A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Aqaba vs. Alexandria

Should you visit Aqaba or Alexandria?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Aqaba or Alexandria, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Aqaba

Aqaba is a port city in Jordan, in fact, it is the only port city in the country. This city is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea, which is in the southern part of Jordan. The city is still being developed; many of its facilities and infrastructures are being improved. The population of Aqaba is about 190,000 and the city has been key in developing Jordan's economy via trade and tourism.

Alexandria

There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.

Which city is cheaper, Alexandria or Aqaba?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Aqaba is $57, while the average daily cost in Alexandria is $24. 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 Aqaba and Alexandria in more detail.




Accommodation

A hotel room in Aqaba is about $78 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

Alexandria's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $26. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $13.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aqaba $39
    Alexandria $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aqaba $78
    Alexandria $26


Food

On average, meal and food prices in Aqaba cost around $15 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 $6.00.

The price of a meal in Alexandria can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $8.94 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $3.58 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Aqaba $15
    Alexandria $8.94

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aqaba

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

  • Suhaila (The Authentic Cooking Experience): $50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alexandria

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

  • Private Full-Day Food Tour of Alexandria with Hotel Pick Up: $32
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $36
  • Amazing Alexandria Food Tour: $55
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $60
  • Sound&light show,Giza pyramids-Dinner on the Nile: $94


Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Aqaba is $5.08 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $2.24 per day to get around in Alexandria.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aqaba $5.08
    Alexandria $2.24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aqaba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aqaba:

  • (Price per vehicle 4-Pax) Aqaba Transfer to/from King Hussein Bridge: $216
  • Aqaba Transfer to/from Dead Sea: $183
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Aqaba City Or TalaBay: $20
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Petra: $55
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Wadi rum: $45
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Petra: $55
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Amman Airport: $95
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Petra: $55
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Wadi rum: $45
  • King Hussein Int Airport Transfers: $25
  • Petra Transfer to/from Aqaba: $129
  • Private Departure Transfer: Aqaba Hotels to Amman Airport: $133

Typical Local Transportation prices in Alexandria

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Alexandria:


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER: $36
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $33
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $36
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $45
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port - Standard: $41
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – 15 Seater: $57
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – 25 Seater: $117
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – Premium: $37
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport - Standard: $53
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – 15 Seater: $87
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – Premium: $66
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport –Premium: $226


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $2.64 per person, per day in Alexandria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aqaba -
    Alexandria $2.64

Tours and Activities in Aqaba

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

  • Aqaba Day Tour: $50
  • Henna and Kohl Drawings Experience: $52
  • Sesame Bars with Honey & Roasted Dates Cores Coffee Experience: $61
  • Discover the coral reefs in Aqaba - Scuba experience for beginners: $63
  • Mosaic Art Experience: $71
  • Bottled Sand Art Experience: $72
  • Sayiadya local food Making Experience: $72
  • Aqaba Hooh Sweets Making Experience: $72
  • Date Molasses Making Experience: $72
  • Aqaba Dog Shelter Conservation Experience: $77
  • Sea Glass Jewelry Making Experience: $80
  • Wadi Rum Day Tour: $81

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • Online Virtual Tour Of Alexandria and Mt. Vernon: $19
  • Alexandria Walking Tour-Walk Like Egyptian: $23
  • half day tour to Montazah Palace and gardens: $25
  • half day tour to The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria): $27
  • Private Day Tour to Alexandria From Alexandria: $30
  • Alexandria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Tour in Alex: $32
  • Alexandria Day Tour: $38
  • Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria: $40
  • Visit Mount Vernon by Bike: Self-guided Ride with Optional Boat Cruise Return: $50
  • Alexandria private excursion tour from Cairo: $50
  • Private Day Tour to Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Monatazah Palace In Alexandria: $50


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Alexandria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $2.63 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aqaba -
    Alexandria $2.63

Sample the Local Flavors in Alexandria

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria Bar Hunt: Ye Olde Pub Crawl through Old Town: $12
  • Haunted Old Town Alexandria Ghost and Pub Walking Tour: $26



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Aqaba and Alexandria, we can see that Aqaba is more expensive. And not only is Alexandria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Aqaba is in Middle East and Alexandria 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 Alexandria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Alexandria 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 Aqaba would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Aqaba than you might in Alexandria.

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