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

Should you visit Cairo or Florence?

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 Florence 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 Florence?

Cairo

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.

Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and one of the most well known cities in Italy for its art and cultural scenes. The city is rooted in history and you can see this in the architecture, statues, gardens, and art that are everywhere around town. This city truly is a living museum. You should allow yourself at least a couple of days to explore Florence and if you can afford more, it is well worth the time. In particular, if art history is your passion then you will need a week or more to satisfy your interest as the museums and architecturally impressive buildings throughout the city are endless.

Which city is cheaper, Florence or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $33, while the average daily cost in Florence is $119. 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 Cairo and Florence in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $17
    Florence $69
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $34
    Florence $138

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $5.89
    Florence $17
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.21
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.78

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - 25 Seater: $754
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - 25 Seater: $644
  • Private transfer: Cairo to Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE): $622
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - 15 Seater: $585
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Hurghada – 25 Seater: $555
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - Premium: $535
  • 4 Day Nile Cruise with Train Transfer from Cairo: $514
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - 15 Seater: $439
  • 5 days guided trip in Giza and Cairo , all airport transfer in Egypt: $432
  • Day Trip to Cairo from Luxor by flight with sightseeing lunch airport transfers: $424
  • Day trip to Luxor from Cairo by plane with sightseeing lunch airport transfers: $424
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - Premium: $407

Typical Local Transportation prices in Florence

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Florence:


  • Taxi Ride Within City
    $7.97
  • Taxi from Airport
    $25
  • In City Parking (Full Day)
    $30
  • Bus Pass (Full Day)
    $4.98
  • Bus From Airport
    $4.98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Florence

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

  • Airport Transfer to/from Florence and Sightseeing Stop: $794
  • Andrea Bocelli LAJATICO concert MERCEDES E with Professional Driver TRANSFERS: $846
  • Arrival Private Transfer La Spezia to Florence by Business or Luxury Vehicle: $280
  • Departure Private Transfer Florence to La Spezia by Business or Luxury Vehicle: $280
  • Direct Transfer from Florence Hotel To Rome Hotel: $967
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to 5 Terre (Riomaggiore,Manarola or Corniglia): $504
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Bologna (city center or Airport) - Ultimate Trf: $199
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Fiumicino Rome Airport (or vice versa): $464
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Il Borro Loc. Il Borro Arezzo (or Vice versa): $252
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Monterosso al Mare (5 Terre): $358
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Rome city center (or vice versa): $415
  • Direct Transfer from Florence to Venice (or vice versa): $398

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Florence?

Prices for flights to both Florence 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cairo $9.37
    Florence $25
Typical Food prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Delicious food tour in Cairo: $15
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile.: $19
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile: $19
  • Cairo 2-Hour Nile River Cruise with Dinner and Pickup: $20
  • Cairo dinner cruise includes dinner belly dancing show pickup & all transfers: $21
  • Dinner on a boat in Luxor Nile Cruise with oriental dance: $21
  • Dinner on the river nile and party: $23
  • Nile Cruise Dinner at the Nile with Oriental Show: $24
  • Dinner on the river nile: $25
  • Dinner on the River Nile with Pick-up: $25
  • Special Bedouin Dinner+ watching oriental show: $26
  • Cairo Food Tour: $27

Typical Food prices in Florence

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


  • Panini Sandwich
    $6.47
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Florence

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

  • Italian Fresh Pasta Private Online Cooking Class: $27
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Bruschetta & Tiramisù: $40
  • Vegetarian pasta cooking class and dinner in Florence: $54
  • Cooking with Kids 3-Hour Experience: $60
  • Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence: $62
  • Handmade Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Dinner: $62
  • Handmade Tagliatelle cooking class in Florence: $72
  • Pizza Dinner and Opera Arias Concert: $74
  • Food Tour in 3-Hour Walking Tour: $76
  • 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence: $78
  • Tuscan Cooking Course with Dinner: $78
  • Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany: $79

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $11
    Florence $24
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
    $2.08
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $16

