China travel budget
China travel budget Reviews
China travel budget Jun 19, 2011
Country: China (excluding Tibet)
Period visited: 2010 - 25 nights
Budget per day: 45 Euro
Actual per day: 47 Euro
Why so cheap/expensive?
Accommodation, food and beer are all very cheap, with Chinese hostels being the best value of all the countries I travelled through. I spent two nights splurging on a very luxury hotel (very well worth it). Had I not done that I would have ended well within my budget. Entrance fees to National Parks can be very expensive though, sometimes up to 30 euros for a day.
Furthermore the country is huge, so transport will be a huge part of your budget.
Can it be cheaper?
Yes, if you stay in dorms and only travel by bus or hard-seat train, you could survive on 30-35 Euros per day. Cheaper if you stick to a limited area.
Food & Drinks:
Beer: less than €1 for 0.6 litres
Espresso: €1 (oddly enough Starbuck's is the cheapest place for a decent espresso)
Meal: €1 - €5
Dorm: €2 - €10
Room in hostel: €5 - €15
5-star hotel: €20 - €50
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