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Luxor, Muhafazat al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt

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How much money will you need for your trip to Luxor? You should plan to spend around E£655 ($27) per day on your vacation in Luxor, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, E£221 ($9.02) on meals for one day and E£148 ($6.04) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Luxor for a couple is E£578 ($24). So, a trip to Luxor for two people for one week costs on average E£9,168 ($374). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Luxor for one week usually costs around E£4,584 for one person. So, a trip to Luxor for two people costs around E£9,168 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs E£18,337 in Luxor. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Luxor can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Luxor cost? Is Luxor expensive? The average Luxor trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Luxor prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Luxor
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Luxor is E£289. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Luxor is E£578.

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

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Transportation Budget in Luxor
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Luxor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent E£148 per person, per day, on local transportation in Luxor.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Luxor?

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

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Food Budget in Luxor
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  • While meal prices in Luxor can vary, the average cost of food in Luxor is E£221 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Luxor should cost around E£89 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Luxor is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Luxor
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  • Entertainment and activities in Luxor typically cost an average of E£256 per person, per day. 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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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Luxor?

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

  • Boat Ride (for 2)
  • Temple Karnak for Two
  • Camel Ride for Two

Tips and Handouts Budget in Luxor
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Luxor is E£14 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Luxor is constant requests.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Luxor
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  • The average person spends about E£86 on alcoholic beverages in Luxor 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 Luxor
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  • On average, people spend E£3.07 on bottled water in Luxor per day. The public water in Luxor is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

What did other people spend on Water in Luxor?

Typical prices for Water in Luxor are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Luxor, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • 1 Liter Water

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Luxor On a Budget
Luxor Luxor, Egypt
Egypt is surely on the top of every history lover's bucket list. Nowhere is the history more engrossing than in Luxor. From amazing monuments dating back to ancient Thebes to rows of temples up the Nile, this remarkable city is full the stories of past greatness.

The East Bank – or the central part of Luxor Township – is the hotbed for tourism. This is where most of the hotels and resorts are, while the West Bank is home to the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders you'll want to explore.

Before traveling to Egypt, be sure to check on the current affairs and political climate. It could have a major effect on the amount of tourists visiting, and, if conditions are too dangerous, you may want to reschedule. Also note, ladies, to avoid any issues, dress modestly. This is a very conservative region of the world. The less skin showing, the better.
It's time to unleash your inner Indiana Jones in this land of archaeological astonishment. There is so much to see in this region of the world, but you'll want to start at the Valley of the Kings. This Theban Necropolis is an expansive area of tombs of pharaohs past. Take a guided tour through any means of transportation – taxis, boats, bikes, even donkeys will carry through here. On average, eleven tombs are open to the public on any given day. The biggest draw of this area is, of course, the tomb of King Tutankhamen. When you first walk in you'll see the mummy of the boy king laid next one of his three sarcophagi. This marvelous structure held young King Tut for 3,000 years. It's a bit dark in this tomb, so for a good view of everything be sure to bring a torch. This tomb is truly spectacular, so you may want to save it for last. There are several others to visit including the tomb of the only female pharaoh – Hatshepsut.

After you've successfully wandered the Valley of the Kings, you may need to take a break. Once you've recuperated, you'll want to check out Karnak Temple. Built 1,300 years ago, this massive area is like visiting the land of giants. Amazing columns covered in hieroglyphics tower over visitors as they stroll around the temple. It's an awe-inspiring way to spend the afternoon.

The Luxor Temple is a bit more concise and coherent since there were only four different pharaohs involved in its building. The biggest draw here is a stroll along the Avenue of Sphinxes.

And if you simply haven't had your fill of history yet, pay a visit to the Luxor Museum. Here you'll see the gilded head of Hathor – the goddess of motherhood – and the funeral bed of King Tut.

For the perfect nightcap, take a walk along the Nile to watch the sunset. Just north of the Mummification Museum on the East Bank is a tranquil trail perfect for relaxing after a long day of historical exploration.
Hugging close to the east bank of the Nile, the main area of Luxor does not extend very far to the east. Situated mostly north-south, navigation is easy as long as you keep your eye on the river.

Karnak and it's sprawling temple complex lies to the north (down river) of central Luxor, also on the east side of the NIle. The Luxor Temple makes a great central landmark, just as it did in ancient times. Surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and a central market, the Luxor Temple can act as your setting off point for everything you might need in town.

On the west side of the Nile, set back in the desert, lies the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, and other ruins.


Other than touring the main historical ruins and archaeological areas, Luxor offers a number of unique cultural activities.

With its position on the Nile, boat trips in traditional felucca sailboats are available for just an hour or two, or several days if you're up for more adventure.

Camel rides are also a great option. Various locals run camel operations in the area, and rides can last a few hours and pass along scenic views of the river or near some of the ruins in the desert. Horseback riding and donkey rides are another option.

Hot air balloon rides are also a great way to take in the desert, the Nile, and the views of the ruins from a new vantage point. Check out Magic Horizon Balloons for more info and a great experience.

Hiking and bike riding are also a great way to take in the sights, as many of the ruins can be reached on foot from the main areas of town. (Be warned: in the summer heat this is highly discouraged.)
Food and Dining
With so many tourists, most tastes will be accommodated in the restaurants along the Nile. To get a taste of the local culture, the dishes you'll certainly not want to miss, are the falafels, fava beans and fuul. There's also tabbouleh salad, fattoush with shrimp and shish taouk.

Travelling between banks is simple with so many options. You can always take a taxi or a bus over the bridge, but the quickest way to get across is by ferry.

When traveling around the towns in Luxor, the quickest mode is the Kabout. These pick up taxis or microbuses have fixed routes and stop whenever they are flagged down. With all the taxis in the area, you'll still need to play hardball with the drivers. Haggle for a lower price or risk being taken for a fool.

For a more luxurious way to get around town, hire a felucca for the day. These sailboats are available all along the rive, but just like with the cab drivers, be ready to bargain.

If the weather is right, bicycling around Luxor can be quite a unique experience. Be extra cautious when riding at night, however. Most drivers don't use their headlights after the sun goes down.


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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.

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