We are already thinking about the next trip to China, but the course currency is not happy. When we returned at the end of the spring, the rate declined, and now growing again. Thus, food in China (and not only it) it becomes cheaper for us, it becomes more expensive And how to calculate the budget trips in such an unstable time? Moreover, recently there was a fall on the Chinese exchange, but on the currency rate it has not yet displayed.
Okay, if someone gathers in China for Hainan, then here are the prices for you RMB for reference. Currently, 1 yuan = 9.5 rubles, that is everything can be multiplied quietly by 10. Not so long ago multiplied by 5-6. And the dollar exchange rate does not change – 6.2 yuan for 1 dollar.
Food Prices in China on Hainan Island
For the whole of China, I can’t say anything, since we were only on Hainan Island, and not in the popular resort of Sanya, but in a small Lingshue town 80 km from the resort. We found there 3 supermarkets, their prices were not very different, something was cheaper, something was more expensive, but in Overall purchase check was no different. These supermarkets had Some common features include:
- Lack of European food: no bread normal, cheese only processed milk, long-lasting milk only, chocolate only snickers and Dove, butter appeared once a month, no familiar canned / buckwheat / cocoa / sour cream / cottage cheese, tasteless pastries and sweets. The list is incomplete, this is what I immediately remembered.
- In the evening you can not buy fish / meat and some vegetables / fruit, all understands the day.
- Prices, as in the market, so the market does not make much sense walk
- The price for weight products is indicated for 0.5 kg, and not for 1 kg! Very unusual at first.
- Names and especially the composition on the packaging almost never not duplicated in English. Have to guess or learn in advance what is what.
Surely, in Sanya, the range will be wider, but the prices, I think, the same. Most of all I liked cherry tomatoes, such I’ve never eaten delicious ones in my life, and most importantly, cheap ones. They I now dream at night. But along the way the product is seasonal, they not long been available. I keep silent about mango, it is delicious everywhere Thai yellow is not met, but there were other equally tasty varieties.
Pear shaped under the Buddha
Durians are very expensive
Left bananas, right mango
From left to right – melons, papayas, watermelons
Apples are depending on the size, large already 7-10 yuan
Super Cherry Tomatoes
Onions and yams
I do not know the price of cookies, but the taste is so-so
Bread by weight, for a whole loaf of 14.4 yuan
The price of various types of sugar
Long storage milk only
Yogurt 450 grams (top shelf)
Melted cheese (140gr) and butter
Juice is only one option
Vinegar in packs, can not guess
1 kg of oatmeal flakes
Packs of 5 kg of rice
Wheat flour, 1 kg
Strange canned food
Sweets – some kind of chemical stuff
Chocolate Cnikers and Dove
Water 4.5 liters worth as much as a few 1.5
We took 1.5 liters, as the five-liter almost expensive
Beer with a familiar name, if I’m not mistaken for 20 yuan. Ordinary 5-10 yuan.
Puzzle mats are very inexpensive
Prices in the cafe
We ate in cafes not often, because right next to us they are not It was. Cafes, as elsewhere, can be divided into cheaper and more expensive. Those that are cheaper, with a simple interior and quite small. They are often kept by Muslims (or are we stumbling?), and all presented dishes are quite edible (and even tasty). To me Loved the half-fried fried potatoes, especially she went well with rice. I would never have thought of such a thing. combination. Mostly we ate something like noodles with vegetables, rice with vegetables, potatoes, and combinations thereof. Somewhere they took dumplings, for some reason they are not so often met. As I understand it from the words translators, we ate mostly northern food.
Prices for simple dishes in the region of 15-30 yuan. A shrimp roasted in a street cafe cost 25-30 yuan. Difficult dishes, dishes in civilian cafes, as well as European food cost more. For example, small pizza 50 yuan.
Prices in China in a cafe
In the lower right corner are very tasty cakes, such as pasties
Cafe type pizzerias and pizza for 50 yuan
P.S. Connoisseurs of China, as in the rest of the country with assortment? Is there food we are used to in supermarkets?
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