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

Should you visit Cairo or Lahore?

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 Lahore 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 Lahore?

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.

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

Which place is cheaper, Lahore 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 Lahore is $57. 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 Lahore in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $14
    Lahore $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $28
    Lahore $74
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Lahore

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Lahore? 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 Lahore


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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 Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.59
    Lahore $10
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
  • 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 Cairo to Hurghada: $290
  • Private Transfer from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh : $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
  • 2-Day-One night Camping Tour in The Bahariya Oasis with Private Transfer: $274

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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
    Lahore $14
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.

  • 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: $15
  • Nile dinner cruises in Cairo at night with different categories : $15
  • Unusual Cairo Food Tour : $15
  • 2-Hour Nile River Night Dinner Cruise from Cairo: $16
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile with Private Transfer from Cairo: $16
  • Super Safari ATV , Drive Buggy Car, Camel Ride, Dinner, Show-Hurghada: $19
  • Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer: $19
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $19
  • Giza Pyramids ,Sphinx & Dinner Nile Cruise from Cairo/Giza hotel: $20
  • Private Giza pyramids ,Sphinx, Quad bike ,Camel ride, Nile Dinner cruise : $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110
  • Private Street Food Tour of Lahore: $165
  • Full Day Lahore Private Guided Food Tour: $299

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.83
    Lahore $5.10
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

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahori Food Experience: $32
  • Wahga Border Flag Ceremony & Shalimar Garden Private Tour: $70
  • Lahore Guided Tour: $77
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Half Day Private Tuk Tuk ( Trishaw ) Guided Tour : $95
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $102
  • Rangeela Rickshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Rangeela Rikshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip : $120
  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.80
    Lahore $4.91

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: $60


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


Which is Bigger, Cairo or Lahore?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 23% larger than the population of Lahore. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Lahore, 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 Lahore?

Lahore 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 Lahore in the Summer?

Both Lahore 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.

The heat can be very extreme in Lahore. Cairo is cooler than Lahore in the summer. The daily temperature in Cairo averages around 28°C (82°F) in July, and Lahore fluctuates around 33°C (91°F).

In Lahore, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the summer, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Lahore. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 228 hours of full sun.

Lahore gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Lahore. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Lahore 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lahore in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Lahore. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round.

In the autumn, Cairo is cooler than Lahore. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cairo in October average around 23°C (73°F), and Lahore averages at about 27°C (81°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lahore this time of the year. In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Lahore during autumn. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 290 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Lahore. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Lahore 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lahore in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Lahore. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In January, Cairo is generally around the same temperature as Lahore. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 14°C (57°F), and Lahore fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lahore. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the winter, Cairo often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Lahore. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lahore receives 220 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Lahore. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Lahore 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lahore in the Spring?

Both Lahore and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year.

Cairo is cooler than Lahore in the spring. The daily temperature in Cairo averages around 21°C (70°F) in April, and Lahore fluctuates around 28°C (83°F).

It's quite sunny in Lahore. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Lahore during spring. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Lahore receives 278 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Lahore. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Lahore receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Lahore 28°C (83°F)

Typical Weather for Lahore and Cairo

Cairo Lahore
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 14°C (58°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 17°C (62°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 28°C (83°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 33°C (91°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 35°C (96°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 33°C (91°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 32°C (90°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 31°C (88°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 14 mm (0.5 in)