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

Should you visit Amman or Lahore?

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 Lahore. 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 Lahore?

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.

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

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


Which place is cheaper, Lahore 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 Lahore is $57. 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 Lahore in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Lahore $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Lahore $74
Compare Hotels in Amman and Lahore

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Lahore? 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 Lahore


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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 Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Lahore $9.96
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 to Aqaba from Amman or Queen Alia Airport: $359
  • Wadi Rum transfer from - to Amman: $323
  • Amman Private Transfer To Tel Aviv: $275
  • Queen Alia International Airport Transfers To Amman, Petra.: $257
  • transfers Queen Alia Airport or Amman from/to Petra: $242
  • Private Transfer from Amman to Petra: $240
  • Amman Or Amman Airport Private Transfer To Wadi Rum, Jordan: $225
  • Petra Full Day Tour with Hotel Transfer: $204
  • Transfer Amman To/From Petra: $200
  • Private Transfer From Amman Airport To Petra: $190
  • Petra or WadiRum transfer to/from Amman, Airport, Madaba, Deadsea: $167
  • Amman to Jerusalem Private Transfer: $160

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

Also for Lahore, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Airport Transfer : $60

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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
    Lahore $14
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 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: $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $113
  • 3-Hours Guided Food Tour in Amman: $130

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

For Lahore, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110
  • Ganda Singh Border Flag Ceremony 1-day Tour with Dinner: $120
  • Full Day Lahore Private Guided Food Tour: $299

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Lahore $5.07

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
  • Tour to the hidden Kingdom of the north: $300
  • Um Qais Private Tour Enjoy The History And Stunning Scenery.: $130
  • 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
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman : $145
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $170
  • 1Day Private spiritual Tour to Amman Madaba Baptism site Dead Sea: $235
  • 2 Day Private Tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Amman : $215

Tours and Activities in Lahore

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lahore.

  • 2 Days Private Guided Tour in Lahore : $300
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Half Day Private Shopping Tour for Ladies in Lahore: $154
  • Heer Ranjha Tomb & Jhang City Pvt Guided & All-Incl. 1-day Tour: $110
  • Kartarpur Corridor and Gurdwara Sahib Yatra Guided Tour: $175
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour : $250
  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahore City Tour : $150
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $120
  • Lahore Full Day Sightseeing Guided Tour: $145
  • Lahore Full Day Sightseeing Tour: $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Lahore $4.88

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

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


Which is Bigger, Amman or Lahore?

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

Lahore 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 Lahore in the Summer?

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

It's very hot in Lahore this time of the year. In July, Amman is generally cooler than Lahore. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 25°C (77°F), and Lahore fluctuates around 33°C (91°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lahore this time of the year. In Amman, it's very sunny this time of the year. Amman usually receives more sunshine than Lahore during summer. Amman gets 364 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 228 hours of full sun in the summer.

Lahore receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Amman usually receives less rain than Lahore. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Amman 25°C (77°F) 
    Lahore 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Amman or Lahore in the Autumn?

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

Amman is cooler than Lahore in the autumn. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Lahore fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lahore. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Amman this time of the year. In the autumn, Amman often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Lahore. Amman gets 274 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 290 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets more rain in October than Lahore. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Lahore 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Amman or Lahore in the Winter?

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

In the winter, Amman is much colder than Lahore. Typically, the winter temperatures in Amman in January average around 8°C (46°F), and Lahore averages at about 14°C (58°F).

It's quite sunny in Lahore. Amman usually receives less sunshine than Lahore during winter. Amman gets 184 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 220 hours of full sun in the winter.

It's quite rainy in Amman. In January, Amman usually receives more rain than Lahore. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Lahore 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Amman or Lahore in the Spring?

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

In April, Amman is generally much colder than Lahore. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 16°C (61°F), and Lahore fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).

In Lahore, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Amman. In the spring, Amman often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Lahore. Amman gets 269 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 278 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets more rain in April than Lahore. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Lahore 28°C (83°F)

Typical Weather for Lahore and Amman

Amman Lahore
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in)


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