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

Should you visit Ankara or Lahore?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare 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. 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.

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 city 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 $62, while the average daily cost in Lahore is $75. 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 Lahore 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.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Lahore, $98 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Lahore, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $49, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $28
    Lahore $49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $56
    Lahore $98

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.

While meal prices in Lahore can vary, the average travelers spends about $18 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lahore should cost around $7.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lahore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Ankara $23
    Lahore $18
Typical Food prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $1.36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lahore

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

  • Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience: $110

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $10 per day to get around in Ankara.

To get around in Lahore, the average visitor spends $13 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.
    Ankara $10
    Lahore $13
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
    $0.59

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $622
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $622
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Amasra Town: $376
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Safranbolu Town: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Abant National Park: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Cappadocia Region: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kartalkaya Ski Resort: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Ilgaz National Park: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Hattusa Ancient City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Eskişehir City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Konya City: $314
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $173

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore

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

  • Airport Transfer: $60
  • Chauffeur: Lahore Airport Round Trip Private Transfers: $40
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival: $30
  • Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure: $30
  • Lahore Airport Transfer: $221
  • Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers: $120

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.





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.

In Lahore, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $6.70 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $20
    Lahore $6.70
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
    $0.94

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • 20-Day St.Paul Missionary Tour: $6,610
  • 4 Days Ankara Hattusas Cappadocia Tour - YK227: $679
  • 5 Days Ankara Hattusas Cappadocia Tours By Bus By Plane - YUKI TOUR AK7: $771
  • Ankara Tour: $252
  • Ankara, Gordion, Cappadocia 1 day tour - CAP30: $427
  • Ankara, Gordion, Hattusas, Cappadocia 2 days private tour - CAP41: $505
  • Cappadocia Hiking & Underground City Tour: $47
  • Cer Modern Entrance Ticket: $5.97
  • Daily Ankara Tour: $265
  • Daily Hattusas / Boğazköy Tour: $341
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $140
  • Private Tour of Historical Ankara City: $242

Tours and Activities in Lahore

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

  • Lahore Big Bus City Tour: $19
  • Lahore Heritage Guided Tour: $40
  • Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore: $80
  • Ladies Special: Lahore Half day Guided Shopping Tour: $85
  • Kartarpur-Guru-Nanak sab One Day Tour: $94
  • Lahore Walled City Walking Tour: $99
  • Private Tour: Lahore Full Day Customized Guided Trip: $100
  • Excellent & Amazing Guided Tour of Lahore: $103
  • Lahore Guided Tour: $107
  • Lahore City, Fort, Museums and Walled City Exploration Tour: $110
  • HALF Day Lahore City Tour: $120
  • Half-Day Private Tour to Explore Historical Lahore: $120

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.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Lahore, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.46.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $10
    Lahore $6.46


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ankara and Lahore, we can see that Lahore is more expensive. And not only is Ankara 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 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 Lahore would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lahore than you might in Ankara.

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