A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tehran vs. Rhodes for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tehran or Rhodes?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Tehran and Rhodes. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Tehran or Rhodes?


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.


Rhodes Island is one of the largest and most visited islands in Greece both because of its diversity of sights and its wonderful climate. On the island are some beautiful beaches, well preserved historic sights, and lovely towns. Rhodes City is the capital city on the island of Rhodes and is famous as the former site of the Colossus. Colossus is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Today Rhodes City has an interesting old town that is surrounded by the medieval wall. Inside you'll find countless souvenir shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Cruise ships also frequent the island, so it's best visited during the off season when the crowds may be slightly less. You will also find that prices drop when the crowds are thinner and the cruise ships are scarce.

Which place is cheaper, Rhodes or Tehran?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tehran is $78, while the average daily cost in Rhodes is $146. 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 Tehran and Rhodes in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tehran $62
    Rhodes $62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tehran $124
    Rhodes $124
Compare Hotels in Tehran and Rhodes

Looking for a hotel in Tehran or Rhodes? 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 Tehran

Hotels in Rhodes

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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: Rhodes Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tehran $0.39
    Rhodes $52

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rhodes

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rhodes:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rhodes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rhodes:

  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Gennadi (and return): $284
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Kiotari (and return): $258
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Glistra-Glystra (and return): $245
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Pefki (and return): $230
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Lardos - Lindos (and return): $226
  • From Rhodes To Lindos ! Private one way transfer : $209
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Vlicha (and return): $193
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Kalathos (and return): $188
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Haraki - Charaki (and return): $165
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Embona (and return): $155
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Salakos (and return): $155
  • Rhodes Private Return Transfer - Rhodes Airport to Kamiros (and return): $155

Is it cheaper to fly into Tehran or Rhodes?

Prices for flights to both Rhodes 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Tehran $14
    Rhodes $51

Typical Food Prices in Rhodes

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

  • Coffee
  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rhodes

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

  • All Inclusive Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Unlimited Aperol Spritz, Beer, Wine: $44
  • Rhodes Sunset Cruise - Dinner with Live Music set: $44
  • Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner: $54
  • Sunset Cruise w/ Gourmet Dinner, Drinks & Live Music: $60
  • Rhodes Exclusive Sunset Cruise incl. Gourmet Dinner, Drinks, Sax!: $66
  • Guided Rhodes City By Night with Live Music & Dinner: $70
  • Food & Wine Tour: 11-Course Lunch, Wine Tasting & Cooking Class: $71
  • Rhodes by Night With Dinner - Laterna: $72
  • Sip & Savor 11-Dish Wine Pairing and Cooking Adventure: $74
  • Food & Wine Tour: 11- Course Lunch, Cooking Class, Wine Tasting: $76
  • Vine & Dine Tale: 11-Plate Lunch, Wine Discovery, Cooking Mastery: $76
  • 3-Hours Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner all Inclusive: $77

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tehran $4.59
    Rhodes $21

Tours and Activities in Rhodes

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

  • 3 Hour Yellow Semi Submarine Swimming Cruise with Drinks Included!: $55
  • Full Day Sail Cruise In Greece: $141
  • Private Full Day Tour Introducing the Most & the Best of Rhodes : $97
  • Private Swimming Snorkeling Experience at the Most Beautiful Bays of Rhodes : $74
  • Rhodes Town Day Tour from Kolymbia in a High Speed Boat: $49
  • Shore Excursion of History, Sightseeing, Wine & Shopping: $51
  • 3-hour Guided Submarine Tour in Saint Paul's Bay, Lindos and Navarone Bay: $52
  • 3-hour boat tour: $49
  • 30m Wooden traditional Boat - 6.5 Hours Day Cruise in Rhodes: $87
  • 4 Hour Beach Tour with Meal and Unlimited Drinks in Rhodes: $99
  • 4x4 Buggy Adventures - Off-road Polaris Experience: $108
  • 6 Hour Best of Rhodes Tour for Cruise Passengers & Air Visitors: $52

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tehran -
    Rhodes $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Rhodes

Also in Rhodes, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private Wine Tasting Experience for Beginners: $38
  • Private Wine Tasting Under the Guidance of a Sommelier in Rhodes: $38
  • 1 Day Rhodes Island Tour with Olive Oil, Honey and Wine Tasting : $55
  • Full Day Guided Rhodes Island Cultural & Wine Tour: $56
  • Rhodes Shore Excursion Including Olive Oil, Honey & Wine Tasting: $59
  • Rhodes Island Tour: Lindos, Old Town, Pottery Workshop, Wine Tasting : $60
  • Full-Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience: $60
  • Wine tasting in Rhodes, inside the vineyards with the Producer: $60
  • Full Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Experience for Wine Lovers: $65
  • Rhodes Deluxe Tour including Lindos, Old Town, Wine Tasting : $65
  • Full-Day –°omprehensive Tour of Rhodes including Wine Tasting : $67

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

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

Which is Bigger, Tehran or Rhodes?

Tehran has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Rhodes. When comparing the sizes of Tehran and Rhodes, 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.