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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Strasbourg?

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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg?


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.


Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace, Strasbourg is the perfect introduction to all that is unique about Alsace - walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future. Strasbourg has a range of attractions from a fascinating Gothic Cathedral to the old town's twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses and cozy winstubs (Alsatian taverns) by the canals. Strasbourg is famous for its Christmas market and gingerbread and is also home to the glittering EU Quarter and hosts France's second-largest student population. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries. The city center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the first entire city to earn such an honor.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Madagascar, The Best 2-Week Tours from Paris, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to France.

Which place is cheaper, Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg is $150. 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 Strasbourg in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $29
    Strasbourg $72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $58
    Strasbourg $144
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Strasbourg

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Strasbourg? 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 Strasbourg

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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 Strasbourg Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Strasbourg $48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antananarivo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antananarivo:

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Strasbourg

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

  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: $59
  • Strasbourg Entzheim Airport - Private Transfer from/to Hotels: $79
  • Strasbourg Private Transfer from Strasbourg city centre to Strasbourg Airport: $83
  • Door-to-Door private transfer and driver from Strasbourg to Basel: $236

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Strasbourg?

Prices for flights to both Strasbourg 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
    Strasbourg $47

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Strasbourg

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

  • Strasbourg Food Tour : Gourmet private Tour with tastings: $103
  • Strasbourg Traditional Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $110

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Strasbourg $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: $871
  • 4-Hours Night Tour of Antananarivo: $200
  • Antananarivo : Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $36
  • Antananarivo Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour: $25
  • Guided Tour and sunset in queen's palace: $43
  • Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide: $30
  • Antanavario: Private custom tour with a local guide: $24
  • Day - Tour Ampefy: $147
  • From 9 days unique adventure trip to Tulear: $2,122
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Strasbourg

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

  • Strasbourg : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour: $2.17
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.26
  • Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour: $5.06
  • Strasbourg Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $5.55
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.48
  • Escape Game and Tour: $7.07
  • Strasbourg сity tour: audioguide in your smartphone: $7.62
  • Strasbourg Exploration Game and City Tour on your Phone: $7.75
  • A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Strasbourg’s Grand Île: $7.99
  • Strasbourg's Cobblestones & Cathedrals: An Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt City Tour: $8.16
  • Strasbourg Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour: $10

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.48
    Strasbourg $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Strasbourg

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Strasbourg:

  • Aperitif at the winemaker with cellar visit and wine tasting in Alsace: $11
  • Wine tasting and immersive cellar tour: $20
  • Wine tour, tasting and picnic basket: $39
  • Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg: $107
  • Medieval Villages and Wine Tasting from Strasbourg: $122
  • Strasbourg : Wine Tour by bike with a local: $152
  • Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg: $174
  • Wine Tasting Private Tour: $555

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Strasbourg?

Antananarivo has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Strasbourg. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Strasbourg, 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.