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Price of apartments in Shanghai?

Just one small room in an apartment cost nearly 5000 RMB per month!! isn't that too much for normal Chinese? I mean we are not like government officials who may has more than 20 apartments, we are just ordinary workers, and the price of rent should be reasonable, if a non-shanghainese rent a room, it may cost half of his salary, and it isn't fair because he works really hard. There are a lot of inequality in this society, some people who has power has several apartment, and some people has no apartment. And those people who has many apartments never want the price of apartment fall.

There are still millions of Chinese who earn way below 2000 per month, such as those mine workers, and their life is pathetic, they don't know when there will be an accident in the mine which will endanger their life. And They are hard workers, their mind maybe simple, to earn money , to find a wife and to have a children. But What they get? Just dangerous working conditions and looked down as the lowest level of the society. I really hope situation will be changed for them.

I read that in some foreign countries, people who clean the street earn almost the same as those white collars,that is real equality.

For those people who earn not much in shanghai, our government should provide cheaper rent apartment.

Real equality? Everyone got the same salaries, no matter what jobs they do. Is that called real equality? And why their appeared the Occupy campaign in New York?

And i think you should realise that in SH this is a competitive society. No one can earn a comfortable life unless he works hard. Most Shanghainese (I'm not talking about those who moved in SH in the past 10 years) are struggling. On the other hand, if we are not going to work hard, we will be squeezed out by those Non-Shanghainese.

I am not talking about those people who want to do nothing and still earn money, I am talking about those people who work hard and still earn little and can't even afford rent or buy apartment. Do you think the street cleaner is lower than any other people who work in office, or those people who serve in the restaurant is lower than other people? I think they work hard and earn little. And the rent in shanghai is really crazily high. The government don't want to do anything about it. And I saw news that the railway bureau claim to have difficulty to offer half price ticket to handicapped, does our government really need so much money?

I don't think a competitive society should mean it is inequality society. Competition society means there is no equality?

I'm sorry maybe my words got somewhat offence.

Of course the government should take the biggest part of the responsibility.

But the equality between street cleaner and the white collar may be realized in the future. But its impossible to come true in such an economy system.

yes of course the cleaner earns the bottom salaries. But why the Chinese labor are acknowledged as the cheapest labors in the world? Because most of them are not skilled.Why don't you think these problem? Is there any inequality between Chinese Labors and Foreign Labors? Why these who sit in the office could earn more than these who clean the street? And even these white collars cannot afford their apartments. And have you ever seen these street cleaner spit on the road? The quality between those two levels are essentially different.

I'm not saying that every one who do such job are in such low quality.

I've done as a receptionist in an Exhibition. A German walked in front of me and ask me how much should he pay to the worker normally(who carried the baggage from the entrance to the service counter bout 200M)? i think 30RMB was enough. but the worker require for 200RMB Unless he would throw the Germans baggage out of the lobby. Do you think it's rational? And i can just earn 100 RMB for one day there.

May be I should say I've somewhat unfortunately seen these workers who got the worst quality?

on the point of the government i absolutely agree with you. But i just argue with you about the opinion of the payment equality between different jobs.And i also think most non-shanghaineses have occupied many good offers in SH. These foreigners whose work are teachers for foreign languages can earn easy money in China, though they may be the native speakers. In middle schools these foreigners just need to show some clips or somewhat videos and chat with these students(who are dare to speak English to them) and after that, a lot of money can be earned easily. It's the real inequality.

Well, foreigners who work in shanghai earn more because their company pay more, and many Chinese who work in foreign companies get paid much more than those who work in domestic companies. and for english teacher, i heard they earn about 10000 per month , and it is less than those foreigners who work in companies, even less than some Chinese who work in foreign companies. Think of it, it is always foreigner companies who pay salaries more than Chinese companies. is it equality that Chinese companies pay less for the salary? And it is not easy to get in foreign companies, really big competition, and it is not that people who get real talents get inside, sometimes it depend on your relationship with people inside. It is not real equality.