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Chongqing, Chongqing Shi, China

How much does it cost to travel to Chongqing?

You should plan to spend around $87 (¥624) per day on your vacation in Chongqing. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (¥177) on meals
  • $19 (¥134) on local transportation
  • $99 (¥711) on hotels

A one week trip to Chongqing for two people costs, on average, $1,214 (¥8,738). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Chongqing cost?

A one week trip to Chongqing usually costs around $607 (¥4,369) for one person and $1,214 (¥8,738) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Chongqing on average costs around $1,214 (¥8,738) for one person and $2,428 (¥17,475) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Chongqing will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Chongqing on average costs around $2,601 (¥18,724) for one person and $5,203 (¥37,447) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Chongqing has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Chongqing expensive to visit?

Prices in Chongqing are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Chongqing is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Koh Lipe or Osaka.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Chongqing Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Chongqing?

The average Chongqing trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Chongqing travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥711 ($99)
Local Transportation 1 ¥134 ($19)
Food 2 ¥177 ($25)
Entertainment 1 ¥96 ($13)
Alcohol 2 ¥25 - 75 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Chongqing
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Chongqing is $49 (¥356). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Chongqing is $99 (¥711). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Chongqing
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chongqing is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (¥134) per person, per day, on local transportation in Chongqing.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Chongqing
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Chongqing can vary, the average cost of food in Chongqing is $25 (¥177) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chongqing should cost around $9.84 (¥71) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chongqing is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Chongqing
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Chongqing typically cost an average of $13 (¥96) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Chongqing
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  • The average person spends about $6.95 (¥50) on alcoholic beverages in Chongqing per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Chongqing On a Budget
Chongqing Chongqing, China
Chongqing, China is a large city in central China and one of only four cities in the country that are not part of a province. While Chongqing is famous for being an economically important city, brush away its industrial surface and you'll find a naturally beautiful city with plenty of hidden wonders. Although you'll find many expats in the city, English is rarely spoken, meaning knowing some basic Mandarin will come in handy.

Chongqing is notorious for their hot and humid weather in the summers, with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August. The rest of the year sees fairly mild weather with temperatures staying between 50 and 75 degrees from autumn to spring. Chongqing does have a bad smog problem, especially in summer and winter, and is listed as one of the top ten most air-polluted cities in the world.
While the city may look industrial, you'll find it has a lovely character well worth exploring. Head to HongYaDong to see a recreation of old Chongqing that is built alongside a mountain. Here, you'll find some small shops and great spots to take in the views of the city. At Jiang Jieshi, you'll find the old military headquarters from when the city was the capital of China in WWII. Due to it being all the way up in the Nanshan Mountains above the city, the headquarters were left untouched by enemy forces and are very well preserved. Enjoy a walk along Ciqikou, meaning porcelain port, on the Jialing River where porcelain has been made and transported around the world for centuries. There are a number shops, well preserved buildings, a boat restaurant, and an original temple at the top of the hill.
Chongqing is quite a large city, with 26 districts, most of which are either residential or industrial and therefore of little interest to tourists. The major districts of interest are:

Yuzhong District, which is the central district of Chongqing and the primary political, economic, and entertainment part of the city.

Nan'an District, a historically important district that is full of natural and historical wonders. Here, you'll find Nanshan Mountain and the Ciyun Temple.

Shapingba District, one of the main education districts in the city and home to the Ciqikou and monuments from the Anti-Japanese War.

Jiangjin District, which dates back over 1500 years and is famous for the beautiful Simian Mountain that features lakes, forests, and waterfalls.

Relax and take in the sights of Chongqing from a river cruise along the Yangtze River. There's also a nighttime tour boat that will take you along both the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers where you can enjoy the stunning skyline all lit up at night. If you prefer to be out of the water, you can take a cable car ride over the Yangtze River to get a stunning view of the city.

Chongqing is renowned for their hot springs, with a number of options ranging from large complexes with spa treatments to community based smaller ones. Tour buses are available to take you around to the major hot spring locations like Northern Hot Springs Park and Tianci Hot Springs.
Food and Dining
Chongqing is a harbor city and loves to include freshly caught seafood in their dishes. Hot pot is also a popular option here, with hot pot restaurants galore. You can find everything from the traditional spicy hot pots to ones that have no spice and are essentially just bone broth. If you're looking to dine with a view, head to the Nanbin Lu area where you'll get great views of the Yangtze River and city skyline.

Bars in Chongqing are plentiful, ranging from clubs to sports bars and pubs. You'll find beer is the most popular drink, although be sure to ask for it from the tap and not the slop tray! For men, be careful of the girls sent over to entertain you, as you'll often leave the bar expected to pay large sums for their company.

Chongqing has their own international airport as well as three large train stations and a long distance bus depot. Due to the maze like landscape of the city, walking is ill advised to tourists as getting lost is very easy. The subway, monorail, and bus systems are fairly easy to navigate to help you get around. Taxis are hard to find in the summers and tend to be expensive. Drivers rarely speak anything but Mandarin, so its best to have the address written down in Mandarin so that you end up in the right place.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.