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

Should you visit Ankara or Palma de Mallorca?

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 Palma de Mallorca. 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 Palma de Mallorca?

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.

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island, Mallorca, in the western Mediterranean. It is home to landmarks like Gothic cathedrals and medieval fortresses, but is also host to sandy beaches where the city meets the sea in a backdrop of surrounding mountains. Amidst the city itself you will find it easy to get lost in the charm of cobbled lanes, busy markets, boutiques, and historic courtyards.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Turkey, The Best Tours for Seniors to Turkey, The Best 2-Week Tours in Spain, and The Best 3-Week Tours in Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Palma de Mallorca or Ankara?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $115, while the average daily cost in Palma de Mallorca is $149. 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 Palma de Mallorca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $56
    Palma de Mallorca $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $112
    Palma de Mallorca $150
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Palma de Mallorca

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Palma de Mallorca? 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 Palma de Mallorca


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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 Palma de Mallorca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Palma de Mallorca $26
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
    $0.15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $39
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $39
  • 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: $109
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $109
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $71
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Palma de Mallorca

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $7.31
  • Bus Ride
    $1.34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Palma de Mallorca

Also for Palma de Mallorca, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Coasteering in South Mallorca with Transfers: $71
  • Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Magaluf - Arrival Private Transfer: $43
  • Arrival Transfer Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Sedan: $88
  • Arrival Transfer from Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Luxury Car: $123
  • Departure Private Transfers : Palma to Mallorca Airport PMI in Business Car: $79
  • Departure Private Transfers : Palma to Mallorca Airport PMI in Luxury Car: $147
  • Departure Transfer from Palma to Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI in Private Car: $103
  • East Mallorca Coasteering Experience with Transfers: $71
  • Katmandu Park Entrance with Transfers: $52
  • Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Palma Nova Round-Trip Private Transfer: $92
  • Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Palma de Mallorca - Arrival Private Transfer: $33
  • Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Port de Pollença Round-Trip Transfer: $98

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Palma de Mallorca?

Prices for flights to both Palma de Mallorca 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 $32
    Palma de Mallorca $48
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $0.35

Typical Food Prices in Palma de Mallorca

For Palma de Mallorca, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Soda
    $2.69

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Palma de Mallorca

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

  • Spanish Cooking Class Palma meals+drinks 7 dishes Full meals: $64
  • Palma: Mallorcan Cooking Class With 5+ Tastings: $64
  • Traditional recipes cooking experience: $98
  • Spanish Cooking Experience in Mallorca: $109
  • The Award-Winning PRIVATE Food Tour of Mallorca: The 10 Tastings: $130
  • 4-Hour Market Visit and Traditional Cooking Workshop in Palma: $147
  • Romantic SPA day with couples massage and romantic dinner at Eurotel Punta Rotja: $206
  • Sailboat Dinner and Movie Night: $696

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Palma de Mallorca $37
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
    $0.24

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $219
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Private Ankara City Tours by an Archaeologist Tour Guide : $224
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Tours and Activities in Palma de Mallorca

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

  • Palma: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • Palma Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Palma Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Self-Guided Tour of Soller's Secret Stories: $7.99
  • AbenteuerDate, Cala Rajada, tour with fun activities in German language: $9.83
  • Uncover Secrets of Palma: In-App Audio Tour: $11
  • Palma de Mallorca Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $16
  • City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Private Aqua Rocket Experience in Balearic Islands: $27
  • Boat Tour 2 hour in Palma Bay: $31
  • Mallorca Old Town Walking Tour with Cathedral Skip The Line Tour: $31
  • Ticket Palma Aquarium: $32

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Palma de Mallorca $32

Typical Alcohol Prices in Palma de Mallorca

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:


  • Coffee
    $3.33

Sample the Local Flavors in Palma de Mallorca

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Wine tasting/wine tasting wines from Mallorca: $22
  • Palma Distillery Tour with 3 Spirits and Gourmet Tapas Tasting: $54
  • Mallorca Wine Tasting: $74
  • Sa Clasta Wine Tours, Mallorca: $158


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ankara and Palma de Mallorca, we can see that Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Ankara or Palma de Mallorca?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Palma de Mallorca. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Palma de Mallorca, 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.