Teach English in Jinan

The City of Springs

Jinan Overview Why Teach in Jinan?

Your City Guide to Jinan

As the capital of the Shandong Province, Jinan is often called one of the most beautiful cities in China. Unlike other metropolis-style cities, Jinan’s charm is in that of being the literal ‘City of Springs.’ It has a special feeling to it with warm and welcoming locals, plenty of history, and the peacefulness of its highly-esteemed natural springs. 

Choose to teach in Jinan and you’ll be in the center of everything in the Shandong Province, ready to explore any time!

What Makes Jinan Unique

Aside from those amazing natural springs you’ll want to spend every free day you have soaking in, Jinan has produced many talented people in China’s history. Bian Que was a medical scientist in the Spring and Autumn Period; there was Zou Yan, a master of Five Element Theory from the Warring States Period; and Li Qingzhao was a famed female poet during the Song Dynasty. And while he’s not originally from Jinan, Li Bai wrote countless poems about the stunning beauty of this place. 

Jinan Culture

As mentioned, Jinan doesn’t have that metropolitan atmosphere. It’s major highlights are the bounty of springs. But what you’ll find here in culture will make you feel right at home no matter how far away you are. The people in Jinan are known for being incredibly hospitable. Even Marco Polo himself praised it! (Photo: goglobaljobs)

What to Eat in Jinan

In Jinan, you’ll find famed Shandong cuisine. One of the most famous dishes is fried carp with a wonderful sweet and sour sauce that’s nothing like the type of sauce you get in the West. It’s better! You’ll also want to try the cubes of chicken in chili sauce, Yu’s braised chicken, and Jinan’s version of roast duck. If you’re more adventurous with cuisine, give the roasted pork intestines a try. And of course, steamed and fried dumplings make for outstanding snacks when you’re on the go! (Photo: Yulp)

Things to Do in Jinan

Jinan is the ideal place for you to come teach English if you love being outdoors and exploring. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and of course, the springs, all provide you with plenty to do. Choose Baotu Spring, Wulong Spring, Heihu Spring, or Zhenzhu Spring. You can visit them all!

Additionally, Jinan has over 4,000 years of history tucked under its belt so you’ll find the site of the Shun culture from the 3rd century BC, the Simen Stone Pagoda from the Sui Dynasty, the Lingyan Temple, and the Great Wall section of the State of Qi here too. 

Send photos home to make everyone envious when you climb Thousand-Buddha Mountain, hike by Daming Lake, explore Red Leaves Valley, or gaze out on Water Curtain Gorge. Jinan is absolutely one of the most gorgeous places to be in the world! (Photo: traveljinan)

Jinan Life What's the cost of living in Jinan?

The cost of living in Jinan is quite low comparing to many other major cities. Therefore, most people will find that they can do extremely well when they choose to move to this area of the country. (Below is the cost of living data in Jinan in 2019 from Numbeo,$ in USD)

Rent

Rent

The rent for a single apartment in the city center is approximately $287 per month, and that could go down further to $186 if you choose to live outside of the center.

Utilities

Utilities

The utilities, including water, heat, electricity, internet, and television can cost upwards of $58 per month, while taking the bus is very cheap at $9 for a monthly pass.

Food

Food

The price of food here is fairly reasonable and you are very likely to order a lot whenever dining out. A normal meal is about $4~ $5, and local beer costs about $1.75 per liter.

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Famous in Jinan Perks of teaching in Jinan

Things you just can’t get enough!

Simen Stone Pagoda (3rd century BC ~ now)

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Lots of Springs

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Hiking in Jinan

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Get started with your great journey teaching in Jinan!