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Xiamen, Fujian, China

How much does it cost to travel to Xiamen?

You should plan to spend around $64 (¥461) per day on your vacation in Xiamen. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (¥191) on meals
  • $5.98 (¥43) on local transportation
  • $61 (¥441) on hotels

A one week trip to Xiamen for two people costs, on average, $891 (¥6,458). 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 Xiamen cost?

A one week trip to Xiamen usually costs around $446 (¥3,229) for one person and $891 (¥6,458) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Xiamen on average costs around $891 (¥6,458) for one person and $1,782 (¥12,916) 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 Xiamen will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Xiamen on average costs around $1,909 (¥13,838) for one person and $3,819 (¥27,677) 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 Xiamen 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 Xiamen expensive to visit?

Xiamen 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, Xiamen is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Dewa Sanzan or Mashiko.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥441 ($61)
Local Transportation 1 ¥43 ($6)
Food 2 ¥191 ($26)
Entertainment 1 ¥113 ($16)
Alcohol 2 ¥60 - 181 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Xiamen
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Xiamen is $30 (¥221). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Xiamen is $61 (¥441). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

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Transportation Budget in Xiamen
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Xiamen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.98 (¥43) per person, per day, on local transportation in Xiamen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Xiamen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Xiamen can vary, the average cost of food in Xiamen is $26 (¥191) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Xiamen should cost around $11 (¥76) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Xiamen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Xiamen
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  • Entertainment and activities in Xiamen typically cost an average of $16 (¥113) 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 Xiamen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (¥120) on alcoholic beverages in Xiamen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Xiamen on a Budget
Xiamen Xiamen, China
Xiamen is a coastal city in the Fujian Province of China and has been a major port city and gateway to China for centuries. This vibrant and modern city was named the most livable city in the world in 2002 and one of the first cities to be named a Special Economic Zone. Xiamen is best known for being home to Gulangyu Island, a beautiful island full of historic colonial buildings and lovely walking paths.

The city tends to be warm all year round, rarely dipping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even in the winter. Summers tend to get hot, rainy, and humid, especially in July and August when temperatures reach 90˚. Spring and Autumn tend to be the best times to visit, with Autumn being the drier of the two seasons.
Xiamen offers stunning scenery during the day and night, thanks to the beautifully lit buildings, laser shows, and even lit up sculptures. There are also many night markets to explore, especially in Bailuzhou Park where there are vendors, music, and dancing in the evenings.

You can't visit Xiamen without a trip to Gulangyu Island, located just across the harbor from the Xiamen main land. The island is a lively place full of food vendors, craft makers selling their goods, cafes, and restaurants. The area is covered with old colonial style buildings inspired by some of the missionaries that came to visit in the 19th and 20th centuries. During the day, the entire island is hustling and bustling with lots of noise, while the evening brings about a calm and quiet atmosphere that's great for a long stroll.

Escape the noise of the city with a trip to the Nanputuo Temple, a Buddhist temple near the Xiamen University. After touring the temple, climb the mountain behind it to find beautiful views of the city along with a few enclaves and Buddhist statues along the mountainside.
Xiamen is a fairly large city divided into five districts, some of which are more interesting to tourists than others:

Gulangyu Island: The scenic island located just a 5-minute ferry ride from downtown that is rich in historical sites, walking paths, and restaurants.

Jimei: This district is considered to be one of the most beautiful districts in the city, especially thanks to the architecture of the University of Jimei.

Huli: The industrial hub of the city and of little interest to tourists.

Siming: An area full of beaches and beautiful shorelines with a lot of shopping.

Tong'an: A coastal area with a lot of natural resources, it is best known for its hot springs.

Spend the day at one of Xiamen's beautiful beaches which offer plenty of sand and clear water to swim in. You'll find one of the most popular activities on the beach is kite surfing! There are a few different companies that operate on the beaches, especially on Haiyuntai beach where there's less swimmers and the wind conditions are ideal. For something a little less adrenaline-inducing, you can snorkel around the reef off Gulangyu Island.

Spend hours getting lost in the tranquility and beauty of the Xiamen Botanical Garden which has a variety of hiking trails and paths to explore.
Food and Dining
Xiamen is famous for their glass noodles, oyster omelets, fish balls, peanut soup, braised duck with ginger, and shacha noodles which are noddles mixed with seafood such as quid, oysters, and shrimp in a sesame-garlic soup. You'll find many restaurants on Zhongshan Road and LunDu, which is the harbor. Tea houses are very popular here and offer a chance to relax and enjoy the scenery. Many of these tea houses and other cafes can be found on Xidi Coffee Street.

Xiamen has a great nightlife scene, with many bars, clubs, and discos. Haiwan Park is known for their disco scene, although you can easily find quieter pubs throughout the area as well.

The international airport is near the downtown area, making it easy to fly in and out of the city. Bullet trains, regular train services, and buses are also great ways to get into the city.

Taxis one of the best ways to get around, just be sure to request a shorter route as they tend to take scenic, longer, routes to make the ride more expensive. During busy times, try to have a taxi called for you rather than trying to flag one down as they do become hard to catch. You can easily navigate the city on bicycle or by local bus, although street signs and bus stops tend to be listed only in Chinese.


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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.