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

Should you visit Ankara or Lima?

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 Lima. 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 Lima?


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.


Lima, the capital city of Peru, is likely to be your point of entry for the country. Lima was founded in 1535 and was the seat of the Spanish rule for 300 years. It's a surprisingly modern city despite its rich history, but many beautiful churches and colonial architecture remain today. There are also large slum areas that highlight the poverty that exists in the city. The city and its surrounding metropolitan area have a population of about 8.5 million people, many of whom came from the Andes Mountains in search of work. Unfortunately the work opportunities are limited and the poverty is obvious as you arrive in Lima.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Turkey, The Best Tours for Seniors to Turkey, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Peru, and The Best Adventure Tours to Peru.

Which place is cheaper, Lima 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 Lima is $76. 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 Lima in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $57
    Lima $49
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $114
    Lima $98
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Lima

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Lima? 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 Lima

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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 Lima Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Lima $5.66
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

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

  • Metro Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • 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
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • 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

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Lima are as follows:

  • Taxi Ride
  • Taxi Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lima

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lima:

  • Assistance /Transfer Hotel - Airport Lima Airport : $40
  • Deluxe Car Lima Transfer - Private Service: $29
  • From The Larco Museum Complete Tour with transfers: $50
  • J.Chavez Airport to Miraflores City Hotels- Round Trip Transfer: $42
  • Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM) to Lima - Arrival Private Transfer : $31
  • Jorge Chavez International Airport: Private Transfer: $25
  • Larco Museum Tour & Gastronomic Experience with rountrip transfer: $134
  • Lima : Private transfer between airport to your destination: $29
  • Lima Airport (LIM) to Miraflores - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $46
  • Lima Airport Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Lima Airport Arrival Transfer for small groups: $79
  • Lima Airport Departure Transfer: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Lima?

Prices for flights to both Lima 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 Meals for one day
    Ankara $33
    Lima $17
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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

  • A Quick Lunch

Typical Food Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of dining costs in Lima are as follows:

  • Lunch for Two
  • Ice cream
  • Coffee
  • Donut

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lima

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

  • Lima Market Food Tour: $33
  • Ceviche Cooking Class Including Pisco Sour Lesson: $40
  • Peruvian Food Tour Through Local Markets: $40
  • Lima Street Food Tour: $40
  • Lima Market Food Tour: $43
  • Lima Street Food Tour: $45
  • Street Food Tour in Miraflores District: $45
  • Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour: $45
  • Lima Food Tour: $45
  • Barranco Tour with Dinner: $47
  • Bohemian tour of Barranco with Dinner: $47
  • Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima: $48

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Lima $8.54
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

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Private Walking tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $32
  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Ankara : Highlights Walking Tour: $49
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar: $180
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $220

Typical Entertainment Prices in Lima

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

  • Entrance to Museo Larco (for 2)
  • Movie Tickets

Tours and Activities in Lima

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

  • Lima Historic Center Walking Tour: $8.00
  • Peru's Best Bike Experience since 2014 - 4 Hours Hire: $9.90
  • Customize your trip to Peru with Lima Experience: $12
  • bike tour: $12
  • Private City Kickstart Tour: Lima: $14
  • Peruvian Craft Coffee Tasting Experience - 1 hr: $15
  • Jogging Activity through Tourist Places facing the Sea in Lima: $15
  • Peruvian Coffee Tasting Experience in Lima: $15
  • Party tour Fridays Barranco / Saturdays Miraflores: $18
  • Private Bike Tour in Lima: $19
  • Miraflores and Barranco Private Bike Tour: $19
  • Tour Lima de día en bus panorámico + Catacumbas de San Francisco: $25

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Lima $5.56

Typical Alcohol Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Lima are as follows:

  • Bottle of Wine
  • Beer
  • Cocktail

Sample the Local Flavors in Lima

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lima:

  • Gin and Rum Distillery Tour: $12
  • Party Tour in Miraflores with Bar Crawl and Drinks: $20
  • Party tour in Miraflores with Bar Crawl Lima: $20
  • Pub Crawl in Lima: $25
  • Local Wine Tour: $50

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

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

Which is Bigger, Ankara or Lima?

Lima has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Ankara. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Lima, 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.