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Zhejiang, China

How much does it cost to travel to Zhejiang?

You should plan to spend around $62 (¥453) per day on your vacation in Zhejiang. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $16 (¥120) on meals
  • $7.77 (¥57) on local transportation
  • $43 (¥312) on hotels

A one week trip to Zhejiang for two people costs, on average, $869 (¥6,344). 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 Zhejiang cost?

A one week trip to Zhejiang usually costs around $435 (¥3,172) for one person and $869 (¥6,344) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Zhejiang on average costs around $869 (¥6,344) for one person and $1,739 (¥12,689) 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 Zhejiang will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Zhejiang on average costs around $1,863 (¥13,595) for one person and $3,726 (¥27,190) 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 Zhejiang 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 Zhejiang expensive to visit?

Zhejiang 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, Zhejiang is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥312 ($43)
Local Transportation 1 ¥57 ($8)
Food 2 ¥120 ($16)
Entertainment 1 ¥143 ($20)
Alcohol 2 ¥36 - 108 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Zhejiang is $21 (¥156). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Zhejiang is $43 (¥312). 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 Zhejiang

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Transportation Budget in Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Zhejiang is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.77 (¥57) per person, per day, on local transportation in Zhejiang.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

Rental Cars in Zhejiang
The price of renting a car in Zhejiang 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 Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Zhejiang can vary, the average cost of food in Zhejiang is $16 (¥120) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Zhejiang should cost around $6.60 (¥48) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Zhejiang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Zhejiang typically cost an average of $20 (¥143) 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 Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $9.86 (¥72) on alcoholic beverages in Zhejiang 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 Zhejiang
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.44 (¥3.21) on bottled water in Zhejiang per day. The public water in Zhejiang is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Zhejiang On a Budget
Zhejiang Hangzhou, China
The Zhejiang Province of China is located on the eastern coast, bordering the East China Sea. The province is known for their hilly landscape, natural beauty, and fantastic food. Most port cities are sprawling urban jungles surrounded by natural beauty, while interior cities are far more rural and live off the land.

Being a coastal province, expect plenty of rain during the summer, especially in August when typhoon season is in full swing. Winters are not too harsh, with temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal time to visit is spring, from April to May when temperatures are in the 60's and rain is much lighter.
One of the most famous sights in the province is at West Lake in Hangzhou where you'll find the 10 Scenes of West Lake. These were given by Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty and most can be seen by wandering along the lake or taking a boat ride on the lake itself. Head to Huzhou to explore the Anji rural life while surrounded by bamboo forests. Here, you'll learn all of the ways they've used bamboo throughout history and sample some of the most exceptional white tea around.

In Jianxing, you'll find the Misty Rain Tower which dates back to the 10th century and the famous duck-shaped South Lake, a popular place to walk about. Ningbo is home to quite a few ancient temples, including Baoguo Temple which dates back to the 2nd century and combines the construction work of dozens of various dynasties.
The majority of major cities are located on or near the sea, and the capital city, Hangzhou, is no exception. A popular tourist destination, Hangzhou is the major economic and cultural center of the province and boasts both urban and natural landscapes. Ningbo is one of the busiest ports in the world, making it a popular destination for many expats; the rural counties of Ningbo are often more popular to tourists as they have many ancient temples and buildings.

Shaoxing is a beautiful city famous for their architecture, bridges, and textile production. Wenzhou is like the Manhattan of the Zhejiang: they are known for their hardworking business people, great nightlife, and even have a huge island in the middle of their lake that has it's own theme park on it!

One of the best ways to explore the city and take in the countless sights is to take an early morning bike ride through Hangzhou. You can take one of the bike paths and venture through the bamboo forest, tea villages, past the zoo, and through tunnels. Hangzhou is also a great place to hike mountains; take the climb up to Baochu Pagoda for scenic views and opportunities for small adventures along the way.

If you're looking for something more relaxing, head to Ningbo which offers countless gold courses, healthy clubs, and spas where you can relax and even enjoy a few traditional Chinese spa treatments. Head over to Wenzhou to spend the day exploring the ancient towns and climbing Snow Mountain.
Food and Dining
You'll find many traditional food stalls throughout the Zhejiang Province along with a lot of seafood and pork. Try to zongzi, rice wrapped in bamboo stuffed with pork, peanuts, or red beans, found in Jiaxing. Expect to see a lot of Western food chains in cities like Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Wenzhou, although these cities do boast fantastic traditional restaurants as well. The province in a whole is known for having fantastic food, ranging from small food stalls to Michelin Star rated restaurants.

For nightlife, head to Wenzhou and try out the locally brewed Double Deer Beer. Across Wenzhou you'll find a range of huge clubs, pool halls, and relaxed pubs. Try the famous yellow wine in Shaoxing, which is a classic rice wine that can be bought just about anywhere in the city. In Hangzhou, you'll find plenty of bars and nightclubs, although the drink of choice is Longjing tea, the most famous type of tea in China.

Getting into the cities in Zhejiang is easy, you have everything from planes, to buses, and even boat! While there are some rural areas towards the center of the province, there are plenty of buses and trains to get you there. Getting around each city varies only slightly; larger cities like Hangzhou and Ningbo have plentiful options for navigating, including bicycle, subway, and taxi. Rural towns are usually small enough to navigate on foot, though most do have taxi service or some sort of local bus. If you plan to take buses, be sure to get either a detailed app or map to help you out as the bus networks can be confusing!


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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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