Should you visit Tehran or Amman?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Tehran and Amman. 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. So, let's dig into it.
The capital of Iran, Tehran is a cosmopolitan city with great museums, art galleries, parks, restaurants, and more. It is located in the northernmost part of Central Iran at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Some of the most popular attractions include the Treasury of the National Jewels, Golestan Palace, and the Tajrish Bazaar.
Amman is the largest city in of the Hashemite Kingdom of the country of Jordan. It is also the capital city of Jordan and has a population of over four million people. Many people use Amman as a base for venturing out into the rest of Jordan and other surrounding countries. There are many things to see and do in Amman.
Which city is cheaper, Amman or Tehran?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Tehran is $63, while the average daily cost in Amman is $88. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Tehran and Amman in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Tehran, $100 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Tehran, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $50, such as in a hostel.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Amman, $78 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Amman, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $39, such as in a hostel.
While meal prices in Tehran can vary, the average travelers spends about $11 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Tehran should cost around $4.40 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tehran is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
In Amman travelers spend around $27 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Amman
For Amman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amman
For Amman, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman:
Amman City Tour & Food Tour Combo:
Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Lunch or Dinner:
Private Kan Zaman Lunch or Dinner from Amman:
Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman:
Half Day Cooking Class in Amman:
Downtown Amman by Night (Dinner Included):
Contemporary Amman by Night (Dinner Included):
Romantic Dinner for Two in Amman:
Tehran's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $0.31 per person, per day on transportation in Tehran.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Amman than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $19 on transportation in Amman on average per day.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amman
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amman:
Bus Ride (for Two)
RIde to Airport
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman
Also for Amman, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Jordan Explorer Tour 4 Days Amman & Petra & Dead Sea With Hotel & Transfers Inc:
Jerash & Ajloun (Luxury transfer available):
Private Transfer from Amman Queen Alia Airport to Hotel in Aqaba:
Private Transfer from Amman to Petra, Wadi Musa:
Petra Day Tour Transfers Only from Amman:
Amman Airport to Wadi Rum Private Transfer:
Petra Transfer From/To Amman:
Private Transfer from Queen Alia Airport, Amman to Petra:
Amman or Airport or Madaba Transfer to/from Wadi Rum:
Private Transfer From Amman Airport To Petra:
Private Transfer From Amman Airport To Petra:
Private Transfer from Queen Alia Airport to Araba Border:
Is it cheaper to fly into Tehran or Amman?
Prices for flights to both Amman and Tehran 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Tehran can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $3.67 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing expenses in Amman, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $25 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Amman
For Amman, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
1-Night Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Ammanm:
1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Jerash Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Wadi Mujib Independent Tour from Amman:
10-Day Jordan and Holy Land Tour from Amman:
17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea:
2 Days Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea:
2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman:
2 Days Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba from Amman:
2 days 1 night in wadi rum including Dead Sea And Petra tour:
2 – Night Private Overnight Aqaba Independent Tour from Amman:
Typically, people visiting Amman spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Amman
Also in Amman, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Wine Tasting Experience:
Private Wine Tasting Tour In Amman:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tehran and Amman, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Tehran much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tehran would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tehran 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 Amman would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amman than you might in Tehran.
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