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Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

How much does it cost to travel to Taiyuan?

You should plan to spend around $91 (¥652) per day on your vacation in Taiyuan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (¥147) on meals
  • $48 (¥341) on local transportation
  • $86 (¥613) on hotels

A one week trip to Taiyuan for two people costs, on average, $1,278 (¥9,123). 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 Taiyuan cost?

A one week trip to Taiyuan usually costs around $639 (¥4,561) for one person and $1,278 (¥9,123) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Taiyuan on average costs around $1,278 (¥9,123) for one person and $2,557 (¥18,245) 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 Taiyuan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Taiyuan on average costs around $2,739 (¥19,549) for one person and $5,479 (¥39,097) 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 Taiyuan 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 Taiyuan expensive to visit?

Taiyuan 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 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Taiyuan is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Nara or Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥613 ($86)
Local Transportation 1 ¥341 ($48)
Food 2 ¥147 ($21)
Entertainment 1 ¥109 ($15)
Alcohol 2 ¥23 - 69 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Taiyuan
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Taiyuan is $43 (¥306). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Taiyuan is $86 (¥613). 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 Taiyuan

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Transportation Budget in Taiyuan
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Taiyuan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $48 (¥341) per person, per day, on local transportation in Taiyuan.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

Rental Cars in Taiyuan
The price of renting a car in Taiyuan 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.

Food Budget in Taiyuan
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Taiyuan can vary, the average cost of food in Taiyuan is $21 (¥147) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Taiyuan should cost around $8.25 (¥59) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Taiyuan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Taiyuan
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Taiyuan typically cost an average of $15 (¥109) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Taiyuan
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $6.41 (¥46) on alcoholic beverages in Taiyuan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Taiyuan On a Budget
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With sleek architectural designs and blossoming businesses, this metropolis is simply brimming with invigorating excitement and once-in-a-lifetime entertainment. Despite its glimmering skyscrapers and gorgeous fountains, Taiyuan, China has an extensive history of nearly 2,500 years. During ancient China, Taiyuan, or the "Dragon City," was a major military town. Presently, this city is now one of China's most important industrial cities, producing more than half of the national coal mining output. Taiyuan is both the capital and largest city of the Shanxi province of North China. It is bounded by mountains on three of its sides, allowing this great city to be surrounded by fantastic views of its landscape. Besides its economic significance, Taiyuan also achieves tourist significance due to its plethora of landmarks and sights. Some of these attractions include Jinci Temple, Forest Park, Mengshan Giant Buddha, and Shanxi Museum. Taiyuan is also celebrated internationally for holding their annual Shanxi Taiyuan International Folk Arts Festival, a celebration held in September that hosts exhibition of fine arts, painting, paper-cutting, sculpture, drama, acrobatic and the culture of costume. With such a great deal to do in such a limited window of time, it is best to make the most Taiyuan while you visit!
The most significant of temples in Taiyuan, the Jinci Temple is located at the foot of Xuanweng Mountain at the Jin Springs. Due to the scarcity of ancient temples found within China, the Jinci Temple works as an international landmark, readily explored by inhabitants and tourists alike. This ancient construction of architecture was built nearly 1,400 years ago during the Western Zhou Dynasty. After King Chen made his brother Yu leader of one of the Chinese states, Yu ruled in such a manner to make the overall state a prosperous one and became an honored figure in Chinese history. In commemoration of his leadership, his descendants built the Jinci Temple in his honor. As it expanded throughout the decades, its present-day form now holds a diverse collection of sculptures, buildings, terraces, and bridges. Many of the landmarks include the Goddess Mother Hall, the Never Aging Spring Pavilion, and the Iron Statues Terrace. The admission fee for the temple runs around 60 to 70 Chinese yuan depending on the time of the year. As the opening hours vary on the season and holiday, it is best to consult websites associated with the temple.

Food and Dining
Located in the Dunhuafan District of Taiyuan, a one-stop shop for authentic Chinese cuisine is none other than ShanXi HuiGuan. With friendly service and gourmet food, this restaurant has been attracting customers due to its sleek, modern designs within its historic building and top quality showmanship in the preparation of their food. Every night, ShanXi HuiGuan is proud to put on a show that features a man carving noodles as well as an entertaining vocal and dance routine. Listed as the top restaurant on TripAdvisor, most patrons hail ShanXi HuiGuan as an elegant fusion of gourmet Asian dining and live performance. Some of the dishes include dumplings with meat or vegetables, authentic ramen, pickled meats and vegetables, tofu dishes, and simple stir fries of meat and vegetables. There is a large variety of noodles as well as flour-based dishes, encapsulating the overall culture of ShanXi HuiGuan. Many of the juices available at ShanXi HuiGuan are quite noteworthy, such as the jujube juice that is both sweet while containing only natural flavors. If you enjoy local food combined with local entertainment, you will enjoy ShanXi HuiGuan. With such a pretty place, ShanXi HuiGuan will cost a pretty penny that is definitely worth it!

With such a modernized city, you are bound to also acquire modern transport systems. Whether it be by bus, train, taxi, or rental car - Taiyuan is able to supply you with your preferred method of travel sufficiently and conveniently. Throughout the city, rental car services are provided that allow you to travel safely and independently. This is also recommended if you are looking to travel outside Taiyuan to other Chinese towns and cities. However, if you are looking for a cheap method of travel within the city, bus and train systems are amply available. Be sure to familiarize yourself with bus routes in order to get to your destination quicker. For instance, bus number 611 runs between the bus and train station, with five stops in total. Taxis are also readily found throughout the city and can be hailed or called within minutes. No matter how you travel, enjoy your time in Taiyuan, China!


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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.

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