A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Petra vs. Wuyuan for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Petra or Wuyuan?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Petra and Wuyuan can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Petra or Wuyuan?


Whether you're checking off the Seven Wonders of the World, or you're just a huge Indiana Jones fan, the city of Petra must be on your bucket list. The "rose red city, half as old as time," was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom in the 6th century BC. It was the center for trade and commerce until an earthquake took out buildings and destroyed their water management system. After this destruction, the city of Petra seemed to be lost to western civilization.


Wuyuan, China is a small city in the Jiangxi Province in the south central area of the country. The city acts as a transport hub for the province, with many main bus routes running through it. Wuyuan also acts as the main thoroughfare when traveling to local remote villages in the area. It is best to know some Mandarin as this region does not see many non-Mandarin speaking tourists, which also means you should expect some very friendly attention!

Which place is cheaper, Wuyuan or Petra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Petra is $125, while the average daily cost in Wuyuan is $57. 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 Petra and Wuyuan in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Petra $59
    Wuyuan $26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Petra $118
    Wuyuan $52
Compare Hotels in Petra and Wuyuan

Looking for a hotel in Petra or Wuyuan? 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 Petra

Hotels in Wuyuan

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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: Petra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Petra $23
    Wuyuan $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Petra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Petra:

  • Private Transfer from Petra to Sheikh Hussein Crossing Border: $180
  • Private Transfers Petra to Dead Sea, Amman, Aqaba, Wadi Rum & vice versa: $140
  • Petra Private Transfer to Ma'in Hot Spring: $140
  • Private Transfer Petra to/from Wadi Rum: $135
  • transfer Petra to Wadi Rum : $130
  • Private Transfer Amman Airport to Petra or vice versa via the King's Highway: $120
  • Private Transfer from Ma'in Hotel to Aqaba Airport: $120
  • Private Transfer Petra To Or From Wadi Rum: $118
  • Petra Private Transfer to or from Aqaba: $105
  • Petra Private Transfer To Aqaba: $100
  • Private Departure Transfer: Petra Hotels to Amman Airport: $93
  • Private Transfer from Petra City Hotels to Aqaba Airport: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Petra or Wuyuan?

Prices for flights to both Wuyuan and Petra 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
    Petra $38
    Wuyuan $20
Typical Food prices in Petra

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

  • Dinner for Two
  • Juice

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Petra

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

  • Cooking outside in little Petra between the Mountains. : $45
  • Private Outdoor bedouin Dinner in Petra: $300

Typical Food prices in Wuyuan

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Wuyuan:

  • Gummy Candy
  • Cookies

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Petra $47
    Wuyuan $19
Typical Entertainment prices in Petra

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

  • Entry to Petra for One

Tours and Activities in Petra

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

  • Romantic Tour In Petra: $443
  • The Best Of Petra Walking Tour: $443
  • 2 Days Private Tour in Jordan from Wadi Musa: $799
  • 3 Hour Horse Riding Adventure around the Petra Area: $205
  • 3-hour Private Guided Tour In Petra with hotel pick up.: $75
  • 5 Day Tour from Petra to Dana in Jordan: $694
  • Bedouin Experience Petra: $133
  • Cruise Ship Travelers | Petra and Wadi Rum | Admission Fees & Lunch Included: $400
  • Half-Day Private Indiana Jones Petra Back Road Trial Tour : $200
  • Hike Tour of Petra: $300
  • Petra Back Entrance Private Walking Tour: $215
  • Petra Sightseeing day tour from Aqaba port: $323

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Petra $15
    Wuyuan $14

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

When is the best time to visit Petra or Wuyuan?

Wuyuan has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Petra experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Petra or Wuyuan in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Petra as well as Wuyuan. Petra attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Petra can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Petra is generally around the same temperature as Wuyuan. Daily temperatures in Petra average around 33°C (91°F), and Wuyuan fluctuates around 30°C (85°F).

It's quite rainy in Wuyuan. Petra usually gets less rain in July than Wuyuan. Petra gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Petra 33°C (91°F) 
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F)

Should I visit Petra or Wuyuan in the Autumn?

Both Wuyuan and Petra are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Petra throughout the year.

Petra is a little warmer than Wuyuan in the autumn. The daily temperature in Petra averages around 27°C (80°F) in October, and Wuyuan fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

In October, Petra usually receives less rain than Wuyuan. Petra gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Petra 27°C (80°F) 
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Petra or Wuyuan in the Winter?

Both Wuyuan and Petra during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Petra because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the winter, Petra is much warmer than Wuyuan. Typically, the winter temperatures in Petra in January average around 15°C (59°F), and Wuyuan averages at about 6°C (43°F).

Petra usually gets less rain in January than Wuyuan. Petra gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Petra 15°C (59°F) 
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F)

Should I visit Petra or Wuyuan in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Petra and Wuyuan. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Petra year-round.

In April, Petra is generally a little warmer than Wuyuan. Daily temperatures in Petra average around 25°C (76°F), and Wuyuan fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

Wuyuan receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Petra usually receives less rain than Wuyuan. Petra gets 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Wuyuan receives 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Petra 25°C (76°F) 
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Wuyuan and Petra

Petra Wuyuan
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 15°C (59°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 17°C (62°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 20°C (68°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 25°C (76°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in)
May 28°C (83°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in)
Jun 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Aug 32°C (90°F) 0 mm (0 in) 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in)
Sep 30°C (87°F) 0 mm (0 in) 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Oct 27°C (80°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Dec 16°C (62°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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