Pictured above is 18000 RMB. This was the remains of the four months plus damage deposite that my landlord demanded upfront before I could rent my apartment. Needless to say I couldn’t take that much out of an ATM all at once. In fact Chinese ATMs seem to have a limit of 2000-2500 RMB per withdrawl. So even after calling Canada and getting my daily and weekly limit increased, it still took me almost a month to withdraw this much money. Each time I paid three Canadian dollars in withdrawal fees too.
When I get a roommate I should be getting almost half this money back. What is good for the gander is good for the goose. Some people are going to find out the truth of this old adage.