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Eilat, Southern District, Israel

How much does it cost to travel to Eilat?

You should plan to spend around $143 (₪527) per day on your vacation in Eilat. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (₪132) on meals
  • $14 (₪50) on local transportation
  • $191 (₪700) on hotels

A one week trip to Eilat for two people costs, on average, $2,008 (₪7,372). 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 Eilat cost?

A one week trip to Eilat usually costs around $1,004 (₪3,686) for one person and $2,008 (₪7,372) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Eilat on average costs around $2,008 (₪7,372) for one person and $4,016 (₪14,744) 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 Eilat will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Eilat on average costs around $4,303 (₪15,797) for one person and $8,606 (₪31,594) 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 Eilat 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 Eilat expensive to visit?

Prices in Eilat are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Middle East, Eilat is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Aqaba or Tel Aviv.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 700 ($191)
Local Transportation 1 50 ($14)
Food 2 132 ($36)
Entertainment 1 60 ($16)
Alcohol 2 50 - 150 ($14 - 41)
Accommodation Budget in Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Eilat is $95 (₪350). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Eilat is $191 (₪700). 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 Eilat

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Eilat based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $161. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Eilat is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (₪50) per person, per day, on local transportation in Eilat.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Eilat?

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

  • Local Bus

Food Budget in Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Eilat can vary, the average cost of food in Eilat is $36 (₪132) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Eilat should cost around $14 (₪53) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Eilat is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Eilat typically cost an average of $16 (₪60) 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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Alcohol Budget in Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $27 (₪100) on alcoholic beverages in Eilat 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 Eilat
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.19 (₪4.38) on bottled water in Eilat per day. The public water in Eilat is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Eilat On a Budget
Eilat Eilat, Israel
Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
The two main beach areas in Eilat are the North beach and the south beach (Coral Beach). The marine life in the area has begun improve in recent years following the removal of controversial fish cages in 2008.

One of the top sights in Eilat is the Underwater Observatory, which offers a great way to see the Red Sea without getting wet. It is also worth visiting Dolphin Reef, which is a facility that helps to rehabilitate sick and injured dolphins. Kings City in Eilat is a theme park that is designed with a bible theme. The park is divided into four sections: Journey to the Past, Cave of Illusions and Wisdome, Bible Cave, and King Solomon Falls.
The main beach area in Eilat is the two kilometer stretch of waterfront known as the North Beach area. The area is lined with fancy hotels and there's a promenade that has plenty of artist stalls, restaurants, and shopping options. It's a great place to take a walk during the evening when the activities are in full force. Another beach area, the southern beach, has more coral reef areas and is better for snorkeling. It is protected by the Israel Nature Reserve Authority, but there are many public beaches and a handful of scuba diving shops that offer trips. You do need transportation to travel to this southern beach area.

The obvious activities in Eilat are snorkeling, scuba diving, and kite surfing. Another interesting option is to take a tour into the Negev desert, which surrounds Eilat. There are many hiking trails and some very impressive scenery that are most easily visited through an organized tour.

The Red City Music Festival is held every summer and has several all night performances that feature hip-hop, rock, and trance music. This festival is held on the beach and attracts crowds. The Red Sea Jazz Festival is also held the last week in August. Musicians come from all over the world to perform here.
Food and Dining
There are countless restaurants throughout Eilat, most of which cater to tourists. Along the main promenade areas you'll find the highest concentration of restaurants, many of which are very expensive. Some of Israel's master chefs serve up delicious dishes that you won't find anywhere else. Many of the restaurants are owned by major hotel chains, and the atmosphere is trendy and stylish.

Off the promenade area you will find plenty of other restaurants which, while not cheap, are usually more reasonably priced. Falafel is probably the cheapest option, and is predictably good. There are also several restaurants that serve up international food for a reasonable price.

It's easy to walk around central Eilat but the hot summer temperatures can make the experience unpleasant. There is a bus system that can take you to the south beach and many of the city's suburbs. There are taxis available as well, and they are easy to find on most major streets. As always, insist that the driver use the meter or at least agree on a price in advance.


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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.