If you are a recently arrived Shanghai expat struggling to acclimatize to your surroundings then you're going to need a lot of advice and guidance.
Health and safety in Shanghai is very different to 'back home'. Although it poses many challenges, with a little knowledge and help you can enjoy your stay here, just as many other expats have been doing.
According to the most recent available statistics, there were approximately 175,000 foreigners living in Shanghai in 2016. In 2018 the city was voted the best Chinese mainland city for expats through a survey conducted by China's State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs; the sixth year in a row to achieve this accolade.
This Shanghai expat website is set up to provide newcomers with practical knowledge and guidance on how to stay healthy and safe during their stay here.
If you have already been in Shanghai for some time you will still benefit from the many articles with practical advice on how to keep fit.
Our frequently updated listings of healthcare service providers and health-related product suppliers are also valuable resources for the Shanghai expat.
If you are planning to move to Beijing you can also check out our Beijing expat health and safety website.
Have you been wondering about these critical health issues in Shanghai:
Meticulously researched by expats and locals who have lived in Shanghai for many years, and arranged according to useful topics, Health and Safety in Shanghai is your go-to resource for healthy food, better air quality, clean water, quality healthcare, convenient fitness options, nearby relaxation destinations, and much more.
You can find the answers to such questions as:
With Health and Safety in Shanghai, you are no longer a stranger in a strange land. We have done much of the hard work for you.
We search for companies able to speak to Shanghai expats in English, and provide high levels of quality and service.
We also invite health and safety experts in Shanghai to give the expat community advice on how to deal with health issues during their stay.
As long as you keep informed and take precautions, your health in Shanghai will be assured. We are looking out for you just as we do for ourselves.
Many common Shanghai expat queries related to health and safety are answered by articles on this website. We also include lists of suppliers of healthcare services and healthy products; both online and offline, so that you can contact them directly to get expert advice for your needs.
Get in touch with the website if you would like to provide information or offer support.
Also be sure to sign up for our newsletter, on the side column or at the bottom of the page, to receive news on upcoming health-related events in Shanghai, super deals from suppliers to help you stay healthy, and tips from our guest health experts.