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 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 $25. 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 Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $39
    Antalya $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $78
    Antalya $24
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 $19
    Antalya $3.93
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amman

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


  • Bus Ride (for Two)
    $0.70
  • RIde to Airport
    $28

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: $116
  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to/from Amman or Airport: $45
  • Transfers only: $75
  • Transfers: $45
  • Transfer from QAIA to Amman Hotel: $48
  • Transfer from Amman to Jerash and back to Amman at the same day: $60
  • Transfer from Amman City or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $94
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotels or vise versa: $38
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea Hotel: $127
  • Transfer from Amman Airport to Dead Sea: $55
  • Transfer from Airport/Amman hotel to Petra: $87
  • Transfer from Airport to Dead Sea: $80

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: $76
  • fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer: $75
  • Vip Transfer (private Car ): $53
  • Transfers: $5.00
  • Skip the Line:Antalya Aquarium &Wildpark Reptile House Ticket w/Transfer Upgrade: $52
  • Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium and XD Cinema Combo Ticket with Transfer Upgrade: $53
  • Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Ticket with Optional Transfer: $39
  • Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Full-Access Ticket with Transfer Upgrade: $73
  • Private transfer: Antalya to Antalya Airport (AYT): $33
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre: $150
  • Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia: $213
  • Private Transfer from Antalya City, Lara-Kundu Areas to Antalya Airport: $42

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 $27
    Antalya $8.19
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

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: $83

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $25
    Antalya $6.51

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: $842
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman: $128
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Jerash Independent Tour from Amman: $221
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $141
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Wadi Mujib Independent Tour from Amman: $271
  • 10-Day Jordan and Holy Land Tour from Amman: $3,900
  • 17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea: $4,915
  • 2 Days Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea: $380
  • 2 Days Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from and to Amman: $275
  • 2 Days Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba from Amman: $133
  • 2 days 1 night in wadi rum including Dead Sea And Petra tour: $398
  • 2 – Night Private Overnight Aqaba Independent Tour from Amman: $297

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: $142
  • A Day at Kas Beach Tour: $671
  • Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya: $7.46
  • Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure: $59
  • Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience: $103
  • Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch: $61
  • Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova: $65
  • Antalya City Tour: $81
  • Antalya City Tour - ANT2: $122
  • Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour: $80
  • Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples: $300
  • Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip and Duden Waterfalls: $45

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $11
    Antalya $3.65

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 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.


When is the best time to visit Amman or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Amman experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm 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. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm tropical climate that lasts 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 are around 25°C (77°F), and Antalya is 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. Amman attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. 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. Temperatures in Amman average around 20°C (68°F), and Antalya stays 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. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Amman throughout the year. 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 temperature in Amman is usually 8°C (46°F) in January, and Antalya stays 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. Plenty of visitors come to Amman because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. 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 are around 16°C (61°F), and Antalya is 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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