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Gas, Electricity, Water in Shanghai


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Electricity in China is 220 volts/50 hz. Most buildings have universal outlets that can handle a wide variety of plug shapes. Those using US appliances will require an adaptor to handle the difference in voltage between the US and Chinese power supplies.

If you are renting a property, use of utilities, up to an agreed limit, may be included in your rent, particularly if you rent a serviced apartment. If you are required to settle your utility bills directly, you will be required to provide evidence that no charges are outstanding before your security deposit is returned by the landlord.

In the event of a power or water supply emergency, the following hotlines are available:

  • Power Supply Hot-line: 95598
  • Water Supply Hot-line: 962450
  • Gas Supply Hot-line: 962777

Update 11/09/2006


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