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

Should you visit Cairo or Santiago?

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 Santiago 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 Santiago?

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.

Santiago

Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It is centrally located in the long and narrow country, making it a good jumping off point to explore everywhere else. It's convenient location means that you can go skiing in the Andes one day, and hang out at the beach the next.

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate that is similar to Mediterranean climates. The summers, which are between November and March, are warm and dry. The temperatures climb to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters, between June and August, are humid with cold mornings. The daily highs are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows stay a few degrees above freezing. Rain is more common in the winter months and the dry season is between December and March.

Which city is cheaper, Santiago 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 Santiago is $117. 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 Santiago in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Santiago $91
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Santiago $182
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Santiago

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Santiago? 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 Santiago


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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 Santiago Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Santiago $4.48
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:

  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cairo city centre to Cairo Airport CAI: $8.73
  • Cairo Airport Arrival or Departure Transfers: $8.75
  • Private Transfer from Cairo Airport: $11
  • Transfer from Cairo or Giza Hotels to Cairo Airport: $11
  • Private Transfer from Cairo Airport to Your Hotel: $11
  • Cairo International Airport Transfer: $12
  • Cairo Airport Transfers: $13
  • Cairo Airport Transfer to Hotel: $13
  • Private pickup & Transfer from & to cairo Airport: $13
  • Private Transfer from Cairo and Giza to Cairo Airport: $14
  • Private Transfer Cairo Airport to the Hotel in Cairo or Giza: $14
  • cairo airport transfer: $15

Typical Local Transportation prices in Santiago

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Santiago:


  • Metro Ride
    $1.17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santiago

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santiago:

  • Airport Transfer: $200
  • Arrival Private Transfer Santiago Airport SCL to Santiago in an Executive SUV: $46
  • Arrival Private Transfer Santiago Airport SCL to Santiago in an Luxury Van: $71
  • Departure Private Transfers : Santiago to Santiago Airport SCL in Business Car: $73
  • Departure Private Transfers : Santiago to Santiago Airport SCL in Luxury Van: $96
  • From Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer: $48
  • Maipo Valley Wine Tour, Concha y Toro, Private Transfer from Santiago: $161
  • Premium Ski resort transfer: $250
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Santiago de Chile to Santiago Int. Airport (SCL): $28
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Santiago: $27
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Santiago de Chile Airport to Santiago City: $28
  • Private Departure Transfer from Santiago City to Santiago de Chile Airport: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Santiago?

Prices for flights to both Santiago 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
    Santiago $11
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 Santiago

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


  • Empanada
    $1.95
  • Hamburger
    $2.59
  • Dinner
    $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Santiago

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

  • Dinner at a Typical Chilean Restaurant with a Traditional Dance Show in Santiago: $73
  • Chilean Dinner and Show Experience in Santiago: $77
  • ChileCooks - Food Tours: $91
  • Traditional Dinner Show in Santiago: $96
  • Bali Hai Dinner & Show Including Transport: $97
  • Traditional Chilean Show with Dinner and Private Transportation in Santiago: $107
  • Chilean Folklore Show and Dinner with Private Transport: $110
  • Small-Group Night City Tour: San Cristobal Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Chilean Cooking Class in a Local Home: $117
  • Small group Night City Tour With dinner including wine pairing and National Food: $130
  • Bali Hai Dinner Show in Santiago de Chile: $130

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Santiago $39
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:

  • Giza Pyramids and Solar Boat Museum Half Day Private Tour: $7.48
  • Cairo City Tour: $8.58
  • Private Tour of the Pyramids: $9.71
  • Pyramids Day Tour: $10
  • Day_tour :Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx: $11
  • Virtual Tour of Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum: $12
  • Egypt Virtual Tour of Tomb of King Tut: $12
  • Private Day Tour at Pyramids, Sakkara And Dahshur: $13
  • Giza Pyramids & Sphinx with Camel Ride Private Tour: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and learn Papyrus making in Egypt: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and learn Papyrus making in Egypt: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and Papyrus Making Demonstration: $13

Tours and Activities in Santiago

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

  • Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino Admission Ticket: $14
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial español: $18
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial portugués: $18
  • Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting: $18
  • Santiago City Tour SCL & Santa Lucía Hill: $25
  • Half-Day Small-Group Panoramic Santiago Tour: $27
  • Santiago City Tour: $27
  • Small-Group Tour to Valle Nevado and Farellones from Santiago: $30
  • Half Day Guided City Tour in Santiago - Small Groups - Multi Language: $30
  • Welcome to Private Tour with a Local: $30
  • Santiago Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $32
  • Walking tour "Popular flavors of Chile": $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Santiago $6.96

Sample the Local Flavors in Santiago

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

  • Traditional Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Official English: $18
  • "Premium Wine Tour" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial portugués: $30
  • Premium Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Spanish official: $30
  • "Premium Wine Tour" Viña Cousiño Macul Official english: $30
  • Half Day Trip to Undurraga Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $40
  • Half Day Trip to Concha y Toro Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $45
  • Concha y Toro Traditional Wine Tour from Santiago: $45
  • Half Day Trip to Santa Rita Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $50
  • Half Day Trip to Cousiño Macul Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $55
  • half day wine tour to concha y toro from Santiago seasonal offer: $57
  • Concha y Toro Marques Wine Tour from Santiago: $64
  • Premium Wine Tasting in Santiago de Chile: $71


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Santiago?

Santiago 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 Santiago in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Santiago. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the summer, Cairo is a little warmer than Santiago. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cairo in July are around 28°C (82°F), and Santiago is about 21°C (70°F)in January.

In July, Cairo usually receives less rain than Santiagoin January. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Santiago 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Santiago in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Santiago. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In October, Cairo is generally much warmer than Santiagoin April. Temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Santiago stays around 15°C (59°F).

Cairo usually gets less rain in October than Santiagoin April. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Santiago in the Winter?

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

Cairo is much warmer than Santiago in the winter. The temperature in Cairo is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Santiago stays around 9°C (48°F)in July.

In January, Cairo usually receives less rain than Santiagoin July. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Santiago 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Santiago in the Spring?

Both Santiago and Cairo during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Cairo is a little warmer than Santiago. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cairo in April are around 21°C (70°F), and Santiago is about 15°C (59°F)in October.

Cairo usually gets less rain in April than Santiagoin October. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Santiago and Cairo

Cairo Santiago
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 9°C (48°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 10°C (50°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 17°C (63°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)


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