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

Should you visit Antalya or Taipei?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Taipei? 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 Taipei?


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.


Few cities in the world are full of more diverse opportunities than the cultural crosshairs city of Taipei. As the capital of Taiwan, this 300-year-old city is the financial, cultural and governmental center of Taiwan. Located in the northern part of the island between the Yangming Mountains and Central Mountains, this city of 2.6 million people is always ready to welcome more visitors.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Turkey, The Best Anzac Day Tours in Turkey, The Best Cultural Tours in Taiwan, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Taiwan.

Which place is cheaper, Taipei or Antalya?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $148, while the average daily cost in Taipei is $182. 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 Taipei in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $55
    Taipei $146
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $110
    Taipei $292
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Taipei

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Taipei? 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 Taipei

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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 Taipei Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $111
    Taipei $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer: $77
  • Yacht Tour to Suluada Island from Antalya with transfer and lunch: $28
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Antalya: $251
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to city of Side: $75
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $85
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $81
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $75
  • The Land of Legends at Night w/Boat Parade Inl.Transfer f/Antalya: $45
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $64
  • The Land of Legends Night Show Transfer From Antalya: $17
  • Tazı Canyon & Rafting Full Day with Transfer and Lunch: $30
  • Tazi Canyon & Rafting tour with Lunch & Transfer from Antalya: $57

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Taipei

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Taipei:

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Hired Cars and Shuttles in Taipei

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

  • [Chinese driver charter wagon] 1 to 7 people ☆ Taoyuan Airport ⇔ Taipei City Airport Transfer [one way]: $66
  • [Chinese driver charter sedan] 1 to 4 people ☆ Taoyuan Airport ⇔ Taipei City Hotel Airport Transfer [one way]: $52
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Taipei HTL-APT (TSA): $28
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Taipei APT-HTL (TSA): $28
  • Taoyuan Airport to HsinJu Private Transfer : $75
  • Taoyuan Airport TPE to Taoyuan or Taipei Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Keelung Cruise Port - RoundTrip Private Transfer: $118
  • Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport(TPE) Private Transfer: $75
  • Taoyuan Airport (TPE) Return Bus Transfer: $8.64
  • Taipei Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Beitou - Round-Trip Transfer: $155
  • Taipei Private Transfer:Keelung Cruise Port to Taiwan Taoyuan Int Airport: $115
  • Taipei Private Transfer: Taiwan International Airport to Keelung Cruise Port: $115

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Taipei?

Prices for flights to both Taipei 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 $26
    Taipei $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $73

Typical Food Prices in Taipei

For Taipei, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

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  • Dinner
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  • Louisa coffee

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Taipei

For Taipei, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Historic Night Market Food Tour with Tastings: $45
  • Ximending Vegan Food Tour Snack, Dessert & Main!: $46
  • Taipei Food Tour: Yongkang Street for Foodies: $58
  • Yansan Night Market Food Tour: $62
  • Xiao Long Bao, Pork thick soup, Bubble milk tea. Taiwan Traditional Light Meals Experience-B (Taipei Cooking Class): $65
  • Xiao long bao, Pork thick soup, Bubble milk tea. (Taiwan Cooking Class)-B : $65
  • Taipei Food Tour and Colorful Bubble Tea Making: $65
  • Taipei Food Tour and Colorful Bubble Tea Making: $70
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $75
  • Xiao Long Bao, Chicken vermicelli with mushroom and sesame oil, Tofu strips salad, Bubble milk tea. Taiwan Traditional Delicacies Experience-A (Taipei Cooking Class): $77
  • Taiwanese Breakfast Cooking Class in Taipei : $80
  • Street Food Cooking Class in Taipei : Gua Bao/Lu Rou Fan/Boba Tea: $80

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $46
    Taipei $17

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • 2 hours Yacht Tour to Lower Duden Falls: $31
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $68
  • 6-Hour Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with Open-Buffet Lunch from Antalya: $22
  • 7 Hour Adventure on The Land of Legends Theme Park (Antalya): $121
  • ATV Adventure Antalya with Hotel Pick-Up : $65
  • Adrasan & Sulu Island Tour: Antalya's Hidden Gems: $75
  • Adrasan Turkish Maldives Boat Tour: $61
  • Adrasan and Sulu Island Tour, Antalya's Hidden Gems: $83

Tours and Activities in Taipei

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

  • 1-day Tour to Sun Moon Lake from Taipei by High Speed Rail : $250
  • 12hrs - Chiayi Meteor Garden Classic Tour From Taipei: $64
  • 2 Days Sun Moon Lake & Lukang Historic Area Tour: $232
  • 2 days Yeliou (or Pingxi sky lantern) & Sun Moon Lake tour (Taichung city end) : $200
  • 2-Day Private Tour to Sun Moon Lake and Mount Hehuan: $195
  • 2-Hour Vegetarian Private Walking Tour - S.Y.S. Memorial Hall & 44 South Village: $58
  • 3-Day Private Tour of Taroko Gorge & East Coast Scenic Area: $290
  • 3-hour Vegetarian Private Walking Tour - Songshan distric & taste lotus hot pot: $77
  • 3.5 hours Taipei City Tour (morning or afternoon ) : $44
  • 4 Days Private Tour Taipei, Jiufen, Sun Moon Lake & Taichung: $1,003
  • 4-Hour Morning Cycling Tour in Taipei (incl. breakfast): $68
  • 5 Hours Sightseeing and Bar Tour in Taipei: $69

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $21
    Taipei $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Taipei

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Taipei:

  • Taipei Nightlife: Taipei Pub Crawls (2 Different Routes): $30
  • Private Tour to Yilan Kavalan Whisky Distillery: $130

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Taipei, we can see that Taipei 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 Taipei 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 Taipei would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Taipei than you might in Antalya.

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

Which is Bigger, Antalya or Taipei?

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