So far, I’ve shown you how inexpensive Shanghai is to shop and eat. Now it’s time to show you the “To Get Rich Is Glorious” side. Nothing shows the rise of China more than the Pudong side of Shanghai. A little more than a decade ago, Pudong was nothing but rice padi fields. Today, it’s the heart of the financial district and the most expensive piece of real estate in all of China.
Pudong is home to the world’s tallest hotel. The Grand Hyatt Shanghai starts on the 54th floor of the Jim Mao Tower and goes all the way up to the Cloud 9 bar on floor 87 (world’s tallest bar). It’s one of the best hotels in the world. However, the best does not come cheap.