A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Beirut vs. Agra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Beirut or Agra?

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 Beirut and Agra. 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: Beirut or Agra?


Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.


In the north of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh is the city of Agra. This land is home to great tales of emperors and majestic temples. It is the home to a magnificent past and the greatest symbol of love known to man, the Taj Mahal.

While this incredible structure is the main draw to this area, there is much more to see. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra can claim three different UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikiri.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Cultural Tours in India, and The Best Food and Culinary Tours in India.

Which place is cheaper, Agra or Beirut?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $2.26, while the average daily cost in Agra is $44. 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 Beirut and Agra in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Agra $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Agra $32
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Agra

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Agra? 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 Beirut

Hotels in Agra

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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: Beirut Hotel Prices and Agra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Agra $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Beirut Airport Transfer in a Limousine: $201
  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $46
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • BEY Airport to Hotel, Private Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Airport Departure Transfer From Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Agra

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

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Agra

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

  • Vrindavan to Delhi private transfer: $28
  • Transfer from Delhi to Jaipur with Tajmahal sight seeing: $187
  • Transfer from Agra to New Delhi by Private Car: $60
  • Transfer from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Shikri and Abhaneri: $106
  • Transfer from Agra to Jaipur by Private Car: $91
  • Transfer Agra to Delhi by Private AC Car: $75
  • Transfer Agra To Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri & Stepwell: $60
  • Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Half-Day Tour with Transfer: $5.39
  • Smooth Departure Transfer by Car from Agra to Lucknow: $100
  • Round Trip Transfers Between Agra Hotels & Agra Airport AGR: $6.13
  • Private transfer from Agra to Varanasi by Car: $161
  • Private transfer from Agra to Jaipur by Car: $80

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Agra?

Prices for flights to both Agra and Beirut 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
    Beirut $0.71
    Agra $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Motorbike Tour in Beirut with Local Street Food Dinner: $50
  • Motorbike Tour with Local Street Food Dinner: $50
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $77
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $93
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $100

Typical Food Prices in Agra

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Agra:

  • Breakfast for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Agra

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

  • Agra Food Tour: $4.79
  • Agra best Cooking class after Taj Mahal: $5.98
  • Street Food Tour with Spice Market on Tuk-Tuk: $11
  • Agra Cooking Classes & Experiences (Pick up and Drop): $18
  • Local Food Tour with Cooking Class in Home Agra Including Lunch or Dinner: $20
  • Agra Heritage Walk with Food Tour: $20
  • Indian Food Private Cooking Class: $22
  • Old City Food Tour with Local Guide and Tastings: $23
  • Indian Home Visit Cooking Demo: $25
  • The Spirit of Agra - Old Market Walking and Food Tour: $26
  • Cooking Class and Much More in a Local Family Home: $29
  • Cooking Workshop and Vegetarian Dinner in Agra with Family: $30

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Agra $20

Tours and Activities in Beirut

For Beirut, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 3 Hours ATV Rental Guided Tour in Nature: $130
  • ATV (2 Seat) Full Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $150
  • ATV Adventure Half Day Guided Tour: $120
  • All in 1 Lebanon Local Multi day Tour, 3 days: $299
  • Anjar baalback & Ksara tour: $130
  • Baalback Roman temples tour: $128
  • Baalbek Tour: $111
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Group Tour: $55
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Guided Full-Day Tour from Beirut: $90
  • Beirut : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour With Guide: $66
  • Beirut City Tour with Street Food : $90
  • Beirut Downtown, Corniche and National Museum Tour: $80

Typical Entertainment Prices in Agra

For Agra, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Entry to the Red Fort for Two
  • Taj Mahal for Two

Tours and Activities in Agra

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

  • Agra Full day Sightseeing with Transports & Tour Guide: $37
  • Agra Local Tour with Taj Mahal : $30
  • Jaipur Overnight Tour from Agra : $300
  • Private 6 Hours: Agra Temples and Spiritual Sites Tour: $38
  • Private Agra Local Sightseeing Tour: $47
  • Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Day Tour: $42
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Fort Private Tour - All Inclusive: $21
  • 05-Hours Taj Mahal & Agra Day Tour by TUK TUK: $5.00
  • 06 Hours Agra City Tour - Private: $84
  • 1 Night 2 Days Agra Tour with Fatehpur Sikri From Delhi: $90
  • 11-Hour Agra Day Tour: Sunrise and Sunset of Taj Mahal : $20
  • 2 Days Jaipur City Tour from Agra: $85

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Agra $9.63

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

Also in Beirut, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $50
  • Bekaa Valley Wine Tour: Savour Lebanon's Finest: $50
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $56
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $60
  • Uncorking Splendor: A Journey Through Private Wine Tasting Tours: $60
  • Byblos & Chateau Musar: History and Wine Tour: $65
  • Wine Tasting and Culture : $69
  • Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch from Beirut: $82
  • Fabulous Wine Tour in Central Bekaa Valley: $88
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $91
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100

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

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

Which is Bigger, Beirut or Agra?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 34% larger than the population of Agra. When comparing the sizes of Beirut and Agra, 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.