A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Ankara vs. Aswan

Should you visit Ankara or Aswan?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Ankara and Aswan. WeÔÇÖll 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.

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.

Aswan

Lounging along the Nile like Egyptian royalty is a fantasy for most world travelers. If you want to do it without the hustle and bustle of Cairo, there's always Aswan. This city in the south of Egypt is the smallest of the three major cities on the Nile. Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan's 275,00 people include a large portion of Nubians ľ mostly resettled from their flooded homeland.

Which city is cheaper, Aswan or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $61, while the average daily cost in Aswan is $19. 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 Ankara and Aswan in more detail.




Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $56 for a double occupancy room in Ankara.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $7.98. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Aswan the cost is $16 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $28
    Aswan $7.98
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $56
    Aswan $16


Food

The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Ankara for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

On average, meal and food prices in Aswan cost around $5.86 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 $2.34.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Ankara $23
    Aswan $5.86
Typical Food prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $1.34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aswan

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Aswan.

  • Nubian Dinner With Enchanted Events: $35
  • Nubian Dinner at Nubian Village: $49
  • Dinner on board a cruise on the Nile: $59
  • Private 3-Hour Nubian Party with Dinner and Pickup in Aswan: $75
  • Nubian Dinner with enchanted events: $86


Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $9.98 per day to get around in Ankara.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $6.94 per day to get around in Aswan.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $9.98
    Aswan $6.94
Typical Local Transportation prices in Ankara

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.15
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Esenbo─ča Airport Transfer: $15
  • Private Airport Transfer: Esenbo─ča International Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $20
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Ankara to Esenbo─ča International Airport (ESB): $20
  • Arrival Private Transfer Ankara Airport ESB to Ankara City by Standard Sedan: $33
  • Departure Private Transfer Ankara City to Ankara Airport ESB by Standard Sedan: $35
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $38
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $38
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Ankara ESB Airport to Ankara City by Minivan: $47
  • Departure Private Transfer from Ankara City to Ankara Airport ESB by Minivan: $49
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $49
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $49
  • Ankara Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $51

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aswan

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aswan:

  • Arrival Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotels or Nile Cruise in Aswan: $40
  • Aswan : 3-Days GUIDED Tours to Aswan, Abu Simbel and Luxor & All Transfers: $149
  • Aswan Airport Arrival Transfer: $45
  • Aswan Airport Arrival Transfer: $16
  • Aswan Airport Arrival Transfer: $36
  • Aswan Airport Departure Transfer: $20
  • Aswan Airport Departure Transfer: $36
  • Aswan Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $28
  • Aswan Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $9.00
  • Aswan Airport Private Departure Transfer: $28
  • Aswan Airport Private Departure Transfer: $9.00
  • Aswan Airport Transfer Pick-up or Drop-off - One Way: $20


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $20 per person, per day in Ankara. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $4.35 per person, per day in Aswan. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $20
    Aswan $4.35
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
    $0.93

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Cer Modern Entrance Ticket: $5.97
  • Cappadocia Hiking & Underground City Tour: $47
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $140
  • ─░stanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar: $150
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $198
  • Private Tour of Historical Ankara City: $242
  • Ankara Tour: $252
  • Daily Ankara Tour: $265
  • Daily Hattusas / Bo─čazk├Ây Tour: $341
  • Ankara, Gordion, Cappadocia 1 day tour - CAP30: $427
  • Private Tour of the Hittite Sites: $455
  • Ankara, Gordion, Hattusas, Cappadocia 2 days private tour - CAP41: $505

Typical Entertainment prices in Aswan

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Aswan are as follows:


  • Temple Kom Ombo for Two
    $3.83

Tours and Activities in Aswan

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Aswan are as follows:

  • Biking city tour in Aswan: $10
  • Tour to High Dam, The Obelisk & Philae Temple by Boat: $14
  • Half Day tour St Simon Monastery in Aswan: $14
  • Aswan City Tour by Horse Carriage Start from 10$: $19
  • Aswan City Tour by Horse Carriage: $20
  • Aswan City Tour By Horse And Carriage: $20
  • Aswan City Tour by Horse Carriage: $21
  • Aswan tour ( the temple of philae - high dam ): $23
  • cheap trip : Tour to Abu Simbel Temple: $24
  • cheap trip : Tour to Abu Simbel Temple: $24
  • cheap trip : Tour to Abu Simbel Temple: $24
  • cheap trip : Tour to Abu Simbel Temple: $24


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Ankara may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $10 per day on alcoholic beverages.

The average person spends about $3.07 on alcoholic beverages in Aswan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $10
    Aswan $3.07



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

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