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

Should you visit Beirut or Eilat?

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 Eilat. 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 Eilat?

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.

Eilat

Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Which city is cheaper, Eilat 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 Eilat is $120. 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 Eilat in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $59
    Eilat $80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $118
    Eilat $160
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Eilat

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Eilat? 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 Eilat


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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 Eilat Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $21
    Eilat $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Private Transfer: Beirut to Beirut Airport (BEY): $622
  • Private Transfer: Beirut Airport (BEY) to Beirut: $622
  • Private Transfer from Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport to Beirut: $52
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $52
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Airport Transfer in Beirut: $10
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $11
  • Beirut to Damascus Taxi Transfer ( Syrian Border ): $50

Typical Local Transportation prices in Eilat

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


  • Local Bus
    $3.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Ultra - Eilat Private Airport Transfer from Eilat City Centre to Ramon Airport: $8.71
  • Transfer to Eilat from Ben Gurion Airport: $700
  • PrivateTransfer fromTaba Border to Sharm El Sheikh ( Group of (1- 4 ): $125
  • Private transfer from Taba border to Sharm el Sheikh: $160
  • Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Taba Border: $60
  • Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Eilat: $45
  • Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport: $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Eilat?

Prices for flights to both Eilat 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
    Eilat $30

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $12
    Eilat $14

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • 1 to 6 riders Private tour adventure qadeesha valley cedars of god baalbek ksara: $205
  • 3-Day Tour Highlights of Lebanon from Beirut with Pickup: $280
  • 4 Days Private Highlights Tour of Lebanon with Airport Pickup: $490
  • 4-Day Tour Highlights of Lebanon from Beirut with Pickup: $310
  • 5-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $425
  • 6-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $545
  • 6-Day Lebanon Private Tour with Airport Pickup: $1,115
  • 7-Day Highlights of Lebanon Tour from Beirut with Pickup: $665
  • 7-Day Lebanon Private Tour with Airport Pickup: $1,445
  • Anjar baalback & Ksara tour: $144
  • Baalback Roman temples tour: $125
  • Baalbek Tour: $95

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • 02 Days with 01 overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border: $587
  • 03 Days - 02 Nights Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border: $630
  • 1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat: $253
  • 2 Day Small Group Cairo Tour from Eilat: $370
  • 2 Day in Petra include overnight in Petra tour from Eilat: $250
  • 2 day tour to Petra from Eilat: $299
  • 3 Day Petra And Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat: $280
  • 3 Day Tour to Petra and Cairo: $584
  • Daily tour to Jerusalem from Eilat: $89
  • Day Tour to Petra from Eilat: $199
  • Dead Sea & Masada at Sunrise Tour from Eilat: $82
  • Dead Sea Shuttle Tour from Eilat: $49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $11
    Eilat $23

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 comparing the travel costs between Beirut and Eilat, we can see that Eilat is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Middle East, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Beirut or Eilat?

Both destinations experience a tropical climate with warm weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Beirut or Eilat in the Summer?

Both Eilat and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Eilat because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In July, Beirut usually receives more rain than Eilat. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Eilat receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Eilat. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Eilat during summer. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies, while Eilat receives 384 hours of full sun in the summer.

Eilat can become quite hot in the summer. In the summer, Beirut is cooler than Eilat. Typically, the summer temperatures in Beirut in July are around 27°C (81°F), and Eilat is about 33°C (91°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Eilat 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Eilat in the Autumn?

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

Beirut usually gets more rain in October than Eilat. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Eilat receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Eilat, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the autumn, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Eilat. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Eilat receives 295 hours of full sun.

In October, Beirut is generally around the same temperature as Eilat. Temperatures in Beirut average around 25°C (77°F), and Eilat stays around 26°C (79°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Eilat 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Eilat in the Winter?

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

Beirut gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Beirut usually receives more rain than Eilat. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Eilat receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Eilat this time of the year. Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Eilat during winter. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies, while Eilat receives 234 hours of full sun in the winter.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Eilat in the winter. The temperature in Beirut is usually 13°C (55°F) in January, and Eilat stays around 14°C (57°F).


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

Should I visit Beirut or Eilat in the Spring?

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

Beirut usually gets more rain in April than Eilat. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Eilat receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Eilat. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Beirut this time of the year. In the spring, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Eilat. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Eilat receives 282 hours of full sun.

In the spring, Beirut is cooler than Eilat. Typically, the spring temperatures in Beirut in April are around 17°C (63°F), and Eilat is about 24°C (75°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Eilat 24°C (75°F)

Typical Weather for Eilat and Beirut

Beirut Eilat
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 15°C (59°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)


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