Should you visit Antalya or Valletta?
Should I visit Antalya or Valletta? 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.
A harbor city and the capital city of the island of Malta, Valletta dates back to the 16th-century with a preserved architectural heritage that earned the city a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is best known for its museums, palaces, and churches.
Which city is cheaper, Valletta or Antalya?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $53, while the average daily cost in Valletta is $91. 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 Valletta 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 $116 for a double occupancy room in Valletta 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.
Food in Valletta costs travelers about $26 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
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 Valletta
For Valletta, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
The Valletta Food Tour Experience:
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 $8.46 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Valletta'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 $8.14 per person, per day on transportation in Valletta.
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 Valletta
Also for Valletta, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Round-trip Shuttle Bus Transfers from Malta Airport to Your Hotel in Malta:
Private Transfer from Malta Luqa Airport to Cirkewwa Ferry:
Private Departure Transfer from Valletta City Center to Malta Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: Valletta/Sliema/St. Julian to Malta Int. Airport (MLA):
Private Airport Transfer: Malta International Airport (MLA) to Valletta:
Private Airport Transfer: Malta International Airport (MLA) to St. Paul's Bay:
Private Airport Transfer: Malta Int. Airport (MLA) to Valletta/Sliema/St. Julian:
Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Malta Airport to Valletta City Center:
Malta Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Saint Julian's Hotels or Address):
Airport transfers to all locations in Malta (Private Groups or Families):
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 Valletta can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $13 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 Valletta
For Valletta, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
4-hr day tour around Malta:
5 days Malta highlights guided tour:
6-hour Private Tour around Malta:
8 days best of Malta guided tour:
Blue Grotto and Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour:
Combination Tour of Powerboat & Jeep - Gozo & Comino:
Eco marine Malta marine life spotting experience to Filfla:
Exclusive Combination Tour – Cabin Cruiser & Jeep:
Family Tour - The Building of Valletta:
GAILY TOUR in MALTA & VALLETTA - Gay & Lesbian Tour:
Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour w/ Private Boat to Gozo & return (to avoid queuing):
Gozo Full-Day Quad Tour w/ Private Boat to Gozo & return (to avoid queuing):
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $7.86 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Valletta spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Valletta, we can see that Valletta 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 Valletta would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Valletta than you might in Antalya.
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