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Heilongjiang, China

How much does it cost to travel to Heilongjiang?

You should plan to spend around $52 (¥374) per day on your vacation in Heilongjiang. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (¥91) on meals
  • $1.49 (¥11) on local transportation
  • $41 (¥299) on hotels

A one week trip to Heilongjiang for two people costs, on average, $723 (¥5,240). 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
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Heilongjiang cost?

A one week trip to Heilongjiang usually costs around $361 (¥2,620) for one person and $723 (¥5,240) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Heilongjiang on average costs around $723 (¥5,240) for one person and $1,446 (¥10,479) 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 Heilongjiang will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Heilongjiang on average costs around $1,549 (¥11,228) for one person and $3,098 (¥22,456) 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 Heilongjiang 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 Heilongjiang expensive to visit?

Heilongjiang is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Heilongjiang is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥299 ($41)
Local Transportation 1 ¥11 ($1)
Food 2 ¥91 ($12)
Entertainment 1 ¥380 ($52)
Tips and Handouts 1 ¥0 - 1 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 ¥20 - 59 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in Heilongjiang
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Heilongjiang is $21 (¥149). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Heilongjiang is $41 (¥299). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

Hotel Prices in Heilongjiang

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Transportation Budget in Heilongjiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Heilongjiang is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.49 (¥11) per person, per day, on local transportation in Heilongjiang.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Heilongjiang
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Rental Cars in Heilongjiang
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Food Budget in Heilongjiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Heilongjiang can vary, the average cost of food in Heilongjiang is $12 (¥91) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Heilongjiang should cost around $5.00 (¥36) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Heilongjiang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Heilongjiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Heilongjiang typically cost an average of $52 (¥380) 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.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Heilongjiang
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Heilongjiang is $0.09 (¥0.63) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Heilongjiang is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Heilongjiang
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  • The average person spends about $5.43 (¥39) on alcoholic beverages in Heilongjiang per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Heilongjiang
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  • On average, people spend $4.62 (¥34) on bottled water in Heilongjiang per day. The public water in Heilongjiang is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Heilongjiang on a Budget
Heilongjiang The Ice Festival in Harbin, China
The Heilongjiang Province is the furthest northeast province in China, bordering Russia. The Province is best known for their long, cold, snowy winters, making them a popular destination for winter sports and ice festivals. Due to the proximity to Russia, Heilongjiang has a lot of Russian influenced buildings and practices; don't be surprised to see some signs written in both Mandarin and Russian in the border towns!

Heilongjiang is famous for their winters, which bring about temperatures reaching just 10° Fahrenheit and bringing plenty of snow. Summers are pleasant here, with temperatures in the mid-70's, offering a great escape from scalding southern China summers.
Heilongjiang is a fairly large province with a long history, meaning there is a lot to see throughout the area. One of the best places to begin exploring is in the city of Harbin, where you'll find the Temple of Heavenly Bliss. This is a lovely large temple in the eastern part of the city and it actually acts as an active and vibrant Buddhist temple for the local community. Harbin is also a great place to enjoy the Russian buildings left behind from Russian occupation in the city. One of the best examples is the St. Sophia Cathedral, one of the last Orthodox churches still standing in the city.

The Province boasts many beautiful natural landscapes, especially at the Wudalianchi Global Geopark in Heihe. The Geopark is home to 14 volcanoes which have actually been forming the landscape here for thousands of years. The park offers countless walking trails and viewing platforms to explore. From here, head to Jingpo Lake in Mudanjiang, which is the largest alpine barrier lake in China that was actually formed by a volcano 10,000 years ago. Here, you'll find the Diaoshuilou Waterfall, underground lava tunnels, and crater forests to explore.
The Heilongjiang Province has many cities, some of which are more interesting to toourists than others. These are the primary tourist cities:

Harbin: The capital of the province and famous for its annual International Snow and Ice Festival which lasts every January 1 through springtime.

Daqing: Predminately an oil reserve town but well worth visiting to see the Iron Man Memorial and Park as well as their Time Square.

Heihe: A border city with Russia and a popular spot for Russians to visit thanks to the Wudalianchi Volcano and Ancient City of Aigun.

Jiamusi: Located on the Sonhua River, it is best known for being home to the popular Wofoshan Skiing Resort.

Mudanjiang: A popular city for nature lovers as it is home to the Sandaoguan Forest Park, Mudan Peak Nature Reserve, and People's Park.

Qiqihar: An ancient walled city and home to the Zhalong National Nature Reserve.

Suifenhe: A border city with Russia that offers great streets for strolling and enjoying the old Russian buildings.

Heilongjiang is possibly most famous for the annual International Snow and Ice Festival that happens every January in Harbin. Here, you'll be able to enjoy incredible ice sculptures, ice and snow villages, and a few parades. After the festival, take a cruise on the Heilongjiang River where you can catch jaw-dropping views of the Northern Lights.

If you decide to skip the cold and visit in the summer, check out People's Park in Mudanjiang. This famous park boasts lovely tree lined paths, lakes, and a zoo. It's a wonderful place to stroll around and watch the people dance and sing in the square or see the water lilies bloom in the summer.
Food and Dining
Heilongjiang food falls under the Manchu cuisine category, meaning hearty dishes to keep you warm in the winter. The province also takes a bit of inspiration from neighboring Russia, especially with their bread and pastries. You'll find street vendors in many of the cities, which make for a great way to try local fare. Although you should use your best judgment when choosing food stalls, as some have been known to heavily spice old meat to cover up its age.

In regards to both nightlife and restaurant options, the city of Harbin has the biggest number of options. They offer everything from traditional cuisine to Russian, Mongolian and Korean. Outside of Harbin, you'll find mostly traditional cuisine with more Russian influence as you get closer to the border.

Heilongjiang has an international airport in Harbin, along with a bounty of domestic airports that can easily get you to the more remote cities. Buses and trains make it easy to get into the province as well.

Taxis are fairly popular in every city and are really the easiest way to get around. Drivers will rarely speak any English so have the address of your destination written in Mandarin and know how to say "please turn on the meter" as many drivers will try to keep the meter off in order to charge you more.


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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.