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

Should you visit Amman or Guatemala City?

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 Guatemala City. 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 Guatemala City?


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.

Guatemala City

Referred to by the locals as "Guate," Guatemala City is the largest and most modern city in Guatemala, as well as its capital. While the atmosphere of the place is big, dirty, and dangerous with city fumes and skyscrapers, it is the hub of the country. It is the place where travelers first step foot into Guatemala and, though it is a place of modern chaos, it does have some of the best galleries and museums as well as a selection of bars, cafes, and restaurants.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, The Best Budget Tours to Jordan, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Guatemala City, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Guatemala.

Which place is cheaper, Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City is $44. 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 Guatemala City in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Guatemala City $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Guatemala City $48
Compare Hotels in Amman and Guatemala City

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Guatemala City? 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 Guatemala City

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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 Guatemala City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Guatemala City $6.18
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:

  • Queen Alia Intl Airport Private Transfer to Amman City or Hotels: $20
  • Amman Airport Private Transfer To Multi Destinations: $21
  • Private Transfer from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel : $23
  • Airport pickup or drop off transfer from or to Amman city: $23
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27
  • Private Transfer from / to Amman Airport to Amman Hotel: $28
  • Private QAIA Airport Transfer to Amman : $28
  • Petra Private Transfer to or from Amman or Airport or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $30
  • Private Transfer From or To QAIA and Amman: $30
  • Transfer from Queen Alia Airport to Amman Hotels: $30
  • Amman Airport Private Luxury Transfer To Amman, Jordan: $35
  • Amman Airport Transfer to any Amman Hotel: $35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Guatemala City

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Guatemala City:

  • Transfer: From Guatemala City to El Paredon Beach: $240
  • Transfer from Guatemala City hotel to INTL Airport La Aurora: $75
  • Transfer from Airport to Antigua: $80
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Guatemala City Airport to Hotels: $43
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Guatemala City Airport to Antigua: $16
  • San Salvadorz: Convenient bus transfer from/to Guatemala: $99,999
  • Private Transfer from La Aurora Airport to Puerto Quetzal Port: $74
  • Private Transfer from La Aurora Airport to Antigua Guatemala: $120
  • Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Panajachel or Atitlan: $254
  • Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua: $74
  • Private Ground Transfer Guatemala City To Panajachel, LakeAtitlan: $150
  • Private Ground Transfer Airport - Antigua Guatemala: $23

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Guatemala City?

Prices for flights to both Guatemala City 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
    Guatemala City $15
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:

  • Private 2 Hour Cooking Class with the Locals in Amman: $51
  • 3 course dinner with a sommelier: $56
  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $71
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Private Panoramic Amman Tour and Local Lunch or Dinner-Wine Taste: $90
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $109
  • 3-Hours Guided Food Tour in Amman: $130
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Wine Experience : $173

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Guatemala City

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

  • Cooking class/Pepian Workshop: $35
  • Cooking and class with Private Guatemalan Chef : $72
  • Taste Antigua Guatemala Walking Food Tour : $75
  • Antigua Market, Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City: $178
  • Pacaya Volcano Vistas + Enjoy Pizza Cooked Under Volcanic Heat: $180

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Guatemala City $1.21

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • Amman Shooping Tour: $35
  • Full Day Amman Private City Tour: $35
  • History & Culture Immersion, City Tour Of Amman : $43
  • Full Day Amman Private Luxury City Tour: $45
  • Private Experience of Simple Silver Ring Making in Amman: $45
  • Amman Private City Tour: $50
  • Half Day Private tour to Dead Sea From Amman. : $50
  • Jerash Half Day tour from Amman : $55
  • Half Day Amman Private City Tour : $55
  • Amazing Amman City Tour: $56
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed & The Caves) : $57
  • Private Half Day Tour in Jerash From Amman: $60

Tours and Activities in Guatemala City

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Guatemala City are as follows:

  • 2-Day Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour from Guatemala City or Antigua: $265
  • 2-Hour Culture and Historical Tour From Guatemala: $29
  • 2in1 Tour: Avocado Farm + Private Tour in Antigua Guatemala: $117
  • 3-hour Bike Tour Guatemala City South: $55
  • 4-hour Bike Tour Guatemala City South Center: $65
  • Acatenango Volcano Overnight Adventure from Guatemala City : $300
  • Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Shared Tour from Guatemala City: $75
  • Antigua Guatemala Full Day Tour: $58
  • Antigua walking tour from Guatemala City : $90
  • Chichicastenango - Panajachel collective tour: $150
  • Chichicastenango Market Tour: $124
  • City Tour - Test Fly by Escuela de Flight S.A: $158

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Guatemala City $6.85

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

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

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

Which is Bigger, Amman or Guatemala City?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 28% larger than the population of Guatemala City. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Guatemala City, 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.