What To Budget For China

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What To Budget for China

In the newest addition to our ongoing series “What to Budget” we present for the first time, a detailed breakdown of how much we spent during our 30 nights in China. In the following category breakdown we provide per day costs and major influencing expenses if any.

China was only the third country we visited on our round the world trip so we can confidently say looking back that there was room to scale back expenses especially as it relates to inter country travel.

We attempted to see as much of China that we could and circled around the country over the course of a month meaning there was a few flights and long haul train rides that could have been eliminated if we focused on just one area of the country. We did visit pretty much every “must see” in the country however, in saying that, there is an infinite amount of things to see and do in a country that is not only blessed with a rich history but immense natural beauty.

Make sure to check out our awesome two week itineraries for China to help you figure out what to see in China!

After reading through this breakdown you should have a pretty good idea of what to budget for China based on own spending.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we’ll do everything we can to help!

Accommodation

What to Budget for China hotel

This section includes anything spent on accommodation while in the country.

Spending Per Day: $11 USD per person

Digging Deeper: We stayed in hostels and guesthouses throughout China, staying in private rooms for the entire month.

Meals

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This section includes any meals, drinks and groceries.

Spending Per Day: $10 USD per person

Digging Deeper: The cost per day was attributed to all meals and drinks and groceries.

Inner Country Transport

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This section includes any transport taken to travel within the country such as: flights, buses, trains & rental cars.

Spending Per Day: $17.50 USD per person

Digging Deeper: The cost per day was attributed mostly to flying and bus trips as well as one night train.

Inner City Transport

This section includes any transport taken to travel within a city such as: subway, taxi, & buses

Spending Per Day: $1.50 USD per person

Digging Deeper: The cost per day was attributed to subway tickets and buses.

Entertainment

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This section includes things such as: temples, museums, shows, sporting events, etc.

Spending Per Day: $6 USD per person

Digging Deeper: The cost per day was attributed mostly to entrance fees to temples , gardens, museums, etc.

Laundry/Gifts/Misc.

This section includes anything spent on laundry, gifts, and miscellaneous items.

Spending Per Day: $1 USD per person

Digging Deeper: The cost per day was attributed to laundry and a few misc. items.

Visa

$40.50 USD per person for a one month visa for Canadians.

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The Numbers: China

Total Nights: 30

Total Spent Per Person Per Day: $51 USD

We hope that by us providing our daily spending totals by category that you will now be able to better plan your trip by knowing what to budget for China.

Please leave any questions below and we’ll do our best to answer them!

Cheers,

Ross & Alyse

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