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

Should you visit Cairo or Singapore?

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 Singapore 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 Singapore?


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.


Singapore is a city-state that was originally founded in 1819 as a British trading colony. Today it is a very international country that is incredibly modern and cosmopolitan. There is a strong financial industry in this country, and a correspondingly strong work ethic. It is one of the most prosperous cities in the world, and has one of the world's busiest ports.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Egypt, The Best Historical Tours in Egypt, The Best Cultural Tours in Singapore, and The Best Budget Tours to Singapore.

Which place is cheaper, Singapore or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $17, while the average daily cost in Singapore is $152. 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 Singapore in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $9.43
    Singapore $98
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $19
    Singapore $196
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Singapore

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Singapore? 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 Singapore

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $3.01
    Singapore $10
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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

  • Metro Ride
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • Private Nile Felucca With Transfers And Drinks : $6.00
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to the hotel in Cairo or Giza: $9.00
  • Private Arrival or Departure Cairo Airport Transfer: $9.50
  • Cairo Airport Transfer by private car: $10
  • Cairo Airport Private Transfer ( One-Way comfort ride ): $10
  • Private Cairo Airport Transfers & Limousine to Anywhere in Cairo or vice versa: $10
  • Private Transfer: Cairo Airport Arrival to any hotel in Cairo or Giza: $10
  • Cairo Airport Arrival or departure transfer in Private Van : $10
  • Cairo Airport Private Arrival Transfer to Anywhere in Cairo: $10
  • Private transfer from Sonesta Hotel, Tower& Casino Cairo to Cairo airport: $12
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to Cairo Pyramids Hotel: $12
  • Private transfer from Cairo Airport to Novotel Cairo El Borg: $12

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Singapore

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

  • Taxi to Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Singapore

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Singapore:

  • Changi International Airport Private MPV Transfer: $105
  • City Experience + Roundtrip Transfers: $36
  • City Tour+Gardens by the Bay(FlowerDome&CloudForest)Transfers: $74
  • Downtown to Singapore Airport (SIN) - Departure Private Transfer: $36
  • ExhilaratingSentosa MorningTour(Guided Shared Roundtrip Transfer): $150
  • Garden by the Bay with two domes (Shared transfer): $61
  • Glittering Singapore Night Out + Roundtrip Transfers: $80
  • Luxurious Private Airport/Cruise Transfer Singapore: $49
  • MBCC & HFCC - Cruise Terminal to City Hotel Transfer: $29
  • Marina Bay Cruise Centre to Changi Airport Transfer: $29
  • Morning at the Zoo with Transfer : $65
  • Night Safari Tour with Transfer: $109

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Singapore?

Prices for flights to both Singapore 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 Meals for one day
    Cairo $4.78
    Singapore $28
Typical Food Prices in Cairo

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

  • Juice

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: $10
  • Cairo Dinner Cruise With Belly Dancer Show: $10
  • Cairo Dinner Cruise, Belly Dancer Show With Pickup Service: $11
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $13
  • Nile Dinner Cruise with Show & Shared Transfer: $13
  • Cairo Private Food Tour and Egyptian Tea: $15
  • VIP tour Giza pyramids ,Sphinx, Quad bike ,Camel, Dinner cruise : $15
  • Unusual Cairo Food Tour : $15
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $15
  • Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer: $16
  • 2-Hour Nile River Night Dinner Cruise from Cairo: $16
  • Super Safari Quad Bike Jeep Safari Buggy and Dinner in Hurghada: $18

Typical Food Prices in Singapore

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

  • Breakfast
  • Sugarcane Juice

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Singapore

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

  • Singapore : Traditional Snacks Cooking Class: $34
  • Secrets of Singapore Kick Scooter Tour with Dinner: $47
  • Guided Hawker Culture & Street Food Tour at Night: $65
  • Local Hawker Food Tour with Tastings: $65
  • Hawker Culture Food Tour and Sightseeing: $71
  • Eat Snap Katong Walking Food Tour: $72
  • Eat and Snap in Chinatown Walking Food Tour: $72
  • Small Group: Michelin and Local Hawker Food Tour: $73
  • Best Ever Katong Food Tour with Local Foodie - Eat till you drop!: $75
  • Singapore Bike and Bites Food Tour: $75
  • Zebra Urban Safari Bicycle Tour with Local Dinner and Drinks: $76
  • Little India Hawker Street Food Tour: $81

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $5.79
    Singapore $32
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
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two

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
  • Baron Palace Entry Tickets : $4.60
  • Prince Mohamed Ali Palace Entry Ticket: $4.80
  • All Inclusive Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara: $5.00
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Papyrus and Perfumes in Ancient Egypt: $5.00
  • New Grand Egyptian Museum Tour with optional the pyramids tour..: $5.00
  • Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hasan Entry Ticket: $5.10
  • Wonder Tour To Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure Pyramids and Great Sphinx : $5.60
  • Skip The Line To Coptic Museum of Cairo Entry Ticket: $5.82
  • Skip The Line with Memphis Museum Entry Ticket: $6.68
  • Day Tour To Giza Pyramids ,Egyptian Museum and Bazaar: $7.00
  • Serapeum Of Saqqara Entry Tickets: $7.00

Tours and Activities in Singapore

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

  • The Civic District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $3.99
  • Kampong Glam: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.99
  • Singapore's History of Trade: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • The Civic District: Hear stories about Singapore's past on an audio tour: $5.20
  • Big Little India: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Kampong Glam: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Singapore's Malay Culture: $5.20
  • Indian Heritage Centre Admission Ticket: $5.36
  • Indian Heritage Centre Entrance Ticket: $5.93
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Entry Ticket: $5.93
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Admission Ticket: $6.07
  • Singapore's Stories and Histories: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Science Center E-Ticket: $7.11

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.18
    Singapore $27

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: $57

Sample the Local Flavors in Singapore

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

  • Party Singapore Bespoke Pub Crawl: $19
  • Tour of Tiger Brewery in Singapore: $21
  • Little India Pub Crawl : $23
  • Singapore Pub Crawl - Party like a Local: $26
  • Little India Pub Crawl: $26
  • Halloween Horror Nightlife PartySingapore Bespoke Pub Crawl: $37
  • LeVeL33 Rooftop Brewery Tour & Craft Beer Tasting: $74

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

Which is Bigger, Cairo or Singapore?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Singapore. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Singapore, 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.