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

Should you visit Amman or Dublin?

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 Dublin. 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 Dublin?

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.

Dublin

Dublin is the vibrant and fun capital city of Ireland and home to over a third of the country's population. There are almost 2 million people in the metropolitan area. It's also the most common entry point into the country for visitors. Once you arrive, its a good idea to head over to the main tourist office in St. Andrew's Church off Grafton Street. They can give you maps and information to make sure your trip is efficient and fun. Many people enjoy seeing what remains of the Georgian architecture throughout the city. Much of the city is also modernist in style with many blocks made up of offices.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, The Best Budget Tours to Jordan, The Best Coach Bus Tours in Ireland, and The Best Adventure Tours to Ireland.


Which place is cheaper, Dublin 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 Dublin is $154. 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 Dublin in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Dublin $73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Dublin $146
Compare Hotels in Amman and Dublin

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Dublin? 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 Dublin


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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 Dublin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Dublin $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:

  • Private Transfer from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel : $23
  • Active Aqaba Private Transfer from to Amman or Airport or Dead Sea: $57
  • Airport Transfer To Dead Sea Hotel: $59
  • Airport Transfer to Any Hotel In Amman: $37
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to Amman City: $68
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to the Dead Sea: $104
  • Airport to Dead Sea Transfer (private shuttle): $85
  • Amman Airport (AMM) to Amman Hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $86
  • Amman Airport (AMM) to Amman hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $43
  • Amman Airport Luxury Private Transfer To Amman With VIP Meet & Assist Service : $105
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dublin

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


  • Rental Car for a Day
    $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dublin

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Dublin:

  • The Westin Hotel Dublin To Dublin Airport Private Chauffeur Transfer: $169
  • The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin To Dublin Airport Private Chauffeur Transfer: $169
  • Private Transfer: Dublin Airport DUB to Dublin in Business Car: $109
  • Private Transfer from Navan to Belfast Airport (BFS): $275
  • Private Transfer from Dundalk to Belfast City Airport (BHD): $190
  • Private Transfer from Dun Laoghaire Port to Dublin Airport (DUB): $46
  • Private Transfer from Dun Laoghaire Cruise Port to Dublin City: $46
  • Private Transfer from Dublin airport to Dublin city center - One way Minivan: $187
  • Private Transfer from Dublin Airport to Belfast City Airport (BHD): $296
  • Private Sedan(4 seats) Transfer from Dublin City Center to Dublin Airport: $96
  • Private Sedan (4 seats) Transfer from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Center: $96
  • Private One Way Transfer from Dublin To Dublin Airport: $121

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Dublin?

Prices for flights to both Dublin 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
    Dublin $53
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 2 Hour Cooking Class with the Locals in Amman: $51
  • Private Day or Night Amman Sightseeing - Optional Cooking or Wine Tasting Tour : $51
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $113
  • 3-Hours Guided Food Tour in Amman: $130

Typical Food Prices in Dublin

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Dublin:


  • Lunch Lynam's Pub
    $4.25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dublin

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

  • The Irish House Party in Dublin (with dinner if option selected): $31
  • Belvedere Irish Night Show, Dance and Traditional 3-Course Dinner: $61
  • Dublin Delicious Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour: $70
  • Delicious Dublin Food Tour: $83
  • Private Market Tour and Irish Cooking Class in a Modern Skerries Home: $102
  • Dublin Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $116
  • Dublin Food Tour with a Local Foodie, Personalized & Private : $214

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Dublin $27

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
  • JR The Wine Experience: $26
  • Amman Shooping Tour: $35
  • Downtown Walking tour. History, Food, Culture: $37
  • Private Sightseeing City Tour: $40
  • History & Culture Immersion, City Tour Of Amman : $43
  • Amman : Must-See attractions Private walking tour: $43
  • Full Day Amman Private Luxury City Tour: $45
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $45
  • Private Experience of Simple Silver Ring Making in Amman: $45
  • Private Walking Tour in Amman With Local: $49
  • Amman Private City Tour: $50

