Travel Budget for Aswan Visit Aswan on a Budget or Travel in Style

Aswan, Muhafazat Aswan, Egypt

How much does it cost to travel to Aswan?

You should plan to spend around $25 (E£776) per day on your vacation in Aswan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $8.80 (E£272) on meals
  • $6.66 (E£206) on local transportation
  • $21 (E£640) on hotels

A one week trip to Aswan for two people costs, on average, $352 (E£10,864). 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
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Aswan cost?

A one week trip to Aswan usually costs around $176 (E£5,432) for one person and $352 (E£10,864) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Aswan on average costs around $352 (E£10,864) for one person and $704 (E£21,727) 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 Aswan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Aswan on average costs around $754 (E£23,279) for one person and $1,508 (E£46,559) 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 Aswan 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 Aswan expensive to visit?

Aswan 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 falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Aswan in depth.

Within Africa, Aswan 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 Aswan.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 640 ($21)
Local Transportation 1 206 ($7)
Food 2 272 ($9)
Entertainment 1 290 ($9)
Tips and Handouts 1 26 - 79 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 30 - 89 ($1 - 3)
Accommodation Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Aswan is $10 (E£320). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Aswan is $21 (E£640). 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 Aswan

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

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Aswan based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $85. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Recommended Properties

Transportation Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Aswan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.66 (E£206) per person, per day, on local transportation in Aswan.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Flights to Aswan
How much does it cost to go to Aswan? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Aswan
The price of renting a car in Aswan will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Aswan can vary, the average cost of food in Aswan is $8.80 (E£272) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Aswan should cost around $3.52 (E£109) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Aswan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Aswan typically cost an average of $9.39 (E£290) 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.

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Aswan?

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

  • Temple Kom Ombo for Two

Tips and Handouts Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Aswan is $1.71 (E£53) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Aswan is constant requests.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $1.91 (E£59) on alcoholic beverages in Aswan 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 Aswan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.09 (E£2.87) on bottled water in Aswan per day. The public water in Aswan is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Aswan On a Budget
Aswan A felucca on the Nile river
Lounging along the Nile like Egyptian royalty is a fantasy for most world travelers. If you want to do it without the hustle and bustle of Cairo, there's always Aswan. This city in the south of Egypt is the smallest of the three major cities on the Nile. Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan's 275,00 people include a large portion of Nubians – mostly resettled from their flooded homeland.

Immerse yourself in the history of Aswan – Egypt's former gateway to Africa.
For starters, you'll certainly want to grab a cab to the Unfinished Obelisk. Stand in awe at this massive structure carved straight from bedrock. As of now, it is the largest known ancient obelisk. Imagine what it would have looked like if it had been finished. It would have likely stood 42 meters tall and weighed 1,200 tons.

The real historical delight, however, is located on the West Bank. This area is home to the Tomb of the Nobles. Wander through and visit tombs of princes from the old kingdoms all the way up to the time of the Romans. The 6th Dynasty tombs are the most fascinating with hieroglyphic biographies and inscriptions. They tell the tales of the nobleman's journey to Africa. Be warned, many locals will try to block off passages and ask for a small fee for entrance. Give them a simple, "no thanks," and they should leave you alone.

For a really neat experience, take a trip to the Philae Temple. Built as a monument to the Egyptian goddess Isis, this is the last temple built in the classical Egyptian architecture. But this is not where it was originally built in 690 BC. It has been moved by archaeologists to protect it from the flood of Lake Nasser. You still see the original home to the Philae Temple. There is an underwater island with steel columns sticking up, and that is where this beautiful temple once lived.

Another amazing rescue is a bit out of the way, but worth the visit. In the small village of Abu Simbel are stunning temples relocated to the village just before the flood. The Great Temple of Ramses II is massive and intimidating, which is perfect given it was meant to scare off enemies approaching the area as they traveled down the Nile.

For a little more unique background to the area, make a stop at the Nubia Museum. This attraction is rarely visited, so you won't have to deal with many crowds. Opened in 1997, this museum details what was lost beneath Lake Nasser. Beginning in 4500 BC and coming all the way to present day, you'll come across prehistoric artifacts, ancient Coptic and Islamic art and horse armor found in tombs form the 5th and 6th centuries BC.

This region is typically meat for historical sightseeing, but there are activities to explore. You can always rent a bike for a leisurely ride across the Nile, or take a camel ride to the Monastery of St. Simeon.

One opportunity you won't want to miss, though, is a trip to one of the Nubian Villages. A short boat ride takes you to small village where people keep crocodiles as pets. You are welcome to hold them, have a drink and wander the small and sleepy villages of locals.
Food and Dining
Because this region has so many tourists from all over the world, most tastes are covered. If you'd like to experience some of the local flavors, however, be sure to order some kafta, kebabs and freshly caught fish.

More than a good meal, though, is a good view. Many restaurants line the Nile and offer a spectacular view any time of day – especially during sunset.

This laid back city is so small, you really could walk or bike everywhere you want to go. However, if you're traveling to the Unfinished Obelisk or the Philae Temple be sure to take a taxi or horse-drawn carriage. As in most areas in Egypt, be prepared to haggle.

Crossing the river is most convenient in a motorboat or felucca – a rented sailboat. Since the operators of those boats tend to overcharge tourists, a cheaper option is the public ferry.


Looking for a hostel in Delhi or Goa? Heading to Kathmandu or want a party in Tel Aviv?

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.