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Tianjin, Tianjin Shi, China

How much does it cost to travel to Tianjin?

You should plan to spend around $75 (¥547) per day on your vacation in Tianjin. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $20 (¥147) on meals
  • $36 (¥264) on local transportation
  • $68 (¥499) on hotels

A one week trip to Tianjin for two people costs, on average, $1,050 (¥7,660). 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 Tianjin cost?

A one week trip to Tianjin usually costs around $525 (¥3,830) for one person and $1,050 (¥7,660) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tianjin on average costs around $1,050 (¥7,660) for one person and $2,100 (¥15,320) 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 Tianjin will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tianjin on average costs around $2,250 (¥16,415) for one person and $4,499 (¥32,829) 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 Tianjin 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 Tianjin expensive to visit?

Tianjin 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 falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Tianjin is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Koh Phi Phi or Shiretoko National Park.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥499 ($68)
Local Transportation 1 ¥264 ($36)
Food 2 ¥147 ($20)
Entertainment 1 ¥74 ($10)
Alcohol 2 ¥40 - 120 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Tianjin
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tianjin is $34 (¥249). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tianjin is $68 (¥499). 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 Tianjin

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Transportation Budget in Tianjin
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tianjin is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $36 (¥264) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tianjin.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Tianjin
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tianjin can vary, the average cost of food in Tianjin is $20 (¥147) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tianjin should cost around $8.07 (¥59) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tianjin is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Tianjin
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Tianjin typically cost an average of $10 (¥74) 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.

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Alcohol Budget in Tianjin
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $11 (¥80) on alcoholic beverages in Tianjin per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tianjin On a Budget
Tianjin Tianjin, China
Tianjin is a large metropolis on the north east coast of China. This ancient city, which dates back to prehistoric times, is one of five National Central Cities of China and is rich in culture and history. Tianjin is most famous for its beautiful walking streets and history of European concession territories.

Tianjin experiences hot and humid summers, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cool and dry with temperatures around 15° (F). Spring and Autumn tend to be the best times to visit as weather is a little more mild, although Spring has a tendency to be a little rainy.
Tianjin is well known for their walking streets, especially The Five Avenues. This walking street is a popular tourist destination as has the largest colonial architecture collection in China. Along this street, you'll find buildings inspired by countries who had concession territory in Tianjin including Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. From here, head to the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street which boasts folk style architecture from the Qing Dynasty. The Culture Street is famous for their various galleries, sculptures, jade goods, and artisan goods.

A must see is Beining Park, the most famous park in the city. The park is home to stunning ponds and pavilions connected by 29 bridges and beautiful blooming flowers and trees. Inside the park you'll find the Zhiyuan Pagoda, a 244-foot-high pagoda with carvings and murals on the inside walls and beautiful views from the top.
Tianjin is a very large city with 13 districts in total, although only 7 are located within the urban center and are considered interesting to tourists:

Heping: The center of the urban area and home to the famous Five Avenue walking street.

Hedong: Lies along the east side of the Hai River and is home to a music conservatory.

Hexi: Lies on the west side of the Hai River and acts as another major part of the urban center.

Nankai: A district full of tourist destinations, from the Tianjin Radio and Television Tower to the Tianjin Zoo and Olympic Center Stadium.

Hebei: Located on the north shore of the Hai River, it is most famous for Zhongshan Park.

Hongqiao: An urban area beset known for the Dahong Bridge, the large red bridge on the Ziya River.

Binhai New Area: The newest part of the city which lies on the coast. You'll find many modern buildings, popular restaurants, and a lot of shopping here.

If you're a fan of heights, take a ride on the Tianjin Eye, a 394-foot-tall Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge. The ride offers 360 degree views of the city from its transparent carriages. Or, spend the day touring one of the many walking streets, such as Italian Town. This area was built in 1902 as a part of Italy's concession in the city and acted as their military camp. Over the decades, the area has become a popular destination for celebrity residences, high end bars, and western art deco buildings. After Italian Town, get lost wandering through Jiefang Road North, a street filled with old colonial bank buildings. This area is a little more off the beaten path but worth a visit. Most of the buildings belong to local banks now but most allow you to wander through to enjoy the mostly original interiors including their gorgeous stained glass windows.
Food and Dining
Tianjin has a lot of seafood incorporated into their dishes, often using squid, oysters, and locally caught fish. Tianjin is also known for Goubuli Baozi, a famous brand of steamed stuffed buns, and for Guifaxiang Muhua, a brand of fried twisted dough. When looking for restaurants, you'll find a huge range of options with everything from traditional Tianjin Cuisine to international fare like Japanese and French.

Tianjin has an international airport with shuttle buses that can take you right downtown. You can also easily get into Tianjin via train, bus, or car.

Getting around Tianjin is fairly easy, especially thanks to the cheap, clean, and comfortable buses. Taxis are abundant, although it's best to have the address written down in Mandarin. Taxis can also be hired for just a few hours or for the whole day at reasonable rates.


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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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