Question

hello anyone, please help to advice me, is USD35 budget perday enough for living cost in Shanghai,tht sum incl personal needs and 3x meals?

is it save to be solo traveller in shanghai? how if i use camera with tripod in public area, will someone stole it while i am in distance with my tripod? Thanks

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Municipality: Shanghai

Country: China

Answers

First, you can probably get by on $35 a day in Shanghai if you stay at a hostel. You can find good Shanghai hostels on . You can also eat cheaply by dining at local Chinese restaurants where a meal could cost as little as $2.

As far as your camera question. It is safe everywhere in Shanghai during the day and a bit riskier at night, as in any major city. I don't think there are tripod laws, I've seen people on the Bund with tripods at all hours of the day and night. If you walk too far away from your equipment you are presenting someone with the perfect opportunity to steal, thought theft isn't usually a problem. Stay close to your gear, and if you stay in a hostel rent a lock box for the day for your bag.
thanks Lauren..but my budget usd35/day is excl housing, it sb enough for transport, personal needs like laundry etc and telecommunication cost. will it covered? is that amount very tight? or maybe i can save some dollars?
I just visited shangHai. I have lived a kind small room hotel.Only 109 RMB/day. if you understand Chinese you can visit this website on the 1st floor there is a Chinese food restaurant just pay 10-20 RMB/meal. I am a beijing tour guide. just last week been there. if you still have some question about shangHai please feel free to ask for me!! !
thanks peter..but my budget usd35/day is excl housing, it sb enough for transport, personal needs like laundry etc and telecommunication cost. will it covered? is that amount very tight? or maybe i can save some dollars?

if i come to visit beijing, will you be my tour guide, if yes, how much you cost me :)
how can i get beijing from shanghai.do i need to prepare multiple entry visa? i can only do sat and sun..what time should i depart from shanghai to see you? friday night? is there any cheap filght under 100USD roundtrip? or any train is better?
Hi,

Yes, you can live on 35USD/day but you got to stay on a Chinese diet. Hostels are cheap, like Catena Hotel in Fuzhou Road, only 12USD/night. Not a 5 star establishment but if you are on a 35USD budget thats what you get.

Shanghai is safe for solo travelers and I would not worry about personal safety. If you have expensive camera gear and tend to leave it time after time it might be noticed and then there is an opportunity for a thief. I would not see a risk if you do it once or twice. I think you can find a friend here to help you out.

Have a good trip.
thanks anders..but my budget usd35/day is excl housing, it sb enough for transport, personal needs like laundry etc and telecommunication cost. will it covered? is that amount very tight? or maybe i can save some dollars?
Yes, USD35 is enough for per day in shanghai, the only problem is that what kind of place you choose, local food is cheap unless you choose some luxuary restaurants. It's safe in shanghai, anyway just keep an eye on your stuffs, then it will be alright.
thanks jocelin..but my budget usd35/day is excl housing, it sb enough for transport, personal needs like laundry etc and telecommunication cost. will it covered? is that amount very tight? or maybe i can save some dollars?

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