A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Beirut vs. Fort-de-France for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Beirut or Fort-de-France?

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 Fort-de-France. 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 Fort-de-France?


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.


As the largest city and capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France serves as the main entryway for visitors traveling to the island. It is a busy city with a significant population, which creates an atmosphere bustling with traffic amidst its historic and cultural sights.

Which place is cheaper, Fort-de-France 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 Fort-de-France is $163. 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 Fort-de-France in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Fort-de-France $85
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Fort-de-France $170
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Fort-de-France

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Fort-de-France? 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 Fort-de-France

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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 Fort-de-France Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Fort-de-France $17

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fort-de-France

Also for Fort-de-France, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer Fort de France Airport to and from Les Trois Ilets: $103
  • Private Transfer from Martinique Airport to Fort de France Port: $71
  • Private Transfer from Fort de France to Fort de France Port: $71
  • Fort de France to Martinique Airport (FDF) - Departure Transfer: $66

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Fort-de-France?

Prices for flights to both Fort-de-France 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
    Fort-de-France $62

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fort-de-France

For Fort-de-France, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Food tour in the rainforest and St Pierre - Pile et Face: $104
  • Private Food Tour of Martinique in Fort-de-France: $199

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Fort-de-France $33

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: $66

Tours and Activities in Fort-de-France

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fort-de-France.

  • Admission Ticket Balata's Garden: $19
  • Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique: $75
  • Beachcombing in Paradise South Caribbean V.I.P Tour: $296
  • Diving and Snorkeling Catamaran Private Tour in Martinique: $263
  • Fort-de-France Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour: $65
  • Fort-de-France Private 2-Hour Walking Tour: $26
  • Full Day Private Historic Tour of Rum Production in Martinique: $119
  • Full Day Tour of Martinique's Diverse Produce Industries: $108
  • Habitation Clement - entrance ticket: $15
  • Half Day Private Custom Tour of Martinique: $181
  • Half Day Private Tour of Southern Martinique: $165
  • Half-Day Nature and Panorama Tour in Martinique: $108

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Fort-de-France $11

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 Fort-de-France

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Fort-de-France:

  • Small-Group Tour: Unmissable Martinique with Rum Distillery, Ruins, and More: $75
  • North Tour: rainforest, rum distillery, black sand beach etc: $120

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

Which is Bigger, Beirut or Fort-de-France?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Fort-de-France. When comparing the sizes of Beirut and Fort-de-France, 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.