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

Should you visit Doha or Alexandria?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Doha and Alexandria 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: Doha or Alexandria?

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 The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground.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 place 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 $200, while the average daily cost in Alexandria is $26. 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 Doha and Alexandria in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Alexandria $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Alexandria $24
Compare Hotels in Doha and Alexandria

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Alexandria? 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 Doha


Hotels in Alexandria


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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: Doha Hotel Prices and Alexandria Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Alexandria $3.82

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport Transfer: Doha Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Car: $109
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Business Car: $79
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Car: $109
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $121
  • Arrival Transfer: Hamad Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Van: $115
  • BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet: $68
  • Departure Transfer: Doha to Hamad Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $115
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $99
  • Doha Airport Transfers: Your Swift Gateway to Luxury Travel: $50
  • Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $132
  • Doha Night Desert Safari Camel Ride Dune Bashing with Transfer: $93
  • Doha Private Airport and City Transfers: $44

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Alexandria

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


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria Airport Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $29
  • Alexandria Airport Departure Transfer: $25
  • Alexandria Airport to Alexandria - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $53
  • Alexandria to Alexandria Airport - Departure Private Transfer: $26
  • Borg El Arab Arrival & Departure Transfers: $40
  • Car transfer for Karnak Temple From Luxor: $20
  • From Private One-Way Transfer to Cairo: $76
  • From Private Transfer to Luxor: $254
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • Pickup Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Alexandria Hotel: $50
  • Private Airport Transfer in Alexandria: $22

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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $61
    Alexandria $9.92

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Private Dinner on Safliya Island: $72
  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Private Souk Waqif with Lunch or Dinner Tour: $96
  • Food Tour in The Pearl Qatar Island: $119
  • The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride: $119
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • Embrace Doha's Local Food Tour | Sample Delicious Qatari Dishes: $145
  • Full-Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner || Inland Sea Visit: $194
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra Tour: $202

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: $33
  • Half-Day Food Tour in Alexandria, Egypt: $35
  • Food Tour in Alexandria for Lunch or Dinner in The Best Restaurants: $45
  • Private Food Tour To The Famous Restaurant In Alexandria : $45
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $50
  • Private Food Tour in Alexandria for Lunch or Dinner : $80
  • From Giza: Sound&light show, Giza pyramids and Dinner on the Nile: $94

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Alexandria $5.37

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha Tour App Hidden Gems Game and Big Qatar Quiz: $19
  • Al Safliya Island Photo Tour: $25
  • Al Safliya Island Boat Tour with Drinks: $25
  • Guided Walking Tour of Souq Waqif: $30
  • City Highlights Layover Tour: $32
  • Doha Geocaching & City Tour Combo: $35
  • From Doha Cruise terminal: Doha City Highlights Guided Tour: $35
  • Doha City Tour - Airport or Cruise Terminal Pick Up/Drop Off: $35
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha Private or Group City Tour: $35
  • 4-hour Downtown City Tour: $37
  • Transit Private city layover tour.: $42
  • Doha Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $45

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

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

  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Catacomb Of Kom El-Shoqafa Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Citadel of Qaitbay Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Catacomb Of Kom El-Shoqafa Entry Tickets: $5.70
  • Roman Theater Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Qaitbay Citadel Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Entry Ticket: $6.63
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Tickets: $6.63
  • Library of Alexandria Entry Ticket: $6.63
  • Skip the Line Entry Ticket to Citadel of Qaitbay : $6.63
  • Skip the Line Entry Ticket to the Roman Theater in Alexandria: $6.63

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Alexandria $2.07


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.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Doha Expensive? and Is Alexandria Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Doha or Alexandria?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Doha. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Alexandria, 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.