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • (Memphis Sakkara, Dahshur Pyramids, Imhotep Museum) Private Tour - From Cairo: $90
  • 01 Day Cairo tour Islamic and Coptic Cairo: $143
  • 01 Day Tour To Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum And Bazaar: $217
  • 01 Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo: $246
  • 01 Day Tour to Pyramids Of Giza Memphis And Sakkara: $86
  • 01 Day Tour to the Giza Pyramids & Great Sphinx: $69
  • 03 Days Budget tours Cairo Giza Alexandria: $290
  • 04 Days Egypt Royal Tour in Cairo: $674
  • 05 Days Egypt Budget Tour Cairo & Alexandria: $860
  • 06 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh: $1,543
  • 06 Nights cruise on The Oberoi Philae (Aswan to Luxor): $5,965
  • 07 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria: $1,486

Typical Entertainment prices in Florence

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


  • Admission to Uffizi
    $11
  • Phone Booking Fee for Uffizi
    $3.98
  • Firenze Card (for Two)
    $100
  • Audioguides at Uffizi (for Two)
    $20
  • Giotto's Tower Entrance Fee
    $5.97
  • Boboli Gardens Entrance Fee
    $6.97

Tours and Activities in Florence

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

  • - Leonardo Interactive Museum® Entrance Ticket: $8.71
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Entrance Ticket: $8.71
  • Florence Highlights Virtual Guided Tour (Times in EST): $11
  • Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens: $14
  • Florence Duomo Reserved Time Entrance Tickets: $14
  • Florence Animal Art Treasure Hunt Family Tour: $17
  • Skip the Line: Medici Chapels Ticket: $19
  • Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David Ticket: $24
  • Virtual Tour - Wine in Tuscany - History, art and curiosities... How to appreciate it: $25
  • Accademia Gallery Fast-Track Ticket: $26
  • Skip the Line: Palazzo Vecchio Museum Ticket with Tower & Battlement Access: $26
  • Medici-Themed Bike Tour: $26

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $2.32
    Florence $15

Typical Alcohol prices in Florence

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Florence from other travelers:


  • Glass of Chianti
    $4.18
  • Bottle of Wine
    $7.47

Sample the Local Flavors in Florence

Also in Florence, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • 60-Minute Wine Tasting Tour: $45
  • Chianti: Authentic Wine Tasting Experience from Florence: $52
  • Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting: $62
  • Florence Sunset Wine Tour: $64
  • Pienza and Montepulciano Full-Day Wine Tour: $79
  • From Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip: $87
  • From Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany: $90
  • Florence in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • From Tuscany by E-Bike with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $147
  • Private Ramble Through The Rolling Hills Of Chianti (6 h) + Lunch & Wine tasting: $174
  • Just a Taste but What a Taste - Half Day Wine Tour in Tuscany (Private Tour): $180
  • Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500: $187


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Florence?

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

Should I visit Cairo or Florence in the Summer?

Both Florence and Cairo during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Florence because of the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cairo is a little warmer than Florence. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cairo in July are around 28°C (82°F), and Florence is about 25°C (77°F).

In Florence, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the summer, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Florence. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Florence receives 316 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Florence. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Florence receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Cairo or Florence in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Florence. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Florence this time of year.

In October, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Florence. Temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Florence stays around 16°C (61°F).

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Florence during autumn. At this time of the year, Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 177 hours of full sun.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Florence. At this time of the year, Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Florence receives 96 mm (3.8 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Florence 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Florence in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Florence. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Florence for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Cairo is much warmer than Florence in the winter. The temperature in Cairo is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Florence stays around 7°C (45°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the winter, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Florence. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Florence receives 105 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Florence. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Florence receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Florence 7°C (45°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Florence in the Spring?

Both Florence and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Florence in the spring for the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cairo is a little warmer than Florence. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cairo in April are around 21°C (70°F), and Florence is about 14°C (57°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Florence during spring. At this time of the year, Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 192 hours of full sun.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Florence. At this time of the year, Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Florence receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain.


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

Typical Weather for Florence and Cairo

Cairo Florence
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 8°C (46°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (70°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 16°C (61°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 11°C (52°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)


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