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

Should you visit Doha or Lahore?

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

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

Which city is cheaper, Lahore 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 Lahore is $75. 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 Lahore 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.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Lahore, $98 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Lahore, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $49, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Lahore $49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Lahore $98

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.

While meal prices in Lahore can vary, the average travelers spends about $18 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lahore should cost around $7.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lahore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $49
    Lahore $18

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 Lahore

For Lahore, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110

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.

To get around in Lahore, the average visitor spends $13 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Lahore $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport/Hotel transfer (Group 7-15 Passengers): $267
  • Round Trip Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Luxury Van: $176
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Luxury Van: $124
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $124
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Luxury Van: $118
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $118
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Luxury Car: $107
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Car: $107
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer: $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore Airport Round Trip Private Transfers: $40
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival: $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Lahore Airport Transfer: $221
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $120

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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.

In Lahore, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $6.70 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $15
    Lahore $6.70

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 Lahore

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lahore.

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $19
  • Lahore Heritage Guided Tour: $40
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore: $80
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $85
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour: $94
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $99
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip: $100
  • Excellent & Amazing Guided Tour of Lahore: $103
  • Lahore Guided Tour: $107
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $110
  • HALF Day Lahore City Tour: $120
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Explore Historical Lahore: $120

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.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Lahore, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.46.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Lahore $6.46


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

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