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

Should you visit Alexandria or Bangkok?

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

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Bangkok?

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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

Bangkok

Bangkok: a name synonymous with all things exotic. The vibrant and exciting capital of Thailand is not just a hub for Southeast Asia, but also a destination into itself. Known for an active nightlife and party scene, as well as great food, historic temples, and busy markets, Bangkok offers a diversity to entertain even the most experienced travelers.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Thailand, and The Best Wildlife Tours to Thailand.


Which place is cheaper, Bangkok 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 Bangkok is $76. 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 Bangkok in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $8.05
    Bangkok $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Bangkok $82
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Bangkok

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Bangkok? 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 Bangkok


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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 Bangkok Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.50
    Bangkok $5.77
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:

  • Alexandria Airport Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Borg El Arab Arrival & Departure Transfers: $40
  • From Private One-Way Transfer to Cairo: $76
  • From Private Transfer to Luxor: $254
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68
  • 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 Port to Alexandria Airport (HBE): $16
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $73
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt : $160
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
    $2.18
  • Skytrain Ticket
    $4.37
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
    $0.87
  • Ferry Ride
    $0.71
  • Taxi From Airport
    $6.82
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $2.46
  • Boat Taxi
    $1.36
  • Trains to airport
    $4.37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • BKK Airport to Pattaya hotel 100% Electric Private Transfer: $81
  • DMK Airport to Pattaya Private Arrival Transfer: $65
  • Affordable Bangkok Airport Transfer: $22
  • Airport BKK||DMK : Private car Transfer to downtowns Bangkok: $12
  • Airport Transfer to‚Äč or from Hotel in Bangkok (Private Transport): $50
  • Ancient City (Mueang Boran) Entrance Tickets With Hotel Transfer: $44
  • Arrival Private Airport Transfer : Bangkok Airport to Hotel in Bangkok: $31
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bangkok Airport BKK or DMK to Bangkok City Luxury Car: $122
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Bangkok Airport BKK to Bangkok in Business Car: $72
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Bangkok Airport BKK to Bangkok in Luxury Van: $96
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Don Mueang Airport DMK to Bangkok in Luxury Van: $83
  • BANGKOK TRANSFER: Bangkok Airport to Bangkok Hotel + FREE WIFI: $15

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Bangkok?

Prices for flights to both Bangkok 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
    Bangkok $18

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 Bangkok

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Bangkok:


  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (for Two)
    $25
  • Casual Lunch of Prawns (for Two)
    $5.46
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
    $1.23
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
    $0.82
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
    $5.46
  • Pad Thai
    $1.91
  • Airport Lunch for 2
    $15
  • Lunch for 2
    $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bangkok

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

  • Bangkok Food Tour and Sightseeing with Tuktuk: $17
  • White Orchid Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $19
  • Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise Ticket: $20
  • Baiyoke Observation Deck with Lunch/Dinner Buffet: $21
  • River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $23
  • Meridian Sunset Dinner Cruise - Floating Paradise From ICONSIAM Bangkok: $24
  • Calypso Cabaret Show with Thai Set Dinner: $25
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $25
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket with Lunch or Dinner : $27
  • Chao Phraya Buffet Dinner Viva Alangka Cruise: $27
  • Alangka Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music: $27
  • Viva Alangka Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $27

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.52
    Bangkok $16

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bangkok

Here are a few typical costs in Bangkok for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Movie Ticket
    $4.37
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
    $9.55
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
    $1.36
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
    $5.46
  • Club Cover Charge
    $10
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
    $65
  • Fish Pedicure
    $4.09
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
    $2.73
  • Siriraj Museum (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

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

  • Thailand's Road to Democracy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $1.99
  • Skip the Line: Ayutthaya Floating Market Admission Ticket: $5.38
  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket: Ayutthaya Floating Market: $5.39
  • Skip the line Admission Ticket: Ayutthaya Floating Market: $5.60
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Bangkok's Most Picturesque Sights: $6.99
  • Best of Bangkok in 2 Days: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.11
  • Bangkok Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Pororo Aqua Park Entry Ticket: $9.54
  • Chinatown & Golden Buddha Self-Guided Audio Tour (entry not incl): $10
  • Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Self-Guided Audio Tour: $10
  • Three Head Giant Elephant & Erawan Museum in Bangkok Admission Ticket: $10
  • Hua Hin Featured Day Tour (Sunday) by akGO! Tour: $11

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.36
    Bangkok $5.97

Typical Alcohol Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Beer
    $1.09


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


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Bangkok?

Bangkok has a larger population, and is about 34% larger than the population of Alexandria. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Bangkok, 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 Bangkok?

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 Bangkok in the Summer?

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

It rains a lot this time of the year in Bangkok. In July, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Bangkok. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 155 mm (6.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

In the summer, Alexandria is cooler than Bangkok. Typically, the summer temperatures in Alexandria in July average around 26°C (79°F), and Bangkok averages at about 29°C (84°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Bangkok 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Bangkok in the Autumn?

Both Bangkok and Alexandria during the autumn 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 Bangkok year-round.

November to February is the dry season in Bangkok. May to October is the rainy season in Bangkok. Bangkok gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Alexandria usually gets less rain in October than Bangkok. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 242 mm (9.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In October, Alexandria is generally cooler than Bangkok. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 22°C (72°F), and Bangkok fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Bangkok 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Bangkok in the Winter?

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

November to February in Bangkok is the dry season. In January, Alexandria usually receives more rain than Bangkok. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Alexandria is much colder than Bangkok in the winter. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Bangkok fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Bangkok 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Bangkok in the Spring?

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

May to October in Bangkok is the rainy season. Alexandria usually gets less rain in April than Bangkok. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the spring, Alexandria is much colder than Bangkok. Typically, the spring temperatures in Alexandria in April average around 19°C (66°F), and Bangkok averages at about 31°C (87°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Bangkok 31°C (87°F)

Typical Weather for Bangkok and Alexandria

Alexandria Bangkok
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 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) 29°C (85°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (87°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 220 mm (8.7 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 29°C (85°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 29°C (84°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 29°C (84°F) 197 mm (7.8 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 344 mm (13.5 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 242 mm (9.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)