A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Doha vs. Eilat

Should you visit Doha or Eilat?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Doha and Eilat 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.

Eilat

Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Which city is cheaper, Eilat 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 Eilat is $128. 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 Eilat 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.

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $170 in Eilat For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Eilat $85
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Eilat $170

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.

Eilat food costs typically run travelers around $32 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $49
    Eilat $32

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

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.

Eilat's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $12 per person, per day on transportation in Eilat.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Eilat $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Round Trip Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Luxury Van: $176
  • Round Trip Hamad Airport (DOH) Transfer to Doha City Center: $45
  • Qatar Airport Private Transfer: $21
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $40
  • Private transfer: Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha: $40
  • Private Transfer from Doha City to Doha (DOH) Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer from Doha (DOH) Airport to Doha City: $50
  • Private Departure Transfer from Doha City Center to Hamad Airport (DOH): $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha City Center: $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Doha to Hamad International Airport (DOH): $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Doha: $22
  • Doha International (DOH) Departure Transfer (Doha Hotels to Doha Airport): $50

Typical Local Transportation prices in Eilat

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


  • Local Bus
    $4.27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Eilat: $45
  • Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Taba Border: $60
  • Private transfer from Taba border to Sharm el Sheikh: $160
  • PrivateTransfer fromTaba Border to Sharm El Sheikh ( Group of (1- 4 ): $125
  • Transfer to Eilat from Ben Gurion Airport: $700
  • Ultra - Eilat Private Airport Transfer from Eilat City Centre to Ramon Airport: $8.71

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.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Eilat can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $15
    Eilat $15

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • (Create Your Own Itinerary) Private Doha City Day Tour: $100
  • (Private Combo Tour)Desert safari, Camel ride, Quad Bike and Dune Bashing: $130
  • (Private Tour) Doha City Tour: $97
  • (Private Tour) Doha city tour and Dhow boat cruise: $110
  • (Private Tour) Night Desert Safari, Camel Ride, Dune Bashing.: $110
  • (Private Tour) Sheikh Faisal Museum And Camel Race Track: $115
  • (Private Tour)Sunrise Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Camel Ride, Sand Boarding .: $108
  • (Private) Combo Doha City And Half Day Desert Safari Tour (No Hidden cost): $198
  • (Private) Doha Night City Tours: $105
  • 4 Days Tour In Doha: $399
  • 4 Hour Qatar Museum Tour: $105
  • 4-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour: $77

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • Speed Boat Cruise in Eilat: $23
  • Dead Sea Shuttle Tour from Eilat: $49
  • Timna park Jeep tour adventure: $55
  • Red canyon jeep tour in Eilat: $57
  • Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life tour from Eilat: $67
  • Private Introduction Dive Experience in Eliat: $69
  • Eilat Mountains Offroad 4x4 Jeep Adventure: $72
  • From Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Dead Sea tour: $79
  • Dead Sea & Masada at Sunrise Tour from Eilat: $82
  • Daily tour to Jerusalem from Eilat: $89
  • Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Dead Sea Tour from Eilat: $99
  • Mount Sinai Sunrise Tour: $150

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.

Typically, people visiting Eilat spend on average $24 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Eilat $24


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

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Doha vs. Eilat Travel Comparison

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