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

Should you visit Doha or Luxor?

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 Luxor 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 Luxor?

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.

Luxor

Egypt is surely on the top of every history lover's bucket list. Nowhere is the history more engrossing than in Luxor. From amazing monuments dating back to ancient Thebes to rows of temples up the Nile, this remarkable city is full the stories of past greatness.

The East Bank – or the central part of Luxor Township – is the hotbed for tourism. This is where most of the hotels and resorts are, while the West Bank is home to the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders you'll want to explore.

Before traveling to Egypt, be sure to check on the current affairs and political climate. It could have a major effect on the amount of tourists visiting, and, if conditions are too dangerous, you may want to reschedule. Also note, ladies, to avoid any issues, dress modestly. This is a very conservative region of the world. The less skin showing, the better.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in Egypt, and The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt.


Which place is cheaper, Luxor 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 Luxor is $17. 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 Luxor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Luxor $7.62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Luxor $15
Compare Hotels in Doha and Luxor

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Luxor? 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 Luxor


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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 Luxor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Luxor $3.91

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport Transfer-Hamad International Airport, Doha-Qatar: $34
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Car: $107
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $119
  • Arrival Transfer: Hamad Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Van: $119
  • BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet: $68
  • Departure Transfer: Doha to Hamad Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $119
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $99
  • Doha Airport Transfers: Your Swift Gateway to Luxury Travel: $50
  • Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $130
  • Doha Night City Tour With Airport Transfer: $62
  • Doha Night City Tour With Transfer From Airport & Hotels: $55
  • Doha Night Desert Safari Camel Ride Dune Bashing with Transfer: $93

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Luxor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Luxor:


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.42

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Luxor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Luxor:

  • Hotel Transfer to Luxor International Airport: $30
  • Luxor Airport Transfer : $15
  • Private Transfers From Luxor to Hurghada: $65
  • Private Transfers From Luxor to Hurghada : $65
  • Airport private transfer Luxor airport: $27
  • Airport private transfer Luxor airport: $20
  • Car transfer for Luxor Temple from Luxor : $70
  • Comfortable Private Transfer from Luxor to El Cairo: $272
  • Day Tour from Airport to Luxor Monuments Include Lunch Transfers Entry Guide: $106
  • Departure Transfer From Hotel To Luxor Airport: $13
  • Departure Transfer from Luxor Hotels to Luxor airport: $30
  • Departure Transfer from Luxor Hotels to Luxor airport: $6.40

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Luxor?

Prices for flights to both Luxor 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
    Luxor $5.83

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
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • BBQ Dinner in the desert resort; Dune bashing & camel ride: $165
  • 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 Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220
  • Full Day Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner: $234
  • From Overnight Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner: $240

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Luxor

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

  • Dinner on the River Nile with Belly Dancing: $35
  • Eat Like a Local:Traditional Egyptian Food / Dinner at Local Family Home - Luxor: $36
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner: $38
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $43
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner : $50
  • Private Half Day Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner From Luxor: $52
  • Luxor Nile Cruise Dinner: $60
  • Karnak Sound And Light Show With Dinner, Felucca  : $64
  • Luxor & Mummification Museums & City Tour by H. Carriage & Dinner: $70
  • private day in west bank & dendera with dinner on boat: $86
  • Enjoy Half Day Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner: $90

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Luxor $6.74

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha International Airpor: Qatar eSIM Data Plan for Tourists: $7.99
  • Qatar eSIM Data Plan for Tourists: $7.99
  • Al Safliya Island Boat Tour: $25
  • Guided Walking Tour of Souq Waqif: $30
  • City Highlights Layover Tour: $32
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha City Tour (Private Tour): $35
  • Sharing City Tour From MSC Virtuosa/Mein Schiff2: $35
  • Doha Geocaching & City Tour Combo: $35
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha Private or Group City Tour: $35
  • 4-hour Downtown City Tour: $40
  • Doha : Private Custom Walking Tour with A Guide (Private Tou: $43
  • Doha City Tour - Airport or Cruise Terminal Pick Up/Drop Off: $43

Typical Entertainment Prices in Luxor

Here are a few typical costs in Luxor for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Boat Ride (for 2)
    $0.57
  • Temple Karnak for Two
    $2.74
  • Camel Ride for Two
    $1.26

Tours and Activities in Luxor

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

  • Entry Ticket To Valley of the Queens: $4.60
  • Valley Of The Kings Entry Ticket: $4.60
  • Private Tour Shopping in Luxor City : $6.00
  • Half Day East Bank Tour to Luxor and Karnak Temples: $6.40
  • Private Tour Shopping in Luxor: $7.00
  • Luxor Museum Entry Ticket: $7.60
  • See the Valley of the Kings & More: Shared Tour (All-Inclusive): $8.80
  • Karnak Temple And Luxor Temple Private Day Tour : $8.98
  • Mummification Museum Private Guided Tour: $9.00
  • Explore Luxor temple and City Private Tour by Flucca: $9.00
  • Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut Entry Ticket: $9.20
  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Entry Ticket: $9.20

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Luxor $2.26


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

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


Which is Bigger, Doha or Luxor?

Luxor has a larger population, and is about 22% larger than the population of Doha. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Luxor, 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.