Ningbo

City:Ningbo
Location: > > Zhejiang
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Top Descriptions

Ningbo might not be particularly well known amongst tourists, but if you’re an expatriate looking to settle then this city has almost everything you might need. The streets are fairly orderly, green, clean and spacious (especially in southern Yinzhou), and many have decent e-bike and bicycle lanes making short hops quick and easy. You’ll have no difficulty finding shiny new malls at most major junctions, or international cuisine done mostly right – and the nightlife in areas such as isn’t half bad too. Indeed, the quality in Ningbo is clearly higher than in many other cities in , and the prices in bars and some restaurants do well to reflect this. Ningbo is a business city first after all, but while at times districts such as the can feel a little soulless, unusually quiet or overpriced, for the most part these are pleasant areas for exploration. But it’s not all business. Even a casual tourist should enjoy a visit to the , or , and there’s always the scenic and accessible only 10km out of town.
 
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Top Tips

The bike lanes make for an excellent way around the city, and there are many app-based city bicycles that take advantage of them. Link your phone to your bank account, set up Alipay, and then enjoy one of the many bike apps such as MoBike.
If you’re looking to buy foreign goods in Ningbo (especially food or alcohol), your best bet would be either at or at downtown .
Taxis can be a little few-and-far-between (and beaten up) in Ningbo, especially around the Yinzhou area. Download an app called Didi and you’ll find the next taxi in no time. Just expect to have to tell the driver a little about where you are in Mandarin, although “I am a foreigner” usually suffices.
Keep an eye out for the new metro line that’s due to open in 2018. Unlike line 1, this line will run south to north, connecting the with downtown and Ningbo’s international airport. This should cut the 40-minute taxi journey into town from the southern outskirts significantly.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:宁波市
Also known as:Ningpo
 
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Environment type:field, hill, mountain, river, stream
Location type:city, rural, town, urban
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
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When should we go there, and for how long?

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High season:September, October
Low season:November, December

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Yongjiang River,

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:5 to 10
Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
Travel time to next location:2 hours, 15 minutes
 
Altitude:6m
Population:7639000
Size:9,816km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kgCNY6
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottleCNY25
Condoms1 packCNY8.20
Deodorant1 canCNY22
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottleCNY8.80
Laundry soap1 bar
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Razors1 packCNY24
Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
Shampoo1 bottleCNY21
Soap1 barCNY3.60
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitCNY2.10
Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
Washing powder1 boxCNY8.50
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antiseptic cream1 tubeCNY13
Bandages1 packCNY6.50
Chapstick1 unitCNY8
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packCNY2.50
Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
Mosquito repellent1 bottleCNY14
Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packCNY4.80
Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
Coriander100gCNY23
Cumin100gCNY21
Fuel1 litre
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Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitCNY1
Matches1 packCNY0.50
Paprika100gCNY21
Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gCNY24
Stock1 packCNY5.50

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Baked potato (meat)CNY20
Baked potato (vegetarian)CNY10
BhajiCNY22
Biryani (meat)CNY45
Biryani (vegetarian)CNY40
BologneseCNY68
BruschettaCNY27
BurgerCNY33
Burger (cheese)CNY30
Cake (slice)CNY24
Calzone (large)CNY72
Calzone (small)CNY55
CarbonaraCNY50
CerealCNY25
CheesecakeCNY32
Chicken wingsCNY26
Chow mein (meat)CNY22
Chow mein (vegetable)CNY19
CrabCNY158
CrispsCNY10
Curry (generic – meat)CNY26
Curry (generic – vegetable)CNY22
Curry (South Asia – meat)CNY39
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)CNY34
Cutlet (beef/chicken)CNY32
DalCNY34
Dumplings (Asian – meat)CNY16
Dumplings (Asian – vegetable)CNY14
Fish and chipsCNY45
FishcakesCNY28
French friesCNY17
Fried (chicken)CNY57
Fried rice (meat)CNY22
Fried rice (vegetable)CNY19
Garlic breadCNY10
GnocchiCNY65
Hot dogCNY30
Hot pot (meat)CNY68
Hot pot (vegetarian)CNY15
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)CNY25
KebabCNY42
Kung Pao chickenCNY25
LaksaCNY38
Lamb chopsCNY158
LasagnaCNY55
Maki rollCNY18
Mashed potatoesCNY10
Mixed grillCNY48
NaanCNY10
Nasi gorengCNY38
Noodle soup (meat)CNY20
Noodle soup (vegetable)CNY16
Noodles (meat)CNY21
Noodles (vegetable)CNY17
Onion ringsCNY20
PaniniCNY48
Pasta (meat)CNY41
Pasta (vegetable)CNY38
Peking duckCNY42
Pie (meat)CNY25
Pie (sweet)CNY23
Pizza (loaded)CNY62
Pizza (simple)CNY44
PopcornCNY18
PrawnsCNY70
QuicheCNY22
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
RaitaCNY15
RamenCNY19
Ravioli (vegetable)CNY108
RendangCNY68
RibsCNY65
Rice (steamed)CNY8
Rice (sticky)CNY10
RisottoCNY58
SaladCNY28
Salad (meat)CNY35
Samosas (meat)CNY22
Samosas (vegetable)CNY20
SausageCNY15
Sausage rollCNY20
ScallopsCNY65
ShrimpCNY53
Skewers (meat)CNY38
Soup (meat)CNY26
Soup (vegetarian)CNY18
Spring rollsCNY22
SteakCNY112
Stew (meat)CNY108
Stir fry (meat)CNY22
Stir fry (vegetable)CNY19
Sweet and sour (meat)CNY28
Sweet and sour (vegetarian)CNY26
TiramisuCNY28
Tomato SoupCNY12
Whole (chicken)CNY60
Whole (fish)CNY158
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Alcoholic mixed drinkCNY33
Bailey’s (shot)CNY40
Beer (multinational)CNY23
Beer (national)CNY17
ChaiCNY18
CocktailCNY33
CoffeeCNY20
Cointreau (bottle)CNY350
Cointreau (shot)CNY30
EspressoCNY18
Fruit juice (concentrated)CNY15
Fruit juice (fresh)CNY23
Gin (bottle)CNY300
Gin (shot)CNY20
Hot chocolateCNY25
Kahlua (bottle)CNY350
Kahlua (shot)CNY30
LassiCNY25
Malibu (bottle)CNY350
Malibu (shot)CNY20
MartiniCNY15
Rum (bottle)CNY280
Rum (shot)CNY40
SmoothieCNY22
Soft drinkCNY6
Sparkling waterCNY24
TeaCNY15
Tea (herbal)CNY19
Tequila (shot)CNY25
Tonic waterCNY15
Vodka (bottle)CNY275
Vodka (shot)CNY27
Whisky (bottle)CNY318
Whisky (shot)CNY29
Wine (bottle)CNY162
Wine (glass)CNY36

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