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

Should you visit Antalya or Bari?

Should I visit Antalya or Bari? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

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.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $54, while the average daily cost in Bari is $107. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Antalya and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $52 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Bari, $138 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Bari, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $69, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $26
    Bari $69
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $52
    Bari $138

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $18 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $7.20.

Food in Bari costs travelers about $30 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Antalya $18
    Bari $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $83

Typical Food prices in Bari

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


  • Dinner
    $52
  • Coffee
    $2.36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

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

  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135
  • Private Tour: Pane and Pomodoro Beach Excursion plus Cooking Class with Lunch: $160
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Bari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Bari: $180

Local Transportation

Antalya's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $8.73 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.

Bari's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $11 per person, per day on transportation in Bari.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $8.73
    Bari $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Private Boat Tour to Kekova and Sunken City From Antalya Incl.Transfer: $1,009
  • Private Transfer : Antalya to Cappadocia: $672
  • Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia: $213
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre: $150
  • Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya: $141
  • Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer: $124
  • Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer: $124
  • Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer: $121
  • From Antalya to Kalkan Private Transfer: $120
  • Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas: $119
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Alanya Hotels to Antalya Airport): $108
  • Antalya Airport: Arrival Transfer to Side: $101

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

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


  • Train to Lecce
    $52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

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

  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Matera & Alberobello - 1 day: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Castel del Monte: $300
  • Tour with transfer from Bari to Alberobello: $185
  • Tour with transfer From Bari to Matera: $185
  • TOUR - Matera (complimentary transfer service from/to Bari and surroundings): $306
  • TOUR - Bari, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello (complimentary transfer service): $398
  • Private transfer: Bari to Bari Airport (BRI): $622
  • Private transfer from Bari to Polignano or vice versa: $76
  • Private transfer from Bari to Matera or vice versa: $82
  • Private transfer from Bari to Martina Franca or vice versa: $103
  • Private transfer from Bari to Lecce or vice versa: $161
  • Private transfer from Bari to Alberobello or vice versa: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Bari?

Prices for flights to both Bari 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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Bari can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $8.14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $14
    Bari $8.14

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • 3-Day Cappadocia Tour: $151
  • A Day at Kas Beach Tour: $671
  • Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya: $7.46
  • Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure: $59
  • Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience: $103
  • Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch: $61
  • Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova: $65
  • Antalya City Tour: $81
  • Antalya City Tour - ANT2: $122
  • Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour: $80
  • Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples: $300
  • Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip: $67

Tours and Activities in Bari

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

  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • 2 days mini tour from Bari to Matera and Alberobello: $574
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Bitonto: a jewel you cannot miss: $220
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Bari with a local guide: $336
  • 3 Days Private Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera: $1,058
  • 5 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS OF PUGLIA & MATERA Small group tour: $1,555
  • 5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides): $1,085
  • 6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday: $1,914
  • 7 Days Private Tour Puglia & Matera: $2,488
  • ALBEROBELLO shore excursion from BARI or BRINDISI cruise ports: $112
  • Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation: $759
  • BARI enogastronomic tour with passion!: $123

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $8.11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Bari, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $12.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $8.11
    Bari $12

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    $2.36

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


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

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