In the China Trip Planner, every time you take a taxi, bus, buy any tickets or whatever expenditure you may have, we tell you the right price, so that no one will cheat you.
ATTENTION: the budget we estimate is including all possible costs such as hotels, all means of transport (taxi, bus, trains...), meals, activities and so on. Don't compare it with a travel package or tour as they don't include most of these costs!
Cost of travel in China (orientative budget):
The total cost will be approximately:
Currency in China (money): Yuan, also called Renmimbi (CNY or Y).
Not many places accept credit cards (only medium-high level hotels and restaurants) and bank machines are few and far between. You should therefore make sure that you always have enough local currency with you. Calculate about 450CNY a day per person (approx. €50 - £40).
You won't be able to buy yuans in your country of origin (it's a China thing), so you'll need to exchange local currency right when you get to the airport. Your options are:
We recommend bringing half the money you'll need in dollars or euros and exchanging it at the airport bank (not all of it; put some aside just in case). You can get the rest from automatic tellers periodically over the course of your trip (no problem in big cities like Shanghai, Peking, Xian and Chengdu, but more complicated everywhere else).
And if you are not satisfied, we give you your money back. That easy!