A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Cappadocia vs. Diyarbakir for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cappadocia or Diyarbakir?

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

Should I visit Cappadocia or Diyarbakir? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Cappadocia or Diyarbakir?

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.

Diyarbakir

Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.

Which place is cheaper, Diyarbakir or Cappadocia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cappadocia is $160, while the average daily cost in Diyarbakir is $123. 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 Cappadocia and Diyarbakir in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cappadocia $56
    Diyarbakir $81
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cappadocia $112
    Diyarbakir $162
Compare Hotels in Cappadocia and Diyarbakir

Looking for a hotel in Cappadocia or Diyarbakir? 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 Cappadocia


Hotels in Diyarbakir


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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: Cappadocia Hotel Prices and Diyarbakir Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cappadocia $54
    Diyarbakir $32

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

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

  • Whirling Dervishes Show in Cappadocia w/ Free Hotel Transfer: $20
  • VIPPrivate Airport Transfer From or To Kayseri & Nevsehir Airport: $45
  • Transfer from Kayseri and Nevsehir Airport Cappadocia mercedes for 16 people: $164
  • Transfer from Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia Hotels (Small Group): $13
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (shuttle): $25
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (private): $150
  • Transfer between Nevşehir/Kayseri Airport and Cappadocia hotels: $12
  • Shuttle Transfer from Cappadocia hotels to "Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport": $20
  • Shuttle Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to "Kayseri Erkilet Airport": $22
  • Shared Shuttle Airport or Hotel Transfer in Cappadocia: $17
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Cappadocia to Nevsehir Airport (NAV): $11
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Cappadocia to Kayseri Airport (ASR): $11

Is it cheaper to fly into Cappadocia or Diyarbakir?

Prices for flights to both Diyarbakir and Cappadocia 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
    Cappadocia $52
    Diyarbakir $21
Typical Food Prices in Cappadocia

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


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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Turkish Night With Unlimited Drinks And Dinner: $30
  • Turkish night show with dinner and unlimited free alcohol: $53
  • Turkish Night Show With Dinner in a Cave Restaurant: $55
  • Cappadocia Night: Turkish Dance & Dinner : $60
  • Cappadocia Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner (in Authentic Cave Restaurant): $61
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $61
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner and Entertainments: $63
  • Turkish Night Show & Dinner: $64
  • Romantic Cappadocia Sunset Dinner and Wine : $65
  • Cappadocian cooking - hands-on class with pickup: $65
  • Turkish Night at Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Drinks: $66
  • Turkish Night with Dinner and Unlimited Drinks İn the Rock Cave: $66

Typical Food Prices in Diyarbakir

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


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    $0.20
  • Lunch for Two
    $0.62

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cappadocia $101
    Diyarbakir $22
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
    $0.98
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
    $19
  • Horseback Riding for Two
    $3.74
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
    $3.99
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
    $0.49
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
    $3.26
  • Turkish Bath
    $2.28
  • Hot air ballooning
    $13
  • Goreme open air museum
    $0.65
  • Bellydancing Show
    $4.24

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • 2 Days Cappadocia Red & Erciyes Ski Tour: $220
  • 2 days Cappadocia Full Turkish night Show, Atv & Red Tour: $175
  • 2 days Private Tour with Car and Guide: $243
  • ATV (Quad) Tour in Cappadocia-2 Hours: $40
  • Cappadocia ATV Tour: $36
  • Cappadocia ATV safari & adventures : $70
  • Cappadocia Red Tour Small Group: $88
  • Cappadocia Sunset Horseback Riding Tour 2 Hours: $72
  • Cappadocia relax tour car and driver: $132
  • Full day private cappadocia tour With professional guide: $221
  • Highlights of Cappadocia All in One Tour: $176
  • Private Day Tour Natural Beauties of Cappadocia and Underground Caves: $287

Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir

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

  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Diyarbakir City: $200

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cappadocia $19
    Diyarbakir $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Wine Tasting in Cappadocia Turkey: $23
  • Cappadocia Nightlife Experience: Bar and Pub Crawl Tour: $32
  • Cappadocia Wine Cellar and Wine Yard with Wine Tasting: $54
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $65
  • Private Sunset and Wine Tasting Experience in Cappadocia: $88
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $90
  • 3-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cappadocia: $176
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $176
  • Ancient Cappadocia's Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $275
  • Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting: $287


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

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


Which is Bigger, Cappadocia or Diyarbakir?

Diyarbakir has a larger population, and is about 100 times larger than the population of Cappadocia. When comparing the sizes of Cappadocia and Diyarbakir, 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.