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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
¥200
  • Dorm bed: ¥40–60
  • Noodles or basic rice dish: ¥10–20
  • A handful of metro/bus trips: ¥10
  • Free temples
Midrange
¥500–800
  • Room in a stylish hostel or midrange hotel: ¥300-400
  • Dim sum meal: ¥60-100
  • Taxis between sightseeing stops: ¥30–50 per trip
  • Sights admission: ¥60–80
  • Two drinks at an upscale bar: ¥60
Top end (more than)
¥800
  • Sleeping in an upmarket hotel: ¥400-900
  • Sleek seafood dinner: ¥300-400
  • Trip up the Canton Tower: ¥398
  • Evening cruise on the Pearl River: ¥88

ATMs are available – most 24 hours – throughout Guǎngzhōu.

American Express Guǎngzhōu Cashes and sells Amex travellers cheques.

Bank of China Most branches change travellers cheques.