A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout

High cost of living under the spotlight in Shanghai after 39 tenants found in a three-bedroom flat

  • The revelation highlighted the financial strain faced by many low-income workers in China’s largest city 
  • Cases of extreme subleasing are common in major Chinese cities as owners and agents try to make the most on rent 

Topic |   Asia housing and property
A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
A revelation that 39 people were crammed into one apartment exposed the financial strain for many people in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
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