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

Should you visit Antalya or Aswan?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Aswan? 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 Aswan?


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.


Lounging along the Nile like Egyptian royalty is a fantasy for most world travelers. If you want to do it without the hustle and bustle of Cairo, there's always Aswan. This city in the south of Egypt is the smallest of the three major cities on the Nile. Located just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Aswan's 275,00 people include a large portion of Nubians – mostly resettled from their flooded homeland.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, The Best Anzac Day Tours in Turkey, The Best 10-Day Tours in Egypt, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Egypt.

Which place is cheaper, Aswan or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $148, while the average daily cost in Aswan is $16. 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 Aswan in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $55
    Aswan $6.79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $110
    Aswan $14
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Aswan

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Aswan? 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 Aswan

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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 Aswan Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $111
    Aswan $4.36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkale Day Trip From Antalya With Lunch & Transfer : $14
  • Antalya Airport - Antalya City Hotels Private Transfers (Lara, Kundu, Old Town): $15
  • Side: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Lunch and Transfer: $15
  • Guided Princes's Islands Tour With Transfer Lunch and Guide: $16
  • Antalya to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • The Land of Legends Night Show Transfer From Antalya: $17
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $17
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya hotel - Arrival Private Transfer: $19
  • Antalya Ariport (AYT) to Belek hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $19
  • Antalya Scuba Diving With Lunch, Transfer: $20
  • Antalya Family Rafting Adventure w/ Free Hotel Transfer: $20
  • Antalya Land of Legend Night Show Transfer w/Boat Parade Show: $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aswan

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aswan:

  • VIP Express Exclusive Aswan Airport Transfer: $50
  • Transfer from Aswan to Luxor: $67
  • Transfer from Aswan to Hurghada : $170
  • Transfer from Aswan to Abu Simbel: $75
  • Transfer from Aswan To Luxor: $114
  • Transfer from Aswan Airport to Hotels or Nile Cruise in Aswan : $13
  • Sunset Departure Evening Aswan Airport Transfer: $32
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Aswan Airport: $8.00
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Aswan Airport: $10
  • Private transfer - Aswan to Abu Simbel and return: $80
  • Private Trip To Kom Ombo And Edfu Temple With Transfer From Aswan: $100
  • Private Transfers From Hotel In Aswan To Aswan Airport: $35

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Aswan?

Prices for flights to both Aswan 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 Meals for one day
    Antalya $26
    Aswan $5.76

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
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $73
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $104

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aswan

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

  • Private Aswan Nubian Cooking Class and Market Tour: $30
  • Private Nubian Dinner at Nubian Village in Aswan: $44
  • Nubian Dinner at Nubian Village: $51
  • Private 3-Hour Nubian Party with Dinner and Pickup in Aswan: $77

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $46
    Aswan $6.15

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 with Olympos Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfall: $9.00
  • Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum Admission Ticket: $11
  • Antalya Full Day City Tour - With Waterfalls and Cable Car: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $13
  • Antalya Quad Biking Experience ( Next To Kurşunlu Waterfall ): $15
  • Sightseeing Cruise from Old Town Harbor: $16
  • From Side Land of Legends Night Shows Tour With Boat Parade: $16
  • Guided Sapanca Lake Mahmudiye and Masukiye Tour with Cable Car: $17
  • Sulu Island and Adrasan Bay: Boat Tour with Lunch: $17
  • From Full-Day Boat Tour with Lunch and Foam Party: $17
  • Rafting Experience in Köprülü Canyon: $18
  • Kemer Turkish Bath Experience With Oil Massage : $18

Typical Entertainment Prices in Aswan

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

  • Temple Kom Ombo for Two

Tours and Activities in Aswan

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

  • 3 Hour Private Tour, Ancient Wonders in Philae Temple Tour : $55
  • Abu Simbel Day tour from Aswan: $50
  • Abu Simbel Private Tour from Aswan : $110
  • Abu Simbel Temples Full Day Tour From Aswan With Entry Tickets : $99
  • Aswan : Full Day Private Guided Tour to the Legend of Abu Simbel Temples: $125
  • Day Tour To Luxor From Aswan by Car: $60
  • Full Day Tour to Abu Simbel Temples from Aswan: $22
  • Guided Tour of Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt: $22
  • Kalabsha Temple and Nubian Museum Tour: $89
  • Nubian Village Tour - Animalia : $84
  • Philae Temple Night Experience (Sound and Light show). : $65
  • Private Day Tour to Luxor from Aswan: $65

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $21
    Aswan $1.25

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

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

Which is Bigger, Antalya or Aswan?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Aswan. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Aswan, 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.