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

Should you visit Amman or Karachi?

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 Karachi. 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 Karachi?

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.

Karachi

Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and sixth most populous city proper in the world. Karachi, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, is the financial and commercial center of the nation, as well as its largest port. The pace of life here is more hurried, and social attitudes are far more liberal than elsewhere in Pakistan. Locals call it the City of Lights, the City of The Quaid, and the City that Never Sleeps. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants along with refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins, who generally come to the city to settle permanently.

Which place is cheaper, Karachi 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 Karachi is $26. 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 Karachi in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Karachi $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Karachi $22
Compare Hotels in Amman and Karachi

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Karachi? 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 Karachi


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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 Karachi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Karachi $4.60
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:

  • Amman Queen Alia Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Amman North: $6.17
  • Private Transfer From Amman City to Queen Alia Airport: $18
  • Queen Alia Intl Airport Private Transfer to Amman City or Hotels: $20
  • From Amman :Private transfer to Airport, Dead Sea and Petra.: $22
  • Private Transfer from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel : $23
  • Private Transfer From Amman Airport to Different cities: $23
  • Airport pickup or drop off transfer from or to Amman city: $23
  • Amman Airport private Transfers From/To multi destinations : $24
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport: Private Transfer to Amman Hotels: $27
  • Private Transfer from / to Amman Airport to Amman Hotel: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Karachi?

Prices for flights to both Karachi 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
    Karachi $11
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:

  • Amman:Home resturant lunch and dinner: $37
  • Private 2 Hour Cooking Class with the Locals in Amman: $51
  • 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 Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Local Lunch or Dinner: $90
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $109
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Arak Experience: $160
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Wine Experience : $173

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Karachi

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

  • Private Karachi Street Food Tour: $94
  • Half-Day Karachi Burns Road Private Victoria Ride with Dinner: $100
  • Street Food Tour of Karachi: $199

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Karachi $5.09

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
  • Day or Night Walking Tour in Downtown With Local: $21
  • JR The Wine Experience: $26
  • Amman Shooping Tour: $35
  • Full Day Amman Private City Tour: $35
  • Private Sightseeing City Tour: $40
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $40
  • History & Culture Immersion, City Tour Of Amman : $43
  • Full Day Amman Private Luxury City Tour: $45
  • Half Day Tour to Jerash : $48

Tours and Activities in Karachi

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

  • Experience local village life in Sindh: $200
  • Full Day Private Tour in Karachi City: $163
  • Full Day Private Tour to Mohatta Palace Zainab and Burns road: $197
  • Karachi City Tour : $129
  • Karachi Sightseeing Private tour: $159
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour Near Karachi : $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Karachi $3.36

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 Karachi, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Karachi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Karachi 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 Karachi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Karachi 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 Karachi.

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


Which is Bigger, Amman or Karachi?

Karachi has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Amman. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Karachi, 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 Karachi?

Karachi 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 Karachi in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Amman as well as Karachi. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In July, Amman is generally cooler than Karachi. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 25°C (77°F), and Karachi fluctuates around 30°C (86°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Amman this time of the year. In the summer, Amman often gets more sunshine than Karachi. Amman gets 364 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 155 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets less rain in July than Karachi. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Amman 25°C (77°F) 
    Karachi 30°C (86°F)

Should I visit Amman or Karachi in the Autumn?

Both Karachi and Amman are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year.

Amman is cooler than Karachi in the autumn. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Karachi fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

It's quite sunny in Karachi. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amman. Amman usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Karachi during autumn. Amman gets 274 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 284 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Amman usually receives more rain than Karachi. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Amman or Karachi in the Winter?

Both Karachi and Amman during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the winter, Amman is much colder than Karachi. Typically, the winter temperatures in Amman in January average around 8°C (46°F), and Karachi averages at about 19°C (66°F).

In Karachi, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the winter, Amman often gets less sunshine than Karachi. Amman gets 184 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 271 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Amman. Amman usually gets more rain in January than Karachi. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Karachi 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Amman or Karachi in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Amman and Karachi. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Amman year-round.

In April, Amman is generally much colder than Karachi. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 16°C (61°F), and Karachi fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Karachi this time of the year. In Amman, it's very sunny this time of the year. Amman usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Karachi during spring. Amman gets 269 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 277 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Amman usually receives more rain than Karachi. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Karachi and Amman

Amman Karachi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)


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