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

Should you visit Amman or Luxor?

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 Luxor. 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 Luxor?

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.

Luxor

Egypt is surely on the top of every history lover's bucket list. Nowhere is the history more engrossing than in Luxor. From amazing monuments dating back to ancient Thebes to rows of temples up the Nile, this remarkable city is full the stories of past greatness.

The East Bank – or the central part of Luxor Township – is the hotbed for tourism. This is where most of the hotels and resorts are, while the West Bank is home to the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders you'll want to explore.

Before traveling to Egypt, be sure to check on the current affairs and political climate. It could have a major effect on the amount of tourists visiting, and, if conditions are too dangerous, you may want to reschedule. Also note, ladies, to avoid any issues, dress modestly. This is a very conservative region of the world. The less skin showing, the better.

Which place is cheaper, Luxor 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 Luxor is $27. 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 Luxor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Luxor $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Luxor $24
Compare Hotels in Amman and Luxor

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Luxor? 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 Luxor


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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 Luxor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Luxor $6.00
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 from Amman Airport to Amman Hotel : $24
  • Active Aqaba Private Transfer from to Amman or Airport or Dead Sea: $60
  • Airport Private Transfer to or from Amman or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $60
  • Airport Transfer To Dead Sea Hotel: $59
  • Airport Transfer to Any Hotel In Amman: $37
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to Amman City: $68
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to the Dead Sea: $104
  • Airport Transfers | From / To Queen Alia International Airport.: $45
  • Airport pickup or drop off transfer from or to Amman city: $23
  • Airport to Dead Sea Transfer (private shuttle): $85
  • Amman Airport (AMM) to Amman Hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $86
  • Amman Airport (AMM) to Amman hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $43

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Luxor

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.65

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Luxor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Luxor:

  • private transfer from Luxor to Aswan by private Vehicle or Retuen: $77
  • private transfer from Luxor to Aswan And vice versa: $62
  • private Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada: $110
  • private Transfer from Luxor airport to any hotel : $35
  • private Transfer from Luxor airport : $35
  • private Transfer From Luxor Hotel To The Airport Or Vice Versa : $7.00
  • Vip Marsa Alam Private Transfer to Luxor: $100
  • VIP Luxor to Hurghada Transfer Luxury and Style: $125
  • VIP Luxor Airport Transfer: $15
  • VIP Luxor Airport Private Transfer: $25
  • Transfer to East bank Luxor From Hotel Or Airport : $47
  • Transfer from luxor to marsa alam : $150

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Luxor?

Prices for flights to both Luxor 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
    Luxor $8.96
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 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 Luxor

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

  • Tourist market,local food tour,the gym and coffee in Luxor: $19
  • Dinner on the River Nile with Belly Dancing: $35
  • 4 Hours Culinary Journey with Local Family Food Tour in Luxor: $35
  • Eat Like a Local:Traditional Egyptian Food / Dinner at Local Family Home - Luxor: $36
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner: $38
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $43
  • Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner Luxor: $45
  • Private Guided Half Day Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island & Lunch or Dinner: $48
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner : $50
  • Luxor City Private Walking and Food Tour: $50
  • Private Half Day Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner From Luxor: $52
  • Luxor Felucca Boat Ride and Banana Island Visit Including Lunch or Dinner: $52

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Luxor $10

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
  • Jordan: Tourist eSIM Data Plan: $9.48
  • 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
  • Full Day Amman Private City Tour: $35
  • Amman Shooping 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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Luxor

Here are a few typical costs in Luxor for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Boat Ride (for 2)
    $0.87
  • Temple Karnak for Two
    $4.21
  • Camel Ride for Two
    $1.94

Tours and Activities in Luxor

Here are a few actual costs in Luxor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 4 days 3 nights Aswan-luxor Nile Cruise: $150
  • 7 Hours Private Tour in Luxor with Lunch : $35
  • 7 nights Nile Cruise: $300
  • Daily Tour at The East & West Bank of the Nile: $193
  • Day Private Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples: $90
  • Day Tour to East and West Banks From Luxor: $30
  • Day Tour to Hathor Temple at Dendera from Luxor by car: $90
  • Day Tour to Karnak temple and luxor temple from luxor: $77
  • Day Tour to Madinet Habu Temple & the Workers Tombs: $54
  • Day tour to Aswan from Luxo visit Edfu,Kom Ombo,Phila Temples & Aswan dam.: $276
  • Dendera Temple Half Day Tour from Luxor: $29
  • Dendera Temple Tour by Boat from Luxor: $100

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Luxor $3.48

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

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


Which is Bigger, Amman or Luxor?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Luxor. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Luxor, 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 Luxor?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Amman or Luxor in the Summer?

Both Luxor and Amman during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Luxor year-round.

Amman usually gets more rain in July than Luxor. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

The heat can be very extreme in Luxor. Amman is cooler than Luxor in the summer. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 25°C (77°F) in July, and Luxor fluctuates around 33°C (91°F).


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

Should I visit Amman or Luxor in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Amman and Luxor. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Amman year-round. Luxor attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Amman usually receives more rain than Luxor. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

In the autumn, Amman is cooler than Luxor. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Amman in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Luxor averages at about 25°C (77°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Luxor 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Amman or Luxor in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Amman as well as Luxor. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Luxor throughout the year.

Amman receives a lot of rain in the winter. Amman usually gets more rain in January than Luxor. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In January, Amman is generally much colder than Luxor. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 8°C (46°F), and Luxor fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Luxor 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Amman or Luxor in the Spring?

Both Luxor and Amman are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Luxor because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Amman usually receives more rain than Luxor. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the spring.

Amman is much colder than Luxor in the spring. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Luxor fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Luxor 25°C (77°F)

Typical Weather for Luxor and Amman

Amman Luxor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 30°C (86°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 32°C (90°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 25°C (77°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 0 mm (0 in)