A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Aqaba vs. Cappadocia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aqaba or Cappadocia?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Aqaba or Cappadocia, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Aqaba or Cappadocia?

Aqaba

Aqaba is a port city in Jordan, in fact, it is the only port city in the country. This city is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea, which is in the southern part of Jordan. The city is still being developed; many of its facilities and infrastructures are being improved. The population of Aqaba is about 190,000 and the city has been key in developing Jordan's economy via trade and tourism.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Which city is cheaper, Cappadocia or Aqaba?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Aqaba is $102, while the average daily cost in Cappadocia is $16. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Aqaba and Cappadocia in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aqaba $47
    Cappadocia $5.36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aqaba $94
    Cappadocia $11
Compare Hotels in Aqaba and Cappadocia

Looking for a hotel in Aqaba or Cappadocia? 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 Aqaba


Hotels in Cappadocia


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aqaba $19
    Cappadocia $5.29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aqaba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aqaba:

  • (Price per vehicle 4-Pax) Aqaba Transfer to/from King Hussein Bridge: $216
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Airport to Sheikh Hussein Border or vice versa: $193
  • Aqaba Transfer to/from Dead Sea: $183
  • Private Transfer Aqaba Airport to Allenby King Hussein Bridge: $173
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Dead Sea Hotels: $160
  • Private Transfer Araba Border to Amman Queen Alia Airport: $153
  • Private Transfer Aqaba Airport to Amman Queen Alia Airport: $153
  • Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Amman Hotels: $133
  • Private Departure Transfer: Aqaba Hotels to Amman Airport: $133
  • Petra Transfer to/from Aqaba: $129
  • Private Transfer: Aqaba Airport to Ma'in Hotel: $120
  • Jordan Horizons Tours : Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Amman Airport: $95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Private Airport Transfers: $48

Is it cheaper to fly into Aqaba or Cappadocia?

Prices for flights to both Cappadocia and Aqaba 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Aqaba $34
    Cappadocia $6.33

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aqaba

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

  • Suhaila (The Authentic Cooking Experience): $50

Typical Food prices in Cappadocia

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


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Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aqaba $43
    Cappadocia $7.70

Tours and Activities in Aqaba

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

  • 1 Day Tour to Petra from Aqaba Hotels: $268
  • 1 Day tours: $359
  • 2 Days 1 Night in Wadi Rum Jeep Tour: $159
  • 2 Days Private Tour to Wadi Rum and Petra from Eilbat: $665
  • 2 Days Wadi Rum and Petra Tour from Wadi Arava Border: $409
  • 2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum from Aqaba: $148
  • 2-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum from Wadi Araba Border Crossing: $601
  • 3 Days Private Wadi Rum Experience with Petra from Eilat: $680
  • Aqaba Day Tour: $50
  • Aqaba Dog Shelter Conservation Experience: $77
  • Aqaba Hooh Sweets Making Experience: $72
  • Aqaba Shore Excursions - Wadi Rum Day Tour: $120

Typical Entertainment prices in Cappadocia

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


  • Underground City Entrance for Two
    $1.63
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    $31
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    $6.23
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    $6.65
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    $0.81
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    $5.43
  • Turkish Bath
    $3.80
  • Hot air ballooning
    $22
  • Goreme open air museum
    $1.09
  • Bellydancing Show
    $7.06

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • Sunset ATV Tour: $18
  • Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch: $23
  • Full-Day Highlights Tour: $28
  • North Cappadocia Fairychimneys and Open Air Museum Tour: $34
  • Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour: $43
  • Sightseeing Tour of Cappadocia: $51
  • Cappadocia Highlights Small-Group Tour by Minibus: $57
  • Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour: $57
  • Cappadocia Day Tour: $57
  • Secrets Day Tour: $58
  • Cappadocia Highlights: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch: $64
  • Royal Queen Hot Air Balloon Tour at Sunrise: $113

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aqaba $7.25
    Cappadocia $5.80


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Aqaba and Cappadocia, we can see that Aqaba is more expensive. And not only is Cappadocia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Aqaba is in Middle East and Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cappadocia 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 Aqaba would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Aqaba than you might in Cappadocia.

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