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

Should you visit Antalya or Tbilisi?

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

Should I visit Antalya or Tbilisi? 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 Tbilisi?


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.


Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the "Mother of Georgia." Tbilisi’s eternal charms of a dramatic setting in the deep valley of the swift Mtkvari River, picturesque architecture, an ever-lively arts and cultural scene, and the welcoming Georgian lifestyle have been added a whole new 21st-century dimension of inviting cafes and restaurants serving ever better food, up-to-date lodgings from backpacker hostels to international five-stars, interesting bars and clubs, spruced-up museums, galleries, parks, plazas and whole streets, modernized transport and a sprinkling of eye-catching contemporary architecture. The mix of modern and ancient elements makes Tbilisi the beating heart of the South Caucasus and it is well worth a visit.

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

Which place is cheaper, Tbilisi 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 Tbilisi is $27. 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 Tbilisi in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $54
    Tbilisi $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $108
    Tbilisi $24
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Tbilisi

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Tbilisi? 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 Tbilisi

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $109
    Tbilisi $5.77

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: $76
  • Yacht Tour to Suluada Island from Antalya with transfer and lunch: $28
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Antalya: $248
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya HTL-APT (AYT): $35
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya APT-HTL (AYT): $35
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $85
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $80
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $74
  • The Land of Legends at Night w/Boat Parade Inl.Transfer f/Antalya: $45
  • The Land of Legends at Night w/Boat Parade Inl. Transfer f/Side: $35
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Side: $27
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tbilisi

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

  • Transfers from Tbilisi to skiing resort Bakuriani: $64
  • Transfer: Tbilisi - Batumi: $79
  • Transfer to Ski resort Bakuriani: $181
  • Transfer from airport to any place in Tbilisi: $33
  • Transfer from Tbilisi to skiing resort Gudauri: $61
  • Transfer from Tbilisi to Yerevan whith tour.: $190
  • Transfer from Tbilisi airport to hotel and from hotel to airport : $203
  • Transfer from Tbilisi City to Tbilisi Airport: $10
  • Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to the city: $35
  • Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Tbilisi: $10
  • Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Borjomi and Bakuriani.: $67
  • Transfer airport Tbilisi - Gudauri: $80

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Tbilisi?

Prices for flights to both Tbilisi 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
    Tbilisi $7.47

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 Tbilisi

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

  • Small-Group Khinkali and Khachapuri Cooking Class in Tbilisi: $24
  • Georgian traditional dumplings "Khinkali" cooking master class!!: $34
  • Adjarian Khachapuri Making Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Tbilisi Food Tour in a Local Family: $49
  • Cooking Adventures with Nini : $142
  • Mtskheta: Exploring Heritage and Cuisine through Cooking Classes: $150
  • Kazbegi Adventure - Private Day Trip From Tbilisi with a Dinner + Masterclass: $175
  • Georgian Cooking Class in a Family Wine Cellar : $191
  • Dinner in Funicular Restaurant Complex at Mtatsminda Park from Tbilisi: $225
  • Vardzia - Cave City, Rabati, and Borjomi All Inclusive Tour + Dinner: $233

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $45
    Tbilisi $14

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
  • Full Day Tour in Altınbeşik Cave and Ürünlü : $60
  • Side Sunset Cruise: Ancient History and Mesmerizing Sunsets: $108
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $71
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $49
  • 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
  • 4-Hour Natural Canyon Sup and Canoe Experience: $97
  • 6-Hour Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with Open-Buffet Lunch from Antalya: $22
  • 7 Hour Adventure on The Land of Legends Theme Park (Antalya): $120
  • ATV Adventure Antalya with Hotel Pick-Up : $65

Tours and Activities in Tbilisi

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

  • Kakheti One Day Tour: $22
  • tour in art-studio in suburb of Tbilisi,you can take memories of georgia along: $103
  • 'Uplistsikhe'-Borjomi 1 Day Tour: $50
  • 1 Day Guided Express Shared Tour in Tbilisi in Georgia: $218
  • 1 Day Kakheti Private Tour: $36
  • 1 Day Kazbegi Tour: $26
  • 1 Day Mtskheta-Uplistsikhe private Tour: $36
  • 1 Day Tour in Dashbashi Canyon: $50
  • 1 Full Day Kakheti Private tour: $67
  • 1 day Gudauri and Kazbegi private tour-By Travel master (Georgia): $169
  • 1 day Mtskheta Tour: $26
  • 13 km hike in Borjomi - Group tour from Tbilisi: $47

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Tbilisi $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Tbilisi

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

  • 3 Hours Walk Around Wine Tasting of 12 Different Wines in Tbilisi: $10
  • Guided Walking Tour of Old Tbilisi with Free Wine Tasting: $14
  • Tbilisi Walking Tour with Cable Cars, Wine Tasting and Traditional Bakery: $15
  • Wine Tasting Feel the Difference of Qvevri or Classical Wine: $16
  • Kakheti Wine Tour, Кахетия -Винный Тур: $19
  • Tbilisi.First impression of Tbilisi-evening walking,wine tasting: $19
  • Tbilisi Walking Tour Including Wine Tasting Cable Car and Bakery: $19
  • Whole day Wine Tour to Kakheti from Tbilisi: $20
  • Jewish Heritage Walking Tour with Kosher Wine Tasting: $22
  • Kakheti: Sighnaghi city of love, Bodbe, Telavi, Free wine tasting: $23
  • Tbilisi Walking Tour Including Cable Car and Wine Tasting: $25
  • Very Friendly Tbilisi Walking Tour (wine tasting & cable car): $27

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

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

Which is Bigger, Antalya or Tbilisi?

Tbilisi has a larger population, and is about 38% larger than the population of Antalya. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Tbilisi, 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.