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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Lisbon?

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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon?


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.


Portugal's capital city of Lisbon continues to grow in popularity as a travel destination. The cultural scene has come to life in recent years and the city itself is stunningly beautiful. It sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is made up of hills that create a dramatic and scenic layout. The city has many white-bleached limestone buildings, narrow alleyways, and a laidback charm that appeals to visitors.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Madagascar, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Portugal, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Lisbon 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 Lisbon is $141. 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 Lisbon in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Lisbon $63
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Lisbon $126
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Lisbon

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Lisbon? 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 Lisbon

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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 Lisbon Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Lisbon $26

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 Lisbon

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lisbon

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

  • Lisbon Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $11
  • Transfer Between Airport and City Hotels: $11
  • Lisbon Airport Private Transfer to Lisbon: $12
  • Transfer Between Airport and City Hotels: $13
  • Transfer Between Airport and City Hotels: $14
  • Private Departure Transfer: From hotels to Lisbon Airport: $14
  • Lisbon Airport or Cruise Port: Private Arrival Transfer to hotels: $14
  • Lisbon Cruise Port: Private Transfer to hotels or airport: $15
  • Airport Private Transfer to/from Lisbon city hotels: $15
  • Private Transfer: Lisbon Airport to or from Lisbon Center: $15
  • Exclusive Luxury Transfers to/from Lisbon Airport: $16
  • Private Lisbon Airport Transfers: Your Journey, Your Way: $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Lisbon?

Prices for flights to both Lisbon 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
    Lisbon $46

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antananarivo

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

  • Private City and food tour in Antananarivo: $107
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

Typical Food Prices in Lisbon

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

  • Coffee

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lisbon

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

  • DINNER +PARTY + CITY TOUR of Lisbon : $12
  • 1 Hour Wine Tasting Apéritif Before Dinner: $21
  • Soirée Rivage - Sunset cruise with dinner and Party: $25
  • Tapas Food Tour: $37
  • Fado Show and Portuguese Dinner: $48
  • Alfama Tour and Live Fado with Traditional Dinner: $53
  • 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class: $54
  • Lisbon Food Tour: $54
  • Legendary Beer Dinner: $54
  • Lisbon Fado Experience: Walking Tour, Dinner and Live Music Show: $54
  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class in Lisbon: $55
  • No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Lisbon with many Tastings: $62

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Lisbon $26

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: $856
  • 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: $145
  • From 9 days unique adventure trip to Tulear: $2,087
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $202
  • 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 Lisbon

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

  • See Lisbon Through the Eyes of a Local - Free Walking Tour: $1.07
  • City highlights guided walking tour: $1.07
  • Historical Walking Tour of Lisbon: $1.09
  • Lisbon Walking Tour - The Perfect Introduction to the City: $1.13
  • Alfama and Mouraria Tour - The oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon: $1.13
  • Discover the Heart of Downtown Lisbon Tour: $1.28
  • Explore the Timeless Charm of Alfama: Lisbon's Old Town Tour: $1.61
  • Belém Unveiled: A Free Tour Through the Age of Discoveries: $1.61
  • Bairro Alto + Downtown Walking Tour: $3.29
  • The Moorish Beyond the Tourist Trail Quarter Free Walking Tour: $3.29
  • Age of Discoveries Walking Tour in Belém: $3.29
  • Lisbon Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour: $4.28

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.56
    Lisbon $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Lisbon

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

  • Bairro Alto Pub Crawl!: $16
  • Pub Crawl with Unlimited Drinks and VIP Club Entry: $17
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Club Entry: $19
  • 1-Hour Portuguese Wine Tasting Session: $20
  • Lisbon Wild Pub Crawl : $20
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar, Shots, & VIP Club Entry: $21
  • Pub Crawl with Unlimited Drinks and VIP Club Entry: $21
  • Beer Tasting in a Classic Brewery: $27
  • Halloween Haunts: Lisbon Pub Crawl Experience: $33
  • Cruise and wine tour in Lisbon with your own playlist: $33
  • Wine Tasting at Quinta das Murgas: $39
  • Tipsy Tour Fun Bar Crawl with a Local Guide: $42

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antananarivo and Lisbon, we can see that Lisbon 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 Lisbon is in Europe, 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 Lisbon would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lisbon 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 Lisbon Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Lisbon?

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