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

Should you visit Beirut or Atlanta?

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 Atlanta. 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 Atlanta?

Beirut

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.

Atlanta

Atlanta is a city rich in history but modern in its development and industry. It has a population of just under 500,000 with more than five million people living in the metropolitan area. It is also the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States The city is rich in culture and was at the center of the civil rights movement. It is the capital of the state of Georgia, and was home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It has the world's busiest airport and arguably some of the country's worst traffic, but the residents are recognized for their friendly and welcoming nature and the city is lush with green trees and wonderful parks.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Los Angeles, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to United States of America.


Which place is cheaper, Atlanta 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 Atlanta is $173. 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 Atlanta in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Atlanta $90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Atlanta $180
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Atlanta

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Atlanta? 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 Atlanta


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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 Atlanta Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Atlanta $44

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 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 Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Atlanta

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


  • MARTA Subway Ticket
    $4.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Atlanta

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

  • Transfer in executiveprivate vehicle from Atlanta Airport(ATL) -Atlanta Downtown: $53
  • Transfer in Executive Private Minivan from Atlanta Downtown to Atlanta Airport: $67
  • Transfer in Executive Private Minivan from Atlanta Airport to Atlanta Downtown: $67
  • Roundtrip transfer in executive private car from Atlanta Airport to Alpharetta: $144
  • RoundTrip Transfer in Executive Private Minivan from-to Airport-Atlanta Downtown: $133
  • Private Transfer: H. J. Airport ATL to Atlanta in Business Car: $120
  • Private Transfer: Atlanta to H. J. Airport ATL in Business Car: $120
  • Private Transfer from Atlanta (ATL) Airport to Atlanta City: $95
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Atlanta Airport (ATL): $80
  • Land transfer limo suv sedan vans : $145
  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL):Transfer to Atlanta: $281
  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Roundtrip Private Transfer: $196

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Atlanta?

Prices for flights to both Atlanta 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Beirut $0.71
    Atlanta $43

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 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 Atlanta

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


  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
    $15
  • Lunch
    $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Atlanta

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

  • City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • City Lights Atlanta Night-Time Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • 2 Hour Historic Market Food Tour and Hands-On Biscuit Class: $70
  • Historic Market Food Tour and Biscuit Cooking Class: $70
  • Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour: $99
  • Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline: $99
  • Walking Food Tour: $101
  • Secret Food Tours Atlanta w/ Private Tour Option: $109
  • Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tour: $129

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Atlanta $56

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
  • 3 days tour package : Jeita grotto-Byblos-Baalbek & Beirut tour: $295
  • 3-Day Tour of Beirut with Pick Up: $250
  • ATV (2 Seat) Full Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $150
  • All in 1 Lebanon Local Multi day Tour, 3 days: $299
  • Baalback Roman temples tour: $128
  • Baalbek Tour: $111
  • Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara: Private Tour Through Lebanon's Treasures: $65
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Group Tour: $95
  • Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara Guided Full-Day Tour from Beirut: $90
  • Beirut 3 museums + mini walking tour: $50
  • Beirut : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour With Guide: $67

Tours and Activities in Atlanta

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

  • 2-Hour Food, History and Street Art Tour of Ponce City Market: $95
  • 2.5hr Guided Segway Tour of Historic Atlanta: $69
  • 2.5hr Guided Segway Tour of Midtown Atlanta: $69
  • 3-Hour Atlanta Beltline Food, Street Art and History Tour : $99
  • 3-Hour Private Atlanta MCU Comics Inspired Film Location Tour: $175
  • 90-Minute Guided Sightseeing Tour by E-Car or MiniBus: $36
  • 90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Trolley Tour in Atlanta: $36
  • African American Atlanta Culture Tour by Private Car Service : $90
  • African-American Heritage&Civil Rights Atlanta Half-Day Tour: $662
  • Atlanta 5 Hour City Tour by Air-Conditioned Bus: $70
  • Atlanta Beltline Cocktails and Bites Experience: $129
  • Atlanta Comedy City Tour: $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Atlanta $17

