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

Should you visit Xigatse or Shijiazhuang?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Xigatse and Shijiazhuang 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: Xigatse or Shijiazhuang?

Xigatse

The second largest city in Tibet behind Lhasa, Xigatse, commonly known as Shigatse, is home to sights and attractions like the Tashilhunpo Monastery, plenty of markets, and the ruins of Shigatse temple. All places of interest are fairly walkable, though auto-rickshaws are also available.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in China, The Best Adventure Tours to China, The Best Sightseeing Tours in China, and The Best Cultural Tours in China.


Which place is cheaper, Shijiazhuang or Xigatse?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Xigatse is $61, while the average daily cost in Shijiazhuang is $77. 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 Xigatse and Shijiazhuang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Xigatse $28
    Shijiazhuang $44
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Xigatse $56
    Shijiazhuang $88
Compare Hotels in Xigatse and Shijiazhuang

Looking for a hotel in Xigatse or Shijiazhuang? 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 Xigatse


Hotels in Shijiazhuang


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Xigatse $12
    Shijiazhuang $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Xigatse or Shijiazhuang?

Prices for flights to both Shijiazhuang and Xigatse 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
    Xigatse $24
    Shijiazhuang $18

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Xigatse $14
    Shijiazhuang $4.35

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Xigatse $3.16
    Shijiazhuang $5.14


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

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


Which is Bigger, Xigatse or Shijiazhuang?

Shijiazhuang has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Xigatse. When comparing the sizes of Xigatse and Shijiazhuang, 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.

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