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

Should you visit Amman or Doha?

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 Doha. 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 Doha?


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.


Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

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

Which place is cheaper, Doha 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 Doha is $200. 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 Doha in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Doha $119
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Doha $238
Compare Hotels in Amman and Doha

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Doha? 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 Doha

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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 Doha Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Doha $23
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
  • Active Aqaba Private Transfer from to Amman or Airport or Dead Sea: $60
  • Airport Private Transfer to or from Amman or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $60
  • Airport Transfer To Dead Sea Hotel: $59
  • Airport Transfer to Any Hotel In Amman: $37
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to Amman City: $68
  • Airport pickup or drop off transfer from or to Amman city: $23
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Transfers: $60
  • Amman Airport Transfer to any Amman Hotel: $35
  • Amman Airport Transfer to/from Multi Destinations: $55
  • Amman Airport private Transfers From/To multi destinations : $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West bay: $20
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Doha city: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay : $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Doha: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Shared Arrival Transfer - Doha City: $14
  • Qatar: Private Airport Transfer From or To Doha Airport!: $59
  • Qatar Doha Hamad Airport (DOH): Transfer to Doha city: $175
  • Qatar Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $143
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $68

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Doha?

Prices for flights to both Doha 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
    Doha $61
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 Doha

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

  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • BBQ Dinner in the desert resort; Dune bashing & camel ride: $165
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220
  • Full Day Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner: $234
  • From Overnight Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner: $240

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Doha $18

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

Tours and Activities in Doha

Here are a few actual costs in Doha for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Express Doha City Tour: $165
  • Transit/Layover Tours from Doha Airport – Explore Doha City : $105
  • (Private) Quickie to the Desert Safari Experience - Inland Sea Visit: $100
  • 1 Hour Camel Ride Experience in Sealine Beach: $172
  • 3-Hour Kayaking Eco Adventure - Mangrove Purple Island : $70
  • 4 Hours Purple Island Mangroves Kayaking Adventure in Qatar: $130
  • 4 Hours-Doha City Private Tour: $74
  • 4-Hour Private Group City Tour in Doha, Qatar: $72
  • 4-Hour Private Tour to Msheireb Museums: $100
  • 4-Hour Private Tour to Msheireb Museums and city tour: $75
  • 8-Hour Private Cultural Tour: $288
  • Adventure Dune Buggy Self Ride and Camel Ride : $260

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Doha $15

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

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

Which is Bigger, Amman or Doha?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Doha. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Doha, 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.

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