Shanghai

Shanghai, China
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Planning a trip to Shanghai?

Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Shanghai

Climate in Shanghai:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
11
10
13
11
11
14
12
12
10
7
9
8

Best time to visit Shanghai:

Spring (March to May): Spring in Shanghai is mild and comfortable. Temperatures gradually rise, ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). It's a season of blooming flowers and budding trees.

Summer (June to August): Summers are hot, humid, and rainy in Shanghai. Daytime temperatures often range between 25-35°C (77-95°F) and can occasionally exceed 35°C (95°F). It's the rainiest season, experiencing frequent showers and occasional thunderstorms.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is pleasant, with mild temperatures ranging from 15-25°C (59-77°F). It's a comfortable season with clear skies and cooler evenings.

Winter (December to February): Winters are cool and damp in Shanghai. Daytime temperatures average around 5-10°C (41-50°F), and nights can be colder, occasionally dropping below freezing. Snowfall is rare.

Money & Prices

Currency in China:

Chinese yuan (CNY)

How expensive is a trip to Shanghai?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.05 USD
Fast food meal:
5.86 USD
Mid-range meal:
20.96 USD
Bottle of water:
0.40 USD
Soft drink:
0.57 USD
Cappuccino:
3.94 USD
Local Beer:
1.75 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.58 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.69 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Shanghai:

General information

China general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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