A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Amman vs. Cappadocia

Should you visit Amman or Cappadocia?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Amman and Cappadocia. 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

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.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Which city is cheaper, Cappadocia or Amman?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Amman is $56, while the average daily cost in Cappadocia is $35. 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 Cappadocia in more detail.




Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Amman, $48 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Amman, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $24, such as in a hostel.

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $24 in Cappadocia For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $24
    Cappadocia $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $48
    Cappadocia $24


Food

In Amman travelers spend around $17 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.

Food in Cappadocia costs travelers about $14 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $17
    Cappadocia $14
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 Cappadocia

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


  • Cookies
    $0.12


Local Transportation

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 $11 on transportation in Amman on average per day.

To get around in Cappadocia, the average visitor spends $11 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $11
    Cappadocia $11
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:

  • Jordan Explorer Tour 4 Days Amman & Petra & Dead Sea With Hotel & Transfers Inc: $985
  • Jerash & Ajloun (Luxury transfer available): $424
  • Private Transfer from Amman Queen Alia Airport to Hotel in Aqaba: $299
  • Private Transfer from Amman to Petra, Wadi Musa: $259
  • Petra Day Tour Transfers Only from Amman: $251
  • Amman Airport to Wadi Rum Private Transfer: $213
  • Petra Transfer From/To Amman: $200
  • Private Transfer from Queen Alia Airport, Amman to Petra: $181
  • Amman or Airport or Madaba Transfer to/from Wadi Rum: $173
  • Private Transfer From Amman Airport To Petra: $160
  • Private Transfer From Amman Airport To Petra: $154
  • Private Transfer from Queen Alia Airport to Araba Border: $153

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

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

  • Shared Airport Transfer Service: $12
  • Cappadocia Private Airport Transfers: $24


Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Amman, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $13 per day, per person.

In Cappadocia, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $17 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $13
    Cappadocia $17

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

Typical Entertainment prices in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Underground City Entrance for Two
    $3.51
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    $68
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    $13
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    $14
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    $1.75
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    $12
  • Turkish Bath
    $8.18
  • Hot air ballooning
    $47
  • Goreme open air museum
    $2.34
  • Bellydancing Show
    $15

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Day Tour: $61
  • Cappadocia Heritage 1 Day Private Tour: $545
  • Cappadocia Highlights Small-Group Tour by Minibus: $61
  • Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch: $18
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour: $184
  • Cappadocia Tour: 2-Day Discovery Tour from Istanbul: $387
  • Cappadocia Tour: Underground City, Caravanserai & Salt Lake: $72
  • Customizable Private Tour in a Minivan: $205
  • Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide: $53
  • Full-Day Highlights Tour: $28
  • Full-Day Private Custom Tour: $58
  • Full-Day Private Discovery of Anatolian Art Tour: $69


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Amman spend on average $18 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Cappadocia, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $12.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $18
    Cappadocia $12

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Private Half-Day Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour: $79



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Cappadocia, we can see that Amman is more expensive. And not only is Cappadocia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia.

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