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

Should you visit Shijiazhuang or Nanchang?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Shijiazhuang and Nanchang 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: Shijiazhuang or Nanchang?


Shijiazhuang is the capital city of Hebei Province in China. It is a fairly young city, acting as the regional transport hub and economic center, though there are a few sights worth seeing. The city is also the largest pharmaceutical hub in China, as well as an important center for textile, IT, manufacturing, and chemical industries.


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.

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

Which place is cheaper, Nanchang or Shijiazhuang?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Shijiazhuang is $77, while the average daily cost in Nanchang is $58. 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 Shijiazhuang and Nanchang in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Shijiazhuang $44
    Nanchang $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Shijiazhuang $88
    Nanchang $40
Compare Hotels in Shijiazhuang and Nanchang

Looking for a hotel in Shijiazhuang or Nanchang? 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 Shijiazhuang

Hotels in Nanchang

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Shijiazhuang $27
    Nanchang $11

Is it cheaper to fly into Shijiazhuang or Nanchang?

Prices for flights to both Nanchang and Shijiazhuang 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
    Shijiazhuang $18
    Nanchang $32

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Shijiazhuang $4.35
    Nanchang $4.57

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Shijiazhuang $5.14
    Nanchang $6.32

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Shijiazhuang and Nanchang, we can see that Shijiazhuang 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 Shijiazhuang would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Shijiazhuang 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 Shijiazhuang Expensive? and Is Nanchang Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Shijiazhuang or Nanchang?

Shijiazhuang has a larger population, and is about 6% larger than the population of Nanchang. When comparing the sizes of Shijiazhuang and Nanchang, 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 Shijiazhuang or Nanchang?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Nanchang in the Summer?

Both Nanchang and Shijiazhuang during the summer are popular places to visit.

Shijiazhuang is around the same temperature as Nanchang in the summer. The daily temperature in Shijiazhuang averages around 27°C (81°F) in July, and Nanchang fluctuates around 30°C (86°F).

Nanchang gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Shijiazhuang. Shijiazhuang usually gets more rain in July than Nanchang. Shijiazhuang gets 137 mm (5.4 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 121 mm (4.8 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Shijiazhuang 27°C (81°F) 
    Nanchang 30°C (86°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Nanchang in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Shijiazhuang and Nanchang.

In the autumn, Shijiazhuang is cooler than Nanchang. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Shijiazhuang in October average around 15°C (59°F), and Nanchang averages at about 20°C (68°F).

In October, Shijiazhuang usually receives less rain than Nanchang. Shijiazhuang gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Shijiazhuang 15°C (59°F) 
    Nanchang 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Nanchang in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Shijiazhuang as well as Nanchang.

The weather in Shijiazhuang can be very cold. In January, Shijiazhuang is generally much colder than Nanchang. Daily temperatures in Shijiazhuang average around -2°C (29°F), and Nanchang fluctuates around 6°C (43°F).

Shijiazhuang usually gets less rain in January than Nanchang. Shijiazhuang gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Shijiazhuang -2°C (29°F) 
    Nanchang 6°C (43°F)

Should I visit Shijiazhuang or Nanchang in the Spring?

Both Nanchang and Shijiazhuang are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

Shijiazhuang is cooler than Nanchang in the spring. The daily temperature in Shijiazhuang averages around 15°C (60°F) in April, and Nanchang fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Nanchang. In April, Shijiazhuang usually receives less rain than Nanchang. Shijiazhuang gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 229 mm (9 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Shijiazhuang 15°C (60°F) 
    Nanchang 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Nanchang and Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang Nanchang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (29°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 6°C (43°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Feb 1°C (33°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 12°C (53°F) 158 mm (6.2 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 229 mm (9 in)
May 21°C (71°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 26°C (79°F) 266 mm (10.5 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 30°C (86°F) 98 mm (3.9 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 26°C (78°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 15°C (59°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 1°C (33°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 8°C (47°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)