How much does Umrah Cost?
Prices for the Umrah ranges from 3000$ to 8000$, depending on the comfort you want to have, especially the quality of the accommodation plays a big role in determining the price
Cost of Umrah with a travel agency
Many travel agencies in USA or in UK offer good prices and packages for the trip to Mecca, and these packages can be really attractive if you don’t want to spend time booking the flights and hotels and airport transfers by yourself
How much does Umrah cost without a travel agency
If you have time to plan your trip to mecca, you can reduce the cost at a better price than a travel agent. If you don’t know how to plan everything, I have written down steps you can follow to make the process easier for you
Find out about the documents you need to travel to Saudi Arabia, such as visa and other necessary documents.
Define the period in which you can travel to Saudi Arabia, preferably a time frame of at least one month. This will allow you to choose the cheapest flights. If you can make the Umrah outside the high season, you can save a considerable amount of money as flights and accommodations are cheaper than in the high season
To compare flights, I would recommend the website Skyscanner, which allows you to compare flights in the time period you can travel. A cool feature that the website has is that you can select the month you want to travel and it will show you all the cheapest flights that are available
After you have found the flights, you now need to find accommodation and for that I would recommend the website Booking and Airbnb. You can select the time you booked your flights and you will get an overview of the available hotels and apartments that you can book. Depending on your budget, you can choose the most convenient accommodation for you. In this post I would like to inform you about how much an Umrah can cost and if it is cheaper to book with an agency or by yourself. When booking the hotel, you can check if breakfast is offered. In some hotels breakfast is included in the price and this will save you money on food, as most hotels offer a wide variety of breakfast that can keep you full for a long time
5- Food and Drink & Transportation
Now you might be thinking how much would I need for food and transportation in Saudi Arabia. I would say that the cost can vary drastically from person to person. If you are on a tight budget, I would recommend buying food from markets if possible instead of restaurants, and also using public transportation. If possible, you can make some friends on the plane or in the hotel to share cab costs with, which will reduce transportation costs.
What do I need to buy during Umrah?
Here is a list of products you would need during umrah:
- Sandals (Especially when going to mosque)
- Small bag to your carry belongings
- Lot of water
- Hand sanitizer
- Marriage certificate for women
- Ihram clothing for women
- Dates for energie during the day
- Gifts for family