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

Should you visit Beirut or Cairo?

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 Cairo. 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 Cairo?

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.

Cairo

Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.

Which city is cheaper, Cairo or Beirut?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $107, while the average daily cost in Cairo is $21. 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 Beirut and Cairo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $60
    Cairo $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $120
    Cairo $22
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Cairo

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Cairo? 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 Cairo


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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 Cairo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $21
    Cairo $3.79

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $15
  • Airport Departure Transfer From Your Beirut Hotel: $15
  • BEY Airport to Hotel: Skip-the-Line Private Arrival Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $11
  • Beirut airport transfer: $23
  • Beirut to Damascus Taxi Transfer ( Syrian Border ): $50
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $11
  • Private Airport Transfer in Beirut: $10
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $15

Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Cairo are as follows:


  • Metro Ride
    $0.13
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • private transfer from Cairo Airport: $15
  • private pick up or drop off Transfer from Cairo airport to hotel in Cairo or Giza by private ac vechile: $35
  • pick up from Cairo airport transfer to your request hotel or return: $44
  • one private transfer from Cairo airport to Cairo or Giza hotel: $35
  • cairo airport transfer: $15
  • VIP Meet and Assist upon arrival at Cairo Airport- (with Hotel Private Transfer): $32
  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cairo city centre to Cairo Airport CAI: $8.73
  • Transfers from Cairo to Marsa alam Airport: $332
  • Transfers From Cairo Airport To Giza City: $30
  • Transfer your private departure from your hotel to Cairo Airport: $15
  • Transfer to Cairo Int. Airport: $21
  • Transfer from hotel in Cairo to Alexandria: $65

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Cairo?

Prices for flights to both Cairo 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 $34
    Cairo $6.03

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class: $27
  • Seafood dinner with a sea view in Beirut: $58
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $90
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $113

Typical Food prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.07

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Delicious food tour in Cairo: $15
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile.: $19
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile: $19
  • Cairo 2-Hour Nile River Cruise with Dinner and Pickup: $20
  • Cairo dinner cruise includes dinner belly dancing show pickup & all transfers: $21
  • Dinner on a boat in Luxor Nile Cruise with oriental dance: $21
  • Dinner on the river nile and party: $23
  • Nile Cruise Dinner at the Nile with Oriental Show: $24
  • Dinner on the river nile: $25
  • Dinner on the River Nile with Pick-up: $25
  • Special Bedouin Dinner+ watching oriental show: $26
  • Cairo Food Tour: $27

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $12
    Cairo $7.30

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • One Hour Self-guided Audio Tour of the Green Line by VoiceMap: $5.13
  • Beirut 3 museums + mini walking tour: $30
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $30
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with a Group Tour from Beirut: $35
  • Small-Group Adventure Tour to Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Day Trip from Beirut: $38
  • Small-Group Adventure Tour to Sidon Tyre Maghdouche - Day Trip from Beirut: $39
  • Small Daily Tours in Beirut City: $40
  • Small-Group Beirut Historical Tour: $40
  • Beirut Small Group Historical Tour: $40
  • Beirut Full Day Walking Tour: $40
  • Small-Group Guided tour of Beirut: $40

Typical Entertainment prices in Cairo

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


  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
    $1.34
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $10

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • (Memphis Sakkara, Dahshur Pyramids, Imhotep Museum) Private Tour - From Cairo: $90
  • 01 Day Cairo tour Islamic and Coptic Cairo: $143
  • 01 Day Tour To Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum And Bazaar: $217
  • 01 Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo: $246
  • 01 Day Tour to Pyramids Of Giza Memphis And Sakkara: $86
  • 01 Day Tour to the Giza Pyramids & Great Sphinx: $69
  • 03 Days Budget tours Cairo Giza Alexandria: $290
  • 04 Days Egypt Royal Tour in Cairo: $674
  • 05 Days Egypt Budget Tour Cairo & Alexandria: $860
  • 06 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh: $1,543
  • 06 Nights cruise on The Oberoi Philae (Aswan to Luxor): $5,965
  • 07 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria: $1,486

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $11
    Cairo $1.49

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

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

  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour: $52
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting: $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $75
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour at Chateau Musar and Ixsir: $75
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $75
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $82
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Trip to Chateau Musar and Ixsir from Beirut: $85
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $85
  • Wine Tasting and Culture: $85
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Baalbek With Wine Tasting and Lunch Included: $100


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


When is the best time to visit Beirut or Cairo?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Beirut or Cairo in the Summer?

Both Cairo and Beirut during the summer are popular places to visit. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

Beirut usually gets more rain in July than Cairo. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the summer, Beirut often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cairo. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cairo receives 350 hours of full sun.

In July, Beirut is generally around the same temperature as Cairo. Temperatures in Beirut average around 27°C (81°F), and Cairo stays around 28°C (82°F).


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

Should I visit Beirut or Cairo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Cairo. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Beirut throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year.

In October, Beirut usually receives more rain than Cairo. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Cairo during autumn. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies, while Cairo receives 290 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Cairo in the autumn. The temperature in Beirut is usually 25°C (77°F) in October, and Cairo stays around 23°C (73°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Cairo 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Cairo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Cairo. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

Beirut receives a lot of rain in the winter. Beirut usually gets more rain in January than Cairo. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. In the winter, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Cairo. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cairo receives 221 hours of full sun.

In the winter, Beirut is around the same temperature as Cairo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Beirut in January are around 13°C (55°F), and Cairo is about 14°C (57°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Cairo 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Cairo in the Spring?

Both Cairo and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In April, Beirut usually receives more rain than Cairo. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.

It's quite sunny in Cairo. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Cairo during spring. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies, while Cairo receives 276 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Beirut is generally cooler than Cairo. Temperatures in Beirut average around 17°C (63°F), and Cairo stays around 21°C (70°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Cairo 21°C (70°F)

Typical Weather for Cairo and Beirut

Beirut Cairo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)


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