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

Should you visit Beirut or Yangon?

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 Yangon. 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 Yangon?


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.


Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city and economic center for the nation of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The city is a mix of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, and is host to beautiful 19th-century colonial architecture as well as modern skyscrapers. The people of Yangon mainly follow the Buddhist religion and it is common to see monks wandering along the busy streets amidst gilded temples.

Which place is cheaper, Yangon 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 Yangon is $63. 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 Yangon in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $1.26
    Yangon $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $2.52
    Yangon $62
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Yangon

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Yangon? 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 Yangon

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $0.44
    Yangon $2.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • 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: $13
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $47
  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Yangon

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Yangon:

  • Private Hotel Transfers to or from YIA Airport: $25
  • Yangon Airport Private Transfer : $27
  • Yangon Airport Private Arrival Transfer : $20
  • Yangon Airport (RGN): Private Transfer to/from Yangon City: $41
  • Private Yangon Departure Transfer: Hotel to Yangon Airport: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Yangon International Airport (RGN): $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Yangon International Airport (RGN) to Hotel: $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU) to Hotel: $14
  • Bagan Airport Transfer with Private Car: $13
  • Bagan (Nyaung Oo) Airport Private Transfer : $8.54

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Yangon?

Prices for flights to both Yangon 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
    Yangon $9.72

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Yangon

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

  • Yangon morning food tour with train ride : $27
  • Yangon Street Food Tours: $28
  • Cooking Myanmar Food and Explore Dala: $46
  • Cooking class in the down town of Yangon, half day tour (07:30 AM - 12:30 PM): $65
  • Cooking Class in Yangon,Myanmar: $67

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $0.26
    Yangon -

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harisa & Byblos with Hotel pickup: $10
  • Uncover Beirut's Divided Past: In-App Audio Tour: $11
  • Discovering Lebanon: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos Tour: $15
  • City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Beirut Walking Tour - Discover Beirut by foot: $25
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • New Cost Saver Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa & Byblos: $27
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Private Walking Tour With A Guide (Private tour): $49
  • Full-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos : $50
  • Full-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Baalbek and Ksara: $50
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar: $50

Tours and Activities in Yangon

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Yangon are as follows:

  • 3-day Yangon Sightseeing & Shopping : $296
  • 8hrs - Dalla & Twantay Small Town One Day Tour: $142
  • Adventure Day Trip to Bago : $87
  • Adventure Full day visit in Yangon : $68
  • Adventure Full day visit to Thanlyin (Syriam): $70
  • Adventure Half-day visit in Yangon including Shwedagon Pagoda: $39
  • Bagan Cultrue Tour : $50
  • Bagan Sightseeing Tour by Private Guide and Car: $42
  • Bagan Temples Tour by Private car and Tour guide.: $46
  • Bago Full-Day Private Tour from Yangon: $110
  • Bago Full-Day Private Tour from Yangon: $130
  • Bago by Train: Full-day sightseeing tour: $117

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $0.23
    Yangon -

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 Yangon, we can see that Yangon 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 Yangon is in Asia, 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 Yangon would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Yangon 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 Yangon Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Beirut or Yangon?

Yangon has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Beirut. When comparing the sizes of Beirut and Yangon, 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.