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

Should you visit Cairo or Lisbon?

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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon?

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.

Lisbon

Portugal's capital city of Lisbon continues to grow in popularity as a travel destination. The cultural scene has come to life in recent years and the city itself is stunningly beautiful. It sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is made up of hills that create a dramatic and scenic layout. The city has many white-bleached limestone buildings, narrow alleyways, and a laidback charm that appeals to visitors.

Which city is cheaper, Lisbon or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $26, while the average daily cost in Lisbon is $110. 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 Lisbon in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Lisbon $49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Lisbon $98
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Lisbon

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Lisbon? 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 Lisbon


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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 Lisbon Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Lisbon $20
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.16
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • private transfer from Cairo Airport: $15
  • private pick up or drop off Transfer from Cairo airport to hotel in Cairo or Giza by private ac vechile: $35
  • pick up from Cairo airport transfer to your request hotel or return: $44
  • one private transfer from Cairo airport to Cairo or Giza hotel: $35
  • cairo airport transfer: $15
  • VIP Meet and Assist upon arrival at Cairo Airport- (with Hotel Private Transfer): $32
  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cairo city centre to Cairo Airport CAI: $8.73
  • Transfers from Cairo to Marsa alam Airport: $332
  • Transfers From Cairo Airport To Giza City: $30
  • Transfer your private departure from your hotel to Cairo Airport: $15
  • Transfer to Cairo Int. Airport: $21
  • Transfer from hotel in Cairo to Alexandria: $65

Typical Local Transportation prices in Lisbon

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $6.77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lisbon

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

  • Airport Private Transfer in Van to Caldas da Rainha or Óbidos or Fátima: $165
  • Airport Private Transfer in Van to Cascais or Sintra or Estoril: $68
  • Airport Private Transfer to Caldas da Rainha or Óbidos or Fátima: $99
  • Airport Private Transfer to Cascais or Sintra or Estoril: $27
  • Airport Private Transfer to Costa da Caparica or Almada: $19
  • Airport Private Transfer to Ericeira or Torres Vedras: $46
  • Airport Transfer: $44
  • Airport Transfer Lisbon: $54
  • Algarve Private Direct Transfer from Lisbon: $760
  • Arrival Private Transfer Business Car Lisbon airport LIS to Lisbon City: $38
  • Arrival Private Transfer Luxury Van Lisbon airport LIS to Lisbon City: $49
  • Arrival Transfer at Family & Friends: $19

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Lisbon?

Prices for flights to both Lisbon 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 $7.34
    Lisbon $35
Typical Food prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.08

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 Lisbon

For Lisbon, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Coffee
    $2.60

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lisbon

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

  • Virtual Portuguese Cooking Lesson: $31
  • Live Online Cooking Class from Pastel de Nata with Filipa: $39
  • Bohemian dinner party on a beautiful rooftop near the coast: $42
  • 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class: $51
  • The magic of Pasteis de Nata cooking class in Lisbon: $53
  • Bitemojo Self Guided Food Tour New To Lisbon: $54
  • Withlocals Your Way: Lisbon Personalised Private Food Tour: $56
  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Local Baker: $57
  • Private Groups: Pastel de Nata cooking class and tasting in Lisbon's pastry shop: $57
  • Authentic Portuguese dinner with a local chef: $58
  • Lisbon Food Tour: $62
  • Lisbon Old Town Food Tour by Sitway: $63

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Lisbon $20
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
    $1.63
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $13

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 Lisbon

For Lisbon, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Lisbon Downtown Tour - The Perfect Introduction to the City: $1.24
  • Lisbon Historical Walking Tour: $3.11
  • Sintra Myths and Legends Interpretative Center Entry Ticket: $3.99
  • Contemporary Park of Nations Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • The Soul of Alfama Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap Lisbon: $5.99
  • Museu Coleção Berardo Admission Ticket: $6.22
  • Skip the Line: Pilar 7 Bridge Experience Admission Ticket: $6.22
  • Street Art Virtual Tour in Lisbon: $6.22
  • Lisboa Story Centre: 1-Day Admission Ticket: $7.41
  • Lisboa Story Centre Admission Ticket: $8.09
  • Capuchos Convent Skip-the-Line Ticket: $8.71
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket: $12

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Lisbon $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Lisbon

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

  • 1-Hour Portuguese Wine Tasting Session: $22
  • 3-Hour Portuguese History & Flavors Food & Wine Tour: $30
  • Portuguese Wine Tasting and Cheese Lunch: $56
  • Christ the King and Arrábida Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon: $58
  • Craft Beer, Port & Wine Tour: $68
  • Food & Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $75
  • Santuário Cristo Rei-Sesimbra-Castle Palmela-Bacalhoa Winery with wine tasting: $81
  • Full-Day Évora Wine Tour: $84
  • Wine Tasting in Lisbon: $87
  • Private Van Tour Arrabida and Wine Tasting: $89
  • Wine tasting Private Day Tour ARRABIDA: $92
  • Van Private Tour Arrábida Wine Tour: $96


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Lisbon?

Lisbon 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 Lisbon in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Lisbon. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, many visitors come to Lisbon in the summer for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Lisbon. Temperatures in Cairo average around 28°C (82°F), and Lisbon stays around 23°C (73°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lisbon. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the summer, Cairo often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Lisbon. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lisbon receives 352 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Lisbon. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Lisbon receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Lisbon 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lisbon in the Autumn?

Both Lisbon and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Lisbon for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Cairo is a little warmer than Lisbon in the autumn. The temperature in Cairo is usually 23°C (73°F) in October, and Lisbon stays around 19°C (66°F).

It's quite sunny in Lisbon. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Lisbon during autumn. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Lisbon receives 213 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Lisbon. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Lisbon receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Lisbon 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lisbon in the Winter?

Both Lisbon and Cairo during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, the winter months attract visitors to Lisbon because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Cairo is a little warmer than Lisbon. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cairo in January are around 14°C (57°F), and Lisbon is about 12°C (53°F).

It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the winter, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Lisbon. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lisbon receives 144 hours of full sun.

Lisbon gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Lisbon. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Lisbon receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Lisbon 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Lisbon in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Lisbon. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Furthermore, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Lisbon this time of year.

In April, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Lisbon. Temperatures in Cairo average around 21°C (70°F), and Lisbon stays around 16°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lisbon this time of the year. In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Lisbon during spring. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Lisbon receives 235 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Lisbon. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Lisbon receives 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Lisbon 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Lisbon and Cairo

Cairo Lisbon
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 12°C (53°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 16°C (60°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 21 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 15°C (59°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)


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