China is one of the most demanded tourist destinations by tourists every year. However, before taking the step and establishing our budget, we must stop to think about how much it costs to travel to the Asian country. Next, We explain, in broad strokes, the main expenses that you will have to face if you want to travel to China. Can you come with us?
Currency exchange to travel to China
First of all, we must bear in mind that China uses a currency totally different from ours: the Yuan, also called Renmimbi, which is equivalent to about thirteen euro cents. However, this cannot be obtained in our country of origin, so you can change currency as soon as you arrive at the airport.
Another option is to take your credit card and withdraw money at an ATM. The commission will depend on the bank, but normally it is four percent. Also, it should be taken into account that in many establishments you can only pay in cashhence it is necessary to always carry enough money.
Given the two possibilities, it is best to combine both. Namely, it is convenient to carry half of the money that we are going to need in cash and change it to the local currency at the airport bank. You can withdraw the rest from the ATM as you need it. This operation is easier in large cities like Beijing.
Transportation and accommodation expenses
Flights to China are between 650 and 900 euros. It all depends on the company with which we travel, the delay in buying the tickets or the time of year in which it is decided to travel.
June to October are good months to visit the Asian country, although the low season is between November and March.
Once in the country, especially if we are going to move from one city to another, we will have to resort to other means of transport such as the train. Tickets can be purchased on the spot or previously online, such as on the China Ticket Online website, in order to have everything organized before arriving in the country.
Paying attention to prices, for a ten-day route, internal transport would cost eight hundred and fifty yuan (one hundred euros) per person. The one of two weeks, to two thousand five hundred yuanes (three hundred euros). And the one for three weeks, at four thousand nine hundred yuan (five hundred and eighty euros).
Regarding accommodation, like the flight, it depends on the time chosen, but also on the city we visit and the type of hotel establishment. For example, a double room can cost about three hundred and fifty yuan per night (forty-one euros). There are also cheaper options.
Other expenses on a trip to China
In addition to transportation and accommodation, When traveling to China, other expenses must be taken into account, such as visa, mandatory unless the chosen destination is Hong Kong or Macao. The one that interests us is the L Visa, since the Z is only for those who need it for work. This allows one or two entries into the country and costs about sixty euros.
If you want to have Internet, you have to hire additional services such as portable Wi-Fi. It is also interesting to have a VPN, which allows, among other things, to visit web pages that are censored in the country (Facebook, Instagram, Google…). The first is around one hundred and thirty euros and the second, twelve euros.
logicallywe will also have to allocate a part of the budget to food expenses, which can be reduced to one hundred and one hundred yuan (thirteen euros) per day and person; and those of the tourist activities that allow us to get to know the wonderful Asian country better (one hundred yuan or twelve euros per day and person).
Therefore, and as we have seen, The cost of traveling to China depends on many factors. that are left to the decision of each one. If we want to stay for two to three weeks, we can easily make a budget with one thousand five hundred or two thousand euros.