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

Should you visit Beirut or Honolulu?

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 Honolulu. 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 Honolulu?

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.

Honolulu

Hawaii's capital city of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the state's center for government, finance, and transportation. It's also the home of Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the state of Hawaii. Nearly one million people live in this Honolulu metropolitan area. This is almost 80% of the state's population. The city is not the relaxed Hawaiian destination that you might be searching for, but is instead a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. In addition to attracting many tourists every year, you'll also find international businesses, military defense and a diverse culture and population.

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Which place is cheaper, Honolulu 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 Honolulu is $284. 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 Honolulu in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Honolulu $183
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Honolulu $366
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Honolulu

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Honolulu? 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 Honolulu


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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 Honolulu Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Honolulu $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $47
  • 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 Honolulu

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


  • Rental Car for One Day
    $35
  • Airport Shuttle for Two
    $30
  • Hilton Parking
    $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Honolulu

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

  • 【ARRIVAL】Honolulu Airport -Private Transfer to Waikiki: $72
  • 【ARRIVAL】Honolulu Airport -Private Transfer to Koolina: $130
  • Waikiki Private transfer Airport to Hotel *1-12 Passengers: $135
  • VIP Transfer: Ko Olina to Honolulu Airport or Vice Versa: $199
  • VIP Transfer Between Waikiki and Honolulu Airport, Vice versa: $149
  • VIP Transfer Between Waikiki & Honolulu Airport, /vice versa: $174
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Honolulu HTL-APT (HNL): $81
  • Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Honolulu Airport to Hotel or Cruise Terminal: $39
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Oahu Hotels or Cruise Terminal to Honolulu Airport: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Waikiki Hotels to Honolulu Airport: $18
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Honolulu Airport to Hotel or Cruise Terminal: $20
  • Shared Arrival Transfer from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki Hotels: $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Honolulu?

Prices for flights to both Honolulu 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
    Honolulu $53

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
  • 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 Honolulu

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


  • Dinner for Two
    $73
  • Lapperts Hawaii Ice Cream
    $5.55
  • Chai's Island Bistro (for 2)
    $53
  • Cheeseburger Waikiki (for 2)
    $34
  • Matsumoto Shave Ice (for 2)
    $7.50
  • Hot Dog with the Fixins'
    $8.30
  • Sushi Dinner for Two
    $73

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Honolulu

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

  • Hawaii Food Tour - Off The Beaten Path : $150
  • Oahu Da Local's Food Tour: $150
  • Lanai Tabura curated Aloha Plate Hawaii Food Tour from Honolulu: $208
  • Lanai Tabura curated Private Aloha Plate Food Tour from Honolulu: $239
  • Brewery and Local Food Tour: $600

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Honolulu $40

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
  • Anjar baalback & Ksara tour: $130
  • 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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Honolulu

For Honolulu, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Parking for Hike
    $5.00
  • Pearl Harbor Audio Tour for Two
    $12
  • 2 hr Dinner Cruise
    $85
  • 1 Day Kayak Rental
    $36

Tours and Activities in Honolulu

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

  • Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial, small group Tour: $80
  • 'Lost' and Movie Tour: $200
  • "World Famous Dole Plantation" & North Shore Island Tour!: $629
  • 2 Hours Waikiki Water Park Adventure: $113
  • 3 Hour Sightseeing *SPECIALTY Tour: $149
  • 3 Hour Sunrise Photo Tour with Malasada: $65
  • 3 Hour Waikiki Waterslide and Ocean Playground Cruise: $113
  • 3-Hour Honolulu Bottom Fishing Adventure: $87
  • 5 Hour Small Group Tour in Pearl Harbor and Honolulu: $145
  • 5-Star Oahu Sightseeing Tour with Local Food Included: $133
  • 6 Hour Local Food Plate Jeep Tour: $230
  • 6 Hour Romantic Hawaii Jeep Tour: $276

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Honolulu $6.47

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 at Chateau Musar and Ixsir : $50
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $50
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour: $56
  • 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
  • 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


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


Which is Bigger, Beirut or Honolulu?

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

Honolulu 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 Honolulu in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Honolulu. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round. Furthermore, the summer months attract visitors to Honolulu because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Beirut is generally around the same temperature as Honolulu. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 27°C (81°F), and Honolulu fluctuates around 81°F (27°C).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Honolulu this time of the year. In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. Beirut usually receives more sunshine than Honolulu during summer. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies, while Honolulu receives 303 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Beirut usually receives less rain than Honolulu. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Honolulu receives 0.6 inches (15 mm) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Honolulu 81°F (27°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Honolulu in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Honolulu. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Honolulu this time of year.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Honolulu in the autumn. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 25°C (77°F) in October, and Honolulu fluctuates around 80°F (26°C).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Honolulu. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Beirut this time of the year. In the autumn, Beirut often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Honolulu. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Honolulu receives 246 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets more rain in October than Honolulu. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Honolulu receives 2.1 inches (54 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Honolulu 80°F (26°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Honolulu in the Winter?

Both Honolulu 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, many travelers come to Honolulu for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Beirut is much colder than Honolulu. Typically, the winter temperatures in Beirut in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Honolulu averages at about 73°F (23°C).

It's quite sunny in Honolulu. Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Honolulu during winter. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies, while Honolulu receives 212 hours of full sun in the winter.

It's quite rainy in Beirut. In January, Beirut usually receives more rain than Honolulu. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Honolulu receives 3.9 inches (99 mm) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Honolulu 73°F (23°C)

Should I visit Beirut or Honolulu in the Spring?

Both Honolulu 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. Also, many visitors come to Honolulu in the spring for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

In April, Beirut is generally cooler than Honolulu. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 17°C (63°F), and Honolulu fluctuates around 76°F (24°C).

In Honolulu, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the spring, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Honolulu. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Honolulu receives 253 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets more rain in April than Honolulu. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Honolulu receives 1.7 inches (42 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Honolulu 76°F (24°C)

Typical Weather for Honolulu and Beirut

Beirut Honolulu
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 73°F (23°C) 3.9 inches (99 mm)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 73°F (23°C) 2.1 inches (53 mm)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 74°F (24°C) 2.4 inches (61 mm)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 76°F (24°C) 1.7 inches (42 mm)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 78°F (25°C) 1.4 inches (35 mm)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 80°F (26°C) 0.5 inches (12 mm)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 81°F (27°C) 0.6 inches (15 mm)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 81°F (27°C) 0.4 inches (11 mm)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 81°F (27°C) 0.7 inches (19 mm)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 80°F (26°C) 2.1 inches (54 mm)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 77°F (25°C) 3.3 inches (84 mm)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 74°F (23°C) 3.9 inches (98 mm)