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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Paris?

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 Paris 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 Paris?


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.


Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

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 France, and The Best 10-Day Tours in France.

Which place is cheaper, Paris 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 Paris is $250. 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 Paris in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Paris $162
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Paris $324
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Paris

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Paris? 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 Paris

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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 Paris Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Paris $23

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 Paris

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

  • Metro
  • Train from Airport
  • Metro tickets
  • Train

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paris

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

  • Transfer from/to PARIS<=>NORMANDY (DEAUVILLE, MONT ST MICHEL): $3.29
  • Private round trip transfer from/to PARIS <=> DISNEYLAND: $3.29
  • Private Transfer from Disneyland Paris to Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airports: $11
  • Private transfer from Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport to Disneyland: $11
  • Private One-Way Transfer: City of Paris: $12
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Private Departure Transfer: $13
  • Private transfer: Orly Airport to Paris: $16
  • Paris Private Transfer Disneyland: $16
  • Transfer PARIS to/from Airport CDG or ORLY: $18
  • Private departure transfer from Paris to Paris Orly Airport: $22
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Airport Charles de Gaulle OR Orly TO La Defense: $23
  • Private transfer from Paris to Chantilly or Chateau de Montvillargenne: $24

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Paris?

Prices for flights to both Paris 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
    Paris $44

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: $110
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

Typical Food Prices in Paris

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

  • Ice Cream
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast for 2
  • Dinner on River Cruise
  • Dinner
  • Cheese

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paris

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

  • Authentic Indian Dinner in Paris : $50
  • Paris Capitaine Fracasse 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise: $52
  • Paris : Seine River Bistronomic Dinner Cruise: $59
  • Seine Cruise Departure from Pont Alexandre III with Dinner Included: $61
  • Seine River Panoramic Views Dinner Cruise: $67
  • No Diet Club - Paris : Night food tour - Montmartre: $68
  • Paris en Scene 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise: $68
  • 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner: $68
  • Le Marais Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $69
  • 7th Arrondissement Guided Food Tour: $75
  • Paris : Seine River Dinner Cruise with live singer: $76
  • Paris - Pastries and Tragedies Food Tour in Montmartre: $76

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Paris $83

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: $864
  • 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: $2,106
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $203
  • 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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Paris

For Paris, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Louvre Entry for Two
  • Admission to Pantheon
  • Catacombs (2)

Tours and Activities in Paris

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

  • Montmartre Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt Tour: $3.24
  • Self Guided Tours in Paris with 100 Captivating Audio Stories: $3.29
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $5.40
  • Père-Lachaise Cemetery audio guide tour: $5.40
  • Paris Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $5.51
  • Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame Self Guided Audio Tours: $6.49
  • Lost Lovers of Montmartre Experience in Paris: $6.60
  • Emily in The Secret Penpal Quest Experience: $6.60
  • Coco Chanel's A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Paris Foodie: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.33
  • Marais Jewish Quarter Pletzl Smartphone GPSAPP Audio Walking Tour: $7.50
  • Flâneurs of Belleville: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Neighbourhood's Art: $7.99

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.61
    Paris $26

Typical Alcohol Prices in Paris

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

  • Wine

Sample the Local Flavors in Paris

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paris:

  • Paris : Châtelet to Grands Boulevards Guided Pub Crawl : $14
  • Pub Crawl with Shots and Nightclub Entry: $15
  • Châtelet to Grands Boulevards Guided Pub Crawl: $16
  • Private Pub Crawl Châtelet Tour: $22
  • Private Tour of the Grands Boulevards Pub Crawl: $22
  • Latin Quarter Guided Pub Crawl to Bars and Clubs: $24
  • Paris Gin Craft Distillery Tour and Tasting: $26
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting in Davron: $32
  • French Rosé Wine Tasting in Paris: $44
  • Wine Tasting in Paris right next to Père Lachaise & l'Atelier des lumières: $50
  • Wine tasting Paris Saint Germain des Pres: $52
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience in Montmartre: $52

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Paris?

Paris has a larger population, and is about 54% larger than the population of Antananarivo. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Paris, 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.