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

Should you visit Cairo or Tokyo?

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 Tokyo 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 Tokyo?

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.

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is by far the most populous city in the world with a staggering 37 million people. As a worldwide hub for technology and business, it hosts millions of visitors annually. But Tokyo is not just a place for business trips. With its incredible mixture of historical temples and shrines, remarkably beautiful parks, endless shopping malls, and genuinely wonderful people, Tokyo is a terrific place to visit and to explore.

Which city is cheaper, Tokyo 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 Tokyo is $143. 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 Tokyo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Tokyo $67
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Tokyo $134
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Tokyo

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Tokyo? 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 Tokyo


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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 Tokyo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Tokyo $18
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:

  • 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 Tokyo

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


  • Metro from Airport
    $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tokyo

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

  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport HND by Luxury Van: $187
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport HND by Minivan: $108
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport NRT by Luxury Van: $302
  • Departure Private Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport NRT by Minivan: $284
  • Japan Railway Station Shared Departure Transfer : Tokyo City to Tokyo Station: $25
  • Japan Private Airport Transfer from Tokyo City to Haneda Airport (HND): $97
  • Japan Private Airport Transfer from Tokyo City to Narita Airport(NRT): $182
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Tokyo to Narita International Airport (NRT): $121
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND): $78
  • Private Departure Transfer : Central Tokyo City to Haneda Airport: $144
  • Private Departure Transfer : Central Tokyo City to Narita International Airport: $267
  • Private Transfer from Tokyo City Center to Tokyo Disneyland: $119

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Tokyo?

Prices for flights to both Tokyo 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
    Tokyo $34
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 Tokyo

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


  • Late Night Noodles
    $5.75
  • Conveyor Belt Sushi Snack
    $5.75
  • Meal at Airport
    $7.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tokyo

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

  • 1-Hour Tsukiji Fish Market Food Tour with Local Guide: $26
  • Unique Private Cooking Class with a Tokyo Local Emi: $78
  • Local Food Tour on Sunamachi Ginza Street: $83
  • West-Side Walking & Street Food Tour: $95
  • Private Ramen and Gyoza Cooking Class from Central Tokyo: $108
  • Private Japanese Cooking Class with a Local Chef: $120
  • Tokyo Food Tour: 3-Hour Culinary Adventure: $129
  • Gyoza Cooking Classes in Tokyo: $135
  • Private Dining: Wagyu and sake pairing dinner in Shinjuku: $136
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Japanese Cooking Class in Asakusa: $142
  • Tokyo Private Food Tour: From Ramen Bars, Vending Machines To Cat Cafes: $174
  • 3-Hour Food Tour of Shinbashi at Night: $182

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Tokyo $63
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:

  • (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

Tours and Activities in Tokyo

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

  • Samurai Spots in Tokyo Virtual Tour: $8.26
  • Tokyo Tower: Admission Ticket: $11
  • 1-Hour River Cruise Asakusa to Odaiba: $11
  • Japanese Snacks You Should Try: Online Experience by Local Guide: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Japan: the bathing and Sento experience: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Ghibli Spots in Japan: $12
  • [Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights: $12
  • Tokyo Online: Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku with a Local Expert: $14
  • Virtual Tour to Discover Mount Fuji: $14
  • Online Japanese Archery Experience: $15
  • Tokyo Online Tour All in One, With 10+ Top Sights!: $15
  • Thermae-Yu Hotspring in Shinjuku Entrance Ticket: $21

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Tokyo $29

Typical Alcohol prices in Tokyo

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


  • Sake
    $4.31


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Tokyo?

Tokyo 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 Tokyo in the Summer?

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

In July, Cairo is generally around the same temperature as Tokyo. Temperatures in Cairo average around 28°C (82°F), and Tokyo stays around 26°C (78°F).

It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the summer, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Tokyo. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tokyo receives 137 hours of full sun.

Tokyo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Tokyo. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Tokyo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Tokyo in the Autumn?

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

Cairo is a little warmer than Tokyo in the autumn. The temperature in Cairo is usually 23°C (73°F) in October, and Tokyo stays around 18°C (64°F).

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Tokyo during autumn. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Tokyo receives 129 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Tokyo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Tokyo. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 165 mm (6.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Tokyo 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Tokyo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Tokyo. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Additionally, the winter months attract visitors to Tokyo because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Cairo is much warmer than Tokyo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cairo in January are around 14°C (57°F), and Tokyo is about 5°C (42°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 Tokyo. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tokyo receives 175 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Tokyo. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Tokyo 5°C (42°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Tokyo in the Spring?

Both Tokyo and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Tokyo this time of year.

In April, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Tokyo. Temperatures in Cairo average around 21°C (70°F), and Tokyo stays around 14°C (58°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Tokyo during spring. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Tokyo receives 161 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Tokyo. In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Tokyo. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Tokyo receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Tokyo 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Tokyo and Cairo

Cairo Tokyo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 5°C (42°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 9°C (47°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 22°C (71°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 26°C (78°F) 127 mm (5 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 27°C (81°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (74°F) 180 mm (7.1 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 165 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 13°C (55°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)


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