About Kunming, 'Spring City'
Kunming is situated in beautiful Yunnan province in SW China. It is often cited as one of China’s greenest and cleanest cities. The temperate climate year round, great food and relatively inexpensive cost of living, also make Kunming a very attractive location for foreign students of Mandarin and English teachers.
Average rent for a decent apartment is anything between RMB2000-RMB4000 per month. A nice Chinese meal can be had for RMB50 per head. A Western style meal may cost between RMB50-100 per head.
There are numerous ‘western’ style cafes in Kunming and many long term expats have opened up businesses in the city.
gokunming.com is a good resource for further information regarding the city and local events.