Should you visit Antalya or Lahore?
Should I visit Antalya or Lahore? 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.
As Pakistan's second largest city and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province, Lahore is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Some of its best-known features include the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, a mall surrounded by buildings from the British Raj, and many unique markets and neighborhoods.
Which city is cheaper, Lahore 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 Lahore is $82. 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 Lahore in more detail.
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 Lahore, $106 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Lahore, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $53, such as in a hostel.
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.
While meal prices in Lahore can vary, the average travelers spends about $20 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lahore should cost around $8.00 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lahore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
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 Lahore
For Lahore, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Lahore's Complete Night Food Tour: Local Culinary Experience:
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 $8.64 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
To get around in Lahore, the average visitor spends $14 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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:
Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya:
Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer:
Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer:
Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer:
From Antalya to Kalkan Private Transfer:
Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas:
Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Alanya Hotels to Antalya Airport):
Antalya Airport: Arrival Transfer to Side:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lahore
Also for Lahore, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transit Trip: Lahore Guided Day Trip With Round Trip Airport Transfers:
Lahore Airport Transfer:
Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Departure:
Chauffeur: Lahore International Airport Transfer - Arrival:
Chauffeur: Lahore Airport Round Trip Private Transfers:
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.
In Lahore, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $7.29 per person, per day.
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 and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip:
Tours and Activities in Lahore
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lahore.
07-Days Sikh Pilgrimage Tour - Kartarpur:
10 Days Hunza Nagar Naltar Valley Experience:
3 Days tour to Kaghan & Naran:
3Days Sikh Yatra Religious Tour:
Derawar Fort Tour:
Excellent & Amazing Guided Tour of Lahore:
Full - Day Sightseeing Tour of Lahore City:
Guided Walking Tour: Walled City of Lahore:
Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Kartarpur Darbar Sahib & Punja Sahib Tour:
Gurpurab Yatra Tour:
HALF Day Lahore City Tour:
Half-Day Private Tour to Explore Historical Lahore:
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $8.03 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 Lahore, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $7.02.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Lahore, we can see that Lahore is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antalya is in Europe and Lahore is in Asia, 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 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 Lahore would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lahore than you might in Antalya.
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