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

Should you visit Alexandria or Atlanta?

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

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Atlanta?

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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

Atlanta

Atlanta is a city rich in history but modern in its development and industry. It has a population of just under 500,000 with more than five million people living in the metropolitan area. It is also the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States The city is rich in culture and was at the center of the civil rights movement. It is the capital of the state of Georgia, and was home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It has the world's busiest airport and arguably some of the country's worst traffic, but the residents are recognized for their friendly and welcoming nature and the city is lush with green trees and wonderful parks.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best 2-Week Tours from Los Angeles, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to United States of America.


Which place is cheaper, Atlanta 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 Atlanta is $173. 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 Atlanta in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.96
    Atlanta $90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Atlanta $180
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Atlanta

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Atlanta? 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 Atlanta


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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 Atlanta Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.48
    Atlanta $44
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 to Luxor: $257
  • From Private Transfer to Luxor: $252
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Alexandria: $243
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt : $160
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • From Private One-Way Transfer to Cairo: $75
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $73
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65
  • Private Transfer around El Nouzha Airport (ALY) in Alexandria: $63
  • Private Pickup Transfer From A Hotel In Alexandria To Borg Al Arab Airport: $50
  • transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport, Cairo & Giza hotels: $45

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Atlanta

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


  • MARTA Subway Ticket
    $4.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Atlanta

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

  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Arrival Private Transfer: $108
  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $216
  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Lithia Springs -Arrival Private Transfer: $36
  • Atlanta International Airport: Transfer to Atlanta City: $70
  • Atlanta to Atlanta Airport (ATL) - Departure Private Transfer: $108
  • One Way Hartsfield-Jackson ATL Airport Transfer Svc: $100
  • Transfer from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport: $150
  • Transfer from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport: $150
  • Black SUV Hourly Service & Luxury Airport Transfers: $75
  • Departure Private Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL in Luxury Car: $261
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL by Luxury SUV: $134
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL in Luxury SUV: $134

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Atlanta?

Prices for flights to both Atlanta 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
    Atlanta $43

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

Typical Food Prices in Atlanta

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


  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
    $15
  • Lunch
    $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Atlanta

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

  • City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • City Lights Atlanta Night-Time Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • 2 Hour Historic Market Food Tour and Hands-On Biscuit Class: $70
  • Historic Market Food Tour and Biscuit Cooking Class: $70
  • Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour: $99
  • Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline: $99
  • Walking Food Tour: $100
  • Secret Food Tours Atlanta w/ Private Tour Option: $109
  • Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tour: $129

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.48
    Atlanta $56

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 Atlanta

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

  • Civil Rights Self-Guided Audio App Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $8.00
  • Olympic Park & Pemberton Place: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Civil Rights Movement in A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Icons: $13
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $13
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $14
  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience in Decatur GA: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.34
    Atlanta $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Atlanta

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

  • Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show: $36
  • ATLANTA Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl : $40
  • Half-Day Wine Tastings in the North Georgia Mountains : $115
  • Full-Day Wine Country Wine Tastings From Atlanta : $120
  • North Georgia Mountains Three Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $144
  • North Georgia Mountains Two Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $155


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


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Atlanta?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Atlanta. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Atlanta, 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 Atlanta?

Atlanta 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 Atlanta in the Summer?

Both Atlanta and Alexandria during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Alexandria because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Atlanta for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

Alexandria is around the same temperature as Atlanta in the summer. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 26°C (79°F) in July, and Atlanta fluctuates around 82°F (28°C).

Atlanta gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Alexandria usually gets less rain in July than Atlanta. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 5.2 inches (133 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Atlanta 82°F (28°C)

Should I visit Alexandria or Atlanta in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Atlanta. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Furthermore, many visitors come to Atlanta in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Alexandria is a little warmer than Atlanta. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Alexandria in October average around 22°C (72°F), and Atlanta averages at about 66°F (19°C).

In October, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Atlanta. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 3 inches (77 mm) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Atlanta 66°F (19°C)

Should I visit Alexandria or Atlanta in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Atlanta. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, most visitors come to Atlanta for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Alexandria is generally much warmer than Atlanta. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 13°C (55°F), and Atlanta fluctuates around 45°F (7°C).

It's quite rainy in Atlanta. Alexandria usually gets less rain in January than Atlanta. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 4.7 inches (120 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Atlanta 45°F (7°C)

Should I visit Alexandria or Atlanta in the Spring?

Both Atlanta and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Atlanta because of the activities around the city.

Alexandria is around the same temperature as Atlanta in the spring. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 19°C (66°F) in April, and Atlanta fluctuates around 65°F (18°C).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Atlanta. In April, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Atlanta. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 4.1 inches (104 mm) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Atlanta 65°F (18°C)

Typical Weather for Atlanta and Alexandria

Alexandria Atlanta
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 45°F (7°C) 4.7 inches (120 mm)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 49°F (9°C) 4.8 inches (123 mm)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 57°F (14°C) 5.8 inches (147 mm)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 65°F (18°C) 4.1 inches (104 mm)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 73°F (23°C) 4.2 inches (107 mm)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 80°F (27°C) 3.6 inches (91 mm)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 82°F (28°C) 5.2 inches (133 mm)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 82°F (28°C) 3.7 inches (95 mm)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 76°F (25°C) 3.5 inches (89 mm)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 66°F (19°C) 3 inches (77 mm)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 57°F (14°C) 3.9 inches (99 mm)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 48°F (9°C) 4.4 inches (111 mm)