A Travel Price Comparison for China Jinghong vs. Shijiazhuang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Jinghong or Shijiazhuang?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Jinghong and Shijiazhuang can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Jinghong

Located in the southernmost part of the Yunnan Province, Jinghong is a city that attracts visitors each year with its rich culture and folklore, Buddhist temples, and tropical rainforest scenery of palms and mango trees amongst others. It is also an area popular with backpackers as well as a waypoint for travelers passing between China and Laos.

Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang is the capital city of Hebei Province in China. It is a fairly young city, acting as the regional transport hub and economic center, though there are a few sights worth seeing. The city is also the largest pharmaceutical hub in China, as well as an important center for textile, IT, manufacturing, and chemical industries.

Which city is cheaper, Shijiazhuang or Jinghong?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Jinghong is $57, while the average daily cost in Shijiazhuang is $70. 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 Jinghong and Shijiazhuang in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Jinghong is $36. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Shijiazhuang is $80. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jinghong $18
    Shijiazhuang $40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jinghong $36
    Shijiazhuang $80

Food

Jinghong food costs typically run travelers around $25 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.

The average traveler spends about $17 per day in Shijiazhuang for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Jinghong $25
    Shijiazhuang $17

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $23 per day to get around in Jinghong.

The average price of local transportation around Shijiazhuang is $25 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jinghong $23
    Shijiazhuang $25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Shijiazhuang

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Shijiazhuang:

  • Private airport transfer to or from Shijiazhuang International Airport Max 5: $29
  • Private airport transfer to or from Shijiazhuang International Airport max 5: $27
  • Shijiazhuang Private Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel: $56
  • Shijiazhuang Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport: $56
  • Shijiazhuang Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Railway Station: $56
  • Zhengding International Airport Chauffeur Service ,Shijiazhuang Airport Transfer: $60

Is it cheaper to fly into Jinghong or Shijiazhuang?

Prices for flights to both Shijiazhuang and Jinghong change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $8.37 per person, per day in Jinghong. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Shijiazhuang's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $3.96 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jinghong $8.37
    Shijiazhuang $3.96

Tours and Activities in Jinghong

Here are a few actual costs in Jinghong for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • One day XiShuangBanan Private Minority Tour: $169
  • Private Xishuangbanna and Wild Elephant Valley Day Tour from Jinghong: $237
  • 1 Day Xishuangbanna City Tour with Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden: $269
  • Individual Tailor-made Tours: Mekong Valley Expedition: $2,008

Tours and Activities in Shijiazhuang

Here are a few actual costs in Shijiazhuang for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Shanghai City Day Tour with Yuyuan Garden and Huangpu River Cruise: $172
  • Private Beijing Day Tour from Shanghai by Flight: $678

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Jinghong may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $4.86 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Shijiazhuang may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $4.68 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jinghong $4.86
    Shijiazhuang $4.68


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Jinghong and Shijiazhuang, we can see that Shijiazhuang is more expensive. And not only is Jinghong much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Jinghong would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Jinghong 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 Shijiazhuang would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Shijiazhuang than you might in Jinghong.

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