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

Should you visit Amman or Hong Kong?

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 Hong Kong. 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 Hong Kong?


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.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong you will find a predominantly Cantonese population that has long been influenced by British occupation. Most residents speak English and you can see the obvious effects of years of capitalism. Shopping malls are everywhere and most are thriving. Along the waterfront every night the buildings light up in a dramatic and festive light show that highlights such businesses as Sony and Canon, which are fixtures in the city. The city is a major financial hub, and is very international in nature. The city itself is very densely packed and there are narrow high rises that look vulnerable due to their height. There are two main areas to the city, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Hong Kong Island is the location of the original British settlement. Today it is where you will find the highest skyscrapers, the most modern buildings, and the most popular shopping areas. Kowloon is located on a peninsula that is to the north of Hong Kong Island. The tip of the peninsula is a popular destination for backpackers as it has many of the city's hostels. This area is referred to as Tsim Sha Tsui. There are also a few high end hotels in the area. It is possible to head outside of the city so that you can escape into some rural regions where you can take a break from the crowds.

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

Which place is cheaper, Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong is $160. 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 Hong Kong in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Hong Kong $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Hong Kong $150
Compare Hotels in Amman and Hong Kong

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Hong Kong? 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 Hong Kong

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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 Hong Kong Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Hong Kong $8.73
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:

  • transfers Queen Alia Airport or Amman from/to Petra: $242
  • Wadi Rum transfer from - to Amman: $323
  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to or from Amman or Airport: $150
  • Transfer to Petra from Amman /Amman Airport: $290
  • Transfer from Amman or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $99
  • Transfer Amman To/From Petra: $200
  • Queen Alia Intl Airport Private Transfer to Amman City or Hotels: $20
  • Queen Alia International Airport Transfers To Amman, Petra.: $257
  • Queen Alia Airport and Amman Private Transfer /Multiple Destion: $44
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfers: $43
  • Private departure transfer from Amman to airport: $30
  • Private Transfer: From Amman City to Dead Sea : $60

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Hong Kong

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

  • MTR (for 2)
  • Local Bus
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Hong Kong Airport Express Train Ticket

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Hong Kong?

Prices for flights to both Hong Kong 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
    Hong Kong $33
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 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
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Wine Experience : $173

Typical Food Prices in Hong Kong

For Hong Kong, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dinner for 2

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Hong Kong $95

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • From Amman :Private day tour to Jerash and Ajloun: $81
  • Full Day Tour in Baptism Site, Mount Nebo and Madaba: $85
  • MT_ Private Driver - Tourist Transport and Business Services : $56
  • Tour to the hidden Kingdom of the north: $300
  • 01 Day Tour to Dead Sea From Amman: $220
  • 1 Day Tour to Amman Jerash and Ajloun castle : $215
  • 1 Day Tour: Amman and Jerash: $176
  • 1-Day Tour: Amman and Dead Sea: $161
  • 2 Day Private Tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Amman : $215
  • 2 Days - 1 Night Ma'in Hot Springs Private Tour From Amman: $150
  • 2 Days Group Tour From Petra Wadi Rum Aqaba Dead sea: $323
  • 2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman: $232

Typical Entertainment Prices in Hong Kong

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Hong Kong's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Peak Tram
  • Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Tours and Activities in Hong Kong

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

  • Ma On Shan Climbing Adventure: $115
  • Plover Cove Bicycling and Hiking Adventure: $110

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Hong Kong $21

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 Hong Kong, we can see that Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong is in Asia, 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 Hong Kong would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Amman or Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Amman. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Hong Kong, 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.