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Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey

How much does it cost to travel to Cappadocia?

You should plan to spend around $160 (TRY4,900) per day on your vacation in Cappadocia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $52 (TRY1,602) on meals
  • $54 (TRY1,644) on local transportation
  • $111 (TRY3,408) on hotels

A one week trip to Cappadocia for two people costs, on average, $2,236 (TRY68,596). 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
    $160
    TRY4,900
  • One Week Per person
    $1,118
    TRY34,298
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,236
    TRY68,596
  • One Month Per person
    $4,792
    TRY146,992
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,236
    TRY68,596
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,473
    TRY137,192
  • One Month For a couple
    $9,584
    TRY293,983
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cappadocia cost?

A one week trip to Cappadocia usually costs around $1,118 (TRY34,298) for one person and $2,236 (TRY68,596) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cappadocia on average costs around $2,236 (TRY68,596) for one person and $4,473 (TRY137,192) 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 Cappadocia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cappadocia on average costs around $4,792 (TRY146,992) for one person and $9,584 (TRY293,983) 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 Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia expensive to visit?

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

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Cappadocia is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Tampere or Odense.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) TRY3,408 ($111)
Local Transportation 1 TRY1,644 ($54)
Food 2 TRY1,602 ($52)
Entertainment 1 TRY3,085 ($101)
Alcohol 2 TRY298 - 895 ($10 - 29)
Accommodation Budget in Cappadocia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cappadocia is $56 (TRY1,704). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cappadocia is $111 (TRY3,408). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $56
    TRY1,704
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $111
    TRY3,408

Hotel Prices in Cappadocia

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cappadocia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $57. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cappadocia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cappadocia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $54 (TRY1,644) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cappadocia.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $54
    TRY1,644

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Food Budget in Cappadocia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Cappadocia can vary, the average cost of food in Cappadocia is $52 (TRY1,602) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cappadocia should cost around $21 (TRY641) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cappadocia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $52
    TRY1,602

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What did other people spend on Food in Cappadocia?

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


  • Cookies
    TRY1.00


Entertainment Budget in Cappadocia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Cappadocia typically cost an average of $101 (TRY3,085) 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.
    $101
    TRY3,085

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Cappadocia?

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


  • Underground City Entrance for Two
    TRY30
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    TRY578
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    TRY115
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    TRY122
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    TRY15
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    TRY100
  • Turkish Bath
    TRY70
  • Hot air ballooning
    TRY405


Alcohol Budget in Cappadocia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $19 (TRY596) on alcoholic beverages in Cappadocia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $19
    TRY596

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2023
Cappadocia On a Budget
Cappadocia Cappadocia at Night
Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Cappadocia is located in inland Turkey at a high altitude. This gives the area a continental climate with hot and dry summers and cold and snowy winters. In general rainfall is sparse and the area is semi-arid.
Sights
Plenty of amazing underground cities and structures are open to visitors in the area. If you're short on time and hope to see several things in one day, it may be best to visit the underground cities on a tour. If you're looking for a more independent experience, it's easy to catch a local bus or taxi and make your way there on your own. In the end, the price of the two options is somewhat comparable, so it is best to decide how you want to visit instead of looking at price alone.

Other sights include the old Greek houses in Sinasos, the Goreme Open Air Museum, Ihlara Canyon and Gumusler Monastery.
Neighborhoods
Cappadocia is a region that includes several interesting towns. Goreme is the most popular town in the area. It is also centrally located and offers many opportunities to stay in cave hotels. It's central location makes it easy to reach the many nearby hikes. It's easy to arrive by bus and find accommodation after arrival, but if you're traveling during peak season your options may be more limited. If you have your heart set on staying in a cave hotel, you should likely make reservations in advance. The town's bus station in right in the middle of town. You'll also find a handful of restaurants and shops, as well as a market where you can buy food for a picnic lunch if you're planning on doing some longer hikes.

The nearby towns of Ortahisar and Uchisar have rock castles worth visiting. Two of the more popular hikes are Guvercinlik (Pigeon) Valley and Rose Valley. Nevsehir is the main province in Cappadocia and Urgup is the largest town. Avanos is a pottery town and Mustafapasa is an old Greek village.

Activities
Hiking is the most obvious activity in Cappadocia. There are many different hiking trails through the different valleys in the area. Hiking in this area is breathtaking and completely free of charge. Make sure you grab a map before you head out so that you can pick a trail that meets your needs. Popular valleys for hiking include Guvercinlik, or Pigeon Valley and Rose Valley. Pigeon Valley is located between Goreme and Uchisar. There's a four kilometer trail that can be picked up near the Ataman Hotel on the southern side of Goreme. Rose Valley is a beautiful green valley that also has some great trails.

Other interesting activities include going to the underground cities and visiting castles. If you're looking for a splurge, a popular activity is to take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the area.
Food and Dining
Restaurants in Cappadocia are generally concentrated in the towns and cities. Goreme offers visitors a good selection of reasonably priced restaurants, and many of the hotels also have meals available. Popular dishes include dried apricots and grapes, Manti, which is a ravioli made with minced meat and served with yoghurt and garlic sauce, Testi Kebap, which is meat and vegetables prepared in a clay pot, and pastirmali kuru fasulye, which is white beans with spiced meat. Kebab and pide dishes are also widely available.

Transportation
If you're arriving in Cappadocia, there is a regional airport, as well as plenty of bus connections from Turkey's major cities. Read up on how to get to Cappadocia from Istanbul here if you're making your way straight there.

Cappadocia is a large region and many of the attractions are spread out. If you're hoping to explore many different parts of the region then hiring a car may be your best option. Public transportation is generally limited due to the low population density of the area. A Dolums (minibus) service operates between many of the towns. From Goreme there is hourly, or every other hour connections to most of the larger towns such as Avanos or Urgup. Often the buses stop in the late afternoon so make sure you consult a schedule before beginning your trip. Tour packages also take visitors around the region and are reasonably priced. The price includes transportation, and this is probably the most efficient way to get around if you are short on time.


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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.