A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Guangxi vs. Liaoning

Should you visit Guangxi or Liaoning?

Should I visit Guangxi or Liaoning? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Guangxi

An autonomous region in southern China, Guangxi is mainly known for its impressive landscapes - rivers, caves, and towering karst topography. The Li River winds through the province connecting Guilin and Yangshuo, Guangxi's most popular cities. Other attractions include waterfalls, beaches, rice terraces, and local culture.

Liaoning

The Liaoning Province, China is a fairly large province in the northeast, bordering North Korea. The area is famous for their rich history, industrial hubs, and stunning natural beauty. Liaoning's proximity to North Korea and Mongolia, combined with its history of Russian and Japanese controllers has provided this province with a unique blend of cultures.

Which city is cheaper, Liaoning or Guangxi?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Guangxi is $50, while the average daily cost in Liaoning is $82. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Guangxi and Liaoning in more detail.



Accommodation

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $30 in Guangxi For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.

Travelers usually pay around $86 for a double occupancy room in Liaoning If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Guangxi $15
    Liaoning $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Guangxi $30
    Liaoning $86

Food

Guangxi food costs typically run travelers around $20 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.

Food in Liaoning costs travelers about $23 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Guangxi $20
    Liaoning $23

Local Transportation

To get around in Guangxi, the average visitor spends $26 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

To get around in Liaoning, the average visitor spends $29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Guangxi $26
    Liaoning $29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Guangxi

Also for Guangxi, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • 4-Star Li-River Cruise boat ticket and River Wharf Transfer from Yangshuo hotel: $120
  • 3-Star Li-River Cruise boat ticket and River Wharf Transfer from Yangshuo hotel: $100
  • 4-Star Li-River Cruise boat ticket and River Wharf Transfer from Guilin hotel: $100
  • 3-Star Li-River Cruise boat ticket and River Wharf Transfer from Guilin hotel: $90

Entertainment

In Guangxi, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $7.38 per person, per day.

In Liaoning, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $6.09 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Guangxi $7.38
    Liaoning $6.09

Tours and Activities in Guangxi

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Guangxi.

  • 5-day Private Guilin Tour with Longji Rice Terraces Exploration: $530
  • Li River boat ticket (cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo): $58

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Guangxi, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $7.18.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Liaoning, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.07.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Guangxi $7.18
    Liaoning $6.07


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Guangxi and Liaoning, we can see that Liaoning is more expensive. And not only is Guangxi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Guangxi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Guangxi and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Liaoning would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Liaoning than you might in Guangxi.

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