[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

A subway car in China during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samual Pearl Schwartz.

Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu

When I took the metro at 6am on a Sunday morning in Beijing, trains were running every three minutes. This past quarter I surveyed six cities in China.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 @ 11:55 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia as seen during an on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Kota Kinabalu: Growing and Diversifying 

On my recent trip, I surveyed Malaysian cities on the island of Borneo. The island is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small sultanate of Brunei. The largest of the cities I surveyed was Kota Kinabalu, known colloquially as “KK.”



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

City view of Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Increased Incentives, Availability 

With the continuing diplomatic blockade, more expatriates are leaving than arriving in Doha. In addition to dropping rents, some landlords are offering incentives on one-year leases, such as one to three months of free rent on twelve-month leases.



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