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

Should you visit Agra or Paris?

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

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

Agra

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.

Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Mumbai, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to India, The Best Historical Tours in France, and The Best 10-Day Tours in France.


Which place is cheaper, Paris or Agra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Agra is $45, while the average daily cost in Paris is $250. 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 Paris in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Agra $16
    Paris $162
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Agra $32
    Paris $324
Compare Hotels in Agra and Paris

Looking for a hotel in Agra or Paris? 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 Paris


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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 Paris Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Agra $10
    Paris $23
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Agra

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


  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    $0.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Agra

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

  • Delhi: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Agra: $3,200
  • Private Transfer- Agra city to Delhi via Mathura: $193
  • Transfer from Delhi to Jaipur with Tajmahal sight seeing: $187
  • Private Transfer : Agra to Varanasi by Car: $180
  • Private Transfer From Agra To Udaipur: $160
  • Private One Way Transfer From Agra To Udaipur: $150
  • Budget Transfer by Car from Agra to Varanasi Hotel: $146
  • From Jaipur Transfer via Visiting Abhaneri: $144
  • Agra to Delhi airport transfer by air-conditioned car: $130
  • Private Transfers Agra To Vrindavan Drop: $123
  • Private Transfers Agra To Lucknow Drop: $123
  • Private Transfer To Jaipur From Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri: $120

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Paris

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


  • Metro
    $6.88
  • Train from Airport
    $9.68
  • Metro tickets
    $7.31
  • Train
    $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paris

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

  • Versailles: Skip-the-Line Day Tour & Transfer from Paris: $2,593
  • Private Transfer to or from Toulouse: $1,404
  • From Le Havre/Honfleur: Private Transfer to Versailles: $1,403
  • Private Transfer to or from Strasbourg: $972
  • Private Transfer to or from Lyon: $972
  • From Le Havre to Paris or back: private one way transfer: $772
  • Private transfer Château Chantilly van 7 places 5H: $463
  • Private Transfer from or to Beauvais Airport: $429
  • Charles De Gaule Airport Private Transfer: $275
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Round Trip Transfer to/from Paris: $275
  • Private Transfer Paris Return or Return Charles de Gaulle Airport: $275
  • Private One Way Paris Airport (CDG-ORLY) Transfer Sedan From or To Paris: $270

Is it cheaper to fly into Agra or Paris?

Prices for flights to both Paris 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Agra $16
    Paris $44
Typical Food Prices in Agra

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


  • Breakfast for Two
    $2.17

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: $5.99
  • 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

Typical Food Prices in Paris

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


  • Ice Cream
    $8.61
  • Breakfast
    $7.53
  • Breakfast for 2
    $32
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    $93
  • Dinner
    $61
  • Cheese
    $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paris

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

  • Authentic Indian Dinner in Paris : $50
  • Paris Capitaine Fracasse 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise: $52
  • Paris : Seine River Bistronomic Dinner Cruise: $59
  • Seine Cruise Departure from Pont Alexandre III with Dinner Included: $61
  • Seine River Panoramic Views Dinner Cruise: $67
  • No Diet Club - Paris : Night food tour - Montmartre: $68
  • Paris en Scene 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise: $68
  • 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner: $68
  • Le Marais Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $69
  • 7th Arrondissement Guided Food Tour: $75
  • Paris : Seine River Dinner Cruise with live singer: $76
  • Paris - Pastries and Tragedies Food Tour in Montmartre: $76

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Agra $20
    Paris $83
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
    $7.22
  • Taj Mahal for Two
    $18

Tours and Activities in Agra

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

  • Agra Full day Sightseeing with Transports & Tour Guide: $37
  • Agra Local Tour with Taj Mahal : $30
  • Jaipur Overnight Tour from Agra : $300
  • Private 6 Hours: Agra Temples and Spiritual Sites Tour: $38
  • Private Full Day Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour With Agra Fort: $30
  • Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Day Tour: $42
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Fort Private Tour - All Inclusive: $21
  • Tajmahal Sunrise And Sunset Tour in Agra with Fatehpur Sikri: $37
  • 05-Hours Taj Mahal & Agra Day Tour by TUK TUK: $5.00
  • 06 Hours Agra City Tour - Private: $85
  • 1 Day Private Tour of Agra - Taj Mahal & More: $35
  • 1 Night 2 Days Agra Tour with Fatehpur Sikri From Delhi: $90

Typical Entertainment Prices in Paris

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


  • Louvre Entry for Two
    $19
  • Admission to Pantheon
    $5.38
  • Catacombs (2)
    $25

Tours and Activities in Paris

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

  • Île de la Cité: Guided Tour + Sainte-Chapelle Fast Track Entry: $75
  • Audio-Guided Montparnasse Tower Tour with Priority Admission: $37
  • Day Tour- Normandy Omaha Beach - Cemetery - Cider Tasting: $286
  • Guided Eiffel Tower Tour and Boat Cruise River Seine Sightseeing: $83
  • Guided Tour to Montmartre & Sacré-Cœur Chronicles: $54
  • Paris Boat River Seine Cruise Sightseeing TICKETS: $22
  • Paris City Center Self-Guided Walking Tour : $11
  • Paris Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $268
  • Paris Sightseeing Tour with Seine River Cruise from Disneyland®: $94
  • Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour: $131
  • Versailles Palace Skip the Line Small Group Guided Tour: $75
  • Île de la Cité, Latin Quarter & Seine River Cruise: Private Tour: $155

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Agra $9.69
    Paris $26

Typical Alcohol Prices in Paris

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Paris are as follows:


  • Wine
    $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Paris

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paris:

  • Paris : Châtelet to Grands Boulevards Guided Pub Crawl : $14
  • Pub Crawl with Shots and Nightclub Entry: $15
  • Châtelet to Grands Boulevards Guided Pub Crawl: $16
  • Private Pub Crawl Châtelet Tour: $22
  • Private Tour of the Grands Boulevards Pub Crawl: $22
  • Latin Quarter Guided Pub Crawl to Bars and Clubs: $24
  • Paris Gin Craft Distillery Tour and Tasting: $26
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting in Davron: $32
  • French Rosé Wine Tasting in Paris: $44
  • Wine Tasting in Paris right next to Père Lachaise & l'Atelier des lumières: $50
  • Wine tasting Paris Saint Germain des Pres: $52
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience in Montmartre: $52


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


Which is Bigger, Agra or Paris?

Paris has a larger population, and is about 50% larger than the population of Agra. When comparing the sizes of Agra and Paris, 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.