|Pack of cigarettes||$2.49|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.48|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$121.82|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.68|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$2 431.43|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$948.86|
Shanghai is the most populated city in People's Republic of China and also in the world. It is considered a global city and plays vital role in world's commerce, finance, fashion, technology, culture, transport and media. It was historically an important influence in the world's trading because of Shanghai Port favorable location. It was opened to foreign after the Opium War and in effect of Nanking Treaty. However the communists took over China and Shanghai lost its attraction as a financial hub of Asia Pacific. Under the communist leadership of Deng Xiaoping, Shanghai was opened again to foreign investment and slowly regained its importance in the world's economy, trading and commerce.
The Lujiazui skyline is the proof of Shanghai’s booming economy. It is the showroom of China as an emerging world power. One of these is the Pudong skyline. It is located along the east side of Huangpu River. There are many famous places and building in Pudong area. You can find here The Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the Jin Mao Building, the Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Pudong at night is a captivating site that showcases the exquisite modern life living with skyscrapers glowing with neon lights. Technology oriented business has special area in Pudong located in Zhangjiang H-tech Park. Many of the world's influential names in technology development and research, internet technology firms and biotech firms have offices in the Pudong area.
Using the inner or outer ring roads, you can drive a car to reach Pudong area. You can save money from renting a car by taking the public bus plying throughout Shanghai Metropolitan area. If you want to lessen your travel time, you can take Line 2 of Shanghai Metro. You can also save some money by taking the tram system but make sure your route is covered by the tram connecting routes.
Shanghai Metropolitan area is Shanghai biggest attraction. Its rapid economic growth has inspired the government to turn the city as the most affluent city of the world. With continued interest in Shanghai economic potentials, it looks like it is not impossible to achieve.