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

Should you visit Cairo or Prague?

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 Prague 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 Prague?

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.

Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Egypt, The Best Historical Tours in Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Czech Republic, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic.


Which place is cheaper, Prague or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $18, while the average daily cost in Prague 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cairo and Prague in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $9.54
    Prague $68
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $19
    Prague $136
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Prague

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Prague? 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 Prague


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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 Prague Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $3.04
    Prague $8.20
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.09
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.32

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • Private Departure Transfer from Cairo or Giza Hotels to Cairo Airport: $5.00
  • Private Transfer from Hotels in Cairo to Cairo Airport : $8.00
  • Airport and Hotel Private Transfer in Cairo & Giza: $9.00
  • Private Pickup transfer from InterContinental Cairo Citystars to Cairo airport: $9.60
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to Novotel Cairo El Borg: $9.60
  • Private Pickup transfer from Hilton Cairo Heliopolis to Cairo airport: $9.60
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski: $9.60
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to JW Marriott Hotel Cairo: $9.60
  • Private Pickup transfer from Hotel Longchamps to Cairo airport: $9.60
  • Private Pickup transfer from Novotel Cairo El Borg to Cairo airport: $9.60
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to Osiris Hotel: $9.60
  • Private Pickup transfer from Marriott Mena House, Cairo to Cairo airport: $9.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Luxury Private Prague Airport Transfer: $43
  • Prague to Berlin Private Transfer with Optional Sightseeing: $233
  • Private Prague Airport Departure Transfer: $52
  • VIP Private Transfer from Prague Airport to Hotel in Prague: $66
  • Airport Prague Private Transfer for up to 4 people: $87
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Business Car: $49
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Car: $67
  • Airport Transfer: Prague to Prague Airport PRG by Business Car: $49
  • Airport Transfer: Prague to Prague Airport PRG by Luxury Car: $67
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Prague Airport PRG to Prague City in Car/Van: $56
  • Arrival Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Van: $56
  • Best Shooting Range Prague Old Town with Private Transfers: $237

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Prague?

Prices for flights to both Prague 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 $4.84
    Prague $26
Typical Food Prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.04

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Night Dinner Cruise, Belly Dancer Show on The Nile With Pickup: $8.00
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $12
  • Super Safari Quad Bike Jeep Safari Buggy and Dinner in Hurghada: $15
  • Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer: $16
  • Cairo Food Tour with Nile Felucca Ride : $18
  • VIP tour Giza pyramids ,Sphinx, Quad bike ,Camel, Dinner cruise : $19
  • Private Expert tour Giza Pyramids ,Sphinx ,Nile Dinner Cruise & Belly Dancer: $19
  • food tour private tour from cairo or giza hotel: $19
  • All inclusive Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx & ATV &Dinner cruise : $20
  • Private Cairo Food Tour : $20
  • Cairo Private Food Tour and Egyptian Tea: $22
  • Private tour Giza pyramids and Nile dinner cruise from Giza and Cairo hotels: $23

Typical Food Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of dining costs in Prague are as follows:


  • Fruit
    $4.26
  • Lunch for One
    $13
  • Bananas
    $0.60
  • Cookies
    $0.34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Prague with Set Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $46
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $52
  • Vltava River Evening Dinner Cruise: $53
  • Folkloric Dinner Show with Unlimited Drinks: $56
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise with Transfers: $57
  • River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music: $57
  • Folklore dinner: $58
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks: $59
  • Vltava Dinner Cruise with Music in Prague: $59

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $5.86
    Prague $16
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
    $0.86
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $6.62

Tours and Activities in Cairo

Here are a few actual costs in Cairo for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • The Baron Empain Palace Entry Ticket: $4.60
  • Cairo Shopping tour Private Papyrus Perfume, Bazar Cotton Shop : $4.70
  • Shopping tour Private Papyrus Perfume, Bazar Cotton Shop in Cairo: $5.00
  • New Grand Egyptian Museum Tour with optional the pyramids tour..: $5.00
  • All Inclusive Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara: $5.00
  • Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hasan Entry Ticket: $5.11
  • Entry Ticket to the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace : $5.38
  • Wonder Tour To Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure Pyramids and Great Sphinx : $5.61
  • Skip The Line To Coptic Museum of Cairo Entry Ticket: $5.83
  • Skip The Line with Memphis Museum Entry Ticket: $6.67
  • Serapeum Of Saqqara Entry Tickets: $7.00
  • Private Tour Shopping in Cairo by Car and Guide: $7.00

Typical Entertainment Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Prague are as follows:


  • Opera Tickets
    $4.26
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    $5.97
  • Image Theatre for Two
    $41

Tours and Activities in Prague

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Prague are as follows:

  • Bachelorette / Bachelor Party - City sightseeing Trike Tour: $2.73
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Electric Trike Tour: $2.94
  • Prague Historical & Viewpoints Retro E-Bike Group Tour: $2.98
  • Sunset View & Adventurous Retro E-Bike Tour: $2.98
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party - City sightseeing E-Bike Tour: $3.03
  • Adventurous Sightseeing & Historical Live Guided Trike Tour: $3.03
  • Prague City sightseeing in Night Trike Tour: $3.07
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Retro E-Bike Live Guided Tour: $3.07
  • Gorgeous Prague Night Retro E-Bike Tour ( Live Guided ): $3.11
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.19
  • Prague Essential Tour Old Town and Jewish Quarter: $3.27
  • New Town: 20th Century with WWII and Communism (Tip based tour): $3.27

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.20
    Prague $11

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 Prague

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Prague from other travelers:


  • A Bottle of Wine
    $6.78

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

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

  • Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting: $13
  • 1 Hour Exclusive Moravian Wine Tasting in an Art Gallery : $23
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl with Drinks and Shots: $23
  • Pub Crawl in Prague: $32
  • Pub Crawl and International Party: $34
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Entry: $34
  • Pub Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar at Drunken Monkey: $35
  • Golden Burlesque Show & Live Music w/ Lady & The Devil: $36
  • Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl: $36
  • Golden BURLESQUE: $41
  • Prague beer tour with brewery visit and tasting: $46
  • 2.5-Hour Prague Wine Tasting Walking Tour: $46


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


Which is Bigger, Cairo or Prague?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Prague. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Prague, 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 Prague?

Prague 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 Prague in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Prague. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round. Also, many travelers come to Prague for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cairo is a little warmer than Prague. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cairo in July average around 28°C (82°F), and Prague averages at about 19°C (66°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Prague this time of the year. In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Prague during summer. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 216 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cairo usually receives less rain than Prague. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Prague receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Prague 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Prague in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Prague. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, many visitors come to Prague in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cairo is generally much warmer than Prague. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Prague fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the autumn, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Prague. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 124 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in October than Prague. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Prague 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Prague in the Winter?

Both Prague and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Prague for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Prague can be very cold during winter. Cairo is much warmer than Prague in the winter. The daily temperature in Cairo averages around 14°C (57°F) in January, and Prague fluctuates around 1°C (33°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Prague during winter. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 49 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Cairo usually receives less rain than Prague. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Prague 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Prague in the Spring?

Both Prague and Cairo during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Prague because of the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cairo is much warmer than Prague. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cairo in April average around 21°C (70°F), and Prague averages at about 10°C (49°F).

It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the spring, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Prague. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 145 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in April than Prague. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Prague receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Prague 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Prague and Cairo

Cairo Prague
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)