Should you visit Diyarbakir or Antalya?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Diyarbakir 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. So, let's dig into it.
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.
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 city is cheaper, Antalya or Diyarbakir?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Diyarbakir is $26, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $34. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Diyarbakir and Antalya in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Diyarbakir, $26 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Diyarbakir, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $13, such as in a hostel.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $32 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The average traveler spends about $8.49 per day in Diyarbakir for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $11 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $4.40.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Diyarbakir
For Diyarbakir, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Lunch for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya
For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner:
Diyarbakir's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $5.79 per person, per day on transportation in Diyarbakir.
Antalya's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $5.46 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Diyarbakir
Also for Diyarbakir, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Diyarbakir City Center Hotels to Diyarbakir Airport Private Departure Transfer:
Diyarbakir Airport to Diyarbakir City Center Hotels Private Arrival Transfer:
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:
fire of anatolia show ticket and transfer:
Vip Transfer (private Car ):
Skip the Line:Antalya Aquarium &Wildpark Reptile House Ticket w/Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium and XD Cinema Combo Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Ticket with Optional Transfer:
Skip the Line: Antalya Aquarium Full-Access Ticket with Transfer Upgrade:
Private transfer: Antalya to Antalya Airport (AYT):
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya City, Lara-Kundu Areas to Antalya Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Diyarbakir or Antalya?
Prices for flights to both Antalya and Diyarbakir 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Diyarbakir can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $8.83 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $9.06 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir
For Diyarbakir, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Mesopotamia 7 Day Tour - Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urfa, Nemrut and more:
Mesopotamia 7 Day Tour to Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urf and Nemrut:
Tours and Activities in Antalya
For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-Day Cappadocia Tour:
A Day at Kas Beach Tour:
Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya:
Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure:
Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience:
Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch:
Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova:
Antalya City Tour:
Antalya City Tour - ANT2:
Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour:
Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples:
Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip and Duden Waterfalls:
Typically, people visiting Diyarbakir spend on average $4.82 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $5.08 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Diyarbakir and Antalya, we can see that Antalya 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 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 Diyarbakir.
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