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

Should you visit Ankara or Lahore?

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 Lahore. 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 Lahore?

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.

Lahore

As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.

Which place is cheaper, Lahore or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $123, while the average daily cost in Lahore is $57. 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 Lahore in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $60
    Lahore $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $120
    Lahore $74
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Lahore

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Lahore? 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 Lahore


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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 Lahore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $39
    Lahore $10
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 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
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Ankara Private Arrival Transfer from Airport to City hotels: $75
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $71
  • Ankara Esenbo─ča Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $67
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer : $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival : $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $140

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Lahore?

Prices for flights to both Lahore 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 $34
    Lahore $14
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $0.37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Street Food Tour of Lahore's Walled City : $85
  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110
  • Private Street Food Tour of Lahore: $165
  • Full Day Lahore Private Guided Food Tour: $299

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $36
    Lahore $5.10
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
    $0.26

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Ankara Private Walking Tour: $269
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $219
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private custom tour with a local guide: $56
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • From Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour: $339
  • Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour: $443
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Private Guided Walking Tour in Ankara: $55

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $20
  • Lahori Food Experience: $32
  • Wahga Border Flag Ceremony & Shalimar Garden Private Tour: $70
  • Lahore Guided Tour: $77
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore : $90
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $90
  • Lahore Half Day Private Tuk Tuk ( Trishaw ) Guided Tour : $95
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $102
  • Rangeela Rickshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Rangeela Rikshaw Walled City Guided Tour Lahore : $110
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip : $120
  • 1 Day Rohtas Fort & Khewra Salt Mines Tour: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $16
    Lahore $4.91


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

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


Which is Bigger, Ankara or Lahore?

Lahore has a larger population, and is about 79% larger than the population of Ankara. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Lahore, 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.

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