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

Should you visit Lahore or Hualien?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Lahore and Hualien. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Lahore or Hualien?


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.


If you're looking for hustle and bustle, head to Taipei. If you're looking for fresh air and the prettiest town by the sea, Hualien is the place to be. With many national parks to explore, cliffs and mountains to climb and beaches to get some rest and relaxation, there's plenty to do, especially for nature lovers and those who crave peace and quiet, away from the bigger cities in Taiwan.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Pakistan, The Best Cultural Tours in Pakistan, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Taipei, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Taiwan.

Which place is cheaper, Hualien or Lahore?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lahore is $57, while the average daily cost in Hualien is $105. 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 Lahore and Hualien in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lahore $37
    Hualien $56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lahore $74
    Hualien $112
Compare Hotels in Lahore and Hualien

Looking for a hotel in Lahore or Hualien? 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 Lahore

Hotels in Hualien

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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: Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lahore $9.98
    Hualien $27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hualien

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hualien:

  • Private Transfer from Hualien Port to Taipei Taoyuan Airport(TPE): $104
  • Private Transfer from Hualien Port to Taipei Taoyuan Airport: $94
  • Private Transfer from Hualien Cruise Port to Taipei city hotels: $94

Is it cheaper to fly into Lahore or Hualien?

Prices for flights to both Hualien and Lahore 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 Meals for one day
    Lahore $14
    Hualien $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hualien

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

  • Aboriginal Cooking Class in Hualien: $100

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lahore $5.08
    Hualien $20

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahori Food Experience: $65
  • Wahga Border Flag Ceremony & Shalimar Garden Private Tour: $70
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Half Day Private Tuk Tuk ( Trishaw ) Guided Tour : $95
  • Full Day Private Guided Lahore Sightseeing Tour : $95
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $102
  • Rangeela Rickshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Rangeela Rikshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip : $120
  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120

Tours and Activities in Hualien

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

  • 3 Tribes Cultural Past and Present Day Tour in Hualien: $230
  • Full Day Tour in Taroko National Park from Hualien: $139
  • Full-Day Private Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City: $139
  • Full-Day Taroko National Park Tour from Hualien City: $115
  • Hualien Changhong Bridge SUP Day tour: $85
  • Hualien Light Mountain & Sea One Day Tour | Hualien: $53
  • One-Day Private Guided Tour in Taroko Gorge from Hualien: $117
  • Private Full Day Tour to East Coast and East Valley from Hualien : $107
  • Qixingtan Fish Fishing Chihsingtan Classic Fishing Tour: $23
  • Shuimutin Exclusive SUP Day tour(Hualien to Taitung): $89
  • Taroko National Park One day Tour from Hualien: $53
  • Taroko, Qingshui Cliffs and Qixingtan Chartered Tour from Hualien: $156

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lahore $4.89
    Hualien $14

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lahore and Hualien, we can see that Hualien is more expensive. And not only is Lahore much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Hualien would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Hualien than you might in Lahore.

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

Which is Bigger, Lahore or Hualien?

Lahore has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Hualien. When comparing the sizes of Lahore and Hualien, 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.