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

Should you visit Nairobi or Vilnius?

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 Vilnius 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 Vilnius?


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.


Vilnius is the capital and largest city in the country of Lithuania. It has a population of more than 500,000 residents and is located in the valley between the Neris River and the Vilnia River in the southeastern part of the country. Visitors come to the city for its beautiful Old Town, impressive architecture, and fascinating culture. In 2009 it was named the European Capital of Culture along with the city of Linz, in Austria.

Which place is cheaper, Vilnius 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 Vilnius is $102. 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 Vilnius in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nairobi $9.23
    Vilnius $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nairobi $18
    Vilnius $92
Compare Hotels in Nairobi and Vilnius

Looking for a hotel in Nairobi or Vilnius? 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 Vilnius

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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 Vilnius Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nairobi $8.52
    Vilnius $8.95
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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vilnius

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vilnius:

  • Jewish Heritage Sites Private Tour with Transfer: $216
  • Airport Bus Transfer to/from Central Bus Station: $3.23
  • Vilnius Private 1-Way Airport Transfer: $54
  • Vilnius Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Warsaw: $36
  • Vilnius Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Riga: $24
  • Vilnius Airport Transfer: $52
  • Vilnius Airport (VNO): Bus Transfer to/from Gdansk: $52
  • Transfer from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius: $216
  • Riga: Bus Transfer to/from Vilnius: $20
  • Riga / Tallinn / Vilnius. Transfer Between Baltic States: $645
  • Private transfer from Vilnius city to VNO Vilnius Airport by car: $38
  • Private transfer from Vilnius (VNO) airport to/from Vilnius: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Nairobi or Vilnius?

Prices for flights to both Vilnius 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
    Vilnius $43
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 Vilnius

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

  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vilnius

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

  • Private National Dinner with Folk Show: $60
  • Dinner in local family: $75
  • Cooking Class in Vilnius : $85
  • Cooking Class in Lithuanian House Surrounded by Nature: $99
  • Flavors of Vilnius - Private Walking Food Tour: $159

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nairobi $37
    Vilnius $10
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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Vilnius

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

  • Walking Tour

Tours and Activities in Vilnius

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

  • “Ghostly Tales of Vilnius” Walking Tour: $87
  • "Ghostly Tales of Vilnius" Walking Tour: $171
  • (Post) Soviet Vilnius Private Walking Tour: $108
  • 1-Day Pilgrim Tour from Vilnius: $388
  • Admission Ticket at Vilnius Auto Museum: $22
  • Automuseum Entry Ticket: $22
  • Automuseum Entry Ticket: $22
  • Bike Tour of Vilnius Highlights "Iconic Landmarks & Hidden Gems": $32
  • Day tour out of Paneriai holocaust park,Trakai castle, Rumsiskes museum: $214
  • Day tour out of Paneriai holocaust park,Trakai castle, medieval Kernave: $209
  • Discover Highlights of Vilnius City in Private Tour : $250
  • Discover Vilnius Tour: $269

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nairobi $12
    Vilnius $6.87

Typical Alcohol Prices in Vilnius

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Vilnius from other travelers:

  • Beer

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

Which is Bigger, Nairobi or Vilnius?

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