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

Should you visit Amman or Antalya?

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 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Amman or Antalya?

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.

Antalya

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 place 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 $110, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $155. 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 Amman and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Antalya $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Antalya $116
Compare Hotels in Amman and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Antalya? 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 Amman


Hotels in Antalya


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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: Amman Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Antalya $116
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:

  • transfers Queen Alia Airport or Amman from/to Petra: $242
  • Wadi Rum transfer from - to Amman: $323
  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to or from Amman or Airport: $150
  • Transfer from Amman or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $99
  • Transfer From Airport To Amman: $28
  • Transfer Amman To/From Petra: $200
  • Shuttle Transfer from Amman to Jerusalem: $79
  • Queen Alia Intl Airport Private Transfer to Amman City or Hotels: $20
  • Queen Alia International Airport Transfers To Amman, Petra.: $257
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfers: $43
  • Private departure transfer from Amman to airport: $30
  • Private Transfers Amman to Dead Sea, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum & vice versa: $73

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: $88
  • fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer: $77
  • Yacht Tour to Suluada Island from Antalya with transfer and lunch: $28
  • Turkey Antalya Airport Transfer Service VIP Transfer AYT: $46
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya HTL-APT (AYT): $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya APT-HTL (AYT): $19
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $86
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Side: $75
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $81
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $75
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Side: $142
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $92

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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $34
    Antalya $27
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:

  • Amman:Home resturant lunch and dinner: $37
  • Private 2 Hour Cooking Class with the Locals in Amman: $51
  • Private Day or Night Amman Sightseeing - Optional Cooking or Wine Tasting Tour : $51
  • 3 course dinner with a sommelier: $56
  • Private Lunch or Dinner at a Local Traditional Restaurant in Amman: $71
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Private Panoramic Tour of Amman with Local Lunch or Dinner: $90
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $109
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Arak Experience: $160
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner with Wine Experience : $173

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Antalya $49

Tours and Activities in Amman

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

  • From Amman :Private day tour to Jerash and Ajloun: $81
  • Full Day Tour in Baptism Site, Mount Nebo and Madaba: $90
  • Tour to the hidden Kingdom of the north: $300
  • Um Qais Private Tour Enjoy The History And Stunning Scenery.: $130
  • 01 Day Tour to Dead Sea From Amman: $220
  • 1 Day Tour to Amman Jerash and Ajloun castle : $150
  • 1 Day Tour: Amman and Jerash: $176
  • 1-Day Tour: Amman and Dead Sea: $161
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman : $145
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $170
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Wadi Mujib Independent Tour from Amman: $271
  • 1Day Private spiritual Tour to Amman Madaba Baptism site Dead Sea: $150

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour: $77
  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • !!!All inclusive Antalya city tour: $66
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $48
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Antalya: $50
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Antalya $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

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

  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Amman: $64


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

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


Which is Bigger, Amman or Antalya?

Amman has a larger population, and is about 68% larger than the population of Antalya. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Antalya, 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.


When is the best time to visit Amman or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Amman experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Amman or Antalya in the Summer?

Both Antalya and Amman are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Antalya for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Amman is cooler than Antalya. Typically, the summer temperatures in Amman in July average around 25°C (77°F), and Antalya averages at about 28°C (83°F).

It's quite sunny in Antalya. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amman. Amman usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Antalya during summer. Amman gets 364 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 376 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Amman usually receives more rain than Antalya. Amman gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Amman 25°C (77°F) 
    Antalya 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Amman or Antalya in the Autumn?

Both Antalya and Amman during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Antalya in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Amman is generally around the same temperature as Antalya. Daily temperatures in Amman average around 20°C (68°F), and Antalya fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Amman. In the autumn, Amman often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Amman gets 274 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 251 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets less rain in October than Antalya. Amman gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Amman 20°C (68°F) 
    Antalya 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Amman or Antalya in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Amman and Antalya. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Amman year-round. Also, most visitors come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Amman is cooler than Antalya in the winter. The daily temperature in Amman averages around 8°C (46°F) in January, and Antalya fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

Amman usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during winter. Amman gets 184 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 161 hours of full sun in the winter.

Antalya receives a lot of rain in the winter. Amman gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Amman usually receives less rain than Antalya. Amman gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Amman 8°C (46°F) 
    Antalya 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Amman or Antalya in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Amman as well as Antalya. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Amman is around the same temperature as Antalya. Typically, the spring temperatures in Amman in April average around 16°C (61°F), and Antalya averages at about 16°C (62°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Amman this time of the year. In the spring, Amman often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Amman gets 269 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 243 hours of full sun.

Amman usually gets less rain in April than Antalya. Amman gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Amman 16°C (61°F) 
    Antalya 16°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Antalya and Amman

Amman Antalya
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (46°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 9°C (48°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 26 mm (1 in) 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 10°C (50°F) 138 mm (5.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in)


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