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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Toronto?

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 Toronto 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 Toronto?


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.


The capital of Ontario and the most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a very popular travel destination for any number of reasons. It's positioned along the coast of Lake Ontario and has a population of more than 2.6 million with 6.2 million in the Greater Toronto Area. It's a very international and diverse city, with a very rich cultural history. More than half of the city's population was not born in Canada, and there are more than eighty different ethnic neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the city. The city is a center for music, theater, film, and television. It has countless museums, festivals, and sights that attract more than 25 million tourists every year.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Madagascar, The Best Northern Lights Tours in Canada, and The Best Luxury Tours to Canada.

Which place is cheaper, Toronto 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 Toronto is $205. 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 Toronto in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $29
    Toronto $86
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $58
    Toronto $172
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Toronto

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Toronto? 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 Toronto

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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 Toronto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Toronto $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antananarivo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antananarivo:

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

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Toronto

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

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Train: 2 Day Passes

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Toronto

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

  • Express Train Transfer to/from Pearson Airport: $8.98
  • Private Transfer Toronto Hotels to Toronto Pearson Airport YYZ: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer-Toronto to Pearson Airport(YYZ) or YTZ: $41
  • Pearson Airport Private Hotel Transfer: $41
  • Transfer Toronto Hotels to Toronto Pearson Airport YYZ: $41
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) - Toronto City: $48
  • Private transfer from Toronto City Center to Pearson Airport(YYZ): $49
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Toronto hotel/address -Arrival Private Transfer: $65
  • Toronto to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) - Departure Private Transfer: $65
  • Toronto City to Pearson Airport Departure Private Transfer: $65
  • Departure Private Transfer Toronto City to Toronto Airport YYZ by SUV or Minibus: $66
  • Niagara Falls Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Transfer: $70

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Toronto?

Prices for flights to both Toronto 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
    Toronto $65

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 Toronto

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

  • Lunch at St. Lawrence Market for Two
  • Dinner at Mill Street Brewery (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Toronto

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

  • Premium Harbor Cruise with Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner: $60
  • Toronto Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • 3–Hour Secret Food Tour: $75
  • Kensington Market International Food Tour: $80
  • Toronto Premier Dinner Cruise on Odyssey in Toronto Harbour: $88
  • Taste of the Continents: International Food Tour : $96
  • Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour with Optional Boat & Dinner: $111
  • Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise & Dinner (optional): $156
  • Toronto Food Tour with Local Foodie, Personalized & Private: $156
  • Toronto World Food Tour : $198
  • Food tour on Island Lake, Ontario from Toronto: $218
  • Toronto Private Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $250

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

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Toronto

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Toronto's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Art Gallery of Ontario for Two
  • CN Tower at night for Two
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Bata Shoe Museum (2)

Tours and Activities in Toronto

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

  • Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.36
  • Downtown Toronto Walking Tour: $4.49
  • Graffiti in Toronto Walking Tour: $4.49
  • Old Town Toronto History Walking Tour: $4.49
  • Toronto Beneath The Surface Walking Tour: $4.49
  • Toronto Tips-Based Walking Tour | 3-Hour: $5.00
  • City Highlights Walking Tour: $5.09
  • Between Huntsville and Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.09
  • Kensington Market: Downtown Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Toronto's Waterfront: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $6.18
  • Toronto Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.75
  • Old Town The Dark Side Quest Experience: $8.16

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Toronto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Toronto:

  • Distillery District Outdoor Escape Game: $8.16
  • Distillery District Historic Walking Tour: $17
  • Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour: $25
  • Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $27
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $39
  • Distillery District Breakfast Walking Tour: $40
  • Toronto Distillery District self-guided walking tour & hunt: $42
  • Evening Distillery District Segway Ghost Tour: $44
  • 5-Hour Premium Night Pub Crawl Experience in Toronto: $74
  • Guided Bicycle Tour - Midtown, Brickworks and Distillery District: $82
  • Craft Brewery Tour: $87

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Toronto?

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