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

Should you visit Doha or Ankara?

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

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

Where Should I go: Doha or Ankara?

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 place 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 $200, while the average daily cost in Ankara 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 Doha and Ankara in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Ankara $60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Ankara $120
Compare Hotels in Doha and Ankara

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Ankara? 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 Doha


Hotels in Ankara


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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: Doha Hotel Prices and Ankara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Ankara $39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport Transfer: Doha Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Car: $109
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Business Car: $80
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Car: $109
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $122
  • Arrival Transfer: Hamad Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Van: $115
  • BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet: $68
  • Departure Transfer: Doha to Hamad Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $115
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $99
  • Doha Airport Transfers: Your Swift Gateway to Luxury Travel: $50
  • Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $133
  • Doha Night Desert Safari Camel Ride Dune Bashing with Transfer: $93
  • Doha Private Airport and City Transfers: $44

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.04
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara Esenboğa Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $66
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Ankara?

Prices for flights to both Ankara and Doha 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
    Doha $61
    Ankara $34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Private Dinner on Safliya Island: $76
  • Private Souk Waqif with Lunch or Dinner Tour: $96
  • Food Tour in The Pearl Qatar Island: $119
  • The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride: $119
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • Full-Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner || Inland Sea Visit: $194
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra Tour: $202
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220

Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    $0.37

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Ankara $36

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha Tour App Hidden Gems Game and Big Qatar Quiz: $19
  • Al Safliya Island Boat Tour with Drinks: $25
  • Al Safliya Island Photo Tour: $25
  • Walking tour SOUQ WAKIF & MSHEIREB: $25
  • Guided Walking Tour of Souq Waqif: $30
  • City Highlights Layover Tour: $32
  • Doha City Tour - Airport or Cruise Terminal Pick Up/Drop Off: $35
  • Doha Geocaching & City Tour Combo: $35
  • From Doha Cruise terminal: Doha City Highlights Guided Tour: $35
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha Private or Group City Tour: $35
  • 4-hour Downtown City Tour: $37
  • Transit Private city layover tour.: $42

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
    $0.26

Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private Guided Walking Tour in Ankara: $55
  • Private custom tour with a local guide: $56
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • İstanbul: Full-Day Tour with Grand Bazaar: $180
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $220
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Ankara $16


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Doha or Ankara?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Doha. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Ankara, 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.

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