A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Beirut vs. Antalya for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Beirut or Antalya?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Beirut and Antalya. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Beirut or Antalya?

Beirut

Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Which place is cheaper, Antalya or Beirut?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $13, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $155. 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 Beirut and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $7.49
    Antalya $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $15
    Antalya $116
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Beirut or Antalya? 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 Beirut


Hotels in Antalya


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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: Beirut Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $2.63
    Antalya $116

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Private Transfer from Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport to Beirut: $46
  • Private Transfer from Beirut to Rafic Hariri (BEY) Airport: $46
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • Hiking Day Trip to Chouwen Lake with Hotel Transfers: $86
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • olympos cable car with transfer from antalya: $88
  • fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer: $77
  • Yacht Tour to Suluada Island from Antalya with transfer and lunch: $28
  • Turkey Antalya Airport Transfer Service VIP Transfer AYT: $46
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya HTL-APT (AYT): $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya APT-HTL (AYT): $19
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Tekirova: $86
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Side: $75
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kiris/Camyuva: $81
  • Transfer from Antalya Airport to Kemer: $75
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Side: $142
  • The Land of Legends Theme Park with Transfer from Antalya: $92

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Beirut 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
    Beirut $4.24
    Antalya $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $80
  • Private Lebanese Home Cooking Class in Byblos with a Local Family: $86
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $100
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $142

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $1.57
    Antalya $49

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • Jeita Grotto & Baatara Gorge Full day private tour : $215
  • 2-Day Tour of Jeitta Grotto, Harrisa Telefrique and Byblos City: $90
  • 3 Days Lebanon Holiday Tour Package: $250
  • 3 days tour package : Jeita grotto-Byblos-Baalbek & Beirut tour: $295
  • 3-Day Tour of Beirut with Pick Up: $250
  • ATV (2 Seat) Full Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $150
  • ATV (2 Seat) Half Day Off-Road Tour & Scenic Adventure: $120
  • All in 1 Lebanon Local Multi day Tour, 3 days: $289
  • All-inclusive Baalbek, Anjar, Chateau Ksara Small Group Tour: $99
  • Anjar baalback & Ksara tour: $130
  • Baalback Roman temples tour: $128
  • Baalbek Tour: $111

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • Antalya City Tour: $77
  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • !!!All inclusive Antalya city tour: $66
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $48
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Antalya: $50
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $80

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $1.38
    Antalya $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

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

  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting : $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour at Chateau Musar and Ixsir : $75
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $75
  • Half-Day Private Chateau Musar and Ixsir Wine Tour from Beirut: $82
  • Full Day Deluxe Wine Tour in Lebanon: $90
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $91
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $100
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100
  • Full-Day Private Bekaa Valley Wine Tour from Beirut: $104


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Beirut Expensive? and Is Antalya Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Beirut or Antalya?

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


When is the best time to visit Beirut or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Beirut experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Beirut or Antalya in the Summer?

Both Antalya and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Beirut throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Antalya for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Beirut is around the same temperature as Antalya. Typically, the summer temperatures in Beirut in July average around 27°C (81°F), and Antalya averages at about 28°C (83°F).

It's quite sunny in Antalya. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Antalya during summer. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 376 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Beirut usually receives more rain than Antalya. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Antalya 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Antalya in the Autumn?

Both Antalya and Beirut during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, many visitors come to Antalya in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Beirut is generally a little warmer than Antalya. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 25°C (77°F), and Antalya fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Beirut. In the autumn, Beirut often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Antalya. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 251 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets less rain in October than Antalya. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Antalya 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Antalya in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Antalya. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round. Furthermore, most visitors come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Beirut is a little warmer than Antalya in the winter. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Antalya fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Antalya during winter. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 161 hours of full sun in the winter.

Antalya receives a lot of rain in the winter. Beirut gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Beirut usually receives less rain than Antalya. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Antalya 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Antalya in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Antalya. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Additionally, the spring months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Beirut is around the same temperature as Antalya. Typically, the spring temperatures in Beirut in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Antalya averages at about 16°C (62°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Antalya. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Beirut this time of the year. In the spring, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Antalya. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 243 hours of full sun.

Beirut usually gets more rain in April than Antalya. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Antalya 16°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Antalya and Beirut

Beirut Antalya
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in)