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

Should you visit Nairobi or Mykonos?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Nairobi and Mykonos can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Nairobi or Mykonos?


Nairobi is Kenya's capital as well as the country's largest city. With a population of about 3 million, it is also one of the largest cities in Africa. It is a prominent city both politically and financially within the region. There are many international companies that are located in Nairobi and the Nairobi Securities and Exchange is one of the largest in Africa.


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.

Which place is cheaper, Mykonos or Nairobi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Nairobi is $49, while the average daily cost in Mykonos is $160. 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 Nairobi and Mykonos in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nairobi $9.23
    Mykonos $80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nairobi $18
    Mykonos $160
Compare Hotels in Nairobi and Mykonos

Looking for a hotel in Nairobi or Mykonos? 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 Nairobi

Hotels in Mykonos

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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: Nairobi Hotel Prices and Mykonos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nairobi $8.52
    Mykonos $26
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Nairobi

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

  • Taxi from Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nairobi

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

  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Nairobi Airport Transfer, Hotel Pick up and Drop Off: $20
  • Private Airport Transfer and Service in Nairobi: $20
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Safe Private Airport transfer in Nairobi : $20
  • Safe and Private Airport transfer in Nairobi : $20
  • Private Transfer from Airport to Accommodation: $22
  • Nairobi Airport Transfers- Arrivals & Private Transfers: $24
  • Nairobi Airport One Way Private Transfer: $24
  • Private Airport Transfers To and From Nairobi Airports.: $25
  • Nairobi Airport Transfers: $25

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)
  • Taxi to Kalafatis

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
  • 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: $75
  • 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: $75
  • Private Transfer:Mykonos Old Port to your Villa with Sedan: $54
  • Private Transfer:From your hotel to Windmills with mini van: $65
  • Private Transfer:From your hotel to Windmills with mini bus: $75

Is it cheaper to fly into Nairobi or Mykonos?

Prices for flights to both Mykonos and Nairobi 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
    Nairobi $5.98
    Mykonos $51
Typical Food Prices in Nairobi

For Nairobi, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nairobi

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

  • Carnivore Restaurant: Lunch or Dinner Experience in Nairobi: $21
  • Carnivore experience Lunch Or Dinner (Optional Bomas of kenya ): $40
  • Nairobi:Carnivore Restaurant Dinner and Pub Crawling.: $47
  • Enjoy Traditional Kenyan Food Cooking Class With a Host.: $54
  • Local Market Tour and Traditional Meal Cooking Class: $54
  • Traditional Kenyan Cooking Class & Local Market Tour : $54
  • Nairobi Private Traditional Kenyan Cooking Class with Lunch: $55
  • Private Traditional Kenyan Cooking Class with Lunch in Nairobi: $60
  • Private Interactive Cooking Class and Market Tour in Kinoo: $65
  • Carnivore Resturant Dinner Experience : $68
  • Cooking Lesson of Local Food $ Lunch: $68
  • Dinner/Lunch Eating Experience Carnivore Restaurant & Transport: $75

Typical Food Prices in Mykonos

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

  • Two Ice cream Cones

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: $71
  • Sunset Sailing Cruise with Light Dinner and 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: $164
  • Private Cooking Class on Naxos Island with Pick Up: $197
  • Private Food Tour & Wine Tasting In Tinos Island with a Local: $212

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nairobi $37
    Mykonos $24
Typical Entertainment Prices in Nairobi

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Nairobi's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Village Visit

Tours and Activities in Nairobi

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

  • Kibera Slum Walking Tour with Children's Home Visit: $15
  • Ebike adventure Hire Nairobi (Electric mountain bike hire): $15
  • Kibera Chocolate City Tour: $17
  • Nairobi cultural shopping experience: $18
  • Nairobi City Walking and Historic Tours: $19
  • Private Historical Walking Tour in Innercity Nairobi: $20
  • Souvenir Crafts, Fabric Shopping & Nairobi City Tour : $20
  • Half-Day Tour Giraffe Center and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: $20
  • Nairobi Slums:Giving Back to the Community & Donation Tours.: $22
  • Elephant orphanage, Giraffe center, kobe beads tour: $24
  • Guided Nairobi tour- Museum,City Market to KICC rooftop: $24
  • Nairobi City Tour: $25

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: $84
  • Mykonos Island Tour: $83
  • 1-Hour Guided Snorkeling Adventure with Go Pro Pictures : $38
  • 3 Hours Private Sunset Tour in Greece with Free Drinks & Snacks: $263
  • 4-Hours Private Tour in Mykonos: $208
  • 5 Hour Mykonos Beach-Club-Crawl Experience: $104
  • 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

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nairobi $12
    Mykonos $22

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: $73
  • Tour and Wine Tasting in Mykonian Land : $75
  • Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm: $81
  • Wine Tasting Tour at a traditional farm in Mykonos: $82
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting and Snack at a Local House: $129
  • Ancient Greek Wine Tasting on the Beach with a Sommelier: $129
  • Wine Tasting In Mykonos with Greek Ancient varieties : $132
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Mykonos : $132

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nairobi and Mykonos, we can see that Mykonos is more expensive. And not only is Nairobi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Nairobi is in Africa and Mykonos is in Europe, 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 Nairobi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nairobi 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 Nairobi.

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

Which is Bigger, Nairobi or Mykonos?

Nairobi has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Mykonos. When comparing the sizes of Nairobi and Mykonos, 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.