Travel Budget for Sichuan


How much does it cost to travel to Sichuan?

How much money will you need for your trip to Sichuan? You should plan to spend around ¥274 ($42) per day on your vacation in Sichuan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ¥117 ($18) on meals for one day and ¥32 ($4.93) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Sichuan for a couple is ¥227 ($35). So, a trip to Sichuan for two people for one week costs on average ¥3,836 ($594). 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 Sichuan for one week usually costs around ¥1,918 for one person. So, a trip to Sichuan for two people costs around ¥3,836 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ¥7,671 in Sichuan. 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 Sichuan can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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

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

Accommodation Budget in Sichuan
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Sichuan is ¥114. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Sichuan is ¥227.

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

Vacation Rental Prices in Sichuan

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Food Budget in Sichuan
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  • While meal prices in Sichuan can vary, the average cost of food in Sichuan is ¥117 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sichuan should cost around ¥47 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sichuan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Transportation Budget in Sichuan
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sichuan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ¥32 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sichuan.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Sichuan
How much does it cost to go to Sichuan? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Sichuan
The price of renting a car in Sichuan will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Entertainment Budget in Sichuan
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  • Entertainment and activities in Sichuan typically cost an average of ¥90 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.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Sichuan
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Sichuan is ¥124.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Sichuan
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  • The average person spends about ¥21 on alcoholic beverages in Sichuan 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 Sichuan
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  • On average, people spend ¥4.32 on bottled water in Sichuan per day. The public water in Sichuan is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Sichuan On a Budget
Sichuan Chengdu, Sichuan, China
The Sichuan Provence of China is a fairly large Provence in the south central area near Tibet. The area has a wealth of history, natural beauty, and is famous for their cuisine which is known worldwide. You'll find that most young people in larger cities speak some English, although the majority of the area speaks a variant of Mandarin.

Due to Sichuan being so spread out, the climate dramatically varies between regions. For the most part though, April-May and September-October tend to have the best scenery and most comfortable weather conditions throughout all of the regions. Peak tourist season lasts from July-August, resulting in large crowds and quite expensive accommodations.
With such a large region, there's a wide variety of sights to see. In the capital city of Chengdu, you'll find over 2,000 years of history spread out across the city. From the mausoleum of the Princes of Shu of the Ming Dynasty to the contemporary art gallery, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, you can experience centuries of Chinese culture all in one city. The city of Dege is famous for their Tibetan library which has a treasure trove of wooden printing blocks with Tibetan Buddhist texts on them.

You can visit a huge cliff carving of Buddha while touring Mount Emei in the city of Leshan, both the statue and the mountain are a World Heritage Site. Songpan is known for housing remnants of their ancient city and is a great base camp for touring Tibetan villages nearby.
Throughout the four regions in the Sichuan Provence, there are seven major cities. The first of which is the capital of Sichuan, Chengdu. This 2,000-year-old city, often referred to as the “Land of Milk and Honey” because of its fertile plains, is a beautifully scenic city that combines the ancient with the modern and concrete cityscapes with wide-open plains. In Dege, you'll find an incredible Tibetan library and an old Buddhist printing house that was founded in 1729.

Ganzi is a rural city with a strong Tibetan culture and is home to a quite large indigenous Tibetan population and beautiful monestaries. Kangding is a small mountain city that's often considered to be the gateway to the Tibetan area of Sichuan. Kangding is a small temple town situated on a mountain that is often considered to be the gateway to the Tibetan area of the Sichuan region.

Langmusi is a stunning small village where you find Hui Muslims and Amdo Tibetans coming together to create beautiful temples. Leshan is famous for having the largest stone carved Buddha in the world located on Mount Emei. Finally, there is Songpan, a quaint town in the north with ancient temples and a popular spot to stop in before heading into the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve.

Whether you're looking for a three-day adventure or just a day of fun, a must do is a horse trek in Langmusi! The Langmusi Tibetan Horse Trekking Agency offers guided treks that last 1-3 days, with some longer treks allowing you to stay with real Tibetan nomads. Just outside of Chengdu, you'll find the Panda Research Base which has around 60 giant pandas, along with a few red pandas and black-necked cranes. Chengdu is also a great place for shopping, especially on Chunxi Road where you'll find everything from arcades to bookstores. If you're looking for a bit of relaxation, head to Kangding to enjoy hot springs in the Er Dao Qiao hot spring resort or the hot springs located in Mugecuo National Park.
Food and Dining
There's no doubt that you've probably heard of Sichuan Chinese Cuisine, especially kung pao chicken and twice cooked pork. Make the most of this by taking a food tour in Chengdu; they are guided by local English speakers who take you out of the tourist areas to restaurants that locals praise! On the western, Tibetan, side of the region, expect to find more Tibetan food including yak, dumplings, and dairy products made from yak and goat milk.

The majority of nightlife happens in Chengdu, with everything ranging from karaoke bars to Irish Pubs. Nightlife is sparse in other areas, though you can purchase a beer from most restaurants. Traditionally, most people will sit and enjoy a cup of tea or lemon drink in the evening.

Being such an established region, Sichuan has many options for getting into the area including planes, buses, and trains. Most of these options run through Chengdu, with smaller bus and train lines running from Chengdu to other areas of the region.

Most cities have local bus lines or small train systems within the city to get you around. Some of the smaller cities are easily walkable or can be navigated on scooter or bicycle. There are also many tourist bus companies that run in loops around larger cities taking you to the major tourist attractions.


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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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