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

Should you visit Agra or Rotterdam?

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

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


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.


Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and has the largest port in Europe. It's famously known as a city of architecture. In a few square kilometers of the city center you can get a complete overview of twentieth century architecture within Rotterdam.

Rotterdam is a very diverse, international, and hard working city. Nearly half of the city's population is not native to the Netherlands or have at least one parent from outside the country. Muslim's make up a significant portion of the population. Other area's represented include Cape Verde and the Dutch Antilles.

There's an air of optimism that permeates the entire city. There are frequent events, festivals and performances, making Rotterdam an enjoyable place to spend some time. Water is also an integral part of the city design.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Mumbai, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to India, The Best River Cruises from Amsterdam, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Netherlands.

Which place is cheaper, Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam is $163. 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 Rotterdam in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Agra $16
    Rotterdam $83
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Agra $32
    Rotterdam $166
Compare Hotels in Agra and Rotterdam

Looking for a hotel in Agra or Rotterdam? 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 Rotterdam

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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 Rotterdam Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Agra $10
    Rotterdam $28
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:

  • Delhi: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Agra: $3,200
  • Private transfer Agra to Varnashi: $230
  • 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
  • Private Transfer from Agra to Varanasi by Car: $147
  • Budget Transfer by Car from Agra to Varanasi Hotel: $146
  • From Jaipur Transfer via Visiting Abhaneri: $144
  • A Taste of Agra for Foodies with Private Transfer: $130
  • Private Transfer Agra to Varanasi by Car: $130
  • Agra to Delhi airport transfer by air-conditioned car: $130

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rotterdam

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

  • Private Minivan Transfer from Rotterdam: $295
  • Private Transfer From Rotterdam to Amsterdam, With a 2 Hour Stop: $240
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam City to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: $208
  • Private Rotterdam Cruise Port Departure Transfer to Amsterdam: $172
  • Private taxi transfer from Rotterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: $172
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam to Amsterdam: $171
  • Private Transfer from Rotterdam to AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: $171
  • Private Direct Transfer from Rotterdam to Amsterdam: $170
  • Private Rotterdam Cruise Port Departure Transfer to AMS Schiphol Airport : $169
  • Private transfer Schiphol (AMS) to/from Rotterdam.: $167
  • Rotterdam Airport RTM Round-Trip Private Transfer: $161
  • Private transfer from Rotterdam cruise port to AMS Schiphol: $161

Is it cheaper to fly into Agra or Rotterdam?

Prices for flights to both Rotterdam 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
    Rotterdam $58
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 Rotterdam

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

  • Self-Guided Rotterdam BiteMe Food Tour: $43
  • 4-Hour Food Tour - Self-guided: $48
  • Guided Food Tour: $79
  • Guided Walking Food Tour: $85
  • Biking Rotterdam Food Tour with Local Guide: $86
  • Walking Rotterdam Food Tour: $86
  • WALKING DINNER ROTTERDAM | 3 courses + 3 drinks and a lot of fun: $87
  • Food Tour by Bike: $91
  • Private Walking Food Tour of Rotterdam: $120
  • Rotterdam Walking Dutch Food Tour: $153
  • Rotterdam Private 2-Hour Food Tour with Tastings: $161

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Agra $20
    Rotterdam $34
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.

  • Agra City Tour With Guide: $43
  • Agra Local Tour with Taj Mahal : $30
  • Jaipur Overnight Tour from Agra : $300
  • 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 Agra and 1 Day Jaipur Private Tour from Agra: $202
  • 1 Day Private Tour of Agra - Taj Mahal & More: $35
  • 1 Night 2 Days Agra Tour with Fatehpur Sikri From Delhi: $90

Tours and Activities in Rotterdam

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

  • "Remastered" Audiovisual Experience in Rotterdam: $27
  • 2 hour Guided Walking Tour Rotterdam: $3.21
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour in Gouda All inclusive: $19
  • 90 Minutes Self-Guided Family Friendly Walking Tour in Gouda: $27
  • All Inclusive, Private Tour Rotterdam + Euromast 360º view: $209
  • Best of small-group walking tour: $88
  • Best of small-group walking tour: $96
  • Boat & Beer Walking Tour: $97
  • Breda Highlight Bike Tour: $32
  • Breda: The True Lord Quest Experience: $5.66
  • Breda: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.27
  • Discover Breda with a self-guided Outside Escape city game tour!: $27

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Agra $9.63
    Rotterdam $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Rotterdam

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Rotterdam:

  • Beer Brewery Noordt Tastings with Optional Tour: $8.03
  • Heineken Building former brewery | Guided Tour: $8.03
  • Stadshaven Brewery Tour with Beer Tastings: $12

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

Which is Bigger, Agra or Rotterdam?

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