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

Should you visit Tianjin or Nanchang?

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

Should I visit Tianjin or Nanchang? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Tianjin or Nanchang?

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.

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Nanchang or Tianjin?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tianjin is $75, 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 Tianjin and Nanchang in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tianjin $34
    Nanchang $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tianjin $68
    Nanchang $40
Compare Hotels in Tianjin and Nanchang

Looking for a hotel in Tianjin 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 Tianjin


Hotels in Nanchang


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tianjin $36
    Nanchang $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tianjin

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

  • Cruise Transfer from Tianjin Port to Beijing Airport: $280
  • Cruise Transfer from Tianjin Port to Beijing Hotels : $225
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer: Tianjin Hotels to Mutianyu Great Wall: $212
  • Private Transfer from Tianjin International Airport to Beijing Downtown: $208
  • Tianjin Private Transfer to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall: $196
  • Tianjin Port Private Round Trip Transfer to Huangyaguan Great Wall: $192
  • Private Transfer to Huangyaguan Great Wall from Tianjin City: $178
  • Private Tianjin Port Transfer to Huangyaguan Great Wall: $178
  • Private Transfer: Tianjin Cruise Port to Great Wall of China with Beijing Drop-Off: $168
  • Tianjin Port Pick-up and Beijing Hotel Drip-off Transfer with Private Driver : $155
  • Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall from Tianjin City: $148
  • Private 1-Way Transfer Between Tianjin Port to Beijing: $138

Is it cheaper to fly into Tianjin or Nanchang?

Prices for flights to both Nanchang and Tianjin 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
    Tianjin $20
    Nanchang $32

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tianjin $10
    Nanchang $4.56

Tours and Activities in Tianjin

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

  • 1 Day Tianjin City Essence Tour from Tianjin Port: $235
  • 4-Hour Private Tianjin Walking Tour with Dim Sum: $168
  • 4-Hour Shore Excursion: Tianjin City Highlights and Binhai Bullet Train Experience: $259
  • 4-Hour Tianjin Shore Excursion Highlight Tour with Peking Duck Experience: $240
  • 4-Hour Tianjin Shore Excursion Private Shopping Tour: $120
  • 4-Hour Tianjin Shore Excursion to Porcelain House with Bullet Train Experience: $240
  • 5-Hour Private Tianjin Shopping Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port: $179
  • All-inclusive Day Tour: China House, Five Avenues, Ancient Street & Tianjin Eye: $224
  • Bullet Train Private Tour: Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Great Wall: $239
  • Bullet Train Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven: $219
  • Huangyaguan Great Wall Layover Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port: $265
  • One Day Huangyaguan Great Wall And Qing Tomb Tour Of Beijing: $260

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tianjin $11
    Nanchang $6.31


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tianjin and Nanchang, we can see that Tianjin 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 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 Nanchang.

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


Which is Bigger, Tianjin or Nanchang?

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

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 Tianjin or Nanchang in the Summer?

Both Nanchang and Tianjin are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Tianjin is cooler than Nanchang. Typically, the summer temperatures in Tianjin in July average around 27°C (80°F), and Nanchang averages at about 30°C (86°F).

It's quite sunny in Nanchang. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tianjin. Tianjin usually receives less sunshine than Nanchang during summer. Tianjin gets 224 hours of sunny skies, while Nanchang receives 262 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Nanchang. It's quite rainy in Tianjin. In July, Tianjin usually receives more rain than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 185 mm (7.3 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 121 mm (4.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tianjin 27°C (80°F) 
    Nanchang 30°C (86°F)

Should I visit Tianjin or Nanchang in the Autumn?

Both Nanchang and Tianjin during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Tianjin is generally cooler than Nanchang. Daily temperatures in Tianjin average around 15°C (58°F), and Nanchang fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

It's quite sunny in Tianjin. In the autumn, Tianjin often gets more sunshine than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nanchang receives 161 hours of full sun.

Tianjin usually gets less rain in October than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 21 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tianjin 15°C (58°F) 
    Nanchang 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Tianjin or Nanchang in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Tianjin and Nanchang.

Tianjin can get quite cold in the winter. Tianjin is much colder than Nanchang in the winter. The daily temperature in Tianjin averages around -3°C (27°F) in January, and Nanchang fluctuates around 6°C (43°F).

In Tianjin, it's very sunny this time of the year. Tianjin usually receives more sunshine than Nanchang during winter. Tianjin gets 201 hours of sunny skies, while Nanchang receives 103 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Tianjin usually receives less rain than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tianjin -3°C (27°F) 
    Nanchang 6°C (43°F)

Should I visit Tianjin or Nanchang in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Tianjin as well as Nanchang.

In the spring, Tianjin is cooler than Nanchang. Typically, the spring temperatures in Tianjin in April average around 14°C (58°F), and Nanchang averages at about 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tianjin this time of the year. In the spring, Tianjin often gets more sunshine than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 247 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nanchang receives 116 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Nanchang. Tianjin usually gets less rain in April than Nanchang. Tianjin gets 25 mm (1 in) of rain, while Nanchang receives 229 mm (9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tianjin 14°C (58°F) 
    Nanchang 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Nanchang and Tianjin

Tianjin Nanchang
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -3°C (27°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 6°C (43°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Feb -1°C (31°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 7°C (45°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 158 mm (6.2 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 25 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 229 mm (9 in)
May 21°C (69°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 266 mm (10.5 in)
Jul 27°C (80°F) 185 mm (7.3 in) 30°C (86°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 155 mm (6.1 in) 30°C (86°F) 98 mm (3.9 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 26°C (78°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 15°C (58°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Dec -1°C (31°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 8°C (47°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)