A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Amman vs. Aswan for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Amman or Aswan?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Amman and Aswan. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Amman or Aswan?


Amman is the largest city in of the Hashemite Kingdom of the country of Jordan. It is also the capital city of Jordan and has a population of over four million people. Many people use Amman as a base for venturing out into the rest of Jordan and other surrounding countries. There are many things to see and do in Amman.


Lounging along the Nile like Egyptian royalty is a fantasy for most world travelers. If you want to do it without the hustle and bustle of Cairo, there's always Aswan. This city in the south of Egypt is the smallest of the three major cities on the Nile. Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan's 275,00 people include a large portion of Nubians – mostly resettled from their flooded homeland.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, The Best Budget Tours to Jordan, The Best 10-Day Tours in Egypt, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Egypt.

Which place is cheaper, Aswan or Amman?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Amman is $110, while the average daily cost in Aswan is $16. 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 Amman and Aswan in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Aswan $6.75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Aswan $14
Compare Hotels in Amman and Aswan

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Aswan? 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 Amman

Hotels in Aswan

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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: Amman Hotel Prices and Aswan Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Aswan $4.34
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Amman

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amman:

  • Bus Ride (for Two)
  • RIde to Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman

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

  • Private Transfer from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel : $20
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfer : $21
  • Airport pickup or drop off transfer from or to Amman city: $23
  • Amman Airport private Transfers From/To multi destinations : $24
  • From Amman :Private transfer to Airport, Dead Sea and Petra.: $25
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport: Private Transfer to Amman Hotels: $27
  • Private Transfer from / to Amman Airport to Amman Hotel: $28
  • Petra Private Transfer to or from Amman or Airport or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $30
  • Private departure transfer from Amman to airport: $30
  • Private Transfer From Amman To Different Cities: $33
  • Amman Airport Transfer to any Amman Hotel: $35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aswan

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aswan:

  • VIP Express Exclusive Aswan Airport Transfer: $50
  • VIP Aswan Airport Transfer to Luxury Retreats: $35
  • Transfer to Luxor from Aswan and visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples: $64
  • Transfer from Aswan to Luxor: $63
  • Transfer from Aswan Train Station to your hotel or the opposite : $30
  • Transfer from Aswan To Luxor: $114
  • Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotels or Nile Cruise in Aswan : $13
  • Sunset Departure Evening Aswan Airport Transfer: $32
  • Station Aswan Transfer To hotel: $8.00
  • Private transfer from aswan to luxor with visits: $93
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Aswan Airport: $6.40
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Aswan Airport: $10

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Aswan?

Prices for flights to both Aswan and Amman 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
    Amman $34
    Aswan $5.73
Typical Food Prices in Amman

For Amman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Pastries
  • Tea

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amman

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

  • Amman:Home resturant lunch and dinner: $37
  • Private Day or Night Amman Sightseeing - Optional Cooking or Wine Tasting Tour : $51
  • 3 course dinner with a sommelier: $56
  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $71
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • 3-Hours Guided Food Tour in Amman: $130

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aswan

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

  • Dinner at Soleih restaurant by vehicle: $33
  • Nubian Dinner in Nubian Village Of Aswan: $40
  • Your Grandmothers Cooking Class In Aswan : $90
  • Dinner In Nile Cruise in Aswan: $150

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Aswan $6.11

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • the apple bottom jeans experience 3: $1.14
  • Discover the hidden gems of Amman's Rainbow street on a self-guided audio tour: $5.00
  • Private City Tour With Optional Traditional Food in Amman: $20
  • JR The Wine Experience: $26
  • Amman Shooping Tour: $35
  • Private Sightseeing City Tour: $40
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $40
  • Amman : Must-See attractions Private walking tour: $43
  • History & Culture Immersion, City Tour Of Amman : $43
  • Half Day Private tour to Dead Sea From Amman. : $50
  • Amman Safe Tour: Authentic Cuisine, Local Experience & Souv.: $51
  • Half Day Tour: Jerash From Amman.: $52

Typical Entertainment Prices in Aswan

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Aswan are as follows:

  • Temple Kom Ombo for Two

Tours and Activities in Aswan

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Aswan are as follows:

  • 2-DaysTour from Aswan Philae the High Dam the Unfinished Obelisk and Abu Simbel: $90
  • Abu Simbel Day tour from Aswan: $50
  • Abu Simbel Private Tour from Aswan : $110
  • Abu Simbel Temples Full Day Tour From Aswan With Entry Tickets : $99
  • Aswan : Full Day Private Guided Tour to the Legend of Abu Simbel Temples: $125
  • Full-Day Private Tour to Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan With Guide : $100
  • Guided Tour of Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt: $22
  • Kayak Tour around the Temple of Philae & Heissa Island : $27
  • Nubian Village Tour - Animalia : $84
  • Nubian Village and Philae Temple Private Guided Tour From Aswan: $30
  • Philae Temple Night Experience (Sound and Light show). : $65
  • Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam Tour: $44

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Aswan $1.24

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Aswan, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Aswan much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Aswan is in Africa, 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 Aswan would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Aswan 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 Amman would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amman than you might in Aswan.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Amman Expensive? and Is Aswan Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Amman or Aswan?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Aswan. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Aswan, 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.