Should you visit Antalya or Trieste?
Should I visit Antalya or Trieste? 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.
Located on the northeast Italian coast next to the Adriatic Sea, Trieste is a city characterized by its European charm, ancient architecture, and striking sea views. Its art, music, history, and culture also take some influence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, boasting many Slavic traditions and empire-era architecture.
Which city is cheaper, Trieste 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 Trieste is $98. 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 Trieste 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.
Travelers usually pay around $108 for a double occupancy room in Trieste If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
In Trieste travelers spend around $30 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
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 Trieste
For Trieste, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Dining experience at a local's home in Trieste with show cooking:
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Trieste:
Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home in Trieste:
Private Half-Day Tour to Lipizzaner Horses from Trieste:
Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Trieste:
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.
Trieste'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 $17 per person, per day on transportation in Trieste.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya
Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
olympos cable car with transfer from antalya:
fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer:
Vip Transfer (private Car ):
Skip the Line:Antalya Aquarium &Wildpark Reptile House Ticket w/Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium and XD Cinema Combo Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Ticket with Optional Transfer:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Full-Access Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Private transfer: Antalya to Antalya Airport (AYT):
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya City, Lara-Kundu Areas to Antalya Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Trieste
Also for Trieste, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer from Trieste to Venice Airport:
Transfer from Trieste to Malpensa Airport in Milano:
Transfer Trieste - Umag:
Transfer Trieste - Rovinj:
Transfer Trieste - Poreč:
So much more than just a transfer (up to 8 persons):
Small-Group Transfer from Trieste to Bergamo Airport:
Small-Group Transfer from Trieste City to Trieste Airport:
Skip-the-line to Miramare Castle w/ private transfer from Trieste train station:
Private transfer from Trieste to Ljubljana:
Private transfer Trieste Airport from & to Slovenian coast:
Private transfer Trieste Airport from & to Ljubljana:
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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Trieste can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $21 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
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 Trieste
For Trieste, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Explore highlights of Trieste on a private 3-hour walking tour:
Flavours of Istria Tasting Experience from Trieste:
Habsburg private walking tour with a local guide:
Lake Bled & Ljubljana - Small Group Tour from Trieste:
Lake Bled &Ljubljana- 8hr Small Group Shore Experience from Trieste with options:
Lake Bled and Ljubljana Private Tour from Trieste:
Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour from Trieste:
Lipica Stud Farm & Skocjan Caves - Small Group Tour from Trieste:
Ljubljana Christmas Market Tour from Trieste:
Local market visit and dining experience at a local's home in Trieste:
Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Trieste:
Panoramic Tour of Trieste and Miramare Castle:
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $8.03 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Trieste spend on average $7.80 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Trieste
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Trieste:
Regional wine tasting in Trieste:
Private Wine Tasting Tour in Slovenia from Trieste:
Collio: Cividale Del Friuli and Wine Tastings from Trieste:
Food and Wine tasting experience in Trieste traditional farmhouse Osmiza:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Trieste, we can see that Trieste is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Trieste would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Trieste than you might in Antalya.
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