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

Should you visit Amman or Beirut?

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 Beirut. 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 Beirut?

Amman

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.

Beirut

Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, and The Best Budget Tours to Jordan.


Which place is cheaper, Beirut 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 Beirut is $2.26. 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 Beirut in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Beirut $1.26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Beirut $2.52
Compare Hotels in Amman and Beirut

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Beirut? 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 Beirut


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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 Beirut Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Beirut $0.44
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Amman

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


  • Bus Ride (for Two)
    $0.71
  • RIde to Airport
    $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman

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

  • transfers Queen Alia Airport or Amman from/to Petra: $242
  • Wadi Rum transfer from - to Amman: $323
  • Transfer to Petra from Amman /Amman Airport: $290
  • Transfer from Amman or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $99
  • Transfer Amman To/From Petra: $200
  • Queen Alia International Airport Transfers To Amman, Petra.: $257
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfers: $43
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfer : $21
  • Private departure transfer from Amman to airport: $30
  • Private Transfer: From Amman City to Dead Sea : $60
  • Private Transfer: From Amman City to Airport: $39
  • Private Transfer to Aqaba from Amman or Queen Alia Airport: $360

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Private Transfer from Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport to Beirut: $46
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • BEY Airport to Hotel, Private Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Beirut?

Prices for flights to both Beirut 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $34
    Beirut $0.71
Typical Food Prices in Amman

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


  • Pastries
    $4.23
  • Tea
    $5.64

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 Beirut

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

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Private Lebanese Home Cooking Class in Byblos with a Local Family: $86
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $142

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Beirut $0.26

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • From Amman :Private day tour to Jerash and Ajloun: $81
  • MT_ Private Driver - Tourist Transport and Business Services : $56
  • Um Qais Private Tour Enjoy The History And Stunning Scenery.: $130
  • 01 Day Tour to Dead Sea From Amman: $220
  • 1 Day Tour to Amman Jerash and Ajloun castle : $150
  • 1 Day Tour: Amman and Jerash: $176
  • 1-Day Tour: Amman and Dead Sea: $161
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $170
  • 2 Day Tour Petra Wadi Rum and Dead Sea from Amman: $300
  • 2 Days - 1 Night Ma'in Hot Springs Private Tour From Amman: $150
  • 2 Days Group Tour From Petra Wadi Rum Aqaba Dead sea: $264
  • 2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman: $232

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • ATV (2 Seat) Full Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $150
  • ATV (2 Seat) Half Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $120
  • All in 1 Lebanon Local Multi day Tour, 3 days: $289
  • Baalbek Tour: $111
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Group Tour: $95
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Guided Full-Day Tour from Beirut: $90
  • Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Jeita Grotto and Byblos Tour: $170
  • Beirut 3 museums + mini walking tour: $50
  • Beirut : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour With Guide: $66
  • Beirut Downtown, Corniche and National Museum Tour: $80
  • Beirut Full Day Walking Tour: $41
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Beirut $0.23

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

Also in Beirut, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $50
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting : $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Byblos & Chateau Musar: History and Wine Tour: $65
  • Half-Day Private Chateau Musar and Ixsir Wine Tour from Beirut: $80
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $91
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $100
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100
  • Full-Day Private Bekaa Valley Wine Tour from Beirut: $102
  • Private tour to Jeita Grotto with Wine Tasting in Faqra Ruins: $110


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Beirut, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Beirut much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Beirut would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Beirut 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 Beirut.

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


Which is Bigger, Amman or Beirut?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 50% larger than the population of Amman. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Beirut, 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 Amman or Beirut?

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 Amman or Beirut in the Summer?

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

In July, Amman usually receives around the same amount of rain as Beirut. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Beirut receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Beirut. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amman. Amman usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Beirut during summer. Amman gets 364 hours of sunny skies, while Beirut receives 369 hours of full sun in the summer.

Amman is around the same temperature as Beirut in the summer. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 25°C (77°F) in July, and Beirut fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Amman 25°C (77°F) 
    Beirut 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Amman or Beirut in the Autumn?

Both Beirut and Amman during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round.

Amman usually gets less rain in October than Beirut. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Beirut receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Amman. In the autumn, Amman often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Beirut. Amman gets 274 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Beirut receives 254 hours of full sun.

In the autumn, Amman is cooler than Beirut. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Amman in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Beirut averages at about 25°C (77°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Beirut 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Amman or Beirut in the Winter?

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

Beirut receives a lot of rain in the winter. Amman gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Amman usually receives more rain than Beirut. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Beirut receives 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Amman usually receives more sunshine than Beirut during winter. Amman gets 184 hours of sunny skies, while Beirut receives 149 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Amman is generally much colder than Beirut. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 8°C (46°F), and Beirut fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Beirut 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Amman or Beirut in the Spring?

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

Amman usually gets less rain in April than Beirut. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Beirut receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Amman this time of the year. In the spring, Amman often gets more sunshine than Beirut. Amman gets 269 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Beirut receives 225 hours of full sun.

Amman is around the same temperature as Beirut in the spring. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Beirut fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Beirut 17°C (63°F)

Typical Weather for Beirut and Amman

Amman Beirut
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)


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