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

Should you visit Alexandria or Adelaide?

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 Adelaide can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Adelaide?

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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.

Adelaide

Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.

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 Australia, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Australia.


Which place is cheaper, Adelaide 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 Adelaide is $111. 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 Adelaide in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.96
    Adelaide $66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Adelaide $132
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Adelaide

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Adelaide? 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 Adelaide


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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 Adelaide Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.48
    Adelaide $19
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:

  • transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport, Cairo & Giza hotels: $45
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Alexandria: $243
  • Private transfer from Alexandria to Luxor: $257
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt : $160
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $73
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Alexandria Airport (HBE): $16
  • Private Transfer around El Nouzha Airport (ALY) in Alexandria: $63
  • Private Pickup Transfer From A Hotel In Alexandria To Borg Al Arab Airport: $50
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • From Private Transfer to Luxor: $252

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Adelaide

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


  • Shuttle from the Train Station
    $3.63

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adelaide

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

  • Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Adelaide - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $77
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide Port: $253
  • Adelaide Airport (ADL): Private Transfer to Adelaide hotels: $218
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Car: $107
  • Adelaide Airport(ADL)to Adelaide city - Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Adelaide Airport: One-Way Private Transfer to Adelaide: $28
  • Adelaide Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Adelaide city: $253
  • Adelaide Private Airport and City Transfer: $110
  • ADL Airport Private Transfer to Downtown: $119
  • Full-Day Private City Tour with Hotel Transfers: $496
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Business Car: $63
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Luxury Van: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Adelaide?

Prices for flights to both Adelaide 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 $6.43
    Adelaide $31

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 Adelaide

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

  • HandleBar Bike Tour with Pub Stops & Dinner Option: $30
  • Local Food Tour and Tastings with Guide: $79
  • Four Hours Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills: $125
  • Small-Group River Murray Dark Sky and Sunset Tour with Dinner: $196
  • Pipi Catching and Cooking Experience in Goolwa : $236

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.48
    Adelaide $14

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • National Museum and Egyptian museum Private Tour in Egypt: $258
  • Overnight Tour To Cairo from Alexandria Port: $270
  • 10-Hour Historical Pyramids Tour from Alexandria Port: $130
  • 2 Day Tour Visit the Top Attractions of Alexandria City: $155
  • 6-Hour Day Tour in Alexandria: $95
  • Alamein full day tour from Alexandria: $95
  • Alexandria : Rosetta Day Tour from Alexandria: $117
  • Alexandria : Tour to WadiElNatroun Monastery from Alexandria: $135
  • Alexandria By Night Private Tour By Horse Carriage Ride And Free Walking Tour: $55
  • Alexandria By Night Private Tour By Horse Carriage Ride And Free Walking Tour : $55
  • Alexandria Day Tour: $60
  • Alexandria Day Tour Visit the Tob attractions of Alexandria City: $40

Tours and Activities in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Adelaide Self-Guided Audio Tour: $1.00
  • Queer Adelaide History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Adelaide's Gems: $13
  • Hosted Wine Discovery Journey Tour: $17
  • River Torrens Popeye Sightseeing Cruise: $17
  • Adelaide Oval Stadium Guided Tour: $19
  • Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour: $19
  • An exciting, Tree Top Adventure for Our Littlest Adventurers : $24
  • River Torrens Popeye Devonshire Tea Cruise: $26
  • Adelaide Gaol Adults Ghost Tour & Investigation: $28
  • Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation: $29
  • City Highlights Walking Tour with Guide: $29

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.34
    Adelaide $23

Sample the Local Flavors in Adelaide

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Adelaide:

  • Private Pinot Noir Wine Tasting & Platter in Adelaide Hills: $30
  • River Torrens Desserts And Wine Tour: $43
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour: $52
  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon): $53
  • Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings: $79
  • Adelaide Highlights, Hahndorf & McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour: $80
  • From Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour: $112
  • From Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour: $112
  • The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch: $112
  • Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting & Maggie Beers Farm Join Us: $114
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tours - Small Private Groups : $128
  • Barossa Full Day Wine Tour: $135


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Alexandria and Adelaide, we can see that Adelaide is more expensive. And not only is Alexandria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Alexandria is in Africa and Adelaide is in Pacific, 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 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 Adelaide would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Adelaide 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 Adelaide Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Adelaide?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Adelaide. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Adelaide, 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 Adelaide?

Adelaide has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Alexandria experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Alexandria or Adelaide in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Adelaide. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, many visitors come to Adelaide in the summer for the beaches, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Alexandria is a little warmer than Adelaide. Typically, the summer temperatures in Alexandria in July average around 26°C (79°F), and Adelaide averages at about 22°C (72°F)in January.

Alexandria usually gets less rain in July than Adelaidein January. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Adelaide receives 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Adelaide 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Adelaide in the Autumn?

Both Adelaide and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Adelaide for the hiking trails and the shopping scene during these months.

In October, Alexandria is generally a little warmer than Adelaidein April. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 22°C (72°F), and Adelaide fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

In October, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Adelaidein April. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Adelaide receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Adelaide 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Adelaide in the Winter?

Both Adelaide and Alexandria during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Alexandria because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Adelaide because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Alexandria is a little warmer than Adelaide in the winter. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Adelaide fluctuates around 11°C (52°F)in July.

Alexandria usually gets less rain in January than Adelaidein July. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Adelaide receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Adelaide 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Adelaide in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Adelaide. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Also, the beaches are the main draw to Adelaide this time of year.

In the spring, Alexandria is a little warmer than Adelaide. Typically, the spring temperatures in Alexandria in April average around 19°C (66°F), and Adelaide averages at about 16°C (61°F)in October.

In April, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Adelaidein October. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Adelaide receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Adelaide 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Adelaide and Alexandria

Alexandria Adelaide
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 22°C (72°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 21°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 18°C (65°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 21°C (69°F) 25 mm (1 in)