A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Jerusalem vs. Addis Ababa for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Jerusalem or Addis Ababa?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Jerusalem or Addis Ababa, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Jerusalem or Addis Ababa?

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel, as well as one of the most historically rich cities in the world. It is also the largest city in the country. While Tel Aviv holds many of the responsibilities of a capital city, officially, Jerusalem is still considered the capital. It is important to note that most countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv, not in Jerusalem.

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.

Which place is cheaper, Addis Ababa or Jerusalem?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Jerusalem is $109, while the average daily cost in Addis Ababa is $68. 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 Jerusalem and Addis Ababa in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jerusalem $65
    Addis Ababa $44
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jerusalem $130
    Addis Ababa $88
Compare Hotels in Jerusalem and Addis Ababa

Looking for a hotel in Jerusalem or Addis Ababa? 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 Jerusalem


Hotels in Addis Ababa


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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: Jerusalem Hotel Prices and Addis Ababa Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jerusalem $6.82
    Addis Ababa $7.87
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jerusalem

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Jerusalem are as follows:


  • Local Bus
    $3.21
  • Light Rail Jerusalem
    $9.94

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jerusalem

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Jerusalem:

  • Private Transfer From Ben Gurion Airport To Haifa Hotels : $300
  • Jerusalem to Petra Private Transfer: $300
  • Jerusalem Private Transfer To Petra: $290
  • Private Transfer from Jerusalem to Herzlia: $247
  • Private Transfer from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv: $247
  • Private Ben Gurion Airport - Jerusalem Round-Trip Transfer: $222
  • Transfer Between Tel Aviv city and Jerusalem city: $222
  • Jerusalem to Amman Private Transfer: $200
  • Jerusalem Private Transfer To Beit She’an Bridge: $195
  • Jerusalem Private Transfer To Amman: $195
  • Private Transfer from Tel Aviv hotels to Haifa Cruise Port: $192
  • Allenby Bridge to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Private Transfer: $170

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

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

  • City/Airport Transfers-Addis Ababa: $19
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $22
  • Transfer Services Addis Abeba Airport : $23
  • Bole International Airport to Addis Ababa City Transfer: $51
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Private Transfer from Addis Ababa to Bole Airport Addis Ababa (ADD): $110
  • Private Transfer from Bole Airport Addis Ababa (ADD) to Addis Ababa: $110
  • 4 Hours Addis Airport Transfer with Ethiopian Cultural Tour: $299

Is it cheaper to fly into Jerusalem or Addis Ababa?

Prices for flights to both Addis Ababa and Jerusalem 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
    Jerusalem $32
    Addis Ababa $18
Typical Food Prices in Jerusalem

Some typical examples of dining costs in Jerusalem are as follows:


  • Orange Juice
    $2.72
  • Watermelon
    $4.09
  • Lunch
    $12
  • Food at Market
    $16
  • Juice
    $2.72
  • Bagels
    $8.17
  • Lunch for 2
    $15
  • Snacks
    $5.72

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jerusalem

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

  • Food Tour in Jerusalem with a Local : $72
  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant from Dead Sea: $96
  • Mahane Yehuda Market food tour jerusalem: $99
  • The Best Food Tour in Jerusalem--Perfect for Viral Travel Content: $110
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Dead Sea: $115
  • Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem: $125
  • Experience Shabbat With Dinner In Jerusalem: $171

Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:


  • Slice of Cake
    $0.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

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

  • Half Day Food Tour Addis Ababa With Airport pickUp And Drop-Off: $59
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour Addis Ababa: $62
  • City Tour, Food Tour, Shopping in mercato: $72
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Ethiopian Cultural Dinner in Addis Ababa with LIVE Traditional Dance Show: $77
  • Culinary Class and Food Tour in Addis Ababa : $82
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $108
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $120
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • HALF DAY + DINNER Addis Ababa City Tour: $140
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jerusalem $8.66
    Addis Ababa $8.12
Typical Entertainment Prices in Jerusalem

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Jerusalem are as follows:


  • Cooking Classes for 2
    $34

Tours and Activities in Jerusalem

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

  • 2 Days Bethlehem, Herodion, Judean Desert Monasteries and Jericho Private Tour: $275
  • Political Private Tour Ramallah: $140
  • Private Guided Tour in old city Jerusalem: $229
  • (From Jerusalem) One-Day Tour to Bethlehem Jericho & Jordan River Qasr alyahood: $99
  • 2 Hour Shooting Experience: $173
  • 2-Days Tour Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and The Dead Sea : $300
  • 360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Jerusalem: $6.00
  • 7-Hour Jerusalem Political Guided Tour from Jerusalem: $199
  • All Inclusive Walking Tour Old City Jerusalem: $120
  • Amazing Family Tour in Jerusalem: $505
  • Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and Bethlehem - for cruise ship guests only: $115
  • Best of Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem: $69

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

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

  • Addis Ababa City Tour: $46
  • Impress Addis City Tours : $50
  • City tour of Addis, Transit in Addis by car: $51
  • Historical and sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa: $55
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55
  • Addis Ababa highlight city tour: $56
  • Addis Ababa City Tours Full Day With Hotel Pickup And Drop Off: $58
  • Full Day Tour of Addis Ababa With Hotel PickUp And Drop-off: $58
  • Addis Food Tasting Tour : $59
  • Addis Ababa city Tour: $60
  • Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa : $60
  • Guided: Addis Ababa City Tour: $62

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jerusalem $16
    Addis Ababa $6.71
Typical Alcohol Prices in Jerusalem

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Jerusalem are as follows:


  • Beer
    $4.90

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • The Pub Crawl Royale: A Battle of the Best Drinks: $65
  • Locally crafted beer and wine tasting and nightlife in Addis tour: $65


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Jerusalem and Addis Ababa, we can see that Jerusalem is more expensive. And not only is Addis Ababa much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Jerusalem is in Middle East and Addis Ababa 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 Addis Ababa would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Addis Ababa 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 Jerusalem would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Jerusalem than you might in Addis Ababa.

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


Which is Bigger, Jerusalem or Addis Ababa?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Jerusalem. When comparing the sizes of Jerusalem and Addis Ababa, 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.