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

Should you visit Nairobi or Tel Aviv?

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 Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv?

Nairobi

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.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and is situated on the Mediterranean coast 60 kilometers north of Jerusalem. It's a rapidly growing city and is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in Israel. The official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo because the city has grown to include the ancient port city of Yafo. If you're looking for an embassy, you are likely to find it in Tel Aviv, despite Jerusalem being the official capital of Israel.

Which place is cheaper, Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv is $142. 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 Tel Aviv in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nairobi $9.23
    Tel Aviv $88
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nairobi $18
    Tel Aviv $176
Compare Hotels in Nairobi and Tel Aviv

Looking for a hotel in Nairobi or Tel Aviv? 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 Tel Aviv


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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 Tel Aviv Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nairobi $8.52
    Tel Aviv $8.89
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Nairobi

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $7.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nairobi

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

  • Airport Transfer (one Way): $75
  • Airport Transfer from Nairobi to Naiavsha: $145
  • Airport Transfer in Nairobi- JKIA: $35
  • Airport Transfers In Nairobi City: $67
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi: $47
  • Airport Transfers within Nairobi: $30
  • Airport VIP Transfers - Nairobi Hotels : $55
  • Airport and Hotels Transfers: $40
  • Airport transfer; NBO to nairobi hotels: $27
  • Airport transfers: $180

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Tel Aviv

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Tel Aviv are as follows:


  • Local Bus to Central Bus Station
    $1.61
  • Taxi to Airport
    $41

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tel Aviv

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Tel Aviv:

  • transfer from bengurion airport to Jerusalem : $200
  • suv BG airport transfer to tlv 4 people: $85
  • VIP transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv: $78
  • VIP Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv: $78
  • Transfer between Tel Aviv and Eilat: $90
  • Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv: $52
  • Transfer between Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem: $91
  • Private Airport Transfers to/from Hotel: $119
  • Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv Airport (TLV) - Departure Private Transfer: $116
  • Tel Aviv Prvate Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport TLV in Luxury Van: $276
  • Tel Aviv Private Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport TLV in Business Car: $276
  • Tel Aviv Private Transfer To Dead Sea: $225

Is it cheaper to fly into Nairobi or Tel Aviv?

Prices for flights to both Tel Aviv 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Nairobi $5.98
    Tel Aviv $28
Typical Food Prices in Nairobi

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


  • Dinner for Two
    $4.00

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 Tel Aviv

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Tel Aviv:


  • Dinner for Two
    $23
  • Dinner for 2 at Vatroshka
    $132
  • Lunch at Segev Sarona
    $35
  • Aroma Iced Coffee
    $3.81
  • Lunch at the airport
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tel Aviv

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

  • Carmel Market Food Tour: $45
  • Tel Aviv Food Tour of the Carmel Market: $49
  • Carmel Market Food Tour: $49
  • Tel Aviv Food Tour: The Magic of Carmel Market: $49
  • Private Jaffa Flea Market Hapishpeshim Food Tour: $60
  • Tel Aviv Skyline & Yaffo Guided food Tour & Shuk Hapishpishim: $90
  • Try Your Hand At Israeli Home Cooking: $170
  • The 10 Tastings of Tel Aviv With Locals: Private Food Tour : $233
  • Private Food Tour to Carmel Market : $269

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nairobi $37
    Tel Aviv $23
Typical Entertainment Prices in Nairobi

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


  • Village Visit
    $12

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Tel Aviv

Here are a few typical costs in Tel Aviv for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Masada tour from Tel Aviv
    $80
  • Etzel museum
    $4.09

Tours and Activities in Tel Aviv

Here are a few actual costs in Tel Aviv for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Romantic Walking Tour In Tel Aviv for Couples: $243
  • Self-guided Graffiti tour in Tel Aviv in your own time and your own pace: $24
  • (From Tel Aviv) One-day Tour Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan River / Qasr alyahood: $109
  • 1-Day Tour Jerusalem and the Dead Sea from Tel Aviv: $129
  • 3-Hour Private Morning Bike Tour: $300
  • All the Best of Tel Aviv Walking Tour: $29
  • Best of Golan Heights Day Tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv: $190
  • Best of Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv: $119
  • Best of Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv: $154
  • Best of Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: $89
  • Best of Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: $189
  • Best of Tel Aviv and Jaffa Walking Tour - 1 Day: $89

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nairobi $12
    Tel Aviv $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Tel Aviv

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Tel Aviv:

  • Pub Crawl with Clubs, dance bars and free shots: $22
  • Pub Crawl and Nightlife Tour with Shots: $22
  • Pub Crawl Biggest Nightout in TLV with Clubs and Dance Bars: $23
  • Guided Pub Crawl Night Tour at Tel Aviv: $24
  • Tel Aviv Pub Crawl: $26
  • Pub Crawl with 4 Stops and Free Shots: $30
  • Tel Aviv Craft Beers Pub Crawl: $42
  • Bar Crawl tour with local in Tel-Aviv: $150
  • Wine Tour North of Israel from Tel Aviv: $959


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nairobi and Tel Aviv, we can see that Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv 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 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 Tel Aviv would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Nairobi or Tel Aviv?

Nairobi has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Tel Aviv. When comparing the sizes of Nairobi and Tel Aviv, 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.