Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese. We have talked before that it is very expensive to buy a house in many big cities in China. However, in recent years, some people have begun to leave the big cities and move to a small city called "Hegang" in northeastern China. Why? Because this city has the cheapest houses in the country. How cheap is a house in Hegang? Why are houses in Hegang so cheap? For those people who bought a house in Hegang, how are they doing now? Do they regret it? Today, let's talk about it together.
Hegang is in the northeast of China. There were many coal mines in Hegang in the past, so there were many people. Nowadays, because the coal mines are gone, many people have moved away and slowly, Hegang has become a forgotten place. Why did Hegang get popular again? It is because of the price of Hegang. Most young people cannot afford a house in a big city; however, they can buy a house in Hegang for less than 50,000 RMB. Why are houses in Hegang so cheap? I think one reason is that a lot of people from Hegang have moved away. So, there are a lot of empty houses. The second reason is that Hegang is in the northeast of China. The annual average temperature is less than 5 degrees, and the winter is very cold, which can reach minus 20 degrees. This is not suitable for human habitation.
It has been more than three years since Hegang became popular. What happened to the people who bought houses in Hegang at that time? Let's take a look at Lehi's story. Li Hai is from Zhejiang. He had lived in many places, but he had not been able to buy his own house. When he was 33 years old, he took a train to Hegang in the northeast and found a house in the city centre for only 50,000 yuan, with markets, schools, and hospitals nearby. He immediately decided to buy it, and then he also lived in Hegang. His experience went viral on the Internet in China. More and more young people knew about Hegang, and more and more people wanted to leave the big cities to go to Hegang to buy a house. They felt that the pressure in the big city was too much, and they wanted some peace of mind. Later, Lihai also started an agency to help people buy houses in Hegang.
However, very few people actually stayed in Hegang. Li Hai said that he helped about 300 people buy houses in Hegang, and there are only about 30 people who still live in Hegang. Why are people moving out again? First of all, there are very few jobs in Hegang. Even if there are jobs, the wages are very low. The average monthly salary is less than 2,000 yuan. Second, Hegang is very cold all year round, and many people are not well accustomed to the climate of Hegang. Third, there are few recreational activities in Hegang. Many young people who have lived in big cities for a long time, after moving to Hegang, have no place to shop, no place to watch movies, and no entertainment, so they moved back to the big city.
There are still some people still live in Hegang. They like the peaceful life in Hegang. Choose to work hard in a big city, or choose to live peacefully in a small city? There is a saying in Chinese, "This place of peace of mind is my hometown", which means that as long as this place makes you feel safe and secure, this place can be your hometown.
If it were you, how would you choose?