Foreign travelers in China or having a upcoming to China would like to ask: how much does a meal cost in China, what is the average cost for a Chinese meal per person? Here we will answer this question for you.
Consumer price is different in difference places, and in China, consumer price in first tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai is higher than that in second tier cities and third tier cities. Needless to say, food price in villages would be cheaper than that in cities.
First tier cities in China(4): Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen
New first tier cities in China(15): Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, Suzhou, Kunming, etc.
Second tier cities in China(30): Dalian, Xiamen, Harbin, Haikou, Lanzhou, etc.
Third tier cities in China (30): Guilini, Yichang, Sanya, Luoyang, etc.
How much does a Chinese breakfast cost in China? 5 yuan to 20 yuan, of course the cost is up to your appetite.
For answering this question about price of Chinese food, we will tell from several aspects, like breakfast, main courses, snacks and street food. A Chinese breakfast usually costs only 5-20 yuan(1-3 USD）. For a traditional Chinese breakfast, Chinese people usually eat the following food: noodles, rice noodles, wonton, jian bing, Chinese hamburger, guan bing, bao zi, man tou, xiao long bao, you tiao, dou hua, egg, etc., and they would like to drink soybean milk, and milk.
For a bowl of noodles, the average price is 10 yuan. A bowl of Lanzhou beef noodles is about 10 yuan, and it could be only 7 yuan for in Lanzhou, and while 15 yuan in Beijing or other places. A bowl of Beijing Zhajiang Noodles is from 20 yuan to 30 yuan in Beijing.
For morning food like jian bing, guan bing and Chinese hamburger, the price is from 5 yuan to 10 yuan according to the stuffing you want.
For dim sum like bao zi, man tou, xiao long bao, sheng jian, the price is also cheap. The average cost for a bao zi is 1-2 yuan. A basket of xiao long bao has 6, 8 , 10 or 12 of xiao long baos, and a basket of xiao long bao cost at least 6 yuan.
Having a meal at a Chinese restaurant in China, the average cost per person is from 80 yuan to 150 yuan. The cost is affected by food you order, and restaurants you go to. If you order too much food or food with a high price, the cost will be higher than 150 yuan, because some dishes have a price of over 100 yuan.
What does Chinese people order in a restaurant? Chinese food is delicious and has a large variety of dishes. Unlike western food, Chinese food is made by cooking methods like frying, steaming. For meat dishes, Chinese people like to eat beef, mutton, pork, fish, chicken, duck, shrimp, etc.
For a simple dish, the price is from 20-40 yuan. Mapo Tofu, a national dish popular in China, usually costs 20 yuan, and Gong Bao Chicken 30 yuan.
For famous dishes like Peking duck, the price of a dish would over 100 yuan. A dish of Peking Duck in Quan Ju De, could cost 300 yuan. Quan Ju De is a famous restaurant to eat Peking Duck in Beijing.
If you have a meal in a decent restaurant, especially those time-honored restaurants, the cost will rocket up, because of great cuisine made by famous chiefs.
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