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

Should you visit Cairo or Paris?

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 Paris 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 Paris?

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.

Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

Which city is cheaper, Paris 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 Paris is $183. 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 Paris in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $14
    Paris $121
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $28
    Paris $242
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Paris

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Paris? 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 Paris


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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 Paris Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.76
    Paris $17
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.17
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.63

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 Paris

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


  • Metro
    $6.39
  • Train from Airport
    $8.99
  • Metro tickets
    $6.79
  • Train
    $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paris

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

  • AIRPORT TRANSFER - ROISSY CDG or ORLY: $131
  • Airfield Of Lognes - Private Round Trip Transfer Express: $403
  • Airport Transfer: $108
  • Airport Transfer to Paris: $75
  • Arrival Private Transfer Paris Train Station or City to Disneyland Paris Minivan: $58
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Beauvais Airport (BVA) to Paris in Comfortable Minivan: $104
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Paris Train Station to Paris City by Minivan: $43
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Paris Railway Stations to Paris Airport CDG: $95
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Paris Railway Stations to Paris Airport CDG: $93
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Paris Railway Stations to Paris Hotels: $68
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Paris Railway Stations to Paris Hotels: $61
  • CDG - Paris - CDG (Two Way) Private Shuttle Transfer: $156

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Paris?

Prices for flights to both Paris 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 $7.57
    Paris $31
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 Paris

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


  • Ice Cream
    $7.99
  • Breakfast
    $6.99
  • Breakfast for 2
    $29
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    $86
  • Dinner
    $57
  • Cheese
    $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paris

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

  • Paris en Scene Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $49
  • Paris River Seine Lunch or Dinner Cruise: $60
  • Italian dinner on the river Seine: $61
  • Seine River Cruise with French Dinner on Champs-Elysees Avenue: $61
  • Seine River Cruise & Dinner on Champs Elysées Avenue: $62
  • Choux cooking class for kids in Paris: $62
  • Capitaine Fracasse Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $67
  • Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Bistro Parisien Dinner and Seine River Sightseeing Cruise Combination: $75
  • NO DIET CLUB - Unique Bike and Food tour in Paris !: $75
  • Romantic Cruise with 3-course Dinner on Seine River: $76
  • Fondue Cooking Party - Winter is Coming: $78

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $9.17
    Paris $61
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
    $1.68
  • 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

Typical Entertainment prices in Paris

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


  • Louvre Entry for Two
    $18
  • Admission to Pantheon
    $4.99
  • Catacombs (2)
    $23

Tours and Activities in Paris

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

  • Secret Montmartre, smartphone audioguided tour: $0.98
  • Trendy Marais, smartphone audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Marais HiddenTreasures, audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Paris Criminal Past, audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Test Day tour: $1.00
  • BEST OF ROYAL DAYS & LIFE : 3 audioguided tours: $1.85
  • BEST OF PARIS : 3 smartphone audioguided tours: $1.85
  • Legends of Paris Night Free Walking Tour in Spanish: $3.72
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower at your own pace Self-guided audio tour: $4.96
  • Flâneurs of Belleville: Explore the art of city walking on an audio walking tour: $5.00
  • One Hour Père Lachaise Cemetery Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.43
  • Marais: Explore this historic neighbourhood on a kid-friendly audio walking tour: $5.49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.87
    Paris $19

Typical Alcohol prices in Paris

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Paris are as follows:


  • Wine
    $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Paris

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paris:

  • Pub Crawl in Latin Quarter: $37
  • Guided Visit and Wine Tasting in a Royal Wine Cellar in Paris: $40
  • Guided tour and wine tasting in a historic cellar in the center of Paris: $41
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in the Latin Quarter with Chef Alex: $47
  • Organic wine tasting in Paris: $56
  • Wine Tasting In Paris: $83
  • Paris Art of Pairing Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Cheese Cellar: $87
  • Paris Wine Tasting Session with Expert Sommelier: $89
  • Walk & Wine Tour in the Latin Quarter: $97
  • Paris Wine Tasting plus Cheese & Cured Meat Lunch with an Expert Sommelier Guide: $97
  • Paris Evening Wine Tour and Tasting: $112
  • Montmartre Hill Sweet & Savory French Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour: $112


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Paris?

Paris 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 Paris in the Summer?

Both Paris and Cairo during the summer are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Furthermore, many visitors come to Paris in the summer for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Cairo is a little warmer than Paris in the summer. The temperature in Cairo is usually 28°C (82°F) in July, and Paris stays around 20°C (68°F).

In Paris, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the summer, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Paris. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Paris receives 241 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Paris. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Paris receives 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Paris 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Paris in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Paris. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, most visitors come to Paris for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Cairo is much warmer than Paris. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cairo in October are around 23°C (73°F), and Paris is about 13°C (56°F).

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Paris during autumn. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Paris receives 127 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Paris. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Paris receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Paris 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Paris in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Paris. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Additionally, the winter months attract visitors to Paris because of the museums, the Christmas ambience, the shopping scene, the theater shows, and the cuisine.

The weather in Paris can be very cold. In January, Cairo is generally much warmer than Paris. Temperatures in Cairo average around 14°C (57°F), and Paris stays around 5°C (40°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 Paris. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Paris receives 62 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Paris. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Paris receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Paris 5°C (40°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Paris in the Spring?

Both Paris and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Paris this time of year.

Cairo is much warmer than Paris in the spring. The temperature in Cairo is usually 21°C (70°F) in April, and Paris stays around 11°C (52°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Paris during spring. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Paris receives 172 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Paris. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Paris receives 50 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Paris 11°C (52°F)

Typical Weather for Paris and Cairo

Cairo Paris
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 5°C (40°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 8°C (47°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (1.9 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 15°C (59°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 20°C (67°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 17°C (63°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 13°C (56°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 8°C (47°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 5°C (42°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)


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