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

Should you visit Alexandria or Lahore?

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

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Lahore?

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best Adventure Tours to Pakistan, and The Best Cultural Tours in Pakistan.


Which place is cheaper, Lahore or Alexandria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Alexandria is $16, while the average daily cost in Lahore is $57. 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 Lahore in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.92
    Lahore $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Lahore $74
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Lahore

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Lahore? 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 Lahore


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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 Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.46
    Lahore $9.98
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:

  • From Private Transfer to Luxor: $255
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Alexandria: $246
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt : $160
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • Private Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria To Cairo: $130
  • From Private One-Way Transfer to Cairo: $76
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $74
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Cairo Int Airport (CAI): $72
  • 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
  • Alexandria Airport to Alexandria - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $53
  • Private Pickup Transfer From A Hotel In Alexandria To Borg Al Arab Airport: $50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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 $6.39
    Lahore $14

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
  • From Giza: Sound&light show, Giza pyramids and Dinner on the Nile: $94

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110
  • Ganda Singh Border Flag Ceremony 1-day Tour with Dinner: $120
  • Private Street Food Tour of Lahore: $166
  • Full Day Lahore Private Guided Food Tour: $299

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.46
    Lahore $5.08

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • Alamain Private Day Tour from Alexandria Port : $160
  • National Museum and Egyptian museum Private Tour in Egypt: $258
  • Overnight Tour To Cairo from Alexandria Port: $270
  • Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria: $16
  • 10-Hour Historical Pyramids Tour from Alexandria Port: $130
  • 2 Day Tour Visit the Top Attractions of Alexandria City: $173
  • 2 Day Tour Visit the Top Attractions of Alexandria City: $155
  • 6-Hour Day Tour in Alexandria: $95
  • 8 Days Ultra Luxury Cairo, Alexandria & Nile cruise: $4,190
  • Alamein full day tour from Alexandria: $95
  • Alexandria : Rosetta Day Tour from Alexandria: $117
  • Alexandria : Tour to WadiElNatroun Monastery from Alexandria: $135

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahori Food Experience: $65
  • Wahga Border Flag Ceremony & Shalimar Garden Private Tour: $70
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Lahore Half Day Private Tuk Tuk ( Trishaw ) Guided Tour : $95
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $102
  • Rangeela Rickshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Rangeela Rikshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Heer Ranjha Tomb & Jhang City Pvt Guided & All-Incl. 1-day Tour: $110
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.33
    Lahore $4.89


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


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Lahore?

Lahore has a larger population, and is about 66% larger than the population of Alexandria. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Lahore, 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 Lahore?

Lahore 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 Lahore in the Summer?

Both Lahore 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.

Lahore can become quite hot in the summer. In the summer, Alexandria is cooler than Lahore. Typically, the summer temperatures in Alexandria in July average around 26°C (79°F), and Lahore averages at about 33°C (91°F).

Lahore gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Alexandria usually gets less rain in July than Lahore. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Lahore 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Lahore in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Lahore. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round.

In October, Alexandria is generally cooler than Lahore. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 22°C (72°F), and Lahore fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

In October, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Lahore. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Lahore 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Lahore in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Lahore. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Alexandria is around the same temperature as Lahore in the winter. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Lahore fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

Alexandria usually gets more rain in January than Lahore. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Lahore 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Lahore in the Spring?

Both Lahore and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year.

In the spring, Alexandria is cooler than Lahore. Typically, the spring temperatures in Alexandria in April average around 19°C (66°F), and Lahore averages at about 28°C (83°F).

In April, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Lahore. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Lahore 28°C (83°F)

Typical Weather for Lahore and Alexandria

Alexandria Lahore
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in)