in Shenzhen will cost at least 1.5 million RMB, and if people want to buy it in the city centre, they will need at least 5 million RMB. In another word, if a young person would like to buy a small flat of 50 square meters, he/she will need to work 150 months, which is 12.5 years without spending any money. So, do you understand why so many Chinese people often complain that they can’t afford a house?

So what if we don’t buy houses in big cities? That’s totally fine. In northeast China, there’s a city called Hegang, which is very famous for its low house price. In Hegang, people can spend just 20,000 to 30,000 RMB to buy a small flat. But why there aren’t many people go to buy houses in Hegang? It’s because, in many small cities like Hegang, lives are really boring. There are no places for shopping, for watching movies, and there aren’t good schools neither places for entertainment, therefore, many young people don’t like it. Although house price in big cities is very expensive, lives are really enriched and fun. Big cities also have lots of good resources, good schools, good hospitals and so on.

If it were you, would you buy houses in big cities, or small cities? Would you rent a house or buy a house? You are welcome to leave comments on MaoMi Chinese website or Instagram!

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