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Chapter: Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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APPENDIX L

Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993*

HOTEL RATES AND FOOD COSTS

Beijing

 

Landmark Hotel

US$40/night

21st Century Hotel

US$30/night

Changsha

 

Rong Yuan Hotel

US$35/night

Food

US$10/day

Hangzhou

 

Provincial hotels

US$40-50/night

Shanghai

 

Yangtze Hotel

single: Y100/night

 

double: Y150/night

DORMITORIES AND FOREIGN EXPERT BUILDINGS

Beijing

 

Beijing University, Shaoyuan Lou

 

(twin beds, TV, refrigerator, telephone, bathroom)

Y81 /night

*  

Prices are rising rapidly in China. Costs noted in this section are intended to provide a point of reference but are likely to have increased since publication.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Beijing University, Building #6

 

(single bedroom, shared living area, bathroom, carpet, TV, telephone)

Y1,025/month

People's University, Foreign Experts' Building

 

(single room with bathroom, refrigerator, desk, AC, telephone, TV)

Y100/night

Food

Y10-15/day

Western buffets (in hotels)

Y30-90

Changchun

 

Jilin University Guest House

 

(with bathroom and TV)

 

Foreign visiting scholars

US$16/night

Students

US$8/night

Fuzhou

 

Fuzhou Normal University,

 

Foreign Experts' Building

 

Single room, two beds

Y90/night

Guangxi

 

Guangxi Normal University

 

Foreign Students' Building

 

Double room

US$12/night

Hangzhou

 

Hangzhou University, Old Foreign Experts'

 

Building

 

Single room

Y45/night

Shanghai

 

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Guesthouse

 

Room with bathroom, TV, AC, refrigerator, phone, twin beds)

Y74/night

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

 

Single room with twin beds

Y53/night

Double room

Y28/night

Food

Y50/day

Shashi

 

Shashi Hospital Staff Housing

 

Shared 3-room apartment

Y2,000/month

Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Tianjin

 

Nankai University, Foreign Student Dormitory

 

Room with private bath, AC, maid service)

US$8/night

Food

Y3/meal

Xiamen

 

Xiamen University, Foreign Experts' Guesthouse Apartment

Y1,500 month

TRANSPORTATION COSTS

 

Airfares (one-way)

 

Beijing-Shanghai

Y590

Chengdu-HongKong

Y2,220

Hangzhou-Beijing

Y600

Shanghai-Guangzhou

Y620

Taxis

 

Calculated by distance and

 

quality of car Y1-Y2/km

Y10 (minimum)

Beijing:

 

People's University to airport

Y8

Shanghai:

 

City center to outlying factory area

Y50-Y70 (one way)

Buses

 

Y0.1-Y0.2/km

 

Qinghai-Gansu

Y300

Vans/Jeeps

 

Beijing

Y20-30/day

Chengdu

Y150-250/day

Bicycles

 

Beijing

Y180-200 used

 

Y340-800 new

SERVICES

 

Banking

 

Beijing: charge US$ on credit card (Visa) for 4% fee

 

Dental Care

 

Shanghai: US$15

 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Medical Care

 

Beijing: medical testing/blood drawing: Y17.50, plus Y20 processing fee

 

Shipping

 

Shanghai: Y15-30/kilo

 

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AVAILABLE

 

teflon frying pan

Y40

coffee maker

Y60

Sino-French wine

Y25

fountain pen

Y4

airmail envelopes

Y1 (10-pack)

3''x5" index cards

Y2.5 (100-pack)

notebooks

 

Chinese

Y0.8

Japanese

Y6.80

Paperclips

Y0.5 (100-pack)

9"x12" clipboard

Y10

desk lamp

Y17

correction fluid

Y8.2

post-it notes

Y8.5

voltage transformer/stabilizer

Y350

power strip

Y50

3.5" diskettes (1MB)

Y85/10

small crescent wrench

Y7.2

screwdriver

Y1

4'x6' straw mat

Y25

toilet paper

Y0.3-Y0.8

map of Beijing bus routes

Y1.2

500g oranges (1 jin)

Y1-2

International Herald Tribune

Y15

bath towel

Y10

rabbit fur-lined gloves

Y17

RESEARCH COSTS

 

Beijing

 

Peking University

 

Photocopying

Y0.2-Y0.8/page

Microfilm

Y1.4/page (11"x18")

Transcribing

Y8-Y12/hour

user fee

 

microfilms

Y2

rare books

Y1-Y3/box

Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Number One Historical Archive

 

microfilm

Y2.50-3.60/sheet

Chengdu

 

Chengdu University of Technology

 

photography

Y3-10

Sichuan Provincial Archives

 

Copying

Y0.5 (8.5"x11")

 

Y0.8 (11"x16")

microfilming

 

color

Y10/frame

black and white

Y2/frame

preservation

 

microfilm

Y5/reel/day

PRC founding documents

Y0.5/juan

Qing documents

Y2/juan

Republican documents

Y0.8/juan

Revolution documents

Y1/juan

storage

 

ordinary documents

Y2/juan

special documents

Y10/juan

Nanjing

 

Number Two Historical Archive

 

looking fee

 

pre-1937

Y3/juan

post-1937

Y1.5/juan

hand copying

Y0.3/page

xeroxing

 

(large)

Y1.5/page

(small)

Y1/page

**add Y0.3/page surcharge for "protection"**

 

Shanghai

 

Fudan University

 

copying

 

(small)

Y0.5/page

(large)

Y1/page

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

 

library card

Y40

copying

Y0.4/page

Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Shanghai Municipal Archives

 

ID card

Y4/month

Shanghai Municipal Library

 

photocopying

 

(8"x11")

Y0.3/page

(12"x16.5")

Y1.3/page

photographing

Y5/photo

Tianjin

 

Tianjin Municipal Archives

 

copy fees, foreign scholars

 

fuyin fee

Y0.5/page

baohu fee

Y1/file

liyong fee

Y20-30/file

Xiamen

 

Xiamen University

 

copying

Y0.2-0.3/page

Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix L: Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2111.
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