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

Should you visit Doha or Karachi?

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

Karachi

Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and sixth most populous city proper in the world. Karachi, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, is the financial and commercial center of the nation, as well as its largest port. The pace of life here is more hurried, and social attitudes are far more liberal than elsewhere in Pakistan. Locals call it the City of Lights, the City of The Quaid, and the City that Never Sleeps. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants along with refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins, who generally come to the city to settle permanently.

Which city is cheaper, Karachi 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 Karachi is $37. 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 Karachi 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.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $15. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Karachi the cost is $30 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Karachi $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Karachi $30


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.

On average, meal and food prices in Karachi cost around $16 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 $6.40.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $49
    Karachi $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 Karachi

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

  • Half-Day Karachi Burns Road Private Victoria Ride with Dinner: $100


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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Karachi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.58 per person, per day, on local transportation in Karachi.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Karachi $6.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Qatar Airport Private Transfer: $21
  • Private Airport Transfer: Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Doha: $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Doha to Hamad International Airport (DOH): $22
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha City Center: $23
  • Private Departure Transfer from Doha City Center to Hamad Airport (DOH): $23
  • Private transfer: Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha: $40
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $40
  • Round Trip Hamad Airport (DOH) Transfer to Doha City Center: $45
  • Doha Airport Private Car Transfer to Doha City: $45
  • Doha International (DOH) Departure Transfer (Doha Hotels to Doha Airport): $50
  • Doha International (DOH) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Doha Hotel or Address): $50
  • Private Transfer from Doha (DOH) Airport to Doha City: $50


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.

Entertainment and activities in Karachi typically cost an average of $7.28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $15
    Karachi $7.28

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 Karachi

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

  • Jalebi Khaana Peena Tour: $21
  • Cultural Heritage Tour: $22
  • Karachi City of Lights - Sightseeing tour: $60
  • Karachi City Tour: $83
  • Must Eat Tour of Karachi: $99
  • A day tour to Village Life: Worthy Experience: $120
  • Karachi Half Day Private Tour - Interaction with Local Family: $132
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour Near Karachi: $141
  • Civilization of the Indus Valley Tour- South Pakistan: $1,641
  • Karachi To Khunjerab Pass Tour.: $3,999


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.

The average person spends about $4.81 on alcoholic beverages in Karachi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Karachi $4.81



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

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