A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Dahab vs. Alexandria

Should you visit Dahab or Alexandria?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Dahab and Alexandria can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Dahab

Dahab is a small town on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is located about 85 kilometers north of Sharm el-Sheikh and sits on the Gulf of Aqaba. It's a popular destination with divers and backpackers alike, and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving that you'll find in the Red Sea. It's a great alternative to the resort driven Sharm el-Sheikh, and is popular with independent travelers who are looking for affordable accommodation. There are some upmarket options however, predominantly in the Laguna area, but budget facilities are not hard to find.

Alexandria

There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.

Which city is cheaper, Alexandria or Dahab?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Dahab is $16, while the average daily cost in Alexandria is $24. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Dahab and Alexandria in more detail.




Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $17 for a double occupancy room in Dahab If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Alexandria's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $26. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $13.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dahab $8.71
    Alexandria $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dahab $17
    Alexandria $26


Food

On average, meal and food prices in Dahab cost around $4.85 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $1.94.

The price of a meal in Alexandria can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $8.94 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $3.58 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Dahab $4.85
    Alexandria $8.94
Typical Food prices in Dahab

For Dahab, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $6.07
  • Juice
    $0.32
  • Breakfast for Two
    $1.92

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dahab

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

  • Beduine Dinner In Dahab: $29
  • Bedouin Dinner in the Mountains In Dahab: $36
  • Bedouin Dinner With Camel Ride In Dahab: $39
  • Stargazer+ Camel riding + Bedouin dinner from Dahab: $90

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alexandria

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

  • Private Full-Day Food Tour of Alexandria with Hotel Pick Up: $32
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $36
  • Amazing Alexandria Food Tour: $55
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $60
  • Sound&light show,Giza pyramids-Dinner on the Nile: $94


Local Transportation

To get around in Dahab, the average visitor spends $1.30 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $2.24 per day to get around in Alexandria.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dahab $1.30
    Alexandria $2.24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dahab

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

  • Private Transfer from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) Airport: $124
  • Private transfer from your Hotel in Dahab to Sharm el sheikh airport: $64

Typical Local Transportation prices in Alexandria

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


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Private transfer from HBE airport to Alexandria Hotel: $20
  • Private Transfer from Borg El Arab Airport to Alexandria Hotels: $20
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt: $128
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo Airport: $96
  • Private Transfer From Alexandria City To Cairo Airport: $96
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Alexandria to Borg El Arab Airport (HBE): $20
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport-Standard: $183
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport-25 Seater: $381
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport-15 Seater: $258
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport –Premium: $226
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – Premium: $66
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – 15 Seater: $87


Entertainment

In Dahab, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $4.38 per person, per day.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $2.64 per person, per day in Alexandria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dahab $4.38
    Alexandria $2.64

Tours and Activities in Dahab

For Dahab, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • St. Catherine Monastery & Mt. Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab: $30
  • Three Pools snorkeling and Quad Bike tour in Dahab: $30
  • 4x4 Jeep Adventure from Dahab: $44
  • Blue Hole - Abu Galum -Blue Lagoon Tour and Lunch From Dahab: $45
  • Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab: $46
  • Camel Ride + Blue Hole Snorkel + Quad Bike Tour With Lunch From Dahab: $50
  • St. cathrine monastery tour from dahab: $51
  • Mount Moses & St. Catherine (Sunset) Tour from Dahab: $60
  • Nabq National Park Day Tour from Dahab: $92
  • Ras Mohammed by Car One Day Tour from Dahab: $100
  • St. Catherine Monastery /The White Canyon/Ain Khudra Oasis Tour from Dahab: $100
  • Private Tour Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery from Dahab: $102

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • 10 Day Motorcycle Adventure Tour Across Egypt: $3,000
  • 10- hours trip to Alexandria from Cairo day tour: $110
  • 2 Day Cairo Tour From Alexandria Port: $308
  • 2 Day Tour in Cairo: $300
  • 3-Day Private Guided Tour of Cairo and Giza and Alexandria: $373
  • 3-Days Egypt Tours: $375
  • 3-Days Tour Cairo Giza Alexandria: $375
  • 3-Days Tour around Cairo Giza Alexandria: $375
  • 3-Days Tour around Cairo and Alexandria: $375
  • 3-Days Tour to Egypt: $375
  • Alexandria Day Tour: $38
  • Alexandria Day Tour: $174


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Dahab spend on average $1.31 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Alexandria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $2.63 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dahab $1.31
    Alexandria $2.63

Sample the Local Flavors in Alexandria

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

  • Alexandria Bar Hunt: Ye Olde Pub Crawl through Old Town: $12
  • Haunted Old Town Alexandria Ghost and Pub Walking Tour: $26



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Dahab and Alexandria, we can see that Alexandria is more expensive. And not only is Dahab much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Dahab would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Dahab 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 Alexandria would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Alexandria than you might in Dahab.

Budget Your Trip

Budget Your Trip has average travel costs for thousands of cities around the world, all provided by other travelers. You can also register to organize your spending by category and location with graphs, maps, charts, and tables.

More City Comparisons
Share This Page
Pin This Page
Dahab vs. Alexandria Travel Comparison

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.