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 Private Wine Tasting Tour: $56
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Byblos & Chateau Musar: History and Wine Tour: $65
  • Wine Tasting and Culture : $69
  • Wine Tasting and Hiking in the Cedars forest : $69
  • Half-Day Private Chateau Musar and Ixsir Wine Tour from Beirut: $81
  • 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
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100
  • Private tour to Jeita Grotto with Wine Tasting in Faqra Ruins: $110

Sample the Local Flavors in Atlanta

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

  • Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show: $36
  • ATLANTA Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl : $40
  • Half-Day Wine Tastings in the North Georgia Mountains : $115
  • Full-Day Wine Country Wine Tastings From Atlanta : $120
  • North Georgia Mountains Three Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $144
  • North Georgia Mountains Two Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $155


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Beirut and Atlanta, we can see that Atlanta 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 Atlanta is in North America, 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 Atlanta would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Atlanta 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 Atlanta Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Beirut or Atlanta?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Atlanta. When comparing the sizes of Beirut and Atlanta, 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 Beirut or Atlanta?

Atlanta has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Beirut experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Beirut or Atlanta in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Atlanta. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round. Also, most visitors come to Atlanta for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Beirut is around the same temperature as Atlanta. Typically, the summer temperatures in Beirut in July average around 27°C (81°F), and Atlanta averages at about 82°F (28°C).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Atlanta this time of the year. In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. Beirut usually receives more sunshine than Atlanta during summer. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies, while Atlanta receives 271 hours of full sun in the summer.

Atlanta receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Beirut usually receives less rain than Atlanta. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 5.2 inches (133 mm) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Atlanta 82°F (28°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Atlanta in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Atlanta. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Atlanta because of the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

In October, Beirut is generally a little warmer than Atlanta. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 25°C (77°F), and Atlanta fluctuates around 66°F (19°C).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Atlanta. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Beirut this time of the year. In the autumn, Beirut often gets more sunshine than Atlanta. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Atlanta receives 222 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets less rain in October than Atlanta. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 3 inches (77 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Atlanta 66°F (19°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Atlanta in the Winter?

Both Atlanta and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Beirut throughout the year. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Atlanta this time of year.

Beirut is much warmer than Atlanta in the winter. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Atlanta fluctuates around 45°F (7°C).

Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Atlanta during winter. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies, while Atlanta receives 164 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Atlanta. It's quite rainy in Beirut. In January, Beirut usually receives more rain than Atlanta. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 4.7 inches (120 mm) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Atlanta 45°F (7°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Atlanta in the Spring?

Both Atlanta and Beirut during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Atlanta for the activities around the city.

In the spring, Beirut is around the same temperature as Atlanta. Typically, the spring temperatures in Beirut in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Atlanta averages at about 65°F (18°C).

In Atlanta, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the spring, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Atlanta. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Atlanta receives 262 hours of full sun.

Atlanta gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Beirut usually gets less rain in April than Atlanta. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Atlanta receives 4.1 inches (104 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Atlanta 65°F (18°C)

Typical Weather for Atlanta and Beirut

Beirut Atlanta
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 45°F (7°C) 4.7 inches (120 mm)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 49°F (9°C) 4.8 inches (123 mm)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 57°F (14°C) 5.8 inches (147 mm)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 65°F (18°C) 4.1 inches (104 mm)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 73°F (23°C) 4.2 inches (107 mm)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 80°F (27°C) 3.6 inches (91 mm)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 82°F (28°C) 5.2 inches (133 mm)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 82°F (28°C) 3.7 inches (95 mm)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 76°F (25°C) 3.5 inches (89 mm)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 66°F (19°C) 3 inches (77 mm)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 57°F (14°C) 3.9 inches (99 mm)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 48°F (9°C) 4.4 inches (111 mm)