A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Aqaba vs. Karachi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aqaba or Karachi?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

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


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.


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 Aqaba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Aqaba is $102, while the average daily cost in Karachi is $28. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Aqaba and Karachi in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aqaba $47
    Karachi $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aqaba $94
    Karachi $24

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aqaba $19
    Karachi $4.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aqaba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aqaba:

  • Private Transfer from/To (Aqaba Airport - Aqaba City): $18
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Aqaba City Or TalaBay: $20
  • King Hussein Int Airport Transfers: $25
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Aqaba City Hotels: $27
  • Private Transfer Aqaba Airport to Arava Border: $27
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Hotels to Aqaba Airport: $27
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Tala Bay Hotels: $33
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Tala bay Hotels to Aqaba Airport: $33
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Wadi rum: $45
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Wadi rum: $45
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Petra: $55
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer From Aqaba Airport to Petra: $55

Is it cheaper to fly into Aqaba or Karachi?

Prices for flights to both Karachi and Aqaba 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 Meals for one day
    Aqaba $34
    Karachi $12

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 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

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aqaba $43
    Karachi $5.53

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 Karachi

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

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

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aqaba $7.25
    Karachi $3.65

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Aqaba and Karachi, we can see that Aqaba is more expensive. And not only is Karachi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Aqaba 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 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 Karachi.

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