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

Should you visit Amman or Tel Aviv?

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 Tel Aviv. 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 Tel Aviv?

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.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and is situated on the Mediterranean coast 60 kilometers north of Jerusalem. It's a rapidly growing city and is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in Israel. The official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo because the city has grown to include the ancient port city of Yafo. If you're looking for an embassy, you are likely to find it in Tel Aviv, despite Jerusalem being the official capital of Israel.

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


Which place is cheaper, Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv is $140. 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 Tel Aviv in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Tel Aviv $87
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Tel Aviv $174
Compare Hotels in Amman and Tel Aviv

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Tel Aviv? 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 Tel Aviv


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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 Tel Aviv Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Tel Aviv $8.78
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:

  • Active Aqaba Private Transfer from to Amman or Airport or Dead Sea: $60
  • Airport Transfer To Dead Sea Hotel: $59
  • Airport Transfer to Any Hotel In Amman: $37
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to the Dead Sea: $104
  • 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 - Arrival Private Transfer: $43
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Luxury Transfer To Amman, Jordan: $35
  • Amman Airport Private Transfer To Amman By 7 Seat Minivan: $90
  • Amman Airport Private Transfers: $60

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Tel Aviv

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Tel Aviv are as follows:


  • Local Bus to Central Bus Station
    $1.59
  • Taxi to Airport
    $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tel Aviv

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Tel Aviv:

  • transfer from bengurion airport to Jerusalem : $200
  • VIP Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv: $78
  • Transfer between Tel Aviv and Eilat: $90
  • Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv: $52
  • Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem: $91
  • Private Airport Transfers to/from Hotel: $118
  • Private Airport Transfer - Great Service: $123
  • Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv Airport (TLV) - Departure Private Transfer: $89
  • Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv Airport (TLV) - Departure Private Transfer: $116
  • Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - Private Intercity Transfers: $80
  • Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Private Departure Transfers: $35
  • Tel Aviv Private Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport TLV in Business Car: $275

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Tel Aviv?

Prices for flights to both Tel Aviv 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
    Tel Aviv $28
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 Day or Night Amman Sightseeing - Optional Cooking or Wine Tasting Tour : $51
  • 3 course dinner with a sommelier: $56
  • 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

Typical Food Prices in Tel Aviv

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Tel Aviv:


  • Dinner for Two
    $23
  • Dinner for 2 at Vatroshka
    $131
  • Lunch at Segev Sarona
    $34
  • Aroma Iced Coffee
    $3.77
  • Lunch at the airport
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tel Aviv

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

  • Carmel Market Food Tour: $45
  • Tel Aviv Food Tour of the Carmel Market: $49
  • Carmel Market Food Tour: $49
  • Tel Aviv Food Tour: The Magic of Carmel Market: $49
  • Tel Aviv Skyline & Yaffo Guided food Tour & Shuk Hapishpishim: $90
  • Levinsky Market Food Tour : $104
  • The 10 Tastings of Tel Aviv With Locals: Private Food Tour : $232
  • Private Food Tour to Carmel Market : $269

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Tel Aviv $23

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
  • JR The Wine Experience: $26
  • Full Day Amman Private City Tour: $35
  • City Tour with Guide and Transport to/from Hotel: $35
  • Private Sightseeing City Tour: $40
  • History & Culture Immersion, City Tour Of Amman : $43
  • Amman : Must-See attractions Private walking tour: $43
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $45
  • Half Day Private tour to Dead Sea From Amman. : $50
  • Amman Private City Tour: $50
  • Half Day Tour: Jerash From Amman.: $52

Typical Entertainment Prices in Tel Aviv

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


  • Masada tour from Tel Aviv
    $79
  • Etzel museum
    $4.04

Tours and Activities in Tel Aviv

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

  • Self-guided Graffiti tour in Tel Aviv in your own time and your own pace: $24
  • 1-Day Tour Jerusalem and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv: $129
  • A Self-Guided Jaffa Tour: The Story of its American-German Colony: $6.39
  • A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Israel’s Neve Tzedek: $6.39
  • Amazing Tour of The Sarona Templer Colony in Israel: $300
  • Best of Golan Heights Day Tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv: $190
  • Best of Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: $189
  • Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv: $190
  • Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv: $183
  • Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv: $99
  • Caesarea, Haifa And Akko Tour: $99
  • Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko: Full-Day Tour: $99

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Tel Aviv $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Tel Aviv

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Tel Aviv:

  • Pub Crawl and Nightlife Tour with Shots: $22
  • Guided Pub Crawl Night Tour at Tel Aviv: $24
  • Pub Crawl with 4 Stops and Free Shots: $30
  • Tel Aviv Craft Beers Pub Crawl: $42
  • Bar Crawl tour with local in Tel-Aviv: $150
  • Wine Tour North of Israel from Tel Aviv: $959


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Tel Aviv, we can see that Tel Aviv is more expensive. And not only is Amman much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Tel Aviv would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Amman or Tel Aviv?

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