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Alexandria, Muhafazat al Iskandariyah, Egypt

How much does it cost to travel to Alexandria?

You should plan to spend around $26 (E£789) per day on your vacation in Alexandria. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $9.92 (E£306) on meals
  • $3.82 (E£118) on local transportation
  • $25 (E£758) on hotels

A one week trip to Alexandria for two people costs, on average, $358 (E£11,048). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Alexandria cost?

A one week trip to Alexandria usually costs around $179 (E£5,524) for one person and $358 (E£11,048) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Alexandria on average costs around $358 (E£11,048) for one person and $716 (E£22,096) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Alexandria will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Alexandria on average costs around $767 (E£23,674) for one person and $1,534 (E£47,348) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Alexandria has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Alexandria expensive to visit?

Alexandria is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Egypt, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Alexandria in depth.

Within Africa, Alexandria is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Africa for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Alexandria.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Alexandria Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Alexandria?

The average Alexandria trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Alexandria travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 758 ($25)
Local Transportation 1 118 ($4)
Food 2 306 ($10)
Entertainment 1 166 ($5)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 2 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 32 - 96 ($1 - 3)
Accommodation Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Alexandria is $12 (E£379). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Alexandria is $25 (E£758). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Alexandria

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Alexandria based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $84. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Alexandria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $3.82 (E£118) per person, per day, on local transportation in Alexandria.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Alexandria?

Typical prices for Transportation in Alexandria are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Alexandria, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Taxi to Train Station

Food Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Alexandria can vary, the average cost of food in Alexandria is $9.92 (E£306) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Alexandria should cost around $3.97 (E£122) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Alexandria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Alexandria typically cost an average of $5.37 (E£166) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Alexandria is $0.04 (E£1.25) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Alexandria is constant requests.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $2.07 (E£64) on alcoholic beverages in Alexandria per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Alexandria
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.09 (E£2.89) on bottled water in Alexandria per day. The public water in Alexandria is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Alexandria On a Budget
Alexandria Alexandria, Egypt
There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.
Every vacation needs a good beach. Before you venture out to get a healthy dose of history, spend the morning soaking up some sun on the beautiful Maa'moura or Montazah beaches.

Most historians have still not accepted the burning of the Alexandria Library. The world lost irreplaceable historical information as it burned to the ground. With the opening of the Bibliotecha Alexandrina in 2002, the city is attempting to rekindle the brilliance of the original. This spectacular collection of museums also plays host to international performers.

One of the most iconic spots in the city is the Citadel of Qaitbay. This fortress overlooking the Mediterranean Sea was built in 1480 to protect the city from crusaders. Before it fell, the Alexandria Lighthouse stood here. Today visitors can come to explore the maritime museum.

For the adventure seekers in the group, you'll want to take a trip to the Catacombs of Kom ash-Suqqafa. Accidentally discovered in 1990 by a runaway donkey, these catacombs are the largest known Roman burial sites in Egypt. The three tiers of tombs and chambers are carved thirty-five meters deep into the bedrock.

If you're dying to see a true, unharmed ancient monument in Alexandria, you're going to have to go see Pompey's Pillar. Built in 297 AD, this 30 meters column presides over the remnants of the ancient settlement of Rhakotis. Rising straight from the ruins of the Temple Serepeum, this impressive column has stood the test of time – making it through centuries to be the only remaining ancient monument in the city.

If you simply can't look at any more hieroglyphics, an afternoon at the Montazah Royal Gardens might be just the ticket. The 350 acres of gardens running along the shore are some of the best maintained in the city. There's no shortage of benches or swimming pools open for everyone to enjoy. They also offer a variety of water sports from waterskiing and wake boarding to inner tubing and banana boating.

And if you simply need to shop until you drop, Alexandria has you covered. The Souq District is home to rows and rows of market stalls full of produce, fish, meat, baked goods, and more. There are also cafes for a quick shopping break. The Sharia Faransa section of this district is like the Macy's of Alexandria. Here you'll find jewelry, clothes and everything in between.
Food and Dining
Alexandria is still a tourist-centered town, which means you can find a meal at just about any price to suite any craving. Don't miss out on the traditional Egyptian dishes offered like falafels and fava beans – but especially be sure to try the seafood. It's the best in all of Egypt.

Alexandria is a large city, but most places are accessible by public transit.

The yellow and black taxis are a convenient and simple way to get around. Be aware, though, that due to constantly changing rates, cab drivers don't use meter. This also means they will gladly take advantage of foreigners who don't know the rates. So make sure you agree on a rate before getting in the car. To flag them down, wave at the driver and call out your destination. Some cars will try to pick you up while they still have other passengers. Don't take that risk, get your own cab.

Their tram system is an option, but it's very slow. The cars have been around since about 1860 and the routs can be confusing as they're constantly changing with little notice. The bus system has seen vast improvements, though. Unfortunately, like with the trams, the routes can be very confusing for those who don't live in Alexandria.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.