Average cost of trip to China

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in China

Updated May 16, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to China? You should plan to spend around ¥841.29 ($129.80) per day on your trip to China for one person and ¥1,164.06 ($179.60) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (¥518.51 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (¥209.35 $32.30) and some entertainment (¥436.20 $67.30) for two. Find more about China travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to China cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to China is around ¥13,376.37 ($2,063.81) for one person and around ¥22,397.27 ($3,455.62) for a couple including flights. November is the cheapest month to go to China.

Budget

One Week for Two ¥13,211.15 ≈ $2,038.32
Two Weeks for Two ¥17,977.96 ≈ $2,773.78

Comfort

One Week for Two ¥22,397.27 ≈ $3,455.62
Two Weeks for Two ¥28,912.00 ≈ $4,460.77

High-end

One Week for Two ¥32,009.50 ≈ $4,938.67
Two Weeks for Two ¥44,532.07 ≈ $6,870.75
China Travel Budget

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Currency ¥ (Yuan Renminbi)
Exchange Rate 100¥ $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 26 Jul 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit China?

A lot of people want to visit China and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to China from

How much does it cost to fly to China? High season for flights to China spans from June to August — prepare to pay $843.00 and more for your return flight to China. The period from September to November is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $614.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in China

How much do hotels charge per night in China? High season in China runs from June to October. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $38.00. Low season spans from November to March. You can get a room for a night for as low as $24.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $34.45 per night, but prices can go up to 10% higher during high season.

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🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in China

How much does food in China cost? The average cost of food and drinks in China is ¥0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around ¥131.70 ($20.32). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in China is around ¥4.47 ($0.69). A soft drink is around ¥3.11 ($0.48) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around ¥18.28 ($2.82) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are ¥19.96 ($3.08) per cocktail.

Average prices for meals and drinks in China
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink ¥3.11 ≈$0.48
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water ¥4.47 ≈$0.69
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer ¥18.28 ≈$2.82
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🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail ¥19.96 ≈$3.08
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two ¥131.70 ≈$20.32
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April 23, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail ¥20.00 $3.09
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water ¥5.74 $0.89
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ¥129.00 $19.90
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ¥22.88 $3.53
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ¥137.21 $21.17
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer ¥18.28 $2.82
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink ¥3.11 $0.48
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water ¥2.01 $0.31
April 20, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail ¥20.00 $3.09
April 20, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water ¥5.74 $0.89

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in China

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in China? Guided group tours are approximately ¥465.36 ($71.80) per person. If you want to go on a guided tour and save some cash, try looking for free walking tours in China on Tripadvisor.

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in China
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour ¥465.36 ≈$71.80
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre ¥71.10 ≈$10.97
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre ¥71.00 $10.95
April 23, 2020 🏰 Group Tour ¥465.00 $71.74
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre ¥43.88 $6.77
April 20, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre ¥71.00 $10.95
April 20, 2020 🏰 Group Tour ¥465.00 $71.74

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in China

How much does airport transfer cost in China? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately ¥2.20 ($0.34).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in China
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Transfers
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi ¥2.20 ≈$0.34
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport ¥42.65 ≈$6.58
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🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day
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April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport ¥21.00 $3.24
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi ¥105.00 $16.20
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi ¥2.27 $0.35
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport ¥1.81 $0.28
April 20, 2020 🚉 Public Transport ¥105.00 $16.20
April 20, 2020 🚖 Taxi ¥105.00 $16.20

☀ Weather in China

The hottest season in China runs from May to October. The average temperature is around 28 °C. The rainy season is from July to September with average rainfall of 59mm.

🤑 Calculate your China travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in China Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
China 2063.8 898 560 113.1 235.5 62.9 194.3