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Hefei, Anhui, China

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How much money will you need for your trip to Hefei? You should plan to spend around ¥359 ($53) per day on your vacation in Hefei, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ¥119 ($18) on meals for one day and ¥98 ($14) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hefei for a couple is ¥328 ($48). So, a trip to Hefei for two people for one week costs on average ¥5,030 ($741). 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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A vacation to Hefei for one week usually costs around ¥2,515 for one person. So, a trip to Hefei for two people costs around ¥5,030 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ¥10,059 in Hefei. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Hefei can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Hefei? How much money do I need for Hefei?

How much does a trip to Hefei cost? Is Hefei expensive? The average Hefei trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hefei prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Hefei
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Hefei is ¥164. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Hefei is ¥328.

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

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Transportation Budget in Hefei
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hefei is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ¥98 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hefei.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Hefei
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hefei can vary, the average cost of food in Hefei is ¥119 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hefei should cost around ¥48 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hefei is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Hefei
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  • Entertainment and activities in Hefei typically cost an average of ¥108 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Hefei
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  • The average person spends about ¥65 on alcoholic beverages in Hefei per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hefei On a Budget
Hefei Hefei, China
While most would consider the city of Hefei a pass-through destination, there are plenty of things to see in the capital city of China's Anhui province.
While there may not be magnificent draws to this city, Hefei is sprinkled with many parks and gardens. Lord Bao Park is dedicated to Bao Gong - a legendary Chinese judge in the Song dynasty who represents justice and anti-corruption. In the park you'll find Gong's tomb, a memorial temple and the Qingfeng Ge tower. Climb to the top of the tower for a view across the park and the whole city.

Other parks to visit include Xiaoyaojin Park, Xinghua Park, Yaohai Park, the Hefei Botanical Gardens and the Three Kingdoms Ruins Park. The Three Kingdoms Ruins Park is located in the Luyang district just north of the botanical gardens. It's a beautiful spot in the spring with pavilions meant to take in the scenery.

The Dashu Mountain is one of the few well-known sightseeing spots in Hefei. The walk up to the top of the mountain takes about 30 minutes, but the view is a stunning sight of the entire city of Hefei. IF the weather is nice, prepare yourself for a crowd.

One unique experience is the Anhui Hall of Fame. Here you can wander the halls containing 50 wax figurines of the most prominent people in Anhui's history.

One activity to try if you're looking to find some sophisticated culture on your trip is an evening at the Snow Villa opera hall. This traditional hall and restaurant provides nightly performances and Hui cuisine.

During the day, though, most visitors like a nice stroll around Temple Market. Check out the local crafts and be ready to bargain. Then, in the evening, head to Hupo Shanzhuang for a little street food and nightlife. Sit outside for people watching and xiao longxia - the small crayfish of Hefei.
Food and Dining
This region is known for one of the Eight Great Cuisines of China, Anhui. There are plenty of delicious dishes to try while visiting Hefei. One is the xiao longxia crayfish. They are boiled and usually eaten with vinegary dipping sauces. They're typically eaten outside with a beer during the warmer months.

You also have to be sure to have a meal at Tongqing Lou. This restaurant chain is renowned in Hefei. They are big, standalone buildings with outstanding service. Typically there are no English menus or English speaking staff, but don't let a language barrier keep you from this experience.

The East Seafood Restaurant is one of the longest running and best-known restaurants in the city, and at least one meal should come from the Luzhou TaiTai chain.

For more of a southern China taste, head to South Beauty. Here you'll find very different dishes than in the rest of Hefei. Wear your nicer outfit, as this establishment is a bit more sophisticated than other chains in the city.

And if you're craving more Beijing or Sichuan style dishes, make a reservation at Quanjude. Established in 2013, this famous, well-known chain is sure to provide you with a roast duck dish the likes of which you've never had before.

Around the city you'll find green, blue or orange metered taxis. These are fairly reliable, but be ready to possibly pick up another passenger on your route. This is not an acceptable practice, but many drivers will try to do it with foreigners in the car. Don't let them.

If taxis are scarce, you can hop onto the back of a motorbike. There are plenty available and are usually found on the corner of busy intersections. These aren't technically legal, but often overlooked. They also aren't metered, so be sure to negotiate your price before your trip starts.

Tuk-tuks are no longer allowed in the city center, but you might find them further outside the city. Avoid using them within the city.

Public buses are the dominant mode of transportation in the city. All bus routes, schedules and announcements are in Mandarin and there are different fares for air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses. While there is no English, Google Maps is a reliable way to search for the right bus routes. At peak hours, the buses are typically crammed so plan accordingly.


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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.

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