In recent years new ATMs appear in the streets of Chinese cities. With these machines you can withdraw money with your regular bank or ATM with Maestro or
In China (including Tibet), the local currency, yuan (kuai), divided into 10
jiao (MAO). One yuan is about € 0.12. In Hong Kong, the local currency is Hong Kong dollar. One HK $ is approximately € 0.09.
Look for the latest exchange rate on www.oanda.com.
Well check with your bank
or you can pin with your debit card abroad.
We recommend you to bring some pocket money in cash
euros in addition to using the ATM in case an ATM has failed. In China, the use of credit restricted. In the
big cities, you can withdraw money.
We recommend that you bring a credit card for emergencies. Remember, if you are in an accident, cost yourself first and pay back can only recover the
money from your insurance company..
Gratuities and commissions
Tipping in China is becoming increasingly common.
Taxi drivers and operators in restaurants do not need gratuities. In the case of local guides and drivers from local agents as well as the 'bell boys' in the hotels gratuities
are appreciated. In addition, the pocketing commissions in shops and
restaurants are now customary in
China. Giving a tip at the end of a tour or (multi-day) package is certainly
appreciated by your guide and / or driver. As a non-binding guideline, you can
keep: in big cities RMB 100 per day to guide and RMB 80 per day driver in
smaller towns RMB 75 per day to guide and driver to RMB 50. These amounts
appear in ratio relatively high, but they are as a guideline common in the
tourist industry in China.
In stores usually can not be bargained. On the streets you can still haggle, as with vendors offering their wares at popular
attractions. How much to haggle is difficult to say. Many Chinese believe that
Westerners without exception are rich and start with a ridiculous asking price,
which however rapidly can go down.