Guangzhou (Canton) travel budget

Guangzhou (Canton): calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Guangzhou (Canton)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Guangzhou (Canton) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 30 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1085* (7154 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 46 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2465* (16240 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 59 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 4248* (27972 Ұ)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Guangzhou (Canton) compared to China in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Guangzhou (Canton) in 2020 is 6% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Guangzhou (Canton) in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Guangzhou (Canton) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Guangzhou (Canton) is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 14 to $ 28)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 17 to $ 34)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.9/person
($ 7.8 to $ 16)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 4.4)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 3.1 to $ 4.4)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 3.3 to $ 5.5)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Guangzhou (Canton) is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 27 to $ 42)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 26 to $ 64)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 32 to $ 75)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 57 to $ 168)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 188/night
($ 120 to $ 271)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 27 to $ 46)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 88/month
($ 41 to $ 158)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 139/month
($ 65 to $ 228)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 88/month
($ 69 to $ 108)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 211/month
($ 95 to $ 363)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Guangzhou (Canton) is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 4.9)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 14/kg
($ 7.3 to $ 15)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.2/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 12)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 9.8)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.8/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 4.9)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.7)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.2
($ 1.9 to $ 2.3)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.6/kg
($ 7.3 to $ 13)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, the price of transport in Guangzhou (Canton) is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 2.7)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 53/month
($ 51 to $ 67)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
( $ 1.7)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
( $ 2.7)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 18 to $ 177)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, the cost of housing in Guangzhou (Canton) is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 144/month
($ 112 to $ 278)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 72/month
($ 57 to $ 90)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 776/month
($ 610 to $ 997)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 700/month
($ 554 to $ 886)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1094/month
($ 941 to $ 1218)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1063/month
($ 886 to $ 2047)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 17 to $ 40)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1134/month
($ 831 to $ 1439)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 13327/yr
($ 5025 to $ 21611)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

Leisure activity budget in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Guangzhou (Canton) is 45% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 9.9 to $ 16)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 30/hr
($ 29 to $ 29)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Guangzhou (Canton)

On average, shopping budget in Guangzhou (Canton) is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 6.7 to $ 7.8)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 54
($ 46 to $ 67)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 23 to $ 57)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 73 to $ 101)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 106
($ 67 to $ 179)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Guangzhou (Canton)
London → Guangzhou (Canton)
London → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 942
(fair price: $ 635)
New York City → Guangzhou (Canton)
New York City → Guangzhou (Canton)
New York City → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 1114
(fair price: $ 839)
Los Angeles → Guangzhou (Canton)
Los Angeles  → Guangzhou (Canton)
Los Angeles  → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 1028
(fair price: $ 661)
Manchester → Guangzhou (Canton)
Manchester → Guangzhou (Canton)
Manchester → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 820
(fair price: $ 670)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guangzhou (Canton)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guangzhou (Canton)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 1108
(fair price: $ 864)
Auckland → Guangzhou (Canton)
Auckland → Guangzhou (Canton)
Auckland → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 1050
(fair price: $ 679)
Sydney → Guangzhou (Canton)
Sydney → Guangzhou (Canton)
Sydney → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 790
(fair price: $ 548)
Edinburgh → Guangzhou (Canton)
Edinburgh → Guangzhou (Canton)
Edinburgh → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 848
(fair price: $ 721)
Melbourne → Guangzhou (Canton)
Melbourne → Guangzhou (Canton)
Melbourne → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 746
(fair price: $ 569)
Perth → Guangzhou (Canton)
Perth → Guangzhou (Canton)
Perth → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 655
(fair price: $ 519)
Dublin → Guangzhou (Canton)
Dublin → Guangzhou (Canton)
Dublin → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 782
(fair price: $ 637)
Montreal → Guangzhou (Canton)
Montreal → Guangzhou (Canton)
Montreal → Guangzhou (Canton)
$ 1267
(fair price: $ 1059)

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About this information on the cost of living in Guangzhou (Canton)

The information about the cost of living in Guangzhou (Canton) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Guangzhou (Canton) was updated on 24-11-2020.

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