A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Agra vs. Austin for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Agra or Austin?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Agra or Austin, 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: Agra or Austin?


In the north of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh is the city of Agra. This land is home to great tales of emperors and majestic temples. It is the home to a magnificent past and the greatest symbol of love known to man, the Taj Mahal.

While this incredible structure is the main draw to this area, there is much more to see. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra can claim three different UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikiri.


Located in the Texas Hill Country, Austin is the capital city of the state. It is a relatively small city with a compact downtown area and many sprawling suburbs stretching out along the interstate. Austin prides itself on its eclectic culture and alternative vibe which is epitomized by the city's unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird." The University of Texas at Austin is also located downtown. The school's large student population helps give the city a youthful feel with a lively nightlife and no shortage of activities on weekends. The city is also the self proclaimed live music capital of the country. As such, it has many music venues and bars, most of which are clustered around the 6th Street area downtown. There are also many free outdoor concerts, particularly during the summer months.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Mumbai, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to India, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in United States of America, and The Best Coach Bus Tours in United States of America.

Which place is cheaper, Austin or Agra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Agra is $44, while the average daily cost in Austin is $142. 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 Agra and Austin in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Agra $16
    Austin $56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Agra $32
    Austin $112
Compare Hotels in Agra and Austin

Looking for a hotel in Agra or Austin? 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 Agra

Hotels in Austin

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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: Agra Hotel Prices and Austin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Agra $10
    Austin $47
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Agra

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Agra:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Agra

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

  • Private Transfer Agra to Delhi Airport.: $50
  • A Taste of Agra for Foodies with Private Transfer: $130
  • Affordable transfer from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri: $33
  • Affordable transfer from Agra to Lucknow: $60
  • Agra : Transfer To Jaipur Via Chand Baori & Fatehpur Sikri: $50
  • Agra Full Day City Sightseeing Guided Tour - Transfer Option: $31
  • Agra to Delhi Airport Transfers by Car: $86
  • Agra to Delhi Private Luxury Transfer: $76
  • Agra to Delhi airport transfer by air-conditioned car: $51
  • Agra to Delhi airport transfer by air-conditioned car: $67
  • Agra to Delhi airport transfer by air-conditioned car: $130
  • Agra to Jaipur (one-way shared transfer): $67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Austin

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Austin:

  • Austin Airport Group Pickup / Transfer up to 1 hour away.: $150
  • Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS) to Austin City - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $96

Is it cheaper to fly into Agra or Austin?

Prices for flights to both Austin and Agra 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
    Agra $16
    Austin $35
Typical Food Prices in Agra

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

  • Breakfast for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Agra

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

  • Agra Food Tour: $4.79
  • Agra best Cooking class after Taj Mahal: $5.98
  • Street Food Tour with Spice Market on Tuk-Tuk: $11
  • Agra Cooking Classes & Experiences (Pick up and Drop): $18
  • Agra Heritage Walk with Food Tour: $20
  • Local Food Tour with Cooking Class in Home Agra Including Lunch or Dinner: $20
  • Indian Food Private Cooking Class: $22
  • Old City Food Tour with Local Guide and Tastings: $23
  • Indian Home Visit Cooking Demo: $25
  • The Spirit of Agra - Old Market Walking and Food Tour: $26
  • Cooking Class and Much More in a Local Family Home: $29
  • Cooking Workshop and Vegetarian Dinner in Agra with Family: $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Austin

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

  • Devour Downtown Austin Walking Food Tour: $80
  • Famous Texas BBQ & Food Tour in Austin: $89
  • Austin South Congress Walking Food Tour for Small Groups: $95
  • Austin Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $99
  • The Brunch Bus: Food Tour with a Live Band on Board the Bus!: $125
  • Private Guided Food Tour of Austin Neighborhoods: $135

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Agra $20
    Austin $28
Typical Entertainment Prices in Agra

For Agra, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Entry to the Red Fort for Two
  • Taj Mahal for Two

Tours and Activities in Agra

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

  • Mughal Carpet Co. Agra :- Handmade Carpet Demonstration Tour: $0.84
  • Handmade Marble Demonstration Tour: $1.02
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket on Taj Mahal tour: $1.20
  • Agra:Taj Mahal Skip-The-Line Guided Tour with Free Breakfast: $1.20
  • Private Taj Mahal Skip-The-Line Tour: $1.80
  • Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal Guided Tour with Multi Options: $1.86
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Day Tour with Options: $1.92
  • Sunset Taj Mahal Tour with Skip-The-Line & Lateral Entry: $2.03
  • Taj Mahal and Mausoleum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry: $2.09
  • Taj Mahal Guided Tour with Skip The Line: $2.15
  • Taj Mahal and Mausoleum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry: $2.33
  • Sunrise Taj Mahal Skip-the-Line Guided Tour: $2.36

Typical Entertainment Prices in Austin

Here are a few typical costs in Austin for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Austin Duck Tour

Tours and Activities in Austin

Here are a few actual costs in Austin for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Austin Glass Bottom Kayak Tour with Olympian: $50
  • 3 Hour Local Splash Pad Tour on an E-Bike: $71
  • Afternoon in Austin Segway Tour: $99
  • Austin : Private Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $148
  • Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour: $56
  • Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Tour: $74
  • Austin Boat Tour with Full Sun Shading Available: $84
  • Austin E-Bike Brunch Tour : $118
  • Austin E-Bike Foodie Tour : $128
  • Austin Electric Bike Tour: Let it Ride: $70
  • Austin Family Explorer Private Magical Urban Adventure Tour: $232
  • Austin Famous Ghost and Bat Segway Tour: $70

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Agra $9.63
    Austin $28

Sample the Local Flavors in Austin

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Austin:

  • Austin Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $30
  • Downtown Austin Live Music Pub Crawl: $35
  • Austin Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl: $35
  • Public Pedal Pub Tour in Austin: $39
  • Rainey Street Walking Pub Crawl and Tour: $59
  • Half-Day Hill Country Brewery and Distillery Shuttle from Austin: $65
  • Private Austin Brewery Tour by Pedicab with All-Inclusive Beer Flight Option: $70
  • 4-Hour Austin Signature Brewery Tour: $100
  • The Brew Bus: Austin Brewery Tour with Live Band: $125
  • Brewery 5K Fun Run, BBQ, and Texas History Museum in Austin : $175
  • Hill Country Brewery Limousine Tour : $250
  • Half Day Wine Tour with Luxury Limousine in Austin: $300

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Agra and Austin, we can see that Austin is more expensive. And not only is Agra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Agra is in Asia and Austin is in North America, 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 Agra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Agra 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 Austin would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Austin than you might in Agra.

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

Which is Bigger, Agra or Austin?

Agra has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Austin. When comparing the sizes of Agra and Austin, 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.