In Dalian Salaries are reasonably high. The cost of living is low, comparable to tier 2/3 cities you can really live very cheaply in this city if you want to.
Alternatively, you can enjoy the high life and dine in style in some of the best restaurants in the city most nights of the week, live in a top-end brand new apartment and still have money to spare at the end of the month.
(20 hrs per week, Mon - Fri): 7,000-11,000RMB /month
(25 hrs per week, Wed-Sun): 8,000-11,000RMB /month
Bus Fare: 1-2RMB (Anywhere in the city)
Taxi Fare: * 5RMB for the flag-down fare
* 2.20RMB per kilometer
Eating out (Chinese restaurant): 10-30RMB / person
Eating out (Foreign restaurant): 50-150RMB / person
Apartment Cost: (Non-Central, 2 bedroom, new) 2,000RMB /month
(Central, 2 bedroom, new) 3,000RMB /month