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

Should you visit Cairo or Sydney?

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 Sydney 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 Sydney?

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.

Sydney

Sydney, known as the harbour city, is the most famous and frequently visited city in Australia. It is at the economical and cultural heart of the country, and is one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It's situated on the water with stunning views of the famous harbour throughout the city. It's most famous landmarks include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is also very close wonderful beaches, parks, and nature.

Which city is cheaper, Sydney 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 Sydney is $140. 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 Sydney in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Sydney $81
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Sydney $162
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Sydney

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Sydney? 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 Sydney


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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 Sydney Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Sydney $12
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:

  • 2 Cairo and giza day tours with round transfer from airport: $131
  • 2 Days Tours package Include airport transfers (Cairo & Alexandria): $182
  • 2 Private days in Giza and Cairo including 2 airport Transfers: $130
  • 2 Private days in Giza and Cairo including Free Transfer from Airport: $101
  • 2 Private days in Giza and Cairo including Free airport Transfers: $190
  • 2 day tours in Cairo with round airport transfer: $132
  • 2 days tour in cairo and Giza and transfer from cairo airport to hotel Free: $115
  • 2 days tours in Cairo with round transfer from airport: $140
  • 2-Day Ancient Egypt and Old Cairo Highlights Tour with Free Airport Transfers: $263
  • 3 Days White & Black Deserts Safari Trip & Cairo Transfer Round Trip: $280
  • 3 Days White & Black Deserts Safari Trip & Cairo Transfer Round Trip: $280
  • 3-Day Private Tour: Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria with Airport Transfer: $320

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sydney

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $14
  • Taxi to Airport
    $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sydney

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sydney:

  • 1-hour Sydney CBD to Sydney Airport Transfer in Party Limo: $435
  • Airport (YYZ) to City - Toronto Arrival Transfer: $5.00
  • Airport Shuttle Transfer from Sydney City to Sydney Airport: $13
  • Blue Mountains Limousine Transfer: $371
  • Departure Private Transfer Sydney to Sydney Airport SYD in Luxury Van: $100
  • Premium Sydney Airport (ARRIVAL) Transfer by People Mover: $99
  • Premium Sydney Airport (DEPARTURE) Transfer by People Mover: $107
  • Premium Sydney Airport (DEPARTURE) Transfer by People Mover: $89
  • Private 13 Seat Mini Bus Sydney CBD To BankWest Stadium Transfer: $236
  • Private 13 Seat Mini Bus Sydney CBD To Penrith Stadium Transfer: $284
  • Private 13 Seat Mini Bus Sydney CBD To Taronga Zoo Transfer: $157
  • Private 24 Seat Mini Bus Sydney CBD To BankWest Stadium Transfer: $268

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Sydney?

Prices for flights to both Sydney 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
    Sydney $37
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 Sydney

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


  • Tea
    $2.70
  • Lunch Special
    $10
  • Food/Drink Coogie Beach
    $10
  • Meat Pies
    $3.38

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sydney

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

  • Retro Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour: $59
  • Dinner Christmas Party! Nov&Dec: $62
  • Vivid Dinner Cruise Sydney Harbour: $63
  • Latino Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour: $67
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu: $71
  • Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise with live Brazilian show on Sydney Harbour: $78
  • Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise: $78
  • Tall Ship Harbour Twilight Dinner Cruise: $79
  • Australia Day Dinner and Fireworks Cruise on Sydney Harbour: $103
  • Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner: $123
  • Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise: $126
  • Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise: $197

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Sydney $26
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

Typical Entertainment prices in Sydney

Here are a few typical costs in Sydney for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Theatre Show
    $30
  • Sydney Tower Visit (for 2)
    $31
  • Blue Mountain Tour/Featherdale Park (for 2)
    $129
  • Powerhouse Museum
    $10

Tours and Activities in Sydney

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

  • Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket: $6.32
  • MultiDay Tour - Test for Booking.com: $6.90
  • Standard Tour 3 - Test for Booking.com: $6.90
  • Sydney Jewish Museum General Entry Ticket: $12
  • Sydney Opera House Guided Digital Tour: $14
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: All-Inclusive Ticket: $18
  • Sydney Tower Eye Ticket: $20
  • Australian National Maritime Museum Entry Ticket - See it All: $20
  • Sydney Sightseeing Bus Tour with Bondi Beach: $22
  • Cake and pastry walking tour - Sydney: $24
  • Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Museum Walking Tour: $24
  • True Crime Tour: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Sydney $12

Typical Alcohol prices in Sydney

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Sydney:


  • Wine
    $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Sydney

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

  • Urban Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Cheese Platter: $61
  • Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tasting Tour: $112
  • Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting: $123
  • Small-Group Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney: $130
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney with Lunch and 3 Cellar Door Tastings: $138
  • Hunter Valley Small Group Luxury Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney: $138
  • Sip n Savour: Southern Highlands Premium Wine Tour from Sydney: $154
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Sydney: $157
  • Wine Tours Sydney - Southern Highlands Day Escape, Full Day Wine Tasting Tour: $217
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Small Group: Cheese, Choc, Lunch, from Sydney+Hunter: $217
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney | Private Sydney Wine Tour: $356
  • Hunter Valley Highlights Private Wine Tour from Sydney: $387


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Sydney?

Sydney 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 Sydney in the Summer?

Both Sydney and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

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

It's quite sunny in Sydney. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Sydney during summer. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies, while Sydney receives 236 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sydney. In July, Cairo usually receives less rain than Sydneyin January. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Sydney receives 116 mm (4.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Sydney 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Sydney in the Autumn?

Both Sydney and Cairo during the autumn are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year.

Cairo is a little warmer than Sydney in the autumn. The temperature in Cairo is usually 23°C (73°F) in October, and Sydney stays around 19°C (65°F)in April.

It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the autumn, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Sydneyin April. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sydney receives 195 hours of full sun.

Sydney gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cairo usually gets less rain in October than Sydneyin April. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Sydney receives 120 mm (4.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Sydney 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Sydney in the Winter?

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

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

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Sydney this time of the year. In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sydney during winter. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies, while Sydney receives 208 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Cairo usually receives less rain than Sydneyin July. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Sydney receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Sydney 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Sydney in the Spring?

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

In April, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Sydneyin October. Temperatures in Cairo average around 21°C (70°F), and Sydney stays around 18°C (64°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Sydney. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the spring, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Sydneyin October. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sydney receives 240 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in April than Sydneyin October. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Sydney receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Sydney 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Sydney and Cairo

Cairo Sydney
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 113 mm (4.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (65°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 15°C (60°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 13°C (55°F) 128 mm (5 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 12°C (53°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 13°C (55°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 20°C (67°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)


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