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

Should you visit Amman or Beirut?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare 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. So, let's dig into it.

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.

Which city 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 $88, while the average daily cost in Beirut is $107. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Amman and Beirut in more detail.



Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Amman, $78 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Amman, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $39, such as in a hostel.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Beirut, $120 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Beirut, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $60, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $39
    Beirut $60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $78
    Beirut $120

Food

In Amman travelers spend around $27 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

The average traveler spends about $34 per day in Beirut for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $27
    Beirut $34
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:

  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $51
  • Amman City Tour & Food Tour Combo: $69
  • Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Lunch or Dinner: $71
  • Private Kan Zaman Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $76
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Half Day Cooking Class in Amman: $96
  • Downtown Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $123
  • Contemporary Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $155
  • Romantic Dinner for Two in Amman: $160

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class: $27
  • Seafood dinner with a sea view in Beirut: $58
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $90
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $113

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Amman than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $19 on transportation in Amman on average per day.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Beirut than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $21 on transportation in Beirut on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $19
    Beirut $21
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:

  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport: $116
  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport: $45
  • Transfers only: $75
  • Transfers: $45
  • Transfer from QAIA to Amman Hotel: $48
  • Transfer from Amman to Jerash and back to Amman at the same day: $60
  • Transfer from Amman City or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $94
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotels or vise versa: $38
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotel: $127
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea: $55
  • Transfer from Airport/Amman hotel to Petra: $87
  • Transfer from Airport to Dead Sea: $80

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Private Transfer: Beirut to Beirut Airport (BEY): $622
  • Private Transfer: Beirut Airport (BEY) to Beirut: $622
  • Private Transfer from Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport to Beirut: $52
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $52
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Airport Transfer in Beirut: $10
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $11
  • Beirut to Damascus Taxi Transfer ( Syrian Border ): $50

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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Amman, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $25 per day, per person.

Sightseeing expenses in Beirut, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $12 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $25
    Beirut $12

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • 1-Night Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Ammanm: $842
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman: $128
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Jerash Independent Tour from Amman: $221
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $141
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Wadi Mujib Independent Tour from Amman: $271
  • 10-Day Jordan and Holy Land Tour from Amman: $3,900
  • 17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea: $4,915
  • 2 Days Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea: $380
  • 2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman: $275
  • 2 Days Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba from Amman: $133
  • 2 days 1 night in wadi rum including Dead Sea And Petra tour: $398
  • 2 – Night Private Overnight Aqaba Independent Tour from Amman: $297

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • 1 to 6 riders Private tour adventure qadeesha valley cedars of god baalbek ksara: $205
  • 3-Day Tour Highlights of Lebanon from Beirut with Pickup: $280
  • 4 Days Private Highlights Tour of Lebanon with Airport Pickup: $490
  • 4-Day Tour Highlights of Lebanon from Beirut with Pickup: $310
  • 5-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $425
  • 6-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $545
  • 6-Day Lebanon Private Tour with Airport Pickup: $1,115
  • 7-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $665
  • 7-Day Lebanon Private Tour with Airport Pickup: $1,445
  • Anjar baalback & Ksara tour: $144
  • Baalback Roman temples tour: $125
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Group Tour: $95

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Amman spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

Typically, people visiting Beirut spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $11
    Beirut $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

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

  • Wine Tasting Experience: $24
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour In Amman: $64

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

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

  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour: $52
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting: $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $75
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour at Chateau Musar and Ixsir: $75
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $75
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $82
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Trip to Chateau Musar and Ixsir from Beirut: $85
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $85
  • Wine Tasting and Culture: $85
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Baalbek With Wine Tasting and Lunch Included: $100


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

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