A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Antalya vs. Addis Ababa for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antalya or Addis Ababa?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Antalya or Addis Ababa? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Antalya or Addis Ababa?

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, and The Best Anzac Day Tours in Turkey.


Which place is cheaper, Addis Ababa or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $145, while the average daily cost in Addis Ababa is $67. 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 Antalya and Addis Ababa in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $54
    Addis Ababa $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $108
    Addis Ababa $86
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Addis Ababa

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Addis Ababa? 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 Antalya


Hotels in Addis Ababa


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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: Antalya Hotel Prices and Addis Ababa Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $109
    Addis Ababa $7.81

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Serik Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Belek Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Limousine: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - SUV: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Limousine: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Beldibi Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Manavgat Transfer - Comfort: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - Bus/Coach: $293
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - SUV: $293
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Antalya: $249

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

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

  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $21
  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $19
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Addis Ababa?

Prices for flights to both Addis Ababa and Antalya 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
    Antalya $25
    Addis Ababa $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $40
  • From Suluada Island Cruise with Dinner and Sunset: $48
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $73
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $104

Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

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


  • Slice of Cake
    $0.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

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

  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Cooking class in Addis Ababa: $76
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $95
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $108
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $150
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150
  • Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers: $154
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa: $168
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $240

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $45
    Addis Ababa $8.06

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour: $66
  • Full Day Tour in Altınbeşik Cave and Ürünlü : $60
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Side Sunset Cruise: Ancient History and Mesmerizing Sunsets: $120
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $49
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 Different Natural Wonders Waterfall Tours in ANTALYA : $57
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $68
  • 4-Hour Natural Canyon Sup and Canoe Experience: $98
  • 6-Hour Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with Open-Buffet Lunch from Antalya: $22
  • 7 Hour Adventure on The Land of Legends Theme Park (Antalya): $120

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

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

  • Airport Layover Tour | Addis highlights, National Palace, Coffee Ceremony: $200
  • 2 Days Awash National Park Safari Tours: $295
  • 3 Days Visiting Harar and Dire Dawa Tours: $480
  • 4 Hours Addis Ababa highlights city tour from Bole airport: $75
  • 5 Days Visiting Tigray Churches Tours: $1,200
  • 9 Days Omo Valley and Danakil Danakil Depression tour: $3,854
  • A Guided Tour of Addis Ababa That Includes a City Viewpoint: $66
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65
  • Addis Ababa - Half Day City Tour: $180
  • Addis Ababa : City Tour with Amazing views and cultural meal: $89
  • Addis Ababa Authentic Private City Tour: $75
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Addis Ababa $6.66

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $65
  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $69


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Addis Ababa, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Addis Ababa much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antalya is in Europe and Addis Ababa is in Africa, 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 Addis Ababa would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Addis Ababa 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 Antalya would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antalya than you might in Addis Ababa.

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


Which is Bigger, Antalya or Addis Ababa?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Antalya. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Addis Ababa, 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.