Is Xiamen Expensive?

Is Xiamen expensive to visit?

While Xiamen is a popular place for travelers, it is also somewhat affordable and less expensive to visit. The average daily cost is $64, which is one of the many reasons for its popularity with tourists. When compared to other destinations in Asia, many visitors find it to be a moderately priced destination. It's in the top 50% of places in Asia for its travel costs, and our cost analysis found it to be comparable to Pai and Mashiko.



Xiamen, China

How expensive is Xiamen?

Travelers spend an average of $64 per day when visiting Xiamen (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Xiamen here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Xiamen?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Xiamen costs around $191 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $382.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Xiamen?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Xiamen will cost around $446 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $891.

Is it expensive to backpack in Xiamen?

Xiamen attracts a few backpackers, but traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a small number of hostels found here. The average cost of a dorm bed in a hostel in Xiamen is $9 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $9 and the most expensive are more than $9 per night. (See hostel prices in Xiamen here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Xiamen.

  • $9 for a dorm bed at Backpacker Village Hostel

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Xiamen?

In Xiamen, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $16 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $17.

    • Private Day Tour To Tianluokeng Tulou from Xiamen Including Lunch: $229
    • Xiamen Half-Day Private Tour include Gulang Yu Island and Garden : $119
    • Xiamen Layover Day Tour-Gulangyu,Shuzhuang Garden And Piano Museum: $132
    • Xiamen Private English Tour Guide Service: $93
    • Xiamen Private Half Day Tour of Gulangyu Island and Shuzhuang Garden: $97
    • 4-hour Xiamen Private Flexible Tour in Your Way: $113
    • Private Old Xiamen Experience of Gulangyu Island, Zhongshan Road, 8th Market: $148
    • Xiamen Private Customized Day Tour with Old and New Highlights : $155

    Is food expensive in Xiamen?

    In Xiamen, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $26 per day on food, which is more than the country's average of $23.

    Is transportation expensive in Xiamen?

    Exploring local transportation in Xiamen shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $6 per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $16. If you want to save money, use public transit as it's much cheaper than taxis or private drivers.

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