Should you visit Eilat or Islamabad?
Should I visit Eilat or Islamabad? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
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.
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, specially built in the 1960's to replace the former capital, Karachi. Most of the city's population are employees of the government, though many people come from all over Pakistan to enjoy the city's peaceful atmosphere and green spaces, museums, and monuments.
Which city is cheaper, Islamabad or Eilat?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $130, while the average daily cost in Islamabad is $60. 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 Eilat and Islamabad in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $172 in Eilat For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around $58 for a double occupancy room in Islamabad If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Eilat food costs typically run travelers around $33 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.
On average, meal and food prices in Islamabad cost around $21 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 $8.40.
Meals for one day
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.
To get around in Islamabad, the average visitor spends $11 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.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Eilat
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Eilat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat
Also for Eilat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer to Eilat from Ben Gurion Airport:
Private transfer from Taba border to Sharm el Sheikh:
PrivateTransfer fromTaba Border to Sharm El Sheikh ( Group of (1- 4 ):
Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Taba Border:
Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport:
Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Eilat:
Ultra - Eilat Private Airport Transfer from Eilat City Centre to Ramon Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Islamabad
Also for Islamabad, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transit Trip: Murree Exploration Day Trip & Round Trip Airport Transfer:
Transit Trip: Islamabad City Exploration Day Tour & Round Trip Airport Transfer:
Private Transfer from Islamabad Airport to Pakistan:
Private Transfer Pakistan:
Premium Services: Islamabad International Airport Transfer - Departures:
Premium Services: Islamabad International Airport Transfer - Arrival:
Premium Services: Islamabad Day Trip & Round Trip Airport Transfers.:
Lahore Airport Transfer:
Karachi Airport Transfer:
Islamabad Round Trip Airport Transfer & Customizable Day Trip:
Islamabad Private Airport Transfer:
Islamabad Private Airport Transfer:
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.
In Islamabad, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $14 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Eilat
For Eilat, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
02 Days with 01 overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border:
03 Days - 02 Nights Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border:
1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat:
2 Day Small Group Cairo Tour from Eilat:
2 Day in Petra include overnight in Petra tour from Eilat:
2 day tour to Petra from Eilat:
3 Day Petra And Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat:
3 Day Tour to Petra and Cairo:
Daily tour to Jerusalem from Eilat:
Day Tour to Petra from Eilat:
Dead Sea & Masada at Sunrise Tour from Eilat:
Dead Sea Shuttle Tour from Eilat:
Tours and Activities in Islamabad
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Islamabad.
03 Nights Islamabad to Naran Tour:
07 Days Tour to Deosai National Park Skardu Valley Pakistan:
10 Days tour to Swat, Kalam,Kilash and Chitral from April to December:
11 Days Naran, Hunza, Murree, Pakistan Tour Package:
11 Days Private Pakistan Cultural Tour from Islamabad:
14 Days Trekking & Sightseeing Tour To Hunza:
2-Day Tour with Naran and Lake Saif ul Malook from Islamabad:
4 Days Culture and Sightseeing tour to Swat Kalam Valley.:
5 Days Deluxe Tour To Swat Kalam:
5-Day Private Honeymoon Tour in Naran Kaghan Shogran Valley:
7-Days Autumn Tour to Hunza Valley:
8 Days Tour to Skardu, Deosai Pakistan:
Typically, people visiting Eilat spend on average $25 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Islamabad, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $4.14.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Eilat and Islamabad, we can see that Eilat is more expensive. And not only is Islamabad much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Eilat is in Middle East and Islamabad 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 Islamabad would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Islamabad 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 Eilat would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Eilat than you might in Islamabad.
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