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

Should you visit Ankara or Washington?

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 Washington. 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 Washington?

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.

Washington

Washington, DC is the capital city of the United States of America. It is also a city rich in history and culture. The city dates back to 1791 when the states of Maryland and Virginia donated the land to create the capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land that was ceded by Virginia and in 1871 it created a single municipal government with the remaining area. Today, Washington, DC has a population of over 600,000 people. The metropolitan area includes suburbs in Maryland and Virginia and has a population of about 5.8 million.

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Which place is cheaper, Washington 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 Washington is $198. 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 Washington in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $56
    Washington $113
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $112
    Washington $226
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Washington

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Washington? 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 Washington


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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 Washington Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Washington $47
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:

  • Ankara - Cappadocia Private Transfer (Mercedes Vito): $370
  • 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): $111
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $111
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $78
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara Esenboğa Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $63
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Washington

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


  • Metro Day Pass
    $9.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Washington

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

  • Airport Transfer DCA to/from Washington DC Downtown Area only: $147
  • Arrival Private Transfer: National Airport DCA to Washington in Business Car: $143
  • Arrival Private Transfer: National Airport DCA to Washington in Luxury SUV: $173
  • Arrival Private Transfer: National Airport DCA to Washington in Luxury Van: $173
  • Arrival Transfer Dulles Airport IAD to Washington DC by Sedan: $106
  • Arrival Transfer from Dulles Airport IAD to Washington DC by SUV: $165
  • Departure Private Transfer: Washington to Dulles Airport IAD in Business Car: $130
  • Departure Private Transfer: Washington to National Airport DCA in Business Car: $143
  • Departure Private Transfer: Washington to National Airport DCA in Luxury Car: $188
  • Departure Private Transfer: Washington to National Airport DCA in Luxury SUV: $173
  • Private Airport Transfer: Washington to Baltimore Airport BWI in Luxury SUV: $191
  • Private Airport Transfer: Washington to Dulles Airport IAD in Luxury SUV: $160

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Washington?

Prices for flights to both Washington 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
    Washington $38
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 Washington

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Washington:


  • Water
    $2.00
  • Snacks on Monuments Tour
    $6.15

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Washington

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

  • Sweet and Savory Scandalous White House walking Food Tour: $60
  • DC: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit: $60
  • Little Ethiopia Food Tour: $67
  • Eastern Market Small-Group Food Tour with 5 Food Stop and Dessert: $69
  • Eastern Market Eats Food Tour (5 Food Stops + Dessert): $69
  • Adams Morgan Food Tour: $74
  • DC: Gourmet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey: $74
  • Washington D.C: Acquired Taste Food Tour in Georgetown: $77
  • Dupont Circle Food Tour: $80
  • Acquired Taste Food Tour in Georgetown: $95
  • Washington D.C.: Georgetown Guided Secret Food Tour: $101
  • Washington DC Signature Dinner Cruise: $121

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Washington $24
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: $272
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $223
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private Walking tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $33
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Konya and Cappdocia Tour (3 Days-2 Nights): $447
  • Private Ankara City Tours by an Archaeologist Tour Guide : $280
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Tours and Activities in Washington

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

  • Scandals & Secrets on Embassy Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Washington, DC: Lincoln Assassination Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Washington DC: National Mall Self Guided App Walking Tour: $6.50
  • Lincoln Memorial to the Cap Hill D.C. Smart Phone App/GPS Tour: $6.75
  • The Kennedy Homes: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • DC's Presidents, Pubs, and Parties: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • The Kennedy Homes of Georgetown: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Secrets on Embassy Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Washington DC: $6.99
  • National Mall Democracy Quest Experience in Washington DC: $7.20
  • House of Cards Quest Experience in Washington DC: $7.20
  • FBI vs. Bank Robbers Quest Experience in Washington DC Quest: $7.20
  • Washington D.C.’s Tidal Basin: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.99

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Washington $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Washington

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Washington:

  • Epic Washington DC Bar Crawl: By Let’s Roam: $12
  • Washington DC: Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl: $26
  • DC Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl By US Ghost Adventures: $35
  • Small-Group History Tour Pub Crawl of Washington, D.C.: $59
  • Washington, D.C.: History Tour Pub Crawl: $59
  • DC: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with a Snack: $105
  • From Washington DC: Seneca Creek Region Wine Tour with Lunch: $175
  • Full-Day Private Virginia Wine Tour Experience from Washington : $246
  • Private Washington DC Virginia Winery Wine Tasting Tour -Spirited: $255


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


Which is Bigger, Ankara or Washington?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Washington. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Washington, 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.