A Travel Price Comparison for China Wuyuan vs. Shenzhen for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Wuyuan or Shenzhen?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Wuyuan and Shenzhen can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Wuyuan or Shenzhen?


Wuyuan, China is a small city in the Jiangxi Province in the south central area of the country. The city acts as a transport hub for the province, with many main bus routes running through it. Wuyuan also acts as the main thoroughfare when traveling to local remote villages in the area. It is best to know some Mandarin as this region does not see many non-Mandarin speaking tourists, which also means you should expect some very friendly attention!


Located in the Guangdong Province of southeastern China, Shenzhen is a metropolis that connects Hong Kong to China's mainland. It is one of China's most populous cities, inhabited by vast array of people from other Chinese regions.  It is perhaps best known for it shopping, collection of amusement parks, green parks, museums and galleries, and a few historic sites. It is on UNESCO's Creative Cities list.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Shenzhen or Wuyuan?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Wuyuan is $57, while the average daily cost in Shenzhen is $123. 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 Wuyuan and Shenzhen in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Wuyuan $25
    Shenzhen $89
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Wuyuan $50
    Shenzhen $178
Compare Hotels in Wuyuan and Shenzhen

Looking for a hotel in Wuyuan or Shenzhen? 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 Wuyuan

Hotels in Shenzhen

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Wuyuan $13
    Shenzhen $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Shenzhen

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

  • Hong Kong Airport Transfer: $177
  • Hong Kong Disneyland: 1-Day Entry Ticket with Private Transfer: $162
  • Transfers anywhere in Hong Kong: $140
  • Hong Kong Hassle free Airport Transfers in Tesla or Benz: $138
  • Private Transfer: Hong Kong Airport HKG to Hong Kong City in Luxury Van: $135
  • Hong Kong Airport (HKG) to Hong Kong -Round-Trip Private Transfer: $131
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Hongkong Airport to Shenzhen City: $128
  • Luxury Private Tesla Transfer: Hong Kong International Airport (From/To HKG): $115
  • Transfer Hong Kong to Hong Kong Airport by Luxury Van or Sedan: $112
  • Shenzhen Airport (SZX) to Guangzhou - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $107
  • Private Airport Transfer Shenzhen Airport - Guangzhou: $106
  • Shenzhen Airport (SZX) to Round Trip Private Transfer: $95

Is it cheaper to fly into Wuyuan or Shenzhen?

Prices for flights to both Shenzhen and Wuyuan 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
    Wuyuan $20
    Shenzhen $20
Typical Food Prices in Wuyuan

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Wuyuan:

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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Shenzhen

For Shenzhen, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Vegetarian Food Tour: $77
  • Hong Kong Guided Dinner + Laser Show Lounge Entry (2023) | 200+ booked : $100
  • Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour: $108
  • Hong Kong Food Tour: Sham Shui Po District: $108
  • Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts: $108
  • Traditional Chinese Pun Choi cooking class in Hong Kong: $146
  • The 10 Tastings of Hong Kong With Locals: Private Street Food Tour : $163
  • Hong Kong Crazy Rich Asian Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private : $166
  • Hong Kong Food Tour with a Local: A Feast for Foodies 100% Personalized: $166
  • Kowloon Street Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private: $166

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Wuyuan $19
    Shenzhen $17

Tours and Activities in Shenzhen

For Shenzhen, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • SEAT-IN-COACH Macau Tour with simple buffet lunch from Hong Kong: $188
  • Shenzhen Self-Guided Flexible Tour with Private Car and Driver : $86
  • 2.5-Hour Shenzhen City-Village Walking Tour: Back In The 90's & TikTok Influence: $51
  • 4-Hour Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: $280
  • 4-Hour Small Group Kowloon Sightseeing Tour: $103
  • 60 Minutes Virtual Reality Experience in Hong Kong: $37
  • A Perfect Hong Kong Layover - 5h private tour: $275
  • Afternoon Hiking Tour Sharp Island Geopark: $38
  • Aqua Luna: Evening Cruise at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong: $40
  • Aqua Luna: Symphony of Lights Cruise in Hong Kong: $49
  • Authentic Hong Kong Private Tour: $275
  • Big Bus Hong Kong Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour: $50

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Wuyuan $14
    Shenzhen $19

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

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

When is the best time to visit Wuyuan or Shenzhen?

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 Wuyuan or Shenzhen in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Wuyuan and Shenzhen.

In the summer, Wuyuan is around the same temperature as Shenzhen. Typically, the summer temperatures in Wuyuan in July average around 30°C (85°F), and Shenzhen averages at about 30°C (85°F).

Shenzhen receives a lot of rain in the summer. Wuyuan gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Wuyuan usually receives less rain than Shenzhen. Wuyuan gets 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain, while Shenzhen receives 323 mm (12.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F) 
    Shenzhen 30°C (85°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Shenzhen in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Wuyuan as well as Shenzhen.

In October, Wuyuan is generally cooler than Shenzhen. Daily temperatures in Wuyuan average around 20°C (68°F), and Shenzhen fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

It's quite rainy in Shenzhen. Wuyuan usually gets less rain in October than Shenzhen. Wuyuan gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Shenzhen receives 143 mm (5.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F) 
    Shenzhen 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Shenzhen in the Winter?

Both Shenzhen and Wuyuan are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Wuyuan is much colder than Shenzhen in the winter. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 6°C (43°F) in January, and Shenzhen fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

In January, Wuyuan usually receives more rain than Shenzhen. Wuyuan gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Shenzhen receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F) 
    Shenzhen 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Shenzhen in the Spring?

Both Shenzhen and Wuyuan during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Wuyuan is cooler than Shenzhen. Typically, the spring temperatures in Wuyuan in April average around 18°C (64°F), and Shenzhen averages at about 23°C (73°F).

Shenzhen gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Wuyuan. Wuyuan usually gets more rain in April than Shenzhen. Wuyuan gets 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Shenzhen receives 154 mm (6.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F) 
    Shenzhen 23°C (73°F)

Typical Weather for Shenzhen and Wuyuan

Wuyuan Shenzhen
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 154 mm (6.1 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in) 27°C (80°F) 325 mm (12.8 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in) 29°C (83°F) 382 mm (15 in)
Jul 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in) 30°C (85°F) 323 mm (12.7 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 29°C (85°F) 393 mm (15.5 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 28°C (83°F) 300 mm (11.8 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 26°C (78°F) 143 mm (5.6 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)