A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Mykonos vs. Beirut for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Mykonos or Beirut?

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 Mykonos and Beirut. 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: Mykonos or Beirut?

Mykonos

Mykonos, a Greek Island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, is part of the Cyclades group. Mykonos is one of the most touristy islands in the Aegean Sea and is famous for its whitewashed buildings that climb up the hill along with historic windmills, stunning hillside views, and fantastic seafood restaurants. Because of its popularity, Mykonos comes with a hefty tourist markup. Many passengers arrive here as part of a cruise, so during the day its small streets can become crowded with tourists and its harbor fills with large ships. August and July are the most popular times to visit, so if you're hoping to avoid to crowds it's best to come a few months earlier.

Beirut

Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.

Which place is cheaper, Beirut or Mykonos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Mykonos is €149, while the average daily cost in Beirut is €12. 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 Mykonos and Beirut in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mykonos 74
    Beirut 6.95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mykonos 148
    Beirut 14
Compare Hotels in Mykonos and Beirut

Looking for a hotel in Mykonos or Beirut? 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 Mykonos


Hotels in Beirut


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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: Mykonos Hotel Prices and Beirut Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mykonos 24
    Beirut 2.44
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Mykonos

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


  • Bus to Paradise Beach (for 2)
    5.60
  • Taxi to Kalafatis
    13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mykonos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Mykonos:

  • Transfer services and Tours: $88
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Ftelia area up to 6 customers: $77
  • Transfer Service in Mykonos: $44
  • Sunset South Coast Sail Cruise with lunch,drinks, optional transfer : $121
  • Schatz Luxury Transfer : $88
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your hotel-mini van: $65
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your hotel-mini bus: $76
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your hotel with Sedan: $54
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your Villa with minivan: $65
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your Villa with minibus: $76
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your Villa with Sedan: $54
  • Private Transfer:From your hotel to Windmills with mini van: $65

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • BEY Airport to Hotel, Private Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Airport Departure Transfer From Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Mykonos or Beirut?

Prices for flights to both Beirut and Mykonos 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
    Mykonos 48
    Beirut 3.93
Typical Food Prices in Mykonos

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


  • Two Ice cream Cones
    4.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Mykonos

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

  • Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti: $70
  • Traditional Lunch or Dinner with Drinks in Mykonos: $72
  • Sunset Boat Cruise with Light Dinner & Drinks: $101
  • Food Tour Mykonos - 10 Tastings: $107
  • Food Tour in Mykonos - 10 Tastings : $109
  • Souvlaki Cooking Class in Mykonos: $110
  • Souvlaki Cooking Class with Locals: $132
  • 5 Hours Sunset Tour to Delos and Rhenia Island with Dinner : $143
  • Cooking Class with Food and Wine: $162
  • Cooking Classes in Mykonos Greece: $165
  • Private Cooking Class on Naxos Island with Pick Up: $199
  • Private Food Tour & Wine Tasting In Tinos Island with a Local: $213

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $80
  • Private Lebanese Home Cooking Class in Byblos with a Local Family: $86
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $100
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $142

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mykonos 23
    Beirut 1.45

Tours and Activities in Mykonos

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

  • All Inclusive Tour to Delos and Rhenia Islands with S/Y Olga M: $154
  • Mykonos Deluxe Tour for the First-Time Cruisers: $86
  • Mykonos Gems for the First Time Cruise Visitors: $85
  • Mykonos Island Tour: $84
  • 1-Hour Guided Snorkeling Adventure with Go Pro Pictures : $39
  • 3 Hours Private Sunset Tour in Greece with Free Drinks & Snacks: $265
  • 4-Hours Private Tour in Mykonos: $210
  • 5 Hour Mykonos Beach-Club-Crawl Experience: $93
  • 6 Hours Tour to Delos and Rhenia Islands with Sailing Yacht: $154
  • All inclusive Delos & Rhenia Islands tour up to 12 pax (free transportation): $154
  • Ancient Delos Tour: $66
  • Ancient Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise from Tourlos: $110

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harisa & Byblos with Hotel pickup: $20
  • City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of Beirut: $25
  • Beirut Walking Tour - Discover Beirut by foot: $25
  • Private Custom Walking Tour with a Local Guide in Beirut : $34
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Downtown Beirut Walking Tour Including Lunch: $35
  • Private Tour - Explore Anjar Lebanon: $35
  • Small Daily Tours in Beirut City: $40
  • Small-Group Beirut Historical Tour: $40
  • Beirut Full Day Walking Tour: $41

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mykonos 20
    Beirut 1.28

Sample the Local Flavors in Mykonos

Also in Mykonos, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting: $74
  • Tour and Wine Tasting in Mykonian Land : $75
  • Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm: $81
  • Wine Tasting Tour at a traditional farm in Mykonos: $83
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting and Snack at a Local House: $130
  • Ancient Greek Wine Tasting on the Beach with a Sommelier: $130
  • Wine Tasting In Mykonos with Greek Ancient varieties : $132
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Mykonos : $132

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

Also in Beirut, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting : $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour at Chateau Musar and Ixsir : $75
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $75
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $75
  • Half-Day Private Chateau Musar and Ixsir Wine Tour from Beirut: $82
  • Full Day Deluxe Wine Tour in Lebanon: $90
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $100
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100
  • Full-Day Private Bekaa Valley Wine Tour from Beirut: $104


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

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


Which is Bigger, Mykonos or Beirut?

Beirut has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Mykonos. When comparing the sizes of Mykonos and Beirut, 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.