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

Should you visit Antalya or Cairo?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Cairo? 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 Cairo?

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.

Cairo

Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.

Which place is cheaper, Cairo or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $151, while the average daily cost in Cairo is $27. 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 Cairo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $57
    Cairo $14
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $114
    Cairo $28
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Cairo

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Cairo? 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 Cairo


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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 Cairo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $113
    Cairo $4.59

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - Economy: $89
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - TOP VIP Minibus: $134
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - VIP Minibus: $119
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - VIP Minivan: $104
  • Private Transfer From Antalya Airport To Denizyaka / Gündoğdu / Çolaklı: $76
  • Private Transfer From Antalya Airport To Titreyengöl / Sorgun: $91
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Adana city Hotels: $55
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Ceyhan Hotels: $83
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Mersin Hotels: $116
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Osmaniye City Hotels: $144
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Tarsus city Hotels: $83
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Yumurtalik Hotels: $99

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.13
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • private transfer from Cairo to Alexandria: $70
  • private tour to Abusimble transfer to Luxor and visiting Edfu : $175
  • one transfer from airport to Cairo Giza hotels or hotels to Cairo airport: $27
  • VIP Meet and Assist upon arrival at Cairo Airport- (with Hotel Private Transfer): $37
  • VIP Meet and Assist in Cairo Airport with Private Transfer to Cairo Hotels: $49
  • VIP Meet and Assist at Cairo Airport with Private Hotel Transfer: $35
  • Two-Day Private City Tour of Cairo, Giza Pyramids and Saqqara+Airport Transfer: $220
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Cairo HTL-APT (CAI): $33
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Cairo APT-HTL (CAI): $33
  • Transfer your private departure from your hotel to Cairo Airport: $20
  • Transfer to Cairo & Giza Hotels From Cairo Airport: $35
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada : $112

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Cairo?

Prices for flights to both Cairo 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 $26
    Cairo $7.30

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: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Typical Food Prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.06

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Cairo Dinner Cruise On The Nile River With Private Transfer: $12
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $13
  • Super Safari Quad Bike Jeep Safari Buggy and Dinner in Hurghada: $15
  • Unusual Cairo Food Tour : $15
  • Nile dinner cruises in Cairo at night with different categories : $15
  • 2-Hour Nile River Night Dinner Cruise from Cairo: $16
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile with Private Transfer from Cairo: $16
  • Super Safari ATV , Drive Buggy Car, Camel Ride, Dinner, Show-Hurghada: $19
  • Nile Sunset, Dinner Cruise, Show and Private Transfer: $19
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $19
  • Giza Pyramids ,Sphinx & Dinner Nile Cruise from Cairo/Giza hotel: $20
  • Private Expert tour Giza Pyramids ,Sphinx ,Nile Dinner Cruise & Belly Dancer: $20

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $47
    Cairo $8.84

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya Highlights Escape Game and Tour: $3.25
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Bazaar Self-Guided Smartphone App Tour: $6.00
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.93
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt And Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.09
  • Antalya Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Self-Guided Audio City Tour on Your Phone: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $11
  • Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum Admission Ticket: $11
  • Spa and Skin Care Experience with Massage and Drink: $15
  • Ride the Rapids: Unforgettable Rafting Tour Experience!: $15
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15

Typical Entertainment Prices in Cairo

Here are a few typical costs in Cairo for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
    $1.30
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $9.98

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • ( Stopover Tour Of Cairo ) Private All Inc.Pyramids,Camel Ride,Museum& Lunch: $180
  • 2 Days 1 Nights Tour package to Saint-Catherine from Cairo : $300
  • 2 Days White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour: $231
  • 2 Days in Cairo & Giza Private Tour : $80
  • 2-Day Ancient Egypt Tour with Pyramids and Museums: $219
  • 2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive : $40
  • 2-Day Private Tour of Cairo with Accommodation and Entrance Fees: $165
  • 2-Day Tour Ancient Egypt and Old Cairo Highlights Tour: $290
  • 2-Day Tours at Cairo & Giza: $145
  • 2-Days Tour at Cairo & Giza: $86
  • 2-Days Tours at Cairo & Giza : $143
  • 2-Days tour at Cairo & Giza: $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $21
    Cairo $1.80

Sample the Local Flavors in Cairo

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cairo:

  • Pub Crawl and Speakeasy Bar Tour with 2 Free Drinks: $60


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

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


Which is Bigger, Antalya or Cairo?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Antalya. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Cairo, 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.


When is the best time to visit Antalya or Cairo?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Cairo experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Antalya or Cairo in the Summer?

Both Cairo and Antalya during the summer are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Antalya in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round.

In the summer, Antalya is around the same temperature as Cairo. Typically, the summer temperatures in Antalya in July average around 28°C (83°F), and Cairo averages at about 28°C (82°F).

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Antalya. In the summer, Antalya often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cairo. Antalya gets 376 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cairo receives 350 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in July than Cairo. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Cairo 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Cairo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Cairo. Most visitors come to Antalya for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Antalya is generally cooler than Cairo. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 21°C (69°F), and Cairo fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. Antalya usually receives less sunshine than Cairo during autumn. Antalya gets 251 hours of sunny skies, while Cairo receives 290 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Antalya usually receives more rain than Cairo. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Cairo 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Cairo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Cairo. The winter months attract visitors to Antalya because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year.

Antalya is cooler than Cairo in the winter. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 11°C (51°F) in January, and Cairo fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. In the winter, Antalya often gets less sunshine than Cairo. Antalya gets 161 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cairo receives 221 hours of full sun.

Antalya receives a lot of rain in the winter. Antalya usually gets more rain in January than Cairo. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Cairo 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Cairo in the Spring?

Both Cairo and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Antalya this time of year. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Antalya is cooler than Cairo. Typically, the spring temperatures in Antalya in April average around 16°C (62°F), and Cairo averages at about 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Cairo. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. Antalya usually receives less sunshine than Cairo during spring. Antalya gets 243 hours of sunny skies, while Cairo receives 276 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Antalya usually receives more rain than Cairo. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Cairo receives 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Cairo 21°C (70°F)

Typical Weather for Cairo and Antalya

Antalya Cairo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)