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 place 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 $27, while the average daily cost in Florence is $166. 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 Florence in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $14
    Florence $94
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $28
    Florence $188
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Florence

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Florence? 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 Florence


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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 Florence Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.59
    Florence $24
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.13
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • From Private Day Trip to Luxor w/ Transfer & Flights: $589
  • Private Transfers from Luxor to El Cairo: $389
  • 3-Days Private Guided Tour Package Covering all Cairo,Lunch and Airport Transfer: $300
  • 3 Private Full-Day Tours to Cairo Top Attractions+One Airport Transfer: $300
  • Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh: One-Way or Return Private Transfer: $290
  • Private Transfer from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh : $290
  • Private Transfer Cairo to Hurghada: $290
  • Full-Day Private Trip to Fayoum from Cairo, with Transfer: $286
  • 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
  • 2-Day Camping Tour in The Bahariya Oasis with Private Transfer: $274

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Florence

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


  • Taxi Ride Within City
    $8.62
  • Taxi from Airport
    $27
  • In City Parking (Full Day)
    $32
  • Bus Pass (Full Day)
    $5.39
  • Bus From Airport
    $5.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Florence

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

  • Florence to Pisa Airport (PSA) - Departure Private Transfer: $75
  • Private Transfer from Florence to Milan: $221
  • Arrival Private Transfer Florence Station SMN to Florence City by Sedan or Van: $61
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Florence Airport FLR to Florence in Business Car: $179
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Florence Airport FLR to Florence in Luxury Van: $204
  • Bologna Airport Private Transfer from your Hotel in Florence: $221
  • Castle Wine tasting Tour and lunch in the country close Florence with transfert: $292
  • Chianti Wine Tastings and Visit to 3 Cellars with Lunch&Transfer: $237
  • Departure Private Transfer Florence City to Florence Station SMN by Sedan or Van: $61
  • Departure Private Transfer: Florence to Florence Airport FLR in Business Car: $179
  • Departure Private Transfer: Florence to Florence Airport FLR in Luxury Van: $204
  • Florence Airport (FLR) to Florence hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $41

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 $7.30
    Florence $39
Typical Food Prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.06

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer: $11
  • Cairo Dinner Cruise On The Nile River With Private Transfer: $12
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $13
  • Super Safari Quad Bike Jeep Safari Buggy and Dinner in Hurghada: $14
  • Private Dinner Cruise on the Nile River in Cairo: $15
  • Nile dinner cruises in Cairo at night with different categories : $15
  • Unusual Cairo Food Tour : $15
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile with Private Transfer from Cairo: $16
  • 2-Hour Nile River Night Dinner Cruise from Cairo: $16
  • Super Safari ATV , Drive Buggy Car, Camel Ride, Dinner, Show-Hurghada: $19
  • Giza pyramids ,Sphinx ,Valley temple and Nile Dinner cruise tours: $20
  • Private Tour Giza pyramids, Camel Ride, Lunch, Nile Dinner Cruise & Shopping: $20

Typical Food Prices in Florence

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


  • Panini Sandwich
    $7.01
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Florence

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

  • Cooking Art Brunelleschi: $5.39
  • Hard Rock Cafe Florence with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Florence with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • Florence Street Food Tour: Market & City Center: $32
  • Virtual Live Cooking Class What Do You Have in Your Pantry: $35
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Bruschetta & Tiramisù: $36
  • Virtual Italian Meatballs Cooking Class, Live from Tuscany: $38
  • Italian Fresh Pasta Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Street Food Tour with Local Expert Guide: $41
  • Street Food Tour and Sightseeing with Local Expert Guide in 2.5 hours : $42
  • Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato: $42
  • Taste of Tuscany Wine and Local Food Tour: $42

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.83
    Florence $32
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
    $1.30
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $9.98

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
  • 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 Ancient Egypt Tour with Pyramids and Museums: $219
  • 2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive : $40
  • 2-Day Private Tour of Cairo with Accommodation and Entrance Fees: $165
  • 2-Day Tour Ancient Egypt and Old Cairo Highlights Tour: $290
  • 2-Day Tours at Cairo & Giza: $145
  • 2-Days Tour at Cairo & Giza: $86
  • 2-Days Tours at Cairo & Giza : $143
  • 2-Days tour at Cairo & Giza: $80

Typical Entertainment Prices in Florence

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


  • Admission to Uffizi
    $12
  • Phone Booking Fee for Uffizi
    $4.31
  • Firenze Card (for Two)
    $108
  • Audioguides at Uffizi (for Two)
    $22
  • Giotto's Tower Entrance Fee
    $6.47
  • Boboli Gardens Entrance Fee
    $7.55

Tours and Activities in Florence

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

  • The Best tour in Renaissance & Medici Tales - guided by a STORYTELLER: $0.02
  • Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour: $2.69
  • Essential Florence walking tour: Renaissance & Medici Tales: $2.69
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.23
  • The essence of Florence, a two-hour walking tour to discover the city: $3.30
  • The Best tour in Renaissance and Medici Tales: $3.30
  • Florence Walking Tour: $3.30
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Florence: $3.30
  • Private Tour to the Laboratory of Artistic Ceramics in Tuscany: $3.31
  • Sunset Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Experience Florence’s Art and Architecture on a Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Smartphone self guided Tour: $4.30

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.80
    Florence $20

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

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
    $4.53
  • Bottle of Wine
    $8.08

Sample the Local Flavors in Florence

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

  • Wine Tasting by CarusVini in San Casciano in val di Pesa: $17
  • Wine Tasting Activity at Chianti Rufina: $20
  • Winery tour and wine tasting of organic Chianti wines and extra virgin oil: $22
  • Great wine tasting at Tenuta Moriano: $25
  • Wine Tasting Experience near Florence: $28
  • Guided tour with wine tasting and local organic products: $28
  • From Florence to Chianti Rufina: Wine Tasting Experience: $28
  • Biodynamic Wine Tasting with Producer in Vinci: $28
  • Cellar Wine Tour: $33
  • Discover Artimino wine tasting, a few steps from Florence: $33
  • Classic Wine Tasting in Montalcino: $33
  • Chianti Wine Tour: Tuscan Reds : $39


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Cairo or Florence?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Florence. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Florence, 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 Florence?

Florence 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 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 climate and sunshine 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 average around 28°C (82°F), and Florence averages at 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round. 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. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Florence fluctuates 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. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 177 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Florence. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Florence receives 96 mm (3.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • 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. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. 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 daily temperature in Cairo averages around 14°C (57°F) in January, and Florence fluctuates 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. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo 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 average around 21°C (70°F), and Florence averages at 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. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 192 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Florence. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Florence receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • 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)