Cost of living in Birmingham, Alabama (United States) is 82% 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 250 prices entered by 39 different people.
For example, you would need at least 21,879元 ($3,154) in Birmingham, Alabama to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 12,000元 in Zhengzhou.