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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Miami?

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 Miami 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 Miami?


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.


Miami is a popular tourist destination and a modern city in South Florida. It has beautiful white beaches, crystal blue waters, cosmopolitan neighborhoods, impressive shopping, and excellent dining opportunities. It is also a gateway to the Florida Keys, which is another popular destination in South Florida.

Miami is the second most populated city in Florida and the metropolitan area is the most populated in the state with more than 5.4 million people. It's also the 7th largest metro area in the country. The city sits between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades to the west. It covers 110 miles north to south but is a narrow 20 miles east to west.

Miami sits at a low latitude, giving it a subtropical savannah climate. There are two seasons; the warm and dry season between November and April and the hot and wet season between May and October. The coldest months are between December and March when highs are in the upper 70 or low 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months have highs in the upper 80s or 90s and lows in the mid 70s with high humidity.

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

Which place is cheaper, Miami 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 Miami is $206. 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 Miami in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $29
    Miami $132
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $58
    Miami $264
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Miami

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Miami? 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 Miami

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world. Compare prices for multiple destinations when planning your next trip.

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 Miami Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Miami $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antananarivo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antananarivo:

  • Madagascar: Airport Ivato transfer to hotel: $33
  • Private Airport Transfert Ivato Antananarivo: $58
  • Private Airport Transfert Ivato Antananarivo: $76

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Miami

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Miami are as follows:

  • Car Rental for a Day

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Miami

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Miami:

  • Train Transfer to South Florida Cities: $20
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Miami Downtown to Miami Airport: $21
  • Miami International Airport: One-Way Transfer to Miami: $24
  • The Ultimate Everglades Airboat, Wildlife Show and Transfer: $25
  • Transfers Airports Miami, Ft. Lauderdale Port Mía Everglades: $25
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Miami Beach to Miami Airport: $26
  • Miami or Ft Lauderdale: Train Transfer to Orlando Airport: $30
  • Private Transfer from Miami Airport to Hotel or Port of Miami: $35
  • Miami Private Transfers: Airport, Cruise, Point-to-Point.: $36
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Miami Airport to Miami Beach: $36
  • From Everglades Wildlife Show, Airboat & Bus Transfer: $40
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Miami Airport to Miami Downtown: $41

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Miami?

Prices for flights to both Miami 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 $28
    Miami $41

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: $98
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

Typical Food Prices in Miami

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Miami:

  • Lunch with Drinks (for 2)
  • David's Cafe Lunch (for 1)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Miami

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

  • Little Havana- Family Friendly Walking Food Tour : $52
  • The Ultimate Little Havana Food Tour: $64
  • Little Havana Ultimate Food Tour : $65
  • Little Havana Street Food Tour with Enthusiastic Guide: $69
  • Cuban Food Tour Of Little Havana: $70
  • South Beach Food Tour: $70
  • A Taste of South Beach Food Tour: $75
  • Food Tour of Miami's South Beach: $79
  • Mango's Tropical Cafe Dinner & Show: $98
  • Miami Dinner Party w/ Night Club Experience: $100
  • Guided Small Group Little Havana Food Tour: $124
  • Miami Little Havana Nightlife Music Dinner and Drinks: $125

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Miami $31

Tours and Activities in Antananarivo

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

  • Antanavario: Private custom tour with a local guide: $24
  • Antananarivo Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour: $25
  • Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide: $30
  • Antananarivo : Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $36
  • Guided Tour and sunset in queen's palace: $43
  • Private Ambohimanga and Ironwork Shop Tour from Antananarivo: $88
  • Private Tour Through the Wildlife of Madagascar and the Kingdom of Rova: $139
  • Day - Tour Ampefy: $147
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Lemur's Park: $150
  • 4-Hours Night Tour of Antananarivo: $200
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $205
  • Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona Lodge Reserve: $299

Tours and Activities in Miami

Here are a few actual costs in Miami for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Little Havana Smartphone guided Audio App Solo Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Haunted Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Driving Tour: $7.27
  • Luggage Storage and Cruise Lounge Area: $8.00
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Miami: $8.87
  • Miami Beach: Self-Guided Walking Tour With Audio Guide: $8.94
  • Sights of Downtown a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $8.99
  • Miami Beach Private Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $8.99
  • Self-Guided Tour in Miami Besides South Beach: $9.00
  • Miami Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Miami Art Deco: $10
  • Audio Tour of Downtown, South Beach, and Wynwood: $11
  • Giant Fish Feeding Experience: $12

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.48
    Miami $22

Typical Alcohol Prices in Miami

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Miami are as follows:

  • Evening at a Bar

Sample the Local Flavors in Miami

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Miami:

  • Miami Bar Crawl: $25
  • Ghosts, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl: $26
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Drinks Discounts and Club Entry: $29
  • Wynwood Graffiti Brewery Golf Cart Tour: $63
  • Wynwood Party Bike Bar Crawl: $64
  • Exclusive Wine Tastings: $85
  • Wynwood Bar Crawl: $100

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Miami?

Antananarivo has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Miami. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Miami, 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.