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

Should you visit Doha or Aswan?

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 Aswan 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 Aswan?


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.


Lounging along the Nile like Egyptian royalty is a fantasy for most world travelers. If you want to do it without the hustle and bustle of Cairo, there's always Aswan. This city in the south of Egypt is the smallest of the three major cities on the Nile. Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan's 275,00 people include a large portion of Nubians – mostly resettled from their flooded homeland.

Which place is cheaper, Aswan 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 Aswan is $25. 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 Aswan in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Aswan $10
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Aswan $20
Compare Hotels in Doha and Aswan

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Aswan? 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 Aswan

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world. Compare prices for multiple destinations when planning your next trip.

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 Aswan Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Aswan $6.66

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Doha city: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Doha: $14
  • Shared Arrival Transfer - Doha City: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Doha: $14
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West Bay: $20
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West bay: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay : $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Easy Airport Transfers (Airport to Hotel): $30
  • Doha Private Airport and City Transfers: $44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aswan

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aswan:

  • Aswan to Luxor Private Car Transfer: $80
  • Private Aswan Airport Transfer To Hotel : $16
  • Private Transfer from Aswan to Luxor: $78
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Luxor: $35
  • Transfer Service to Luxor from Aswan: $55
  • VIP Aswan to Hurghada Transfer: Luxury and Comfort: $190
  • 3-Days Travel Into The History to Aswan, Abu Simbel & Luxor with all Transfers: $233
  • Abu Simbel Shared Transfer: $20
  • Abu Simbel from Aswan in Egypt - Private Tour (guide and transfers Included): $209
  • Arrival Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotels or Nile Cruise: $12
  • Arrival Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotels or Nile Cruise in Aswan: $8.00
  • Aswan Airport Arrival Transfer: $16

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Aswan?

Prices for flights to both Aswan 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 Meals for one day
    Doha $61
    Aswan $8.80

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Private Dinner on 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
  • 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 Tour: $202
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aswan

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

  • Private Aswan Nubian Cooking Class and Market Tour: $30
  • Dinner at Soleih restaurant by vehicle: $33
  • Nubian Dinner in Nubian Village Of Aswan: $40
  • Nubian Dinner at Nubian Village: $49
  • Nubian Dinner at Nubian Village: $51
  • Dinner on board a cruise on the Nile: $59
  • Nubian lunch Or Dinner at Nubian village : $75
  • Private 3-Hour Nubian Party with Dinner and Pickup in Aswan: $77
  • Dinner In Nile Cruise in Aswan: $150

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Aswan $9.39

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 Boat Tour with Drinks: $25
  • Al Safliya Island Photo Tour: $25
  • Walking tour SOUQ WAKIF & MSHEIREB: $25
  • Guided Walking Tour of Souq Waqif: $30
  • City Highlights Layover Tour: $32
  • Doha City Tour - Airport or Cruise Terminal Pick Up/Drop Off: $35
  • Doha Geocaching & City Tour Combo: $35
  • From Doha Cruise terminal: Doha City Highlights Guided Tour: $35
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha Private or Group City Tour: $35
  • 4-hour Downtown City Tour: $37
  • Transit Private city layover tour.: $42

Typical Entertainment Prices in Aswan

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Aswan are as follows:

  • Temple Kom Ombo for Two

Tours and Activities in Aswan

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Aswan are as follows:

  • Temple Of Kalabsha Entry Tickets: $5.70
  • Kalabsha Temple Entry Tickets: $6.62
  • Unfinished Obelisk Entry Ticket: $7.35
  • Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan Entry Ticket: $8.53
  • City Tour in Aswan by Bicycle : $17
  • Private Day Tour to Phalie Temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk: $17
  • Philae Temple Entry Ticket: $17
  • 2 Hours Tour in Philae Temple: $19
  • Aswan City Tour by Horse Carriage: $19
  • Philae Temple Complex Skip the Line Entry Ticket: $20
  • Horse Carriage Ride with a Private Tour in Aswan: $20
  • Private Tour Sail on the Nile Aswan Felucca Ride : $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Aswan $1.91

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Doha and Aswan, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Aswan much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Doha is in Middle East and Aswan 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 Aswan would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Aswan 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 Aswan.

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

Which is Bigger, Doha or Aswan?

Doha has a larger population, and is about 43% larger than the population of Aswan. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Aswan, 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.