Foreigners enjoy life in Shenzhen
Public Participation, is a non profit organization recently surveyed over 150 foreign nationals in a span of one month to learn about their feelings on living in Shenzhen. Four out of five foreign nationals enjoy their life in Shenzhen and would recommend the city to friends and relatives.
Survey also showed that men were slightly more critical in answering than women, less than 1 percent are not enjoying their stay and 21 percent found life in Shenzhen excellent. 5 percent of the foreigners who lived in the in the city for more that a year said their stay was okay. Against those who stayed for just six months. Results was in line to job satisfactions and a large percentage of the expats find their current employment good. Most of the expats work in different employment categories namely educators, executives, engineers, consultants and students.
Expats also said that the city needs to improve a couple of aspects in the traffic and public services, some of them found these as below average and traffic congestion is the most problematic. Almost 20,000 foreign nationals are living permanently in Shenzhen, and around 480,000 live in the city on a short term basis every year.