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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Vienna?

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 Vienna 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 Vienna?


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.


Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria. It has a population of over 1.7 million and is a cultural, political and economic center for the country. The historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some complain that it feels more like a museum than a real city. Outside of the historical center though, is a young and vibrant city with a huge music scene, many street performers, and eclectic and fun restaurants and nightclubs.

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 in Austria, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Austria.

Which place is cheaper, Vienna 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 Vienna is $163. 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 Vienna in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Vienna $101
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Vienna $202
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Vienna

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Vienna? 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 Vienna

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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 Vienna Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Vienna $20

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 Vienna

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Vienna:

  • Bus to Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vienna

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

  • Bratislava: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna: $9.61
  • Bratislava: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna Airport: $12
  • Transfer Private extended from Viena City - Viena Airport (VIE): $33
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Viena Airport(VIE)-Viena City : $35
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Viena City - Viena Airport (VIE): $35
  • Private Transfer from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Vienna City Center: $44
  • Vienna International Airport (VIE) to Vienna Downtown - Arrival Private Transfer: $45
  • Private Transfer from Vienna Airport to Hotel in Vienna: $49
  • Transfer in Private Minivan Viena Airport (VIE)-Viena City : $50
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Vienna Airport VIE to Vienna City by Business Car: $55
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Vienna APT-HTL (VIE): $66
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Vienna HTL-APT (VIE): $66

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Vienna?

Prices for flights to both Vienna 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
    Vienna $36

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vienna

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

  • Vienna Naschmarket Food Tour: $67
  • Schnitzel cooking class with Nicole: $100
  • Kursalon: Strauss and Mozart Concert Including 3-Course Dinner : $104
  • Strauss Dinner Show: $110
  • Viator Exclusive: Dine with a Cooking Show Contestant: $111
  • Best of Food Tour Vienna: $132
  • Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Musikverein: $132
  • Austrian Delights: 3-course Austrian Dinner and Concert at Musikverein Vienna: $132
  • The Most Delicious Private Food Tour of 6 or 10 Tastings: $138
  • Exclusive Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: After-Hours Audiotour, Dinner, Concert: $152
  • Tastes of Vienna Food Tour inc. lunch, street food, 3 drinks: $154
  • Floating Dinner Private Dinning Experience on Danube: $228

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Vienna $41

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

Tours and Activities in Vienna

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

  • Wurstelprater Quest Experience: $5.76
  • Freud Quest Experience in Vienna: $7.09
  • Vienna Cultural Heritage: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio: $7.39
  • Full Day Round Private Tour to Hallstatt from Vienna: $8.00
  • Area and architectural tour to secrets of the MuseumsQuartier: $8.88
  • Vienna Food Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Belvedere21 Contemporary Art & Sculpture Garden Entry Ticket: $10
  • Austrian Food, Vienna Restaurants Self-Guided Tour Booklet: $11
  • Vienna's Old Town and Attractions Self-Guided Tour Booklet: $11
  • Vienna (Arts and Culture) Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour: $11
  • Schlumberger Sparkling Wine Cellar World Entrance Ticket in Vienna: $13
  • Ticket for Sisi's Amazing Journey: $13

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.61
    Vienna $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Vienna

Also in Vienna, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Local Pub Crawl Vienna: $28
  • Viennese Wine Tasting in a Private Hidden Wine Cellar: $40
  • Countryside Half Day Wine Tour near Vienna: $139
  • Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna: $150
  • Austrian Private Wine Tasting Evening: $150
  • In Vienna Veritas - An Exclusive historical Wine tasting tour: $154
  • Vienna Woods Wine Tour - Wines, Vines & Good Times!: $199
  • Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna: $221

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Vienna?

Vienna has a larger population, and is about 22% larger than the population of Antananarivo. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Vienna, 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.