A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Addis Ababa vs. Yogyakarta for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta?

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, also called Yogya, Jogja, and Jogjakarta, is Java's hub of culture and art, and is the top-visited destination on the island. While Jakarta is the most populated and industrially-developed city in Indonesia, Yogya has managed to progress without losing its cultural charm, as illustrated in its well-kept traditional Indonesian architecture.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Indonesia, and The Best Eco Tours in Indonesia.


Which place is cheaper, Yogyakarta or Addis Ababa?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Addis Ababa is $67, while the average daily cost in Yogyakarta is $56. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Addis Ababa and Yogyakarta in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Yogyakarta $36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Yogyakarta $72
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Yogyakarta

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Addis Ababa


Hotels in Yogyakarta


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Addis Ababa Hotel Prices and Yogyakarta Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.81
    Yogyakarta $1.30
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

Also for Addis Ababa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $21
  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $19
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Yogyakarta

Also for Yogyakarta, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer From or To: Yogyakarta,Bromo,Ijen,Ketapang,Bali: $250
  • Private Transfer from Kembanglimus to Yogyakarta Airport (JOG): $169
  • Private Transfer from Wanurejo to Yogyakarta Airport (JOG): $169
  • Private Transfer from Yogyakarta Airport (JOG) to Kembanglimus: $168
  • Private Transfer from Yogyakarta Airport (JOG) to Pekuncen Pegandon: $168
  • Private Transfer from Yogyakarta Airport (JOG) to South Rejowinangun: $168
  • Private Transfer from Yogyakarta Airport (JOG) to Wanurejo: $168
  • Jepara & One Way Private Transfer: $110
  • Layover Tour w/ Entry Tickets & Airport Transfer: $94
  • Semarang & Transfer To The Hotel or Airport: $93
  • Private Transfer from Tirtoadi to Yogyakarta Airport (JOG): $93
  • Private Transfer from Condong Catur to Yogyakarta Airport (JOG): $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta?

Prices for flights to both Yogyakarta and Addis Ababa change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Addis Ababa $17
    Yogyakarta $11
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:


  • Slice of Cake
    $0.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

For Addis Ababa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Cooking class in Addis Ababa: $76
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $95
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $108
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $150
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150
  • Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers: $154
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa: $168
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $240

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Yogyakarta

For Yogyakarta, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Morning Food Tour with Tasting: $22
  • Morning Food Tour in Yogyakarta: $25
  • Kotagede Night Food Tour: $27
  • Yogyakarta Historical Walking and Food Tour: $30
  • Yogyakarta Evening Walking and Food Tour: $30
  • Indonesian Cooking Class in Yogyakarta: $30
  • Yogyakarta : Guided City Walk and Food Tour: $31
  • Prambanan temple afternoon tour and dinner: $33
  • Prawirotaman Night Food Tour: $35
  • Prawirotaman Night Food Tour: $35
  • Night Walking and Food Tour: $36
  • Ramayana Ballet Performance with Dinner: $38

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $8.06
    Yogyakarta $16

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Addis Ababa.

  • Airport Layover Tour | Addis highlights, National Palace, Coffee Ceremony: $200
  • 2 Days Awash National Park Safari Tours: $295
  • 3 Days Visiting Harar and Dire Dawa Tours: $480
  • 4 Hours Addis Ababa highlights city tour from Bole airport: $75
  • 5 Days Visiting Tigray Churches Tours: $1,200
  • 9 Days Omo Valley and Danakil Danakil Depression tour: $3,854
  • A Guided Tour of Addis Ababa That Includes a City Viewpoint: $66
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65
  • Addis Ababa - Half Day City Tour: $180
  • Addis Ababa : City Tour with Amazing views and cultural meal: $89
  • Addis Ababa Authentic Private City Tour: $75
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55

Tours and Activities in Yogyakarta

For Yogyakarta, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Yogyakarta Jomblang Cave Day Tour (PRIVATE TOUR): $88
  • 1 Day Yogyakarta tour ( Borobudur temple, Merapi Lava Tour, Prambanan Temple): $76
  • 1 day Yogyakarta Tour Jomblang cave and Pindul Cave tubing: $72
  • 1 day tour Borobudur and Prambanan Temples : $69
  • 1 day tour borobudur temple,prambanan temple,plaosan temple: $72
  • 1-Day Yogyakarta City Tour Prangtritis Beach - PRIVATE Tour with GUIDE: $139
  • 1-Day Yogyakarta Javanese Culture - PRIVATE TOUR with GUIDE: $198
  • 1-Day Yogyakarta Merapi Borobudur - PRIVATE Tour with GUIDE: $183
  • 1-Day Yogyakarta Prambanan Breksi Ijo Temple - PRIVATE Tour with Guide: $183
  • 1-Day Yogyakarta Timang Pengger - PRIVATE Tour with GUIDE: $183
  • 10 hours Borobudur & Prambanan Temple with Tour Guide.: $25
  • 2 Days Tour to Mount Merbabu from Yogyakarta : $280

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.66
    Yogyakarta $4.82

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $65
  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $69


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Addis Ababa and Yogyakarta, we can see that Addis Ababa is more expensive. And not only is Yogyakarta much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Addis Ababa is in Africa and Yogyakarta is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Yogyakarta would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Yogyakarta and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Addis Ababa would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Addis Ababa than you might in Yogyakarta.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Addis Ababa Expensive? and Is Yogyakarta Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Yogyakarta?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Yogyakarta. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Yogyakarta, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.