A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Eilat vs. Cappadocia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Eilat or Cappadocia?

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

Should I visit Eilat or Cappadocia? 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: Eilat or Cappadocia?


Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.


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.

Which place is cheaper, Cappadocia or Eilat?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $142, while the average daily cost in Cappadocia is $171. 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 Eilat and Cappadocia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Eilat $94
    Cappadocia $59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Eilat $188
    Cappadocia $118
Compare Hotels in Eilat and Cappadocia

Looking for a hotel in Eilat or Cappadocia? 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 Eilat

Hotels in Cappadocia

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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: Eilat Hotel Prices and Cappadocia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Eilat $13
    Cappadocia $57
Typical Local Transportation prices in Eilat

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

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Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Transfer to Eilat from Ben Gurion Airport: $1,000
  • Eilat to Jerusalem Private Transfer: $625
  • Private Eilat ETM Airport - Eilat City Round-Trip Transfer: $152
  • From Jerusalem: One-Way Shuttle Transfer to Eilat: $90
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Eilat ETM Airport to Eilat City: $76
  • Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport: $76
  • Private Transfer From Ramon airport Eilat to Eilat Hotels or Arava Border : $70

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: $50
  • Transfer from Nevşehir Airport to Göreme: $13
  • Transfer from Kayseri and Nevsehir Airport Cappadocia mercedes for 16 people: $166
  • Transfer from Cappadocia to Antalya by private car: $609
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (shuttle): $25
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (private): $151
  • 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 Eilat or Cappadocia?

Prices for flights to both Cappadocia and Eilat 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 Meals for one day
    Eilat $36
    Cappadocia $56

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 with Dinner and Unlimited Drinks İn the Rock Cave: $39
  • Turkish night show with dinner and unlimited free alcohol: $50
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $53
  • Romantic Cappadocia Sunset Dinner and Wine : $55
  • Turkish Night Show With Dinner in a Cave Restaurant: $55
  • Turkish Night at Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Drinks: $61
  • Cappadocia Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner (in Authentic Cave Restaurant): $61
  • Turkish Night Show & Dinner: $64
  • Cappadocian cooking - hands-on class with pickup: $65
  • Dinner with traditional dance shows in cave restaurants: $72
  • Half-Day Private Food Tour in Kayseri: $76

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Eilat $16
    Cappadocia $108

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • Romantic Tour In Eilat: $642
  • The best of Eilat walking tour: $214
  • 02 Days with 01 overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border: $587
  • 03 Days - 02 Nights Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border: $820
  • 08 Days / 7 Nights Jordan Tour From Aqaba Eilat Border: $1,256
  • 1 Day Tour to Petra From Eilat: $217
  • 1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat: $393
  • 2 Day Cairo and Giza Tour from Eilat: $480
  • 2 Day Small Group Cairo Tour from Eilat: $540
  • 2 Days Wadi Rum and Petra Tour from Wadi Arava Border: $409
  • 2 day tour to Petra from Eilat: $299
  • 2-Day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour From Eilat: $358

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
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
  • Horseback Riding for Two
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
  • Turkish Bath
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Goreme open air museum
  • Bellydancing Show

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • 2 Days Private Cappadocia Tour : $377
  • 2 days Cappadocia Full Turkish night Show, Atv & Red Tour: $175
  • 2 days Private Tour with Car and Guide: $244
  • ATV (Quad) Tour in Cappadocia-2 Hours: $40
  • Cappadocia ATV Tour: $37
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Experience in Göreme: $554
  • Cappadocia Red Tour Small Group: $89
  • Cappadocia Sunset Horseback Riding Tour 2 Hours: $72
  • Cappadocia relax tour car and driver: $133
  • Full day private cappadocia tour With professional guide: $222
  • Guided Red and Green Mix Tour with Underground City : $78
  • Highlights of Cappadocia All in One Tour: $144

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Eilat $27
    Cappadocia $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Wine Tasting in Cappadocia Turkey: $18
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $65
  • Private Sunset and Wine Tasting Experience in Cappadocia: $89
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $165
  • Ancient Cappadocia's Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $170
  • 3-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cappadocia: $177
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $177
  • Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting: $288

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Eilat and Cappadocia, we can see that Cappadocia is more expensive. And not only is Eilat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Eilat is in Middle East and Cappadocia 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 Eilat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Eilat 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 Eilat.

Which is Bigger, Eilat or Cappadocia?

Eilat is bigger, and its population is about 7.2 times larger than the population of Cappadocia. When comparing the population of Eilat vs. Cappadocia, 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 and the activities that interest you.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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