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

Should you visit Antalya or Podgorica?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica?

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.

Podgorica

Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, The Best Anzac Day Tours in Turkey, The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Podgorica 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 Podgorica is $113. 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 Podgorica in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $54
    Podgorica $50
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $108
    Podgorica $100
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Podgorica

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica


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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 Podgorica Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $109
    Podgorica $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkale Day Trip From Antalya With Lunch & Transfer : $14
  • Antalya Airport - Antalya City Hotels Private Transfers (Lara, Kundu, Old Town): $15
  • Side: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Lunch and Transfer: $15
  • Guided Princes's Islands Tour With Transfer Lunch and Guide: $16
  • Antalya to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • The Land of Legends Night Show Transfer From Antalya: $17
  • 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 Land of Legend Night Show Transfer w/Boat Parade Show: $20
  • Antalya Scuba Diving With Lunch, Transfer: $20
  • Antalya Family Rafting Adventure w/ Free Hotel Transfer: $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Podgorica

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Podgorica:

  • VAN Private transfers from Airport Podgorica and city to Budva: $125
  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Kotor: $147
  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Budva (and viceversa): $107
  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Budva: $87
  • Transfer from Podgorica Airport to Bar (and viceversa): $91
  • Transfer Podgorica Airport-city center : $22
  • Tivat to Podgorica one way transfer: $209
  • Private transfers from Podgorica Airport and city to Budva: $75
  • Private transfers from Podgorica Airport and city to Bar: $75
  • Private transfer from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city: $26
  • Private transfer from Airport Podgorica and city to Kotor: $108
  • Private Transfer: TGD Airport to Podgorica in Business Car: $43

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Podgorica?

Prices for flights to both Podgorica 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 $25
    Podgorica $44

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
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • 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 Podgorica

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Podgorica with Set Lunch or Dinner: $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $45
    Podgorica $22

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour with Olympos Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfall: $9.00
  • Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum Admission Ticket: $11
  • Antalya Full Day City Tour - With Waterfalls and Cable Car: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $13
  • Antalya Quad Biking Experience ( Next To Kurşunlu Waterfall ): $15
  • Guided Sapanca Lake Mahmudiye and Masukiye Tour with Cable Car: $16
  • From Side Land of Legends Night Shows Tour With Boat Parade: $16
  • Sightseeing Cruise from Old Town Harbor: $16
  • Sulu Island and Adrasan Bay: Boat Tour with Lunch: $17
  • From Full-Day Boat Tour with Lunch and Foam Party: $17
  • Kemer Turkish Bath Experience With Oil Massage : $18
  • Rafting Experience in Köprülü Canyon: $18

Tours and Activities in Podgorica

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

  • Skip the Line Tickets: National Park Biogradska Gora: $7.64
  • ATV Private Tour Montenegro – Žabljak Crnojevića: $333
  • ATV Tour Montenegro - Žabljak Crnojevića: $195
  • Bay of Kotor hiking experience - Montenegro Travel Club private tour: $185
  • Bjelasica – Troglava – Zekova glava - Hiking Tour: $258
  • Boat Cruise Viktor Skadar LakeVirpazar Kom MonasteryVirpazar: $16
  • Book Your Donkey Farm Tour: $57
  • Book Your Montenegro Tour: $99
  • Cheese farm tour in the katun: $279
  • Durmitor - Black Lake & Tara River Canyon - North Montenegro tour: $202
  • Explore Skadar Lake in Private 2 hour Boat Cruise: $109
  • Family Adventures in A Journey of Discovery: $105

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Podgorica $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Podgorica

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Podgorica:

  • Private Wine Tasting Activity at Lipovac Winery: $27
  • Podgorica Car Trip - Architecture, History, Wine tasting, Churches, Doclea city: $97
  • Podgorica Car Trip, Doclea city, Wine tasting, Niagara falls: $106
  • Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour: $128
  • Full Day Private Podgorica Wine Tour Experience: $158
  • National parks and wine tasting (NP Lovcen, NP Skadar lake, Cetinje, Njegusi): $170
  • SOUL HEALING Wine Tour Montenegro - BEST PRIVATE TOUR : $213


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

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


Which is Bigger, Antalya or Podgorica?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Podgorica. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Podgorica, 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 Podgorica?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Antalya or Podgorica in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Podgorica. Many travelers come to Antalya for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Antalya is around the same temperature as Podgorica. Typically, the summer temperatures in Antalya in July average around 28°C (83°F), and Podgorica averages at about 26°C (80°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Podgorica. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In the summer, Antalya often gets more sunshine than Podgorica. Antalya gets 376 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 341 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets less rain in July than Podgorica. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Podgorica 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Podgorica in the Autumn?

Both Podgorica and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Antalya in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Antalya is generally a little warmer than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 21°C (69°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Podgorica. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Podgorica during autumn. Antalya gets 251 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 203 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Podgorica. In October, Antalya usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 166 mm (6.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Podgorica 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Podgorica in the Winter?

Both Podgorica and Antalya during the winter are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Antalya is much warmer than Podgorica in the winter. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 11°C (51°F) in January, and Podgorica fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Antalya often gets more sunshine than Podgorica. Antalya gets 161 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 121 hours of full sun.

Podgorica gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Antalya. Antalya usually gets more rain in January than Podgorica. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Podgorica 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Podgorica in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Podgorica. The spring months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Antalya is a little warmer than Podgorica. Typically, the spring temperatures in Antalya in April average around 16°C (62°F), and Podgorica averages at about 14°C (58°F).

In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Podgorica during spring. Antalya gets 243 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 194 hours of full sun in the spring.

Podgorica receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Antalya usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 144 mm (5.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Podgorica 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Podgorica and Antalya

Antalya Podgorica
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 6°C (42°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 14°C (58°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 26°C (80°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 26°C (79°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 11°C (53°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 7°C (45°F) 217 mm (8.5 in)