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

Should you visit Amman or Karachi?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare 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. So, let's dig into it.

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 city 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 $56, while the average daily cost in Karachi is $37. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Amman and Karachi in more detail.




Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Amman, $48 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Amman, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $24, such as in a hostel.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $15. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Karachi the cost is $30 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $24
    Karachi $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $48
    Karachi $30


Food

In Amman travelers spend around $17 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

On average, meal and food prices in Karachi cost around $16 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $6.40.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $17
    Karachi $16
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 Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $51
  • Amman City Tour & Food Tour Combo: $69
  • Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Lunch or Dinner: $71
  • Private Kan Zaman Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $76
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Half Day Cooking Class in Amman: $96
  • Downtown Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $123
  • Contemporary Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $155
  • Romantic Dinner for Two in Amman: $160

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Karachi

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

  • Half-Day Karachi Burns Road Private Victoria Ride with Dinner: $100


Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Amman than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $11 on transportation in Amman on average per day.

The cost of a taxi ride in Karachi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.58 per person, per day, on local transportation in Karachi.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $11
    Karachi $6.58
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 Airport Transfer (From/To Amman- Private Car & Mini Van): $19
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Amman Airport to Hotel: $24
  • Transfer From Airport To Amman: $24
  • Airport transfer, Amman, Jordan: $25
  • Airport Transfer, Pick-up and Drop-off: $25
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Private Transfer from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel: $28
  • Petra Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $35
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotels or vise versa: $38
  • Amman Airport transfer from/to Deadsea or Amman hotels: $40
  • Private Airport Transfer: $40


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Amman, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $13 per day, per person.

Entertainment and activities in Karachi typically cost an average of $7.28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $13
    Karachi $7.28

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • Discover the hidden gems of Amman's Rainbow street on an audio walking tour: $5.00
  • Private Full-Day Petra Tour with Lunch from Amman: $19
  • Half Day Amman Private City Tour: $22
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $25
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed) and Abo Jaber Caves: $25
  • Half Day Private Tour To Dead Sea: $26
  • Amman Private City Tour: $29
  • Exceptional "Jordanian Hennah" Experience In Amman: $37
  • Private Dead Sea Cheap Tour ! Half Day From Amman: $39
  • Citadel, Amphitheatre, Rainbow Street, Famous mosques, ALL in Amman Private Tour: $40
  • Jerash & Amman City Tour Day Trip from Amman: $41
  • Amman Private City Tour: $41

Tours and Activities in Karachi

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

  • A day tour to Village Life: Worthy Experience: $120
  • Civilization of the Indus Valley Tour- South Pakistan: $1,641
  • Cultural Heritage Tour: $22
  • Jalebi Khaana Peena Tour: $21
  • Karachi City Tour: $83
  • Karachi City of Lights - Sightseeing tour: $60
  • Karachi Half Day Private Tour - Interaction with Local Family: $132
  • Karachi To Khunjerab Pass Tour.: $3,999
  • Must Eat Tour of Karachi: $99
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour Near Karachi: $141


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Amman spend on average $18 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

The average person spends about $4.81 on alcoholic beverages in Karachi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $18
    Karachi $4.81

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

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

  • Wine Tasting Experience: $24
  • 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.

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