Finding the best apartment in Shanghai is easy — it just takes money!
Rental prices in Shanghai inevitably increase each year. While you may need to be on an expat package to be able to go for the best serviced apartment, these level of apartments are actually becoming more reasonable.
For the best family-friendly serviced apartments in Puxi, go there.
This is because standard Shanghai apartments — old buildings, badly constructed, badly decorated — are now getting into the 12,000-16,000 RMB range.
So going a bit higher will get a much, much better apartment.
Where: Right in Lujiazui.
Highlights: Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and tennis.
Rental price: ¥ 45,000 upwards.
Where: In Lujiazui as part of the ifc Mall / towers complex.
Highlights: Gym, indoor pool, minutes away from ifc shopping and the Ritz-Carlton Pudong.
Rental price: ¥30,000 upwards.
Where: Jinqiao, Pudong
Highlights: Jinqiao is a great location if your kid goes to one of the nearby international schools. And the price:
Rental price: ¥22,000 upwards
Where: Pudong, near Jinqiao
Highlights: In the Kerry complex with a huge mall, and the gym is amazing.
Rental price: ¥25,000 upwards