A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Beirut vs. Doha

Should you visit Beirut or Doha?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Beirut and Doha. 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. So, let's dig into it.

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.

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

Which city is cheaper, Doha or Beirut?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $106, while the average daily cost in Doha is $160. 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 Beirut and Doha in more detail.




Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Beirut, $118 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Beirut, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $59, such as in a hostel.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Doha is $190. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $59
    Doha $95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $118
    Doha $190


Food

The average traveler spends about $33 per day in Beirut for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

On average, meal and food prices in Doha cost around $49 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 $20.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Beirut $33
    Doha $49

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Full Day Desert Safari with Lunch or Dinner: $112
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner,Sand Boarding & Camel Ride: $195
  • Overnight Desert Safari || BBQ Dinner || Sand boarding || inland sea Visit: $270
  • Dune Bashing and Romantic Desert Dinner in Mesaieed from Doha: $864


Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Beirut than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $21 on transportation in Beirut on average per day.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $19 per day to get around in Doha.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $21
    Doha $19

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 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
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Round Trip Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Luxury Van: $176
  • Round Trip Hamad Airport (DOH) Transfer to Doha City Center: $45
  • Qatar Airport Private Transfer: $21
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $40
  • Private transfer: Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha: $40
  • Private Transfer from Doha City to Doha (DOH) Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer from Doha (DOH) Airport to Doha City: $50
  • Private Departure Transfer from Doha City Center to Hamad Airport (DOH): $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha City Center: $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Doha to Hamad International Airport (DOH): $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Doha: $22
  • Doha International (DOH) Departure Transfer (Doha Hotels to Doha Airport): $50


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Beirut, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $12 per day, per person.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $15 per person, per day in Doha. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $12
    Doha $15

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
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $30
  • Beirut 3 museums + mini walking 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-Group Guided tour of Beirut: $40
  • Small-Group Beirut Historical Tour: $40
  • Beirut Full Day Walking Tour: $40
  • Small Daily Tours in Beirut City: $40
  • Beirut Small Group Historical Tour: $40

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • (Create Your Own Itinerary) Private Doha City Day Tour: $100
  • (Private Combo Tour)Desert safari, Camel ride, Quad Bike and Dune Bashing: $130
  • (Private Tour) Doha City Tour: $97
  • (Private Tour) Doha city tour and Dhow boat cruise: $110
  • (Private Tour) Night Desert Safari, Camel Ride, Dune Bashing.: $110
  • (Private Tour) Sheikh Faisal Museum And Camel Race Track: $115
  • (Private Tour)Sunrise Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Camel Ride, Sand Boarding .: $108
  • (Private) Combo Doha City And Half Day Desert Safari Tour (No Hidden cost): $198
  • (Private) Doha Night City Tours: $105
  • 4 Days Tour In Doha: $399
  • 4 Hour Qatar Museum Tour: $105
  • 4-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour: $77


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Beirut spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Doha may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $12 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $11
    Doha $12

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 Doha, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Beirut much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Doha would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Doha than you might in Beirut.

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