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

Should you visit Alexandria or Tokyo?

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

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Tokyo?


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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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


Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is by far the most populous city in the world with a staggering 37 million people. As a worldwide hub for technology and business, it hosts millions of visitors annually. But Tokyo is not just a place for business trips. With its incredible mixture of historical temples and shrines, remarkably beautiful parks, endless shopping malls, and genuinely wonderful people, Tokyo is a terrific place to visit and to explore.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Japan, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Japan.

Which place is cheaper, Tokyo 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 Tokyo is $149. 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 Tokyo in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.91
    Tokyo $73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Tokyo $146
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Tokyo

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Tokyo? 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 Tokyo

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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 Tokyo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.46
    Tokyo $17
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Alexandria

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

  • Taxi to Train Station

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Private transfer from Alexandria to Luxor: $261
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Alexandria: $247
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt or vice versa: $160
  • Private Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria To Cairo: $130
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • 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
  • transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport, Cairo & Giza hotels: $45
  • Alexandria to Alexandria Airport - Departure Private Transfer: $27
  • Alexandria Airport Arrival Transfer: $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tokyo

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

  • Private Transfer from Tokyo to Narita Airport: $221
  • Airport Transfer between Narita and Tokyo or Disney or Yokohama: $220
  • Airport Transfer: Haneda Airport and Tokyo 23 wards: $127
  • Airport transfer between Haneda and Tokyo or Disney or Yokohama: $122
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Haneda Airport HND to Tokyo in Sedan: $283
  • DECKS Tokyo Beach & Odaiba 1 Way Door to Door Shared Transfer: $58
  • Departure Private Transfer Tokyo to Haneda Airport (HND): $182
  • Departure Private Transfer: Tokyo to Haneda Airport HND in Sedan: $284
  • Departure Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport HND by van: $75
  • From Haneda Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Tokyo City: $89
  • From Nikko Private Sightseeing Tour with Transfers: $429
  • Gundam Base & Odaiba Divercity 1 Way Door to Door Shared Transfer: $58

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Tokyo?

Prices for flights to both Tokyo 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 Meals for one day
    Alexandria $6.39
    Tokyo $36

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
  • Alexandria food Tour taste the Egyptian traditional food: $80

Typical Food Prices in Tokyo

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

  • Late Night Noodles
  • Conveyor Belt Sushi Snack
  • Meal at Airport

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tokyo

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

  • Private Sushi Roll Cooking Class in Japan: $38
  • Shibuya Walking, Cultural, and Food Tour: $38
  • Small Group Food Tour in Tsukiji Market: $45
  • Sushi Making Class Tsukiji Fish Market 90-Min Cooking Experience: $55
  • Japanese Traditional Cooking Class: $58
  • Let's make ONIGIRI(Rice ball) at Professional Cooking Studio: $65
  • Tokyo Wagyu Culinary Tour Cooking Culture and Tasting: $65
  • Japanese Home Cooking Class near Tokyo Disneyland: $66
  • Tokyo : Seasonable Japanese Home Cooking: $66
  • Small-Group Wagyu Beef and 7 Japanese Dishes Tokyo Cooking Class: $68
  • Private Food Tour in Downtown Yanesen and Nezu Shrine: $72
  • Retro Food Tour in Yanaka: $75

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.46
    Tokyo $65

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
  • 6-Hour Day Tour to Alexandria Attractions with Pickup Included: $80
  • Alamein full day tour from Alexandria: $95
  • Alexandria By Night Private Free Walking Tours & Horse Carriage Ride: $75
  • 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 from Alexandria: $38
  • Alexandria Day tour from Aexandria port (Archeological): $100
  • Alexandria Free Walking Tours & Horse Carriage ride By Night: $55

Tours and Activities in Tokyo

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

  • Tokyo Imaginary Experience: $3.26
  • Shibuya Sightseeing with an Audio Guide: $6.35
  • Audio-Guide Tour Akihabara's Otaku Culture and TechBazaar: $6.51
  • Japan Travel Unlimited Data For Tourist: $6.75
  • Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Admission Ticket + Special Exhibition (when being held): $7.81
  • Tokyo Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Tokyo Subway Ticket: $9.24
  • E-scooter Tour with a Private Guide Tokyo: $9.74
  • Kadokawa Culture Museum Standard Ticket: $12
  • 70mins Open Top Sightseeing Bus with Audio Guide: $12
  • Roppongi Hills Observatory Ticket: $13
  • Making wooden amulet experience in Tokyo.: $13

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.33
    Tokyo $31

Typical Alcohol Prices in Tokyo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Tokyo:

  • Sake

Sample the Local Flavors in Tokyo

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

  • Tokyo Pub Crawl: $25
  • Shibuya Local Bar and Pub Crawl: $45
  • 3-Hour Tokyo Pub Crawl Weekly Welcome Guided Tour in Shibuya: $56
  • Tokyo's Oldest Sake Brewery and Summer Retreat in Nature Tour: $83
  • Private Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl: $84
  • barhopping tour&bar crawl in Retro Town Shimokitazawa: $95
  • 【Harajuku】Night Pub Crawl with Local Japanese: $130
  • Sake Brewery and Spiritual Nature Tour in Okutama Tokyo: $134
  • Private Local Craft Brewery Tour in Tokyo: $150
  • Cultural Sake Brewery Private Tour & Unlimited Tasting Near Tokyo: $163
  • Private Walking Tour with Sake Brewery Visit in Chichibu: $190
  • Private tour: Tokyo's Oldest Sake Brewery and riverside walk.: $227

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

Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Tokyo?

Tokyo has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Alexandria. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Tokyo, 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 Tokyo?

Tokyo 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 Tokyo in the Summer?

Both Tokyo 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. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Tokyo because of the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Alexandria is around the same temperature as Tokyo in the summer. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 26°C (79°F) in July, and Tokyo fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

Tokyo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Alexandria usually gets less rain in July than Tokyo. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Tokyo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Tokyo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Tokyo. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Also, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Tokyo this time of year.

In the autumn, Alexandria is a little warmer than Tokyo. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Alexandria in October average around 22°C (72°F), and Tokyo averages at about 18°C (64°F).

Tokyo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Tokyo. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 165 mm (6.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Tokyo 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Tokyo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Tokyo. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, many travelers come to Tokyo for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In January, Alexandria is generally much warmer than Tokyo. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 13°C (55°F), and Tokyo fluctuates around 5°C (42°F).

Alexandria usually gets more rain in January than Tokyo. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Tokyo 5°C (42°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Tokyo in the Spring?

Both Tokyo 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, many visitors come to Tokyo in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Alexandria is a little warmer than Tokyo in the spring. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 19°C (66°F) in April, and Tokyo fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Tokyo. In April, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Tokyo. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Tokyo 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Tokyo and Alexandria

Alexandria Tokyo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 5°C (42°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 6°C (42°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 9°C (47°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (78°F) 127 mm (5 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 180 mm (7.1 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 165 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 8°C (46°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)