Should you visit Antalya or Genoa?
Should I visit Antalya or Genoa? 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 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.
Located on the coast of northwest Italy, Genoa is a port city and capital of the Liguria region. With a long history as a rich and powerful trade center, Genoa's past of many centuries is still visible in its old port, stunning architecture, and charming alleyways. A traveler can spend days walking along seaside villas, admiring towering churches, and shopping the boutiques of the city. Genoa is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, featuring what is thought to be his birth home and many other quaint abodes.
Which city is cheaper, Genoa or Antalya?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $34, while the average daily cost in Genoa is $137. 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 Genoa in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $32 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The prices for places to stay in Genoa can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $81, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $162.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $11 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 $4.40.
Food in Genoa costs travelers about $47 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.
Meals for one day
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:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Genoa
For Genoa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Genoa Street Food Tour:
Small-group Street food tour in Genoa:
Italian Aperitivo Food Tour with a local in Genoa:
Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home:
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Genoa:
Genoa Private Home Cooking Class:
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Genoa:
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 $5.46 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Genoa'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 $7.93 per person, per day on transportation in Genoa.
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:
Private Transfer : Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Mahmutlar Private Transfer to Antalya Airport:
Arrival Transfer - Antalya Airport to Mahmutlar:
Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya:
Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer:
Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer:
Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas:
Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer:
Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Genoa
Also for Genoa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfers & Ground Transport:
Private transfer: Genoa to Linz Genoa (GOA):
Private transfer from Genoa to Santa Margherita Ligure:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portovenere:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portofino with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portofino:
Private transfer from Genoa to Pisa:
Private transfer from Genoa to Nice:
Private transfer from Genoa to Monterosso al Mare:
Private transfer from Genoa to Milan:
Private Transfer: Genova to Siena Hotel:
Private Transfer: Genova to Florence Hotel:
Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Genoa?
Prices for flights to both Genoa 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $9.06 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Genoa can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $18 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
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:
A Day at Kas Beach Tour:
Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya:
Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure:
Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience:
Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch:
Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova:
Antalya City Tour:
Antalya City Tour - ANT2:
Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour:
Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples:
Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip and Duden Waterfalls:
Tours and Activities in Genoa
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Genoa.
Aquario Village Admission Ticket:
Aquarium of Genoa Full-Day Entrance Ticket:
Beach Tour South In Srilanka:
Best of Genoa private walking tour:
Dining Experience at a local's Home in Genoa:
Exclusive Day Tour to Portofino and Santa Margherita from Genoa with Top Driver:
Exclusive Historic Shops Tour in Genoa:
Food Market Tour and Workshop with a Cesarina in Cinque Terre:
From Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino:
Full-Day Pisa Highlights Private Tour from Genoa Pier:
Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa:
Genoa 2,5 hour walking tour:
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $5.08 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 Genoa, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.46.
Sample the Local Flavors in Genoa
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Genoa:
San Gimignano Full-Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Genoa, we can see that Genoa 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 Genoa would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Genoa than you might in Antalya.
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