A Travel Price Comparison for China Jinghong vs. Tianjin for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Jinghong or Tianjin?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Jinghong and Tianjin can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Jinghong or Tianjin?

Jinghong

Located in the southernmost part of the Yunnan Province, Jinghong is a city that attracts visitors each year with its rich culture and folklore, Buddhist temples, and tropical rainforest scenery of palms and mango trees amongst others. It is also an area popular with backpackers as well as a waypoint for travelers passing between China and Laos.

Tianjin

Tianjin is a large metropolis on the north east coast of China. This ancient city, which dates back to prehistoric times, is one of five National Central Cities of China and is rich in culture and history. Tianjin is most famous for its beautiful walking streets and history of European concession territories.

Tianjin experiences hot and humid summers, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cool and dry with temperatures around 15° (F). Spring and Autumn tend to be the best times to visit as weather is a little more mild, although Spring has a tendency to be a little rainy.

Which place is cheaper, Tianjin or Jinghong?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Jinghong is $63, while the average daily cost in Tianjin is $76. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Jinghong and Tianjin in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jinghong $20
    Tianjin $35
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jinghong $40
    Tianjin $70
Compare Hotels in Jinghong and Tianjin

Looking for a hotel in Jinghong or Tianjin? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Jinghong


Hotels in Tianjin


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jinghong $25
    Tianjin $37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tianjin

Also for Tianjin, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Beijing Airport Transfer from Tianjin International Cruise Port: $130
  • Beijing Daxing or Capital Int’l Airport Private Departure Transfer from Tianjin : $128
  • Beijing: Private Roundtrip Transfer to Great Wall of China: $68
  • Binhai Airport Private Transfer to Tianjin Cruise Port: $80
  • Cruise Transfer from Tianjin Port to Beijing Airport: $280
  • Cruise Transfer from Tianjin Port to Beijing Hotels : $225
  • Cruise Transfer:Tianjin International Home Port to Beijing PEK or Daxing Airport: $118
  • One Way Private Transfer from Tianjin Cruise Port To Beijing with Guide: $216
  • Port Arrival Transfer: Tianjin Cruise Home Port to Beijing Hotels: $100
  • Private 1-Way Transfer Between Tianjin Port to Beijing by English Speaking Driver: $138
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN) to Hotel: $39
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Tianjin Cruise Port to Train Stations (Tianjin/Tanggu): $75

Is it cheaper to fly into Jinghong or Tianjin?

Prices for flights to both Tianjin and Jinghong change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Jinghong $27
    Tianjin $20

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jinghong $9.23
    Tianjin $10

Tours and Activities in Tianjin

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Tianjin.

  • 4-Hour Tianjin Shore Excursion Private Shopping Tour: $120
  • Tianjin Private Walking Tour Guided by a Lady Worked in Europe: $151
  • Private Tianjin City Night Tour with Haihe River Cruise: $156
  • Tianjin Cruise Port To Beijing Hotel With the English Speaking Driver: $160
  • 4-Hour Private Tianjin Walking Tour with Dim Sum: $168
  • 5-Hour Private Tianjin Shopping Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port: $179
  • Tianjin Cruise Port To Beijing Capital Airport With the English Speaking Driver: $187
  • Private Tianjin City Highlight Day Tour: $188
  • Tianjin Port-up To Beijing City Self-Guide Tour and Drop-off at Beijing Hotel: $192
  • Tianjin Cruise Port To Beijing Daxing Airport With the English Speaking Driver: $203
  • 4-Hour Tianjin Shore Excursion to Shijia Mansion with Bullet Train Experience: $210
  • Private Tianjin Shopping Tour: $218

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jinghong $5.36
    Tianjin $11


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Jinghong and Tianjin, we can see that Tianjin is more expensive. And not only is Jinghong much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Jinghong would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Jinghong and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Tianjin would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tianjin than you might in Jinghong.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Jinghong Expensive? and Is Tianjin Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Jinghong or Tianjin?

Tianjin has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Jinghong. When comparing the sizes of Jinghong and Tianjin, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

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