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

Should you visit Antalya or Manila?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Manila? 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 Manila?


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.


A sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 12 million people, Manila is one huge, misunderstood concrete jungle, full of diverse cultures, traffic, pollution, restaurants, shopping malls, noise and nightlife. If you're looking to soak in culture and feel the vibe of a place rather than seeking a city that specifically caters to tourists, Manila is the place to be. Capital of the Philippines, Manila is also the center for education, business, and transportation.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, The Best Anzac Day Tours in Turkey, The Best Eco Tours in Philippines, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Philippines.

Which place is cheaper, Manila or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $145, while the average daily cost in Manila is $90. 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 Manila in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $54
    Manila $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $108
    Manila $106
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Manila

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Manila? 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 Manila

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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 Manila Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $109
    Manila $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Suluada (Maldives) Boat Trip From Antalya With Lunch & Transfer: $10
  • Antalya or Kemer: Land of Legends Roundtrip Night Transfer: $11
  • Pamukkale Day Trip From Antalya With Lunch & Transfer : $14
  • Side: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Lunch and Transfer: $15
  • Antalya Airport: Shuttle Transfer to Side & Alanya: $16
  • Guided Princes's Islands Tour With Transfer Lunch and Guide: $16
  • Antalya to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $16
  • Antalya Ariport (AYT) to Antalya hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $16
  • 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 to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Manila

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Manila:

  • ⭐ Manila International Airport Car Transfer To & From City⭐: $71
  • Transfers from Manila, Makati, Taguig and Pasay Hotel to Airport: $50
  • Tagaytay + Hidden Valley Springs: A Scenic Escape w/ Transfers: $200
  • Round-trip Coron Airport Transfer + Town Tour (Shared): $31
  • Quality Safe and Reliable Manila Airport Transfers: $39
  • Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido Transfer: $25
  • Private Transfer from Manila Airport (MNL) to Manila Cruise Port: $22
  • Private Transfer from Clark Airport (CRK) to Subic Bay Port: $46
  • Private One-way Transfer From Manila To Manila Airport: $22
  • Private Car Airport Transfer: $108
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Manila: $68
  • Private Arrival Airport Transfer: All Hotels in Ortigas: $41

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Manila?

Prices for flights to both Manila 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 $25
    Manila $17

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
  • From Suluada Island Cruise with Dinner and Sunset: $48
  • 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 Manila

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

  • ⭐ Manila Street Food Tour in the Downtown, Eat and Drink⭐: $62
  • Manila Food Tour: Explore World's Oldest Chinatown: $65
  • Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food: $65
  • Makati Street Food Tour Experience: $67
  • Food Tour at the World's Oldest Chinatown: $75
  • Manila Chinatown Food Tour Experience with Mari: $80
  • Cultural Dance Show with Dinner in Manila: $120

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $45
    Manila $19

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • FreeWalkingTour inAntalyaOldTown: $0.32
  • Antalya Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $1.60
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $3.21
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Bazaar Self-Guided Smartphone App Tour: $6.00
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.83
  • Antalya Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Antalya City Tour with Olympos Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfall: $9.00
  • Self-Guided Audio City Tour on Your Phone: $11
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Antalya Full Day City Tour - With Waterfalls and Cable Car: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $13

Tours and Activities in Manila

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

  • Active Taal Volcano Sightseeing & Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour (2in1): $135
  • Bataan Death March Memorial Historical Tour : $198
  • Club Crawl and Party Experience at BGC: $71
  • Corregidor daytour Via Manila to Bataan: $288
  • Discover Tagaytay's Countryside: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour : $80
  • Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle - Ecotours: $37
  • From 4-Day Sagada and Banaue Rice Terraces Tour: $380
  • From Day Tour to Enchanting Hidden Valley: $160
  • From Majestic Pagsanjan Falls Adventure: $160
  • From Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour: $104
  • From Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour: $150
  • From Taal Volcano Island & Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour: $135

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Manila $9.61

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

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

Which is Bigger, Antalya or Manila?

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

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

Should I visit Antalya or Manila in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Manila. The beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Antalya this time of year. The warm climate attracts visitors to Manila throughout the year.

Antalya is around the same temperature as Manila in the summer. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 28°C (83°F) in July, and Manila fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).

It's quite rainy in Manila. Antalya usually gets less rain in July than Manila. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Manila receives 408 mm (16.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Manila 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Manila in the Autumn?

Both Manila and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Antalya for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area. Plenty of visitors come to Manila because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the autumn, Antalya is cooler than Manila. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Antalya in October average around 21°C (69°F), and Manila averages at about 26°C (79°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Manila. In October, Antalya usually receives less rain than Manila. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Manila receives 240 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Manila 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Manila in the Winter?

Both Manila and Antalya during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Antalya in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Manila year-round.

In January, Antalya is generally much colder than Manila. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 11°C (51°F), and Manila fluctuates around 24°C (76°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Antalya. Antalya usually gets more rain in January than Manila. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Manila receives 17 mm (0.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Manila 24°C (76°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Manila in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Manila. Most visitors come to Antalya for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months. Manila attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Antalya is much colder than Manila in the spring. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 16°C (62°F) in April, and Manila fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

In April, Antalya usually receives more rain than Manila. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Manila receives 18 mm (0.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Manila 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Manila and Antalya

Antalya Manila
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 24°C (76°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 25°C (77°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 27°C (80°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 29°C (84°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 29°C (83°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 303 mm (11.9 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 27°C (80°F) 408 mm (16.1 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 27°C (80°F) 452 mm (17.8 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (80°F) 357 mm (14.1 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 240 mm (9.4 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 25°C (77°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 50 mm (2 in)