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.

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. 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 $39
    Beirut $60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $78
    Beirut $120
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 $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)
    $0.70
  • 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.





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

Entertainment
  • 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 Tour: $95

Alcohol
  • 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.


When is the best time to visit Amman or Beirut?

Both destinations experience a tropical climate with warm 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 tropical climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Beirut 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 temperature in Amman is usually 25°C (77°F) in July, and Beirut stays 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 tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

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 are around 20°C (68°F), and Beirut is 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. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical 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. Temperatures in Amman average around 8°C (46°F), and Beirut stays 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. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. The warm tropical 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 temperature in Amman is usually 16°C (61°F) in April, and Beirut stays 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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