Shenzhen travel budget

Shenzhen: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Shenzhen

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Shenzhen for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 754* (4816 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1471* (9380 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2531* (16156 Ұ)

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


Cost of living in Shenzhen compared to China in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Shenzhen in 2021 is 25% 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 Shenzhen in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Shenzhen by expense type

Restaurant budget in Shenzhen

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Shenzhen is 46% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.7/person
($ 3.1 to $ 7.9)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 4.7 to $ 6.8)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3.9 to $ 5.5)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Shenzhen

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Shenzhen is 45% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 38 to $ 89)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 26 to $ 69)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 35 to $ 91)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 67 to $ 167)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 175/night
($ 118 to $ 251)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 44/month
($ 27 to $ 69)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 107/month
($ 55 to $ 176)

36% 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
$ 137/month
($ 82 to $ 210)

17% 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
$ 72/month
($ 36 to $ 124)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 236/month
($ 127 to $ 419)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Shenzhen

On average, the price of supermarket food in Shenzhen is 18% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

176% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 2.9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.8)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Shenzhen

On average, the price of transport in Shenzhen is 29% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

68% 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)
$ 1.6
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 76)

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

Leisure activity budget in Shenzhen

On average, budget for leisure activities in Shenzhen is 20% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.9/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 13)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 9.4 to $ 20)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Shenzhen

On average, shopping budget in Shenzhen is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.9/pack
($ 3.1 to $ 4.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 48 to $ 110)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 24 to $ 79)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Beijing
London → Beijing
London → Beijing
$ 964
(fair price: $ 656)
Los Angeles → Beijing
Los Angeles  → Beijing
Los Angeles  → Beijing
$ 955
(fair price: $ 618)
Sydney → Beijing
Sydney → Beijing
Sydney → Beijing
$ 823
(fair price: $ 634)
New York City → Beijing
New York City → Beijing
New York City → Beijing
$ 1119
(fair price: $ 805)
Manchester → Beijing
Manchester → Beijing
Manchester → Beijing
$ 867
(fair price: $ 611)
Dublin → Beijing
Dublin → Beijing
Dublin → Beijing
$ 803
(fair price: $ 543)


About this information on the cost of living in Shenzhen

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

The information about the cost of living in Shenzhen was updated on 23-07-2021.

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