A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Eilat vs. Karachi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Eilat or Karachi?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Eilat or Karachi? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Eilat or Karachi?

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.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Israel, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Israel, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Pakistan, and The Best Historical Tours in Pakistan.


Which place is cheaper, Karachi or Eilat?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $140, while the average daily cost in Karachi is $26. 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 Eilat and Karachi in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Eilat $93
    Karachi $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Eilat $186
    Karachi $22
Compare Hotels in Eilat and Karachi

Looking for a hotel in Eilat or Karachi? 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 Eilat


Hotels in Karachi


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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: Eilat Hotel Prices and Karachi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Eilat $13
    Karachi $4.58
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Eilat

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


  • Local Bus
    $3.71

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Private Transfer From Ramon airport Eilat to Eilat Hotels or Arava Border : $70
  • From Jerusalem: One-Way Shuttle Transfer to Eilat: $90

Is it cheaper to fly into Eilat or Karachi?

Prices for flights to both Karachi and Eilat 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
    Eilat $35
    Karachi $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Karachi

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

  • Private Karachi Street Food Tour: $93
  • Half-Day Karachi Burns Road Private Victoria Ride with Dinner: $100
  • Street Food Tour of Karachi: $199

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Eilat $16
    Karachi $5.07

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise in Eilat: $30
  • Jeep tour adventure Eilat mountains: $55
  • From Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour: $64
  • Red canyon jeep tour in Eilat: $70
  • Timna park Jeep tour adventure: $70
  • Park Timna: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Red Canyon: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Timna Park Tour from Eilat: $150
  • Petra 1-Day Tour from Eilat + FREE Traditional Lunch: $199
  • Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat: $199
  • 1 Day Tour to Petra From Eilat: $217
  • Day Tour to Petra from Eilat: $219

Tours and Activities in Karachi

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

  • Experience local village life in Sindh: $200
  • Full Day Private Tour in Karachi City: $161
  • Full Day Private Tour to Mohatta Palace Zainab and Burns road: $194
  • Karachi City Tour : $129
  • Karachi Sightseeing Private tour: $159
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour Near Karachi : $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Eilat $27
    Karachi $3.35


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Eilat and Karachi, we can see that Eilat is more expensive. And not only is Karachi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Eilat 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 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 Karachi.

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


Which is Bigger, Eilat or Karachi?

Karachi has a larger population, and is about 250 times larger than the population of Eilat. When comparing the sizes of Eilat and Karachi, 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.


When is the best time to visit Eilat or Karachi?

Karachi has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Eilat experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Eilat or Karachi in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Eilat as well as Karachi. Eilat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

The heat can be very extreme in Eilat. In the summer, Eilat is around the same temperature as Karachi. Typically, the summer temperatures in Eilat in July average around 33°C (91°F), and Karachi averages at about 30°C (86°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Eilat this time of the year. In the summer, Eilat often gets more sunshine than Karachi. Eilat gets 384 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 155 hours of full sun.

Eilat usually gets less rain in July than Karachi. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Eilat 33°C (91°F) 
    Karachi 30°C (86°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Karachi in the Autumn?

Both Karachi and Eilat are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Eilat throughout the year.

In October, Eilat is generally cooler than Karachi. Daily temperatures in Eilat average around 26°C (79°F), and Karachi fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

It's quite sunny in Karachi. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Eilat. Eilat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Karachi during autumn. Eilat gets 295 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 284 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Eilat usually receives less rain than Karachi. Eilat gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Eilat 26°C (79°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Karachi in the Winter?

Both Karachi and Eilat during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Eilat because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Eilat is cooler than Karachi in the winter. The daily temperature in Eilat averages around 14°C (57°F) in January, and Karachi fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In Karachi, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Eilat. In the winter, Eilat often gets less sunshine than Karachi. Eilat gets 234 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 271 hours of full sun.

Eilat usually gets less rain in January than Karachi. Eilat gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Eilat 14°C (57°F) 
    Karachi 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Karachi in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Eilat and Karachi. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Eilat year-round.

In the spring, Eilat is cooler than Karachi. Typically, the spring temperatures in Eilat in April average around 24°C (75°F), and Karachi averages at about 29°C (84°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Karachi this time of the year. In Eilat, it's very sunny this time of the year. Eilat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Karachi during spring. Eilat gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 277 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Eilat usually receives less rain than Karachi. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Eilat 24°C (75°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Karachi and Eilat

Eilat Karachi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 30°C (86°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 30°C (86°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)