A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Doha vs. Alexandria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Doha or Alexandria?

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

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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 Doha?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Doha is $160, while the average daily cost in Alexandria is $40. 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 Doha and Alexandria in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Doha is $190. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Alexandria's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $38. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $19.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Alexandria $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Alexandria $38

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Doha cost around $49 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 $20.

The price of a meal in Alexandria can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $16 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $6.40 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
    Doha $49
    Alexandria $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Full Day Desert Safari with Lunch or Dinner: $112
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner,Sand Boarding & Camel Ride: $195
  • Overnight Desert Safari || BBQ Dinner || Sand boarding || inland sea Visit: $270
  • Dune Bashing and Romantic Desert Dinner in Mesaieed from Doha: $864

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

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $19 per day to get around in Doha.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $6.01 per day to get around in Alexandria.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Alexandria $6.01

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport/Hotel transfer (Group 7-15 Passengers): $267
  • Arrival Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Business Car: $54
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $124
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Luxury Van: $124
  • Doha Airport Private Car Transfer to Doha City: $45
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $72
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Car: $107
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $118
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82

Typical Local Transportation prices in Alexandria

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


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER: $36
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $33
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $36
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $45
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port - Standard: $41
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – 15 Seater: $57
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – 25 Seater: $117
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Alexandria Port – Premium: $37
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport - Standard: $53
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – 15 Seater: $87
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Borg El Arab Airport – Premium: $66
  • One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo International Airport –Premium: $226

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Alexandria?

Prices for flights to both Alexandria and Doha 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.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $15 per person, per day in Doha. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $8.44 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.
    Doha $15
    Alexandria $8.44

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Quickie to the Desert (Shared Tour): $39
  • City Tour - Delight of Doha: $51
  • Dhukhan West Coast Tour: $54
  • Shahania Camel Race Track Tour: $55
  • Shopping Tour: $55
  • South Coast Tour with Camel Ride: $55
  • Heritage Market Tour - Souq Wakif Tour: $55
  • Desert Safari Silver Tour (Sharing): $55
  • Budget Desert Safari Experience: $70
  • Private Full-Day Desert Safari Tour in Khor Al Adaid: $75
  • 4-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour: $77

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • Online Virtual Tour Of Alexandria and Mt. Vernon: $19
  • Alexandria Walking Tour-Walk Like Egyptian: $23
  • half day tour to Montazah Palace and gardens: $25
  • half day tour to The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria): $27
  • Private Day Tour to Alexandria From Alexandria: $30
  • Alexandria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Tour in Alex: $32
  • Alexandria Day Tour: $38
  • Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria: $40
  • Visit Mount Vernon by Bike: Self-guided Ride with Optional Boat Cruise Return: $50
  • Alexandria private excursion tour from Cairo: $50
  • Private Day Tour to Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Monatazah Palace In Alexandria: $50

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Doha may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $12 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Alexandria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $3.25 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Alexandria $3.25

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 Doha and Alexandria, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Alexandria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Doha is in Middle East and Alexandria is in Africa, 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 Alexandria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Alexandria 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 Doha would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Doha than you might in Alexandria.

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