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 330 prices entered by 41 different people.
For example, you would need at least 元21,794 ($3,166) in Birmingham, Alabama to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 元12,000 in Zhengzhou.