A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Alexandria vs. Accra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Alexandria or Accra?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Alexandria and Accra can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Accra?

Alexandria

There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.

Accra

Accra is the capital city of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Popular attractions include the National Museum of Ghana, local beaches, markets, and cultural landmarks like those dedicated to Civil Rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best 10-Day Tours in Ghana, and The Best Adventure Tours to Ghana.


Which place is cheaper, Accra or Alexandria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Alexandria is $17, while the average daily cost in Accra is $35. 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 Alexandria and Accra in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $8.05
    Accra $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Accra $34
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Accra

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Accra? 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 Alexandria


Hotels in Accra


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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: Alexandria Hotel Prices and Accra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.50
    Accra $15
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Alexandria

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


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.08

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Alexandria Airport (HBE): $16
  • Alexandria Airport Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Borg El Arab Arrival & Departure Transfers: $40
  • transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport, Cairo & Giza hotels: $45
  • Private Pickup Transfer From A Hotel In Alexandria To Borg Al Arab Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer around El Nouzha Airport (ALY) in Alexandria: $63
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $73
  • From Private One-Way Transfer to Cairo: $76
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt : $160

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Accra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Accra:

  • Accra Airport Hotel City Transfers: $58
  • Airport & City Transfers: $100
  • Arrival Transfer From Accra Airport To Hotel: $100
  • Historic Slave Walking Tour of Jamestown with Transfers: $127
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $130
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $115
  • Private Transfer from Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC) to Accra city: $109

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Accra?

Prices for flights to both Accra and Alexandria 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
    Alexandria $6.50
    Accra $8.74

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alexandria

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

  • Half-Day Food Tour in Alexandria, Egypt: $35
  • Food Tour in Alexandria for Lunch or Dinner in The Best Restaurants: $45
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $50
  • Private Food Tour in Alexandria for Lunch or Dinner : $80
  • From Giza: Sound&light show, Giza pyramids and Dinner on the Nile: $94

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Accra

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

  • Accra Street Food Tour: Makola Market Tour With Full Lunch: $45
  • Local Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra to help support wellness community center: $45
  • Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Lessons: $80
  • Private Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class: $80
  • Flavors of Ghana: Food Tour Experience.: $87
  • Home Cooking Class by Auntie K: $89
  • Cooking Class with Auntie KK in Osu: $89
  • Ghanaian Cooking Class Authentic Tour: $100
  • Private Crescendo Foods Cooking Class Experience in Accra: $116
  • Savor & Learn: Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Experience: $128
  • Cooking Class: $130
  • Ghanaian Local Foods Cooking Class: $216

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.52
    Accra $3.13

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • Pompey's Pillar Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Citadel of Qaitbay Entry Ticket : $3.80
  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Tickets: $4.34
  • Entry Ticket To The Citadel of Qaitbay: $4.34
  • Skip The Line Bibliotheca Alexandria Entry Ticket: $4.34
  • Skip The Line Entry Ticket to the Roman Theater in Alexandria: $4.34
  • Catacomb Of Kom El-Shoqafa Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Qaitbay Citadel Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Qaitbay Citadel Entry Tickets: $6.39
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Ticket with Pick and Drop Off: $14

Tours and Activities in Accra

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

  • Accra Detailed City Tour: $7.00
  • Quabus Accra City Tour : $20
  • Makola Market Walking Tour: $41
  • 6-Hour Private Guided Accra City Tour: $55
  • Makola Market Walking Tour: $58
  • 1 Day Accra City Tour: $71
  • Accra Central: Street Food Walking Tour with Akosua Serwaa: $72
  • Walking Tour of Accra: $75
  • Accra City Tour Experience: $75
  • Experience Ghana in a Tailored Accra City Tour.: $79
  • Accra City:Full Day Tour for Culture Seekers (Private): $80
  • Experience the Beauty, History and the Culture Of Accra in a Day: $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.36
    Accra $4.48


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

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


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Accra?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 94% larger than the population of Accra. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Accra, 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.


When is the best time to visit Alexandria or Accra?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Alexandria or Accra in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Accra. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Accra attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In July, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Accra. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Accra receives 86 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.

In July, Alexandria is generally around the same temperature as Accra. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 26°C (79°F), and Accra fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Accra 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Accra in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Accra. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Accra throughout the year.

Alexandria usually gets less rain in October than Accra. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Accra receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.

Alexandria is cooler than Accra in the autumn. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 22°C (72°F) in October, and Accra fluctuates around 26°C (79°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Accra 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Accra in the Winter?

Both Accra and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Accra because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In January, Alexandria usually receives more rain than Accra. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Accra receives 18 mm (0.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.

In the winter, Alexandria is much colder than Accra. Typically, the winter temperatures in Alexandria in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Accra averages at about 27°C (81°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Accra 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Accra in the Spring?

Both Accra and Alexandria during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Alexandria because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Accra year-round.

Accra gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Alexandria usually gets less rain in April than Accra. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Accra receives 117 mm (4.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In April, Alexandria is generally cooler than Accra. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 19°C (66°F), and Accra fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Accra 28°C (82°F)

Typical Weather for Accra and Alexandria

Alexandria Accra
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 27°C (81°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 281 mm (11.1 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 27°C (81°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)