We traveled to Shanghai, China and visited People’s Square, ate delicious Chinese street food all day and booked a room in a hostel – all for less than 20 dollars (130 RMB)!
This is the FIRST EPISODE of the Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day series. We now have visited citied all over Asia – including Bangkok, Beijing, Taipei, Phnom Penh, Saigon, and so many more! Check out my channel to follow the adventure.
Cost to travel Shanghai for the day:
For breakfast, I bought two baozi buns for 3 RMB (1.5 RMB apiece). After that, I bought pineapple on a stick from a roadside vendor for 5 RMB.
For lunch, I ate at Yang’s Fried Dumplings, a famous chain that serves up amazing Sheng Jian Bao. That meal cost me 8 RMB.
For dinner, I ate YangZhou fried rice (18 RMB) and had a beer (12 RMB), which totaled out to 30 RMB.
As far as transportation goes, the underground public transit system (the Metro) is connected to virtually every part of the city and you can travel from one end of the city to another for less than a dollar. Throughout the day, I only spent 6 RMB ($1) on transportation!
A standard dorm room bed at the Shanghai City Central Youth Hostel cost me 70 RMB.
Total cost today:
123 RMB ($19)
My name is Kevin Cook. I’m originally from Dallas, TX, but I’ve been living and traveling in Asia since 2013.
After graduating from university in 2011 and working a few unfulfilling jobs, I saved enough money to move to Asia and work as a teacher for a few years. That opportunity allowed me to travel around and experience new foods and cultures, and ignited a passion for blogging and making videos.
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