Typical Entertainment Prices in Dublin

Here are a few typical costs in Dublin for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Wild Wicklow Tour
    $28
  • Guinness Brewery for Two
    $29
  • St Pauls Cathedral
    $4.84
  • Dublin Writer's Museum
    $6.77

Tours and Activities in Dublin

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

  • (Small Group) Cliffs of Moher and Castle Tour from Dublin: $142
  • (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip: $120
  • (Spanish) Cliffs of Moher and Galway tour from Dublin: $83
  • (Spanish) Giant's Causeway tour from Dublin: $88
  • 1-Hour Cocktail Masterclass Experience in Dublin: $50
  • 2 Hour Walking Tour of Dublin's City Centre: $28
  • 2-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin Including Belfast and Giants Causeway: $220
  • 2-Day Southern Ireland Tour from Dublin:Including Blarney and Cliffs of Moher: $220
  • 2-Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour From Dublin: $220
  • 2-Hour Dublin Running Tour: $39
  • 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour from Dublin : $21
  • 2-Hour Macabre Dublin Walking Tour: $19

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Dublin $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

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

  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Amman: $64

Sample the Local Flavors in Dublin

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

  • Exclusive Brewery Tour and Tasting at Kildare Brewing Co, Sallins: $22
  • Skip the Line: Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour and Tasting in Dublin Ticket: $22
  • Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Trilogy Experience: $24
  • Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl: $24
  • Roe & Co Distillery Experiences: $28
  • Dublin Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour & Tasting - 45 mins: $34
  • Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery: Legacy Experience: $35
  • Dublin Walking Tour with Tasting and Whiskey Distillery Visit: $39
  • Afternoon Dublin Mountain Pub Tour(small group pub crawl max 15) : $76
  • Giant Causeway, Dark Hedges & Whiskey Distillery tour from Dublin: $80
  • Original Dublin Pub Tour: $93
  • Dublin Jameson Distillery and Guinness Storehouse Guided Tour: $124


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Dublin, we can see that Dublin is more expensive. And not only is Amman much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Dublin is in Europe, 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 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 Dublin would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dublin 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 Dublin Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Amman or Dublin?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 25% larger than the population of Dublin. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Dublin, 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 Dublin?

Dublin has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Amman experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Amman or Dublin in the Summer?

Both Dublin and Amman during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, most visitors come to Dublin for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Amman is much warmer than Dublin in the summer. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 25°C (77°F) in July, and Dublin fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Amman. In the summer, Amman often gets more sunshine than Dublin. Amman gets 364 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Dublin receives 166 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets less rain in July than Dublin. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Dublin receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Amman 25°C (77°F) 
    Dublin 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Amman or Dublin in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Amman and Dublin. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Amman year-round. Furthermore, the autumn months attract visitors to Dublin because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the music scene.

In the autumn, Amman is much warmer than Dublin. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Amman in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Dublin averages at about 11°C (52°F).

In Amman, it's very sunny this time of the year. Amman usually receives more sunshine than Dublin during autumn. Amman gets 274 hours of sunny skies, while Dublin receives 97 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Amman usually receives less rain than Dublin. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Dublin receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Dublin 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Amman or Dublin in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Amman as well as Dublin. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Dublin this time of year.

In January, Amman is generally a little warmer than Dublin. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 8°C (46°F), and Dublin fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Amman often gets more sunshine than Dublin. Amman gets 184 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Dublin receives 56 hours of full sun.

Amman receives a lot of rain in the winter. Amman usually gets more rain in January than Dublin. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Dublin receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Dublin 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Amman or Dublin in the Spring?

Both Dublin and Amman are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Dublin for the activities around the city.

Amman is much warmer than Dublin in the spring. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Dublin fluctuates around 8°C (47°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amman. Amman usually receives more sunshine than Dublin during spring. Amman gets 269 hours of sunny skies, while Dublin receives 157 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Amman usually receives less rain than Dublin. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Dublin receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Dublin 8°C (47°F)

Typical Weather for Dublin and Amman

Amman Dublin
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 7°C (44°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 8°C (47°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 15°C (60°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (56°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 6°C (44°F) 76 mm (3 in)