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

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Nice?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Nice, 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 Nice?

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.


Nice, in the French Riviera, is one of the most popular destinations in France. It's located on the southeast coast along the Mediterranean Sea and is the second largest French city on the Mediterranean. It is an energetic city that attracts all types of vacationers from every age group and demographic. It's the 5th largest city in the country and is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes departement. The metropolitan area has a population of about 1 million.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in France, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in France.

Which place is cheaper, Nice 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 Nice is $141. 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 Nice in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Nice $63
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Nice $126
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Nice

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Nice? 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 Nice

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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 Nice Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.76
    Nice $27
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

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

  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

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

  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $19
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $22
  • City/Airport Transfers-Addis Ababa: $26
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Private Transfer from Bole Airport Addis Ababa (ADD) to Addis Ababa: $110
  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • 4 Hours Addis Airport Transfer with Ethiopian Cultural Tour: $299

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nice

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nice:

  • Private Transfer from Nice to Milan: $1,556
  • Private Transfer from Nice to Milan: $1,404
  • Private Transfer from Nice to Marseille: $864
  • Airport transfer to Genoa: $756
  • Airport transfer to Marseille: $756
  • Airport transfer to Aix en Provence: $702
  • Nice Intl Airport (NCE): Private Transfer to Cannes hotels: $522
  • Business class transfer from Nice Airport to Ramatuelle: $486
  • Nice Intl Airport (NCE): Private Transfer to Monaco hotels: $447
  • Business class transfer from Nice Airport to Saint-Tropez: $443
  • Airport transfer to St Tropez: $410
  • Nice Airport Transfer to SAINT-TROPEZ: $400

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Nice?

Prices for flights to both Nice 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 Meals for one day
    Addis Ababa $17
    Nice $53
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

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

  • Slice of Cake

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 Addis Ababa: $62
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $86
  • 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
  • Cooking Class and City Tour in Addis Ababa: $193
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $242

Typical Food Prices in Nice

Some typical examples of dining costs in Nice are as follows:

  • Slushee
  • Strawberries
  • Loaf of Bread

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nice

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nice.

  • Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting: $98
  • Secret Food Tour: Nice: $103
  • Old Nice Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $105
  • Nice Evening Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $105
  • Viator Exclusive: Local Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice: $108
  • 3.5-Hour Original Old Town Food Tour: $108
  • PRIVATE Award-Winning Nice Food Tour: 6 or 10 Tastings: $113
  • Half Day Afternoon Walking Food Tour with Dinner: $149
  • Dinner in the Vineyard French Riviera: $219
  • Dinner in the vineyard French Riviera: $252

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $8.01
    Nice $13

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

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

  • Addis Ababa city tour.: $49
  • Hidden treasures of Addis Ababa - full day city tour: $52
  • Addis Ababa Tour: $53
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55
  • Addis Ababa highlight city tour: $56
  • Guided City Tour: $59
  • Addis Ababa city Tour: $60
  • Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa : $60
  • Addis Ababa highlights of the city tour: $62
  • Guided City Tour / Addis Ababa Guided City Tour: $63
  • Addis Ababa Guided City Tours: $63
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65

Tours and Activities in Nice

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Nice are as follows:

  • Majestic Christmas tour in French Riviera: $237
  • Monaco, Monte-Carlo and Eze Village Small Group Half-Day Tour: $59
  • Èze: Private Village Guided Walking Tour: $236
  • 1.5 Hour Stand Up Paddle Experiences SUP in Bay of Eze: $55
  • 2 Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town of Antibes: $22
  • 3 Hour Walking Tour with a Local Licensed Guide in Monaco: $60
  • 3-Hour Segway Tour to Nice & Villefranche-sur-Mer: $81
  • 7 Hills of Nice E-bike Tour with Local Guide: $109
  • 7h sightseeing excursion: Visit Monaco and Eze: $105
  • A Self-Guided Tour Of Nice The UNESCO Heritage City: $7.99
  • Afternoon Tour to Monaco Monte-Carlo Eze from Nice  : $105
  • Antibes Electric Bike Tour: $76

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.62
    Nice $18

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 Nice

Also in Nice, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Nice Bar/Pub Crawl | 3 BEST bars + 1 Club With Free Drinks: $8.64
  • Nice Bar Crawl : Party and Meet with International Travelers: $22
  • International Party Pub/Bar Crawl with Nightclub: $22
  • Riviera Bar Crawl Party with Free Shots and VIP Entry: $24
  • International Party Bar and Pub Crawl in Nice: $29
  • Pub Crawl Party with VIP Entry and One Hour Open Bar: $32
  • New Year's Eve Pub Crawl with Shots and VIP Club Entry: $53
  • New Years Eve Pub Crawl in Nice: $54
  • New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl Nice France: $54
  • Provence Organic Wine Tasting Half Day Tour from Nice: $66
  • Wine Tasting: Tour de France in Nice City Centre: $75
  • Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour: $83

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Addis Ababa and Nice, we can see that Nice 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 Nice is in Europe, 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 Nice would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Nice 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 Nice Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Nice?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Nice. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Nice, 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.