Should you visit Amman or Antalya?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Amman and Antalya. 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. So, let's dig into it.
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.
Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.
Which city is cheaper, Antalya 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 Antalya is $54. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Amman and Antalya in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Amman, $78 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Amman, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $39, such as in a hostel.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $52 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
In Amman travelers spend around $27 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $18 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $7.20.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Amman
For Amman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
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:
Amman City Tour & Food Tour Combo:
Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Lunch or Dinner:
Private Kan Zaman Lunch or Dinner from Amman:
Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman:
Half Day Cooking Class in Amman:
Downtown Amman by Night (Dinner Included):
Contemporary Amman by Night (Dinner Included):
Romantic Dinner for Two in Amman:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya
For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Amman than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $19 on transportation in Amman on average per day.
Antalya's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $8.73 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amman
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amman:
Bus Ride (for Two)
RIde to Airport
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman
Also for Amman, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Wadi Rum Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport:
Wadi Rum Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport:
Transfer from QAIA to Amman Hotel:
Transfer from Amman to Jerash and back to Amman at the same day:
Transfer from Amman City or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour:
Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotels or vise versa:
Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotel:
Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea:
Transfer from Airport/Amman hotel to Petra:
Transfer from Airport to Dead Sea:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya
Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
olympos cable car with transfer from antalya:
fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer:
Vip Transfer (private Car ):
Skip the Line:Antalya Aquarium &Wildpark Reptile House Ticket w/Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium and XD Cinema Combo Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Ticket with Optional Transfer:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Full-Access Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Private transfer: Antalya to Antalya Airport (AYT):
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya City, Lara-Kundu Areas to Antalya Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Antalya?
Prices for flights to both Antalya 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Amman, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $25 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Amman
For Amman, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
1-Night Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Ammanm:
1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Jerash Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman:
1-Night Private Overnight Wadi Mujib Independent Tour from Amman:
10-Day Jordan and Holy Land Tour from Amman:
17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea:
2 Days Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea:
2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman:
2 Days Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba from Amman:
2 days 1 night in wadi rum including Dead Sea And Petra tour:
2 – Night Private Overnight Aqaba Independent Tour from Amman:
Tours and Activities in Antalya
For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-Day Cappadocia Tour:
A Day at Kas Beach Tour:
Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya:
Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure:
Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience:
Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch:
Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova:
Antalya City Tour:
Antalya City Tour - ANT2:
Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour:
Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples:
Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip:
Typically, people visiting Amman spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $8.11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
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:
Private Wine Tasting Tour In Amman:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Antalya, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Antalya 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 Antalya would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antalya 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 Antalya.
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