A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Doha vs. Ankara

Should you visit Doha or Ankara?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Doha and Ankara can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

Ankara

Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.

Which city is cheaper, Ankara or Doha?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Doha is $160, while the average daily cost in Ankara is $61. 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 Doha and Ankara in more detail.




Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Doha is $190. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $56 for a double occupancy room in Ankara.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Ankara $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Ankara $56


Food

On average, meal and food prices in Doha cost around $49 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 $20.

The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Ankara 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $49
    Ankara $23

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Full Day Desert Safari with Lunch or Dinner: $112
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner,Sand Boarding & Camel Ride: $195
  • Overnight Desert Safari || BBQ Dinner || Sand boarding || inland sea Visit: $270
  • Dune Bashing and Romantic Desert Dinner in Mesaieed from Doha: $864

Typical Food prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:


  • A Quick Lunch
    $1.34


Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $19 per day to get around in Doha.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $9.98 per day to get around in Ankara.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Ankara $9.98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport/Hotel transfer (Group 7-15 Passengers): $267
  • Arrival Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Business Car: $54
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $124
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82
  • Departure Private Transfers from Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Luxury Van: $124
  • Doha Airport Private Car Transfer to Doha City: $45
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $72
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Business Car: $82
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Car: $107
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha Airport DOH to Doha City in Luxury Van: $118
  • Doha Airport Transfers : Doha City to Doha Airport DOH in Business Car: $82

Typical Local Transportation prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:


  • Metro Ride
    $0.15
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Ankara Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $51
  • Ankara Airport Private Departure Transfer: $51
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $49
  • Ankara City Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport Private Departure Transfer: $75
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport to Ankara City Hotels Private Arrival Transfer: $75
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $49
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $38
  • Arrival Private Transfer Ankara Airport ESB to Ankara City by Standard Sedan: $33
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Ankara ESB Airport to Ankara City by Minibus: $62
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Ankara ESB Airport to Ankara City by Minivan: $47
  • Departure Private Transfer Ankara City to Ankara Airport ESB by Standard Sedan: $35
  • Departure Private Transfer from Ankara City to Ankara Airport ESB by Minibus: $65


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $15 per person, per day in Doha. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $20 per person, per day in Ankara. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $15
    Ankara $20

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Quickie to the Desert (Shared Tour): $39
  • City Tour - Delight of Doha: $51
  • Dhukhan West Coast Tour: $54
  • Shahania Camel Race Track Tour: $55
  • Shopping Tour: $55
  • South Coast Tour with Camel Ride: $55
  • Heritage Market Tour - Souq Wakif Tour: $55
  • Desert Safari Silver Tour (Sharing): $55
  • Budget Desert Safari Experience: $70
  • Private Full-Day Desert Safari Tour in Khor Al Adaid: $75
  • 4-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour: $77

Typical Entertainment prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Underground City
    $0.93

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Cer Modern Entrance Ticket: $5.97
  • Cappadocia Hiking & Underground City Tour: $47
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $140
  • İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar: $150
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $198
  • Private Tour of Historical Ankara City: $242
  • Ankara Tour: $252
  • Daily Ankara Tour: $265
  • Daily Hattusas / Boğazköy Tour: $341
  • Ankara, Gordion, Cappadocia 1 day tour - CAP30: $427
  • Private Tour of the Hittite Sites: $455
  • Ankara, Gordion, Hattusas, Cappadocia 2 days private tour - CAP41: $505


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Doha may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $12 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Ankara may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $10 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Ankara $10



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

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