Xi'an is where the Silk Road ended in the East and is home to the famed army of terracotta soldiers that belonged to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. It is the city where old Chinese traditions meet a developing metropolis in spectacular fashion. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the language, explore the museums, experience street food culture or get out into the countryside, there could not be a better place for you to live.
Even in a big city like Xi’an, the cost of living is quite low. It’s possible to eat out every night, live in a western-style apartment and travel on weekends. If you like to cook at home, you can visit any of the markets for fresh fruits and vegetables or a grocery store for all goods.