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

Should you visit Cairo or Lahore?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cairo and Lahore can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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 city 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 $28, while the average daily cost in Lahore is $82. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cairo and Lahore in more detail.




Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Cairo is $38. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Lahore, $106 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Lahore, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $53, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $19
    Lahore $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $38
    Lahore $106


Food

Food in Cairo costs travelers about $3.62 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

While meal prices in Lahore can vary, the average travelers spends about $20 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lahore should cost around $8.00 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lahore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cairo $3.62
    Lahore $20
Typical Food prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • From Dinner & Show at a Nile cruiser: $12
  • Dinner Cruise into the History: $13
  • Delicious food tour in Cairo: $15
  • From Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $16
  • 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 with Pick-up: $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110


Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Cairo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.11 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cairo.

To get around in Lahore, the average visitor spends $14 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $6.11
    Lahore $14
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.26
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.96

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer: $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore Airport Round Trip Private Transfers: $40
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival: $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Lahore Airport Transfer: $221
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $120


Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Cairo typically cost an average of $8.30 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

In Lahore, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $7.29 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.30
    Lahore $7.29
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
    $2.55
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $20

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

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $19
  • Lahore Heritage Guided Tour: $40
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore: $80
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $85
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour: $94
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $99
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip: $100
  • Excellent & Amazing Guided Tour of Lahore: $103
  • Lahore Guided Tour: $107
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $110
  • HALF Day Lahore City Tour: $120
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Explore Historical Lahore: $120


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cairo may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $1.72 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Lahore, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $7.02.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.72
    Lahore $7.02



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.

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