A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Antananarivo vs. Atlanta for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antananarivo or Atlanta?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Antananarivo and Atlanta can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Antananarivo or Atlanta?


Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar; it is also sometimes referred to as Tana. This city is the cultural and political center of Madagascar as a whole. There are multiple universities, museums, and other social venues in the city, as well as a national rugby team. This city has a very apparent French influence.


Atlanta is a city rich in history but modern in its development and industry. It has a population of just under 500,000 with more than five million people living in the metropolitan area. It is also the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States The city is rich in culture and was at the center of the civil rights movement. It is the capital of the state of Georgia, and was home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It has the world's busiest airport and arguably some of the country's worst traffic, but the residents are recognized for their friendly and welcoming nature and the city is lush with green trees and wonderful parks.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Madagascar, The Best Historical Tours in United States of America, and The Best 10-Day Tours in United States of America.

Which place is cheaper, Atlanta or Antananarivo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antananarivo is $71, while the average daily cost in Atlanta is $173. 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 Antananarivo and Atlanta in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Atlanta $90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Atlanta $180
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Atlanta

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Atlanta? 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 Antananarivo

Hotels in Atlanta

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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: Antananarivo Hotel Prices and Atlanta Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Atlanta $44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antananarivo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antananarivo:

  • Private Airport Transfert Ivato Antananarivo: $43

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Atlanta

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

  • MARTA Subway Ticket

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Atlanta

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

  • Hartsfield Jackson Airport (ATL) to Lithia Springs - Arrival Private Transfer: $33
  • Private Departure Transfer to Atlanta Airport (ATL): $40
  • Transfer in Executive Private Minivan from Atlanta Downtown to Atlanta Airport: $67
  • Atlanta Private Airport Transfers: $67
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Atlanta Airport (ATL): $80
  • Private Transfer from Atlanta (ATL) Airport to Atlanta City: $95
  • Private Transfer from Atlanta City to Atlanta (ATL) Airport: $95
  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Arrival Private Transfer: $98
  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Arrival Private Transfer: $108
  • Land transfer limo suv sedan vans : $120
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL in Sedan Car: $120
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL by Luxury SUV: $128

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Atlanta?

Prices for flights to both Atlanta and Antananarivo 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
    Antananarivo $29
    Atlanta $43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antananarivo

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

  • Street food and Cooking class tour in Antananarivo: $166
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

Typical Food Prices in Atlanta

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Atlanta:

  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Atlanta

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

  • City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • City Lights Atlanta Night-Time Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • 2 Hour Historic Market Food Tour and Hands-On Biscuit Class: $70
  • Historic Market Food Tour and Biscuit Cooking Class: $70
  • Walking Food Tour: $86
  • Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour: $99
  • Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline: $99
  • Secret Food Tours Atlanta w/ Private Tour Option: $109
  • Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tour: $199

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Atlanta $56

Tours and Activities in Antananarivo

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

  • 3 days -Wildlife and Lemur discovery Tour to Andasibe: $868
  • Antananarivo : Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $35
  • Antananarivo Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour: $25
  • Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide: $30
  • Antanavario: Private custom tour with a local guide: $24
  • Day - Tour Ampefy: $146
  • From 9 days unique adventure trip to Tulear: $2,007
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $205
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Lemur's Park: $150
  • Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona Lodge Reserve: $299
  • Madagascar Adventures on Tana, West, East, North, and South: $2,600
  • Madagascar: Andasibe and Nosy Be Tour in one week: $2,800

Tours and Activities in Atlanta

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Atlanta.

  • Civil Rights Self-Guided Audio App Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $9.00
  • Olympic Park & Pemberton Place: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Civil Rights Movement in A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $13
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $13
  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience Decatur, GA: $15
  • SkyView Ferris Wheel Ticket: $16
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt Adventure: $18
  • Peach Museum Ticket Experience: $21
  • Skip the Ticket Line: World of Coca-Cola Admission in Atlanta: $23
  • World of Coca-Cola Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry: $23

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.61
    Atlanta $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Atlanta

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

  • Guided Brewery Tour in Atlanta: $12
  • Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show: $36
  • ATLANTA Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl : $40
  • Half-Day Wine Tastings in the North Georgia Mountains : $115
  • Full-Day Wine Country Wine Tastings From Atlanta : $120
  • North Georgia Mountains Three Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $144

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antananarivo and Atlanta, we can see that Atlanta is more expensive. And not only is Antananarivo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antananarivo is in Africa and Atlanta is in North America, 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 Antananarivo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antananarivo 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 Atlanta would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Atlanta than you might in Antananarivo.

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Atlanta?

Antananarivo has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Atlanta. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Atlanta, 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.