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

Should you visit Nanchang or Shenyang?

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 Shenyang can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Nanchang or Shenyang?

Nanchang

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.

Shenyang

Shenyang, China is the capital, and largest, city in the Liaoning Province in northwest China which borders North Korea. Shenyang has a long, imperial, history and is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty. The city has a blend of beautifully preserved architecture and modern buildings, creating a pleasant atmosphere for exploring!

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in China, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in China, The Best 2-Week Tours in China, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in China.


Which place is cheaper, Shenyang 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 Shenyang is $70. 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 Shenyang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nanchang $19
    Shenyang $40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nanchang $38
    Shenyang $80
Compare Hotels in Nanchang and Shenyang

Looking for a hotel in Nanchang or Shenyang? 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 Shenyang


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nanchang $11
    Shenyang $19

Is it cheaper to fly into Nanchang or Shenyang?

Prices for flights to both Shenyang 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Nanchang $32
    Shenyang $18

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nanchang $4.54
    Shenyang $7.66

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nanchang $6.29
    Shenyang $5.79


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nanchang and Shenyang, we can see that Shenyang is more expensive. And not only is Nanchang much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nanchang would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nanchang 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 Shenyang would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Shenyang than you might in Nanchang.

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


Which is Bigger, Nanchang or Shenyang?

Shenyang has a larger population, and is about 88% larger than the population of Nanchang. When comparing the sizes of Nanchang and Shenyang, 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.


When is the best time to visit Nanchang or Shenyang?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Nanchang or Shenyang in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Nanchang and Shenyang.

Nanchang is a little warmer than Shenyang in the summer. The daily temperature in Nanchang averages around 30°C (86°F) in July, and Shenyang fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Shenyang this time of the year. In Nanchang, it's very sunny this time of the year. Nanchang usually receives more sunshine than Shenyang during summer. Nanchang gets 262 hours of sunny skies, while Shenyang receives 214 hours of full sun in the summer.

Shenyang receives a lot of rain in the summer. Nanchang gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In July, Nanchang usually receives less rain than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 121 mm (4.8 in) of rain, while Shenyang receives 174 mm (6.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Nanchang 30°C (86°F) 
    Shenyang 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Shenyang in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Nanchang as well as Shenyang.

In the autumn, Nanchang is much warmer than Shenyang. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Nanchang in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Shenyang averages at about 10°C (51°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Shenyang. In the autumn, Nanchang often gets less sunshine than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 161 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Shenyang receives 216 hours of full sun.

Nanchang usually gets more rain in October than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Shenyang receives 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Nanchang 20°C (68°F) 
    Shenyang 10°C (51°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Shenyang in the Winter?

Both Shenyang and Nanchang are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Shenyang. In January, Nanchang is generally much warmer than Shenyang. Daily temperatures in Nanchang average around 6°C (43°F), and Shenyang fluctuates around -11°C (13°F).

Nanchang usually receives less sunshine than Shenyang during winter. Nanchang gets 103 hours of sunny skies, while Shenyang receives 167 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Nanchang usually receives more rain than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Shenyang receives 8 mm (0.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Nanchang 6°C (43°F) 
    Shenyang -11°C (13°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Shenyang in the Spring?

Both Shenyang and Nanchang during the spring are popular places to visit.

Nanchang is much warmer than Shenyang in the spring. The daily temperature in Nanchang averages around 18°C (64°F) in April, and Shenyang fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

In Shenyang, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the spring, Nanchang often gets less sunshine than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 116 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Shenyang receives 241 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Nanchang. Nanchang usually gets more rain in April than Shenyang. Nanchang gets 229 mm (9 in) of rain, while Shenyang receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Nanchang 18°C (64°F) 
    Shenyang 10°C (50°F)

Typical Weather for Shenyang and Nanchang

Nanchang Shenyang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) -11°C (13°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) -7°C (19°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 158 mm (6.2 in) 1°C (34°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 229 mm (9 in) 10°C (50°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 232 mm (9.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 266 mm (10.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Jul 30°C (86°F) 121 mm (4.8 in) 25°C (77°F) 174 mm (6.9 in)
Aug 30°C (86°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 10°C (51°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 1°C (34°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) -7°C (19°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)