A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Amman vs. Ankara for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Amman or Ankara?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Amman and Ankara. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Amman

Amman is the largest city in of the Hashemite Kingdom of the country of Jordan. It is also the capital city of Jordan and has a population of over four million people. Many people use Amman as a base for venturing out into the rest of Jordan and other surrounding countries. There are many things to see and do in Amman.

Ankara

Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.

Which city is cheaper, Ankara or Amman?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Amman is $88, while the average daily cost in Ankara is $30. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Amman and Ankara in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $39
    Ankara $14
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $78
    Ankara $28

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $19
    Ankara $4.99
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amman

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amman:


  • Bus Ride (for Two)
    $0.71
  • RIde to Airport
    $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman

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

  • (Price per vehicle 4-Pax) Airport Transfer to/from Amman or Dead Sea Or K.H.B: $50
  • Airport Private Transfer to/from Amman or Dead Sea or K.H.B: $53
  • Airport Transfer To/From Amman: $50
  • Airport Transfer to/from Madaba or Dead Sea or Amman or K.H.B: $45
  • Airport Transfer, Pick-up and Drop-off: $25
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to Amman City: $68
  • Airport Transfers Upon Arrival to the Dead Sea: $104
  • Airport or Amman Transfer to/from Karak or Dana: $140
  • Airport transfer, Amman, Jordan: $25
  • Amman Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Departure Transfer: $27
  • Amman Airport Private Group Arrival Transfer: $120

Typical Local Transportation prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:


  • Metro Ride
    $0.07
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $622
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $622
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $70
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Safranbolu Town: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Konya City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $173
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kartalkaya Ski Resort: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Ilgaz National Park: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Hattusa Ancient City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $173
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Eskişehir City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Cappadocia Region: $314

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Ankara?

Prices for flights to both Ankara and Amman 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
    Amman $27
    Ankara $11
Typical Food prices in Amman

For Amman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Pastries
    $4.23
  • Tea
    $5.64

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amman

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

  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $51
  • Amman City Tour & Food Tour Combo: $69
  • Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Lunch or Dinner: $71
  • Private Kan Zaman Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $76
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Half Day Cooking Class in Amman: $96
  • Downtown Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $123
  • Contemporary Amman by Night (Dinner Included): $155
  • Romantic Dinner for Two in Amman: $160

Typical Food prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:


  • A Quick Lunch
    $0.67

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $25
    Ankara $9.94

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • Discover the hidden gems of Amman's Rainbow street on an audio walking tour: $5.00
  • Private Full-Day Petra Tour with Lunch from Amman: $19
  • Half Day Amman Private City Tour: $22
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed) and Abo Jaber Caves: $25
  • Half Day Private Tour to Iraq al-Amir (Qasr al-‘Abed): $25
  • Half Day Private Tour To Dead Sea: $26
  • JR The Wine Experience: $27
  • Amman Private City Tour: $29
  • Exceptional "Jordanian Hennah" Experience In Amman: $37
  • Private Dead Sea Cheap Tour ! Half Day From Amman: $39
  • Citadel, Amphitheatre, Rainbow Street, Famous mosques, ALL in Amman Private Tour: $40
  • Jerash & Amman City Tour Day Trip from Amman: $41

Typical Entertainment prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Underground City
    $0.47

Tours and Activities in Ankara

Here are a few actual costs in Ankara for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 20-Day St.Paul Missionary Tour: $6,610
  • 4 Days Ankara Hattusas Cappadocia Tour - YK227: $679
  • 5 Days Ankara Hattusas Cappadocia Tours By Bus By Plane - YUKI TOUR AK7: $771
  • Ankara Tour: $252
  • Ankara, Gordion, Cappadocia 1 day tour - CAP30: $427
  • Ankara, Gordion, Hattusas, Cappadocia 2 days private tour - CAP41: $505
  • Private Tour with a Local: $34
  • Cer Modern Entrance Ticket: $5.97
  • Daily Ankara Tour: $265
  • Daily Hattusas / Boğazköy Tour: $341
  • Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour: $396
  • Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours: $136

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $11
    Ankara $5.07

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

Also in Amman, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting Experience: $24
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour In Amman: $64


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Ankara, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Ankara much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Ankara is in Europe, 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 Ankara would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Ankara 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 Amman would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amman than you might in Ankara.

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