A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cairo vs. Dubrovnik for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cairo or Dubrovnik?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cairo and Dubrovnik can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Cairo or Dubrovnik?


Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.


Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Egypt, The Best Historical Tours in Egypt, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia.

Which place is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $17, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $104. 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 Cairo and Dubrovnik in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $9.33
    Dubrovnik $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $19
    Dubrovnik $108
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Dubrovnik? 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 Cairo

Hotels in Dubrovnik

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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: Cairo Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $2.97
    Dubrovnik $13
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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

  • Metro Ride
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • From Guided 4 Day Cairo & Red Sea Tour with Transfer: $1,053
  • From Private Day Trip to Luxor w/ Transfer & Flights: $779
  • 3 Private Full-Day Tours to Cairo Top Attractions+One Airport Transfer: $300
  • Private Transfer from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh : $290
  • Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh: One-Way or Return Private Transfer: $290
  • 2 Days and 2 Evenings Private Tour in Cairo include airport transfer and M&A: $280
  • 2 Days Private Guided Tours of Cairo and Giza with Free Cairo Airport Transfers: $280
  • From One-Way Private Transfer To Luxor: $275
  • Private Transfer from El Cairo (CAI) Airport to Hurghada: $265
  • Cairo : Marvel the Camping in the White & Black Deserts & Cairo Private Transfer: $250
  • Cairo To El Gouna Private Transfer: $248
  • 2-Day Ancient Egypt and Old Cairo Highlights Tour with Free Airport Transfers: $240

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Bus Around Town

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • Dubrovnik City Private Departure Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport : $33
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $27
  • Airport Transfer Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi / Portonovi: $262
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Dubrovnik Airport DBV to Dubrovnik in Luxury Van: $54
  • Budva to Dubrovnik one way transfer: $203
  • Bus transfer between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi: $26
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $48
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Luxury Van: $54
  • Direct And Private Transfer From Dubrovnik To Split: $71
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $57
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): Private Transfer to Dubrovnik: $181
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): Transfer to Dubrovnik Cruise Port: $181

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Cairo 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
    Cairo $4.73
    Dubrovnik $35
Typical Food Prices in Cairo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Cairo:

  • Juice

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Night Dinner Cruise, Belly Dancer Show on The Nile With Pickup: $10
  • Nile Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancer Show with Pickup: $10
  • Cairo Dinner Cruise, Belly Dancer Show With Pickup Service: $11
  • 2 Hour Cairo Dinner Cruise on Nile river with live band: $12
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $13
  • Nile Dinner Cruise with Show & Shared Transfer: $13
  • night-tour Nile dinner cruise with open buffet and belly dancer: $13
  • Private Nile Cruise with Dinner and Folk Show from Cairo: $13
  • Dinner Nile cruise with belly dancer show on Nile river: $14
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile with Show from Cairo and Giza: $14
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $14
  • Experience Magic A 4Star Cairo Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancer: $15

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise around the Old Town: $76
  • Secrets of traditional Dalmatian cuisine with a cooking class: $128
  • Old Town Food Tour: $143
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Food Tour: Small-Group Experience: $153
  • Private Old Town Highlights & Food Tour: $157
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $194
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $198
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $202
  • Pelješac Full-Day Wine and Food Tour from Dubrovnik: $209
  • Private Dinner with Wine and Homemade Tapas: $214
  • From Majkovi Village and Ston Private Food Tour: $476
  • Dubrovnik and Konavle gastro&food tour: $481

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $5.73
    Dubrovnik $21
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cairo

Here are a few typical costs in Cairo for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • ( Stopover Tour Of Cairo ) Private All Inc.Pyramids,Camel Ride,Museum& Lunch: $180
  • 1 Day Private Tour in Cairo and Giza: $90
  • 2 Day Private Pyramids and Cairo Highlights Tour: $120
  • 2 Days 1 Nights Tour package to Saint-Catherine from Cairo : $300
  • 2 Days White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour: $231
  • 2 Days in Cairo & Giza Private Tour : $80
  • 2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive : $40
  • 2-Day Tours at Cairo & Giza: $145
  • 2-Days Tour at Cairo & Giza: $86
  • 2-Days Tours at Cairo & Giza : $143
  • 3-Day Private Tour in Cairo : $196
  • 3-Day Tour at Cairo & Giza : $200

Typical Entertainment Prices in Dubrovnik

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

  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $5.13
  • Selfguided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.35
  • Self-guided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.46
  • Game Of Thrones Self-guided tour with mobile app: $5.98
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Dubrovnik Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Medieval Adventure City Game: $6.94
  • Cavtat Old Town Quest Experience: $7.09
  • Shell Museum Private Guided Tour: $7.64
  • Historic Center Self-Guided Audio Tour (ENG): $7.70

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.17
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Cairo

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cairo:

  • Pub Crawl and Speakeasy Bar Tour with 2 Free Drinks: $59

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Dubrovnik:

  • Konavle wine tasting tour from Dubrovnik with 2 vinery's: $53
  • Sunset Wine Tasting At Panorama Point: $67
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $70
  • From Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting: $74
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $75
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $80
  • Konavle Biking and Wine Tasting Tour - Dubrovnik: $80
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $91
  • 2-Hour Kayaking at Sunset with Wine Tasting and Appetizers: $93
  • Half-Day Tour from Dubrovnik to Konavle with Wine Tasting: $98
  • From Half-Day Wine Tasting and Cavtat City Tour: $103
  • Luxury Sunset Tour with Wine Tasting: $104

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cairo and Dubrovnik, we can see that Dubrovnik is more expensive. And not only is Cairo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Cairo is in Africa and Dubrovnik is in Europe, 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 Cairo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cairo 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 Dubrovnik would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubrovnik than you might in Cairo.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cairo Expensive? and Is Dubrovnik Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Cairo or Dubrovnik?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 270 times larger than the population of Dubrovnik. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Dubrovnik, 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 Cairo or Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Cairo experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Cairo or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

Both Dubrovnik and Cairo during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 28°C (82°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Dubrovnik. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Dubrovnik. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round. Also, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Cairo is a little warmer than Dubrovnik in the autumn. The daily temperature in Cairo averages around 23°C (73°F) in October, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Dubrovnik. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Cairo is much warmer than Dubrovnik. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cairo in January average around 14°C (57°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 9°C (48°F).

It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Dubrovnik. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

Both Dubrovnik and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, the beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

In April, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 21°C (70°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Cairo

Cairo Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)