A Travel Price Comparison for China Nanchang vs. Hengyang for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nanchang or Hengyang?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Nanchang and Hengyang can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Nanchang or Hengyang?


Capital of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang is a city of southern China with a significant history. Landmarks like the Tengwang Pavilion represent the city's distant past, while its nickname - "the city of Heroes" - comes from the 1927 Nanchang Uprising when the Communist Party began. Today the city serves as a center for politics, economy, culture, science, education, commerce, and transportation.


Hengyang, China is a stunning, historically significant, city in southern China. With an almost six-thousand-year old history, Hengyang is the second largest city in the Hunan Province and is known for its agricultural, fishing, and rice. Near Hengyang is Mount Heng, a mountain famous in Chinese history and religion; it has 72 peaks and dozens of temples in the town below it.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China, and The Best Historical Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Hengyang or Nanchang?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Nanchang is $58, while the average daily cost in Hengyang is $59. 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 Nanchang and Hengyang in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nanchang $19
    Hengyang $26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nanchang $38
    Hengyang $52
Compare Hotels in Nanchang and Hengyang

Looking for a hotel in Nanchang or Hengyang? 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 Nanchang

Hotels in Hengyang

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nanchang $11
    Hengyang $14

Is it cheaper to fly into Nanchang or Hengyang?

Prices for flights to both Hengyang and Nanchang 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 Meals for one day
    Nanchang $32
    Hengyang $21

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nanchang $4.55
    Hengyang $19

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nanchang $6.29
    Hengyang $13

When comparing the travel costs between Nanchang and Hengyang, we can see that Hengyang is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Nanchang or Hengyang?

Nanchang has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Hengyang. When comparing the sizes of Nanchang and Hengyang, 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.