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* (4970 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 1471* (9688 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 2531* (16674 Ұ)

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


Cost of living in Shenzhen compared to China in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Shenzhen in 2020 is 27% 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 2020 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)

68% 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)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 4.7 to $ 6.8)

35% 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)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3.9 to $ 5.5)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

71% 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 46% 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)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
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 23% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

180% 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): $ 2.7
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): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 16)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
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
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
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)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
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
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 22)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Shenzhen

On average, the price of transport in Shenzhen is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 16 to $ 35)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
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): $ 1.7
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

Budget for living and housing in Shenzhen

On average, the cost of housing in Shenzhen is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 73/month
($ 60 to $ 118)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 21/month
($ 14 to $ 33)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 862/month
($ 581 to $ 1100)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 532/month
($ 315 to $ 786)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1743/month
($ 1256 to $ 2825)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1096/month
($ 786 to $ 1571)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 23 to $ 79)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 794/month
($ 471 to $ 1256)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 24562/yr
($ 15692 to $ 31382)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

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)

5% 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 11% 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)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 93
($ 64 to $ 127)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 112
($ 64 to $ 158)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Beijing
London → Beijing
London → Beijing
$ 812
(fair price: $ 605)
Sydney → Beijing
Sydney → Beijing
Sydney → Beijing
$ 800
(fair price: $ 635)
Los Angeles → Beijing
Los Angeles  → Beijing
Los Angeles  → Beijing
$ 830
(fair price: $ 576)
New York City → Beijing
New York City → Beijing
New York City → Beijing
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 772)
Manchester → Beijing
Manchester → Beijing
Manchester → Beijing
$ 839
(fair price: $ 603)
Dublin → Beijing
Dublin → Beijing
Dublin → Beijing
$ 775
(fair price: $ 538)
Auckland → Beijing
Auckland → Beijing
Auckland → Beijing
$ 872
(fair price: $ 617)
Toronto (Ontario) → Beijing
Toronto (Ontario) → Beijing
Toronto (Ontario) → Beijing
$ 1036
(fair price: $ 744)
Edinburgh → Beijing
Edinburgh → Beijing
Edinburgh → Beijing
$ 711
(fair price: $ 611)
Melbourne → Beijing
Melbourne → Beijing
Melbourne → Beijing
$ 680
(fair price: $ 574)
Montreal → Beijing
Montreal → Beijing
Montreal → Beijing
$ 984
(fair price: $ 768)
Perth → Beijing
Perth → Beijing
Perth → Beijing
$ 701
(fair price: $ 585)

Recommended for you:


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 24-11-2020.

Change currency