A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Ankara vs. Copenhagen for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ankara or Copenhagen?

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 Ankara and Copenhagen. 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: Ankara or Copenhagen?

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.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It has a small town vibe but is still a cosmopolitan city with lots of shopping, culture, and nightlife. It's a very safe and comfortable city that is easy to explore on foot. Copenhagen is the birthplace of many old fairytales, but also has modern, world class architecture and a liberal vibe. The people of Copenhagen are diverse and international. Most residents are Danes, but some come from Germany and Sweden and there are also many Middle Eastern immigrants.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Turkey, The Best Tours for Seniors to Turkey, The Best Adventure Tours to Denmark, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Denmark.


Which place is cheaper, Copenhagen or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $117, while the average daily cost in Copenhagen is $212. 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 Ankara and Copenhagen in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $57
    Copenhagen $91
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $114
    Copenhagen $182
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Copenhagen

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Copenhagen? 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 Ankara


Hotels in Copenhagen


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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: Ankara Hotel Prices and Copenhagen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Copenhagen $73
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.04
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $111
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $111
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenboğa Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $64
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $78

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Copenhagen

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


  • Bicycle Renting
    $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copenhagen

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

  • Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to Copenhagen Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $105
  • Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to Copenhagen Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $211
  • Copenhagen City to Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE)- Departure Private Transfer: $78
  • Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)- Departure Private Transfer: $105
  • Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE)- Departure Private Transfer: $78
  • Copenhagen Port, Airport & City Private Transfer: $128
  • Copenhagen Private Transfer from Copenhagen city centre to Copenhagen airport: $163
  • Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE) to Copenhagen Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $78
  • Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE) to Copenhagen Port- RoundTrip Private Transfer: $155
  • Copenhagen hotel or address to Malmö City - Private Round-Trip Transfer: $260
  • Copenhagen hotel/address to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)- Departure Private Transfer: $105
  • Copenhagen hotel/address to Malmö City - Private Arrival Transfer: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Copenhagen?

Prices for flights to both Copenhagen and Ankara 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
    Ankara $33
    Copenhagen $62
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $0.36

Typical Food Prices in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Hot Dogs
    $15

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Copenhagen

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $36
  • Small Group Guided Food Tour and Street Art Visit to Norrebro: $45
  • Copenhagen Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $125
  • The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour: $149
  • Private Authentic Home Indian Cooking & Dining Experience: $149

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Copenhagen $31
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
    $0.25

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Ankara : Highlights Walking Tour: $49
  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour: $270
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $222
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private Walking tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $32
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia 6 Nights 7 Days Tour: $1,242
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165

Typical Entertainment Prices in Copenhagen

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Copenhagen's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Boat Tour
    $8.72
  • Coffee
    $14

Tours and Activities in Copenhagen

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

  • Danish Design: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Castle Island’s Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Slotsholmen: $5.99
  • Copenhagen Freetown Christiania Quest Experience: $6.65
  • Copenhagen Little Mermaid Quest Experience: $6.65
  • Copenhagen Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.66
  • Christiania Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.76
  • Copenhagen's Royal History: A Self-Guided Walking Tour: $7.99
  • Monstour: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Danish Folk Legends: $7.99
  • The Philosopher's Last Walk: An audio tour on the life of Søren Kierkegaard: $7.99
  • Historical Pod Walk Tour on the Slaves of Copenhagen: $14
  • Half Day Self-Guided Audio Walking Private Tour in Copenhagen : $15
  • GhostWalk Self-Guided Audio Experience from StoryHunt: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Copenhagen $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Copenhagen

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

  • Pub Crawl Copenhagen: $45


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

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


Which is Bigger, Ankara or Copenhagen?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Copenhagen. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Copenhagen, 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.