Cost of living in Birmingham, Alabama (United States) is 72% more expensive than in Zhengzhou (China)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 324 prices entered by 42 different people.
For example, you would need at least 元16,336 ($2,556) in Birmingham, Alabama to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 元9,500 in Zhengzhou.