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Q: How much does it cost to send your kid to an international school in Beijing or Shanghai?

I have a few older expat friends living in Beijing and Shanghai with young children attending international schools. I don't dare ask them how much they pay. I think their companies pay for them.

9 years 13 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Beijing

 
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It depends on the school & the age of the child.  My boys attend an American school and it runs about 70k per year, per kid.  For grade school level and above, it is 120k per year, per kid.

I have heard prices ranging from 50-250k per year, per kid depending on the school, its location and the quality of the education.

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The school I work in charges over 200k per school year.

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School fees paid in China are tax deductible for Chinese taxes which makes a big difference..... (unless you are from the US where you have to pay taxes back in the US this may not really help so much...) surpriselingly is that many people don't know this and just fork it up each year. (there are other deductions available too.....)

That aside even after tax deduction it is expensive and it can hurt you financial...for many.

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If the parents are earning the money then its also a kind of face thing to show of just like the cars, also they dont think like westerners family,education is very important.

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