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

Should you visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Shijiazhuang and Hefei can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Shijiazhuang or Hefei?


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.


While most would consider the city of Hefei a pass-through destination, there are plenty of things to see in the capital city of China's Anhui province.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Historical Tours in China, The Best 10-Day Tours in China, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in China, and The Best 2-Week Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Hefei or Shijiazhuang?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Shijiazhuang is $76, while the average daily cost in Hefei is $62. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Shijiazhuang and Hefei in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Shijiazhuang $43
    Hefei $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Shijiazhuang $86
    Hefei $56
Compare Hotels in Shijiazhuang and Hefei

Looking for a hotel in Shijiazhuang or Hefei? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Shijiazhuang

Hotels in Hefei

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Shijiazhuang $27
    Hefei $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Shijiazhuang or Hefei?

Prices for flights to both Hefei and Shijiazhuang 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Shijiazhuang $18
    Hefei $21

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Shijiazhuang $4.32
    Hefei $19

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Shijiazhuang $5.11
    Hefei $11

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Shijiazhuang and Hefei, we can see that Shijiazhuang is more expensive. And not only is Hefei much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Hefei would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Hefei 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 Hefei.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Shijiazhuang Expensive? and Is Hefei Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Shijiazhuang or Hefei?

Shijiazhuang has a larger population, and is about 43% larger than the population of Hefei. When comparing the sizes of Shijiazhuang and Hefei, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei in the Summer?

Both Hefei and Shijiazhuang are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Shijiazhuang is around the same temperature as Hefei in the summer. The daily temperature in Shijiazhuang averages around 27°C (81°F) in July, and Hefei fluctuates around 29°C (83°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Hefei. It's quite rainy in Shijiazhuang. In July, Shijiazhuang usually receives less rain than Hefei. Shijiazhuang gets 137 mm (5.4 in) of rain, while Hefei receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Shijiazhuang 27°C (81°F) 
    Hefei 29°C (83°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei in the Autumn?

Both Hefei and Shijiazhuang during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Shijiazhuang is cooler than Hefei. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Shijiazhuang in October average around 15°C (59°F), and Hefei averages at about 18°C (64°F).

Shijiazhuang usually gets less rain in October than Hefei. Shijiazhuang gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Hefei receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Shijiazhuang 15°C (59°F) 
    Hefei 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Shijiazhuang and Hefei.

The weather in Hefei can be very cold. Shijiazhuang can be very cold during winter. In January, Shijiazhuang is generally much colder than Hefei. Daily temperatures in Shijiazhuang average around -2°C (29°F), and Hefei fluctuates around 3°C (38°F).

In January, Shijiazhuang usually receives less rain than Hefei. Shijiazhuang gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Hefei receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Shijiazhuang -2°C (29°F) 
    Hefei 3°C (38°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Hefei in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Shijiazhuang as well as Hefei.

Shijiazhuang is around the same temperature as Hefei in the spring. The daily temperature in Shijiazhuang averages around 15°C (60°F) in April, and Hefei fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

Shijiazhuang usually gets less rain in April than Hefei. Shijiazhuang gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Hefei receives 95 mm (3.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Shijiazhuang 15°C (60°F) 
    Hefei 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Hefei and Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang Hefei
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (29°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 3°C (38°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 1°C (33°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 5°C (40°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 10°C (50°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 95 mm (3.7 in)
May 21°C (71°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 25°C (78°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 29°C (83°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 29°C (83°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 15°C (59°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 11°C (53°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 1°C (33°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 5°C (42°F) 25 mm (1 in)

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