A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Addis Ababa vs. Adelaide for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Adelaide?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Adelaide, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Addis Ababa or Adelaide?

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.

Adelaide

Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Australia, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Australia.


Which place is cheaper, Adelaide or Addis Ababa?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Addis Ababa is $67, while the average daily cost in Adelaide is $111. 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 Addis Ababa and Adelaide in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Adelaide $66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Adelaide $132
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Adelaide

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Adelaide? 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 Addis Ababa


Hotels in Adelaide


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Addis Ababa Hotel Prices and Adelaide Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.81
    Adelaide $19
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

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

  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $21
  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $19
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Adelaide

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Adelaide are as follows:


  • Shuttle from the Train Station
    $3.63

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adelaide

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

  • Full-Day Private City Tour with Hotel Transfers: $496
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide Port: $253
  • Adelaide Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Adelaide city: $253
  • One Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See tour with return ferry transfers from Adelaide: $252
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide hotels: $218
  • ADL Airport Private Transfer to Downtown: $119
  • Adelaide Private Airport and City Transfer: $110
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Car: $107
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Luxury Van: $93
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Adelaide - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $77
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Adelaide Airport to Hotel: $68
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Business Car: $63

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Adelaide?

Prices for flights to both Adelaide and Addis Ababa 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
    Addis Ababa $17
    Adelaide $31
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:


  • Slice of Cake
    $0.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

For Addis Ababa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Cooking class in Addis Ababa: $76
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $95
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $108
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $150
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150
  • Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers: $154
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa: $168
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $240

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • HandleBar Bike Tour with Pub Stops & Dinner Option: $30
  • Local Food Tour and Tastings with Guide: $79
  • Four Hours Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills: $125
  • Small-Group River Murray Dark Sky and Sunset Tour with Dinner: $196
  • Pipi Catching and Cooking Experience in Goolwa : $236

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $8.06
    Adelaide $14

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

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

  • Airport Layover Tour | Addis highlights, National Palace, Coffee Ceremony: $200
  • 2 Days Awash National Park Safari Tours: $295
  • 3 Days Visiting Harar and Dire Dawa Tours: $480
  • 4 Hours Addis Ababa highlights city tour from Bole airport: $75
  • 5 Days Visiting Tigray Churches Tours: $1,200
  • 9 Days Omo Valley and Danakil Danakil Depression tour: $3,854
  • A Guided Tour of Addis Ababa That Includes a City Viewpoint: $66
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65
  • Addis Ababa - Half Day City Tour: $180
  • Addis Ababa : City Tour with Amazing views and cultural meal: $89
  • Addis Ababa Authentic Private City Tour: $75
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55

Tours and Activities in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 3-Day Yorkes Peninsula Coastal Wilderness Tour from Adelaide: $1,849
  • 5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide: $2,180
  • 90 Minute Port River Dolphin & Ships Graveyard Cruise: $60
  • Abseiling Adventure in Adelaide: $101
  • Adelaide Central Market Tour with Lunch: $122
  • Adelaide Central Markets: Food Walking Tour: $46
  • Adelaide City Highlights Tour: $53
  • Adelaide City to Sea Bike Tour: $114
  • Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Kayaking Tour: $37
  • Adelaide Gaol Adults Ghost Tour & Investigation: $28
  • Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation: $29
  • Adelaide Hills Day Tour. Winery Cellar Doors: $152

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.66
    Adelaide $23

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $65
  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $69

Sample the Local Flavors in Adelaide

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Adelaide:

  • Private Pinot Noir Wine Tasting & Platter in Adelaide Hills: $30
  • River Torrens Desserts And Wine Tour: $43
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour: $52
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon): $53
  • Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings: $79
  • Adelaide Highlights, Hahndorf & McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour: $80
  • From Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour: $112
  • From Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour: $112
  • The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch: $112
  • Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting & Maggie Beers Farm Join Us: $114
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tours - Small Private Groups : $128
  • Barossa Full Day Wine Tour: $135


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Addis Ababa and Adelaide, we can see that Adelaide is more expensive. And not only is Addis Ababa much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Addis Ababa is in Africa and Adelaide is in Pacific, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Addis Ababa would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Addis Ababa 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 Adelaide would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Adelaide than you might in Addis Ababa.

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


Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Adelaide?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Adelaide. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Adelaide, 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.