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

Should you visit Xiamen or Wuyuan?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Xiamen and Wuyuan 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: Xiamen or Wuyuan?

Xiamen

Xiamen is a coastal city in the Fujian Province of China and has been a major port city and gateway to China for centuries. This vibrant and modern city was named the most livable city in the world in 2002 and one of the first cities to be named a Special Economic Zone. Xiamen is best known for being home to Gulangyu Island, a beautiful island full of historic colonial buildings and lovely walking paths.

Wuyuan

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!

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


Which place is cheaper, Wuyuan or Xiamen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Xiamen is $64, while the average daily cost in Wuyuan is $57. 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 Xiamen and Wuyuan in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Xiamen $30
    Wuyuan $26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Xiamen $60
    Wuyuan $52
Compare Hotels in Xiamen and Wuyuan

Looking for a hotel in Xiamen or Wuyuan? 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 Xiamen


Hotels in Wuyuan


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Xiamen $5.98
    Wuyuan $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Xiamen

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

  • Private Transfer between Xiamen City and Tianluokeng Tulou Village: $115
  • Round Trip Transfer Between the Most Picturesque Chuxi Tulou Cluster and Xiamen: $106
  • Private Transfer to Tianluokeng Tulou and HongKeng Hakka Tulou from Xiamen City : $98
  • Private Transfer to Tianluokeng Tulou and Hekeng Hakka Tulou from Xiamen City : $98
  • Private Transfer to Gaobei Tulou and Hongkeng Tulou from Xiamen City: $98
  • Private Transfer to Tianluokeng Tulou and Yunshuiyao Village from Xiamen City: $93
  • Private Transfer between Xiamen City and Hua’an Earth Building: $89
  • Private Transfer Service between Xiamen and Anxi : $89
  • Private Transfer Between Xiamen City and Yun Shui Yao Ancient Town: $89
  • Private City Transfers in Xiamen : $68
  • Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Chauffeur Service ,Xiamen Airport Transfer: $47
  • Private Xiamen Gaoqi Airport Arrival Transfer to City Area: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Xiamen or Wuyuan?

Prices for flights to both Wuyuan and Xiamen 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Xiamen $26
    Wuyuan $20

Typical Food Prices in Wuyuan

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


  • Gummy Candy
    $0.28
  • Cookies
    $0.69

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Xiamen $16
    Wuyuan $19

Tours and Activities in Xiamen

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

  • Fujian Tulou Private Day Tour to World Heritage Site Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster: $178
  • 4-Hour Xiamen Private Shore Excursion Tour in Your Way: $121
  • 4-hour Xiamen Private Flexible Tour in Your Way: $113
  • A Night Tour to Xiamen Gulang Island: $100
  • All Inclusive Xiamen Private Layover Tour to Hakka Tulou Village with Options: $234
  • Day Tour to Admire the Panorama of Gulangyu Island and Visit the Precious Birds: $110
  • Flexible Private Half-Day Tour to Visit the Top Attraction Xiamen Yuanbo Garden: $110
  • Flexible Xiamen Private Half Day Tour with Meal Option: $164
  • Fujian Hakka Tulou Private Day Tour of Tianluokeng and Daping Lou: $194
  • Full-Day Yongding Hakka Tulou Private Tour from Xiamen: $298
  • Hakka Tulou Private Day Tour of Yunshuiyao Ancient Village and Hekeng Tulou : $203
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Xiamen Gulangyu Island Highlights: $192

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Xiamen $17
    Wuyuan $14


When comparing the travel costs between Xiamen and Wuyuan, we can see that Xiamen is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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



When is the best time to visit Xiamen or Wuyuan?

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 Xiamen or Wuyuan in the Summer?

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

In July, Xiamen is generally around the same temperature as Wuyuan. Daily temperatures in Xiamen average around 30°C (86°F), and Wuyuan fluctuates around 30°C (85°F).

Wuyuan receives a lot of rain in the summer. Xiamen gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Xiamen usually receives less rain than Wuyuan. Xiamen gets 140 mm (5.5 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Xiamen 30°C (86°F) 
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F)

Should I visit Xiamen or Wuyuan in the Autumn?

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

Xiamen is a little warmer than Wuyuan in the autumn. The daily temperature in Xiamen averages around 25°C (77°F) in October, and Wuyuan fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

Xiamen usually gets less rain in October than Wuyuan. Xiamen gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Xiamen 25°C (77°F) 
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Xiamen or Wuyuan in the Winter?

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

In the winter, Xiamen is much warmer than Wuyuan. Typically, the winter temperatures in Xiamen in January average around 14°C (58°F), and Wuyuan averages at about 6°C (43°F).

In January, Xiamen usually receives less rain than Wuyuan. Xiamen gets 37 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Xiamen 14°C (58°F) 
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F)

Should I visit Xiamen or Wuyuan in the Spring?

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

In April, Xiamen is generally a little warmer than Wuyuan. Daily temperatures in Xiamen average around 20°C (69°F), and Wuyuan fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

Wuyuan gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Xiamen. Xiamen usually gets less rain in April than Wuyuan. Xiamen gets 147 mm (5.8 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Xiamen 20°C (69°F) 
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Wuyuan and Xiamen

Xiamen Wuyuan
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (58°F) 37 mm (1.4 in) 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 20°C (69°F) 147 mm (5.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in)
May 24°C (76°F) 152 mm (6 in) 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 197 mm (7.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in)
Jul 30°C (86°F) 140 mm (5.5 in) 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in)
Sep 28°C (83°F) 116 mm (4.6 in) 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Nov 21°C (69°F) 37 mm (1.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Dec 16°C (61°F) 25 mm (1 in) 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)