Is Chongqing Expensive?

Is Chongqing expensive to visit?

Chongqing is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $86. Compared to the rest of Asia, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in Asia for its travel costs, comparable to places like Busan (Pusan) and Nara.



Chongqing, China

How expensive is Chongqing?

The average cost of traveling to Chongqing can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $86 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Chongqing here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Chongqing?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Chongqing will cost around $258 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $517.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Chongqing?

On average, a one week trip to Chongqing costs about $603 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,206.

Is it expensive to backpack in Chongqing?

Chongqing is a fairly common backpacker destination with more than 6 hostels in the area. Dorm beds in hostels average about $8 per night. (See hostel prices in Chongqing here.) Keep in mind that you'll find a wide range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $12 and the cheapest around $4 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Chongqing.

  • $10 for a dorm bed at Only Cafe And Backpacker
  • $7 for a dorm bed at Chongqing Riverside Hostel

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Chongqing?

Activities and things to do in Chongqing can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $13 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is less than the country's average of $17.

    • Chongqing Wulong Exploration Private Day Tour With the Lunch: $185
    • Chongqing Yangtze River Cruise and Illuminated Night Tour: $158
    • 1-Day Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings Private Tour With the Lunch: $143
    • 3-Hour Walking Tour of Chongqing Shancheng (Mountain City) Lane: $65
    • Private Customized Tour: Chongqing City Highlights in One Day: $198
    • Chongqing Private City Tour Extention: $220
    • Dazu and Anyue Ancient Rock Carvings Combined Private Tour: $250
    • Dazu Rock Carvings Private Full Day Tour from Chongqing : $268

    Is food expensive in Chongqing?

    Food in Chongqing can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $24 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $23. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Chongqing City Private Night Tour with Hot Pot Dinner: $158
    • Chongqing Liangjiang Night Cruise Including Authentic Hot Pot Dinner: $115
    • Chongqing Port Transfer Service with Half-Day Tour and Hot Pot Dinner: $193
    • From Chongqing: Port Transfer with Half Day Tour and Hot Pot Dinner: $197
    • Private Chongqing Night View Tour with Hot Pot or Local Dinner: $199
    • Chongqing Night view private tour with hot-pot dinner: $200

    Is transportation expensive in Chongqing?

    Exploring local transportation in Chongqing shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $19 per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $16. If you want to save money, use public transit as it's much cheaper than taxis or private drivers.

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