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

Should you visit Kos 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 Kos 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: Kos or Ankara?

Kos

Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.

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 Kos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €134, while the average daily cost in Ankara is €114. 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 Kos and Ankara in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kos 62
    Ankara 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kos 124
    Ankara 112
Compare Hotels in Kos and Ankara

Looking for a hotel in Kos 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 Kos


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: Kos Hotel Prices and Ankara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kos 37
    Ankara 36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos

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

  • Arrival Transfer From Kos Airport : $60
  • Arrival transfer from Kos Airport : $64
  • Artemis Hamam and Spa with Hotel Transfers Kos Island: $57
  • Departure transfer to Kos Airport : $64
  • Kalymnos, Pserimos & Plati Island Cruise with Hotel Transfer: $55
  • Kos - Airport Private Transfer: $55
  • Kos Airport to Kos Hotels Private One–Way Transfer: $65
  • Kos Town: Kalymnos & Pserimos Day Cruise & Optional Transfer: $30
  • Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing: $27
  • Lido Water Park Admission Ticket with Transfers: $24
  • Private Transfer from Kos Airport to Kos Town: $88
  • Private Transfer: Kos Island International Airport (KGS) to Kos: $81

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
    0.15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Esenboğa Airport From/To City Center Private Transfer: $67
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77

Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Ankara?

Prices for flights to both Ankara and Kos 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
    Kos 43
    Ankara 32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kos

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

  • Greek Dinner with Music, Dancing, and Unlimited Wine: $43
  • Private Greek Cooking Class in Kos with Lunch: $89
  • Kos Cooking Classes by Mama Contessa: $96
  • Sunset Safari Tour with Dinner: $96
  • Private Cooking Class in Kos, Local Recipes: $98
  • Half Day Wine Tasting with Dinner in Kos: $115

Typical Food Prices in Ankara

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


  • A Quick Lunch
    0.35

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kos 33
    Ankara 33

Tours and Activities in Kos

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Kos Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.59
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour: $8.12
  • Escape Game and Tour: $8.12
  • Kos Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops: $22
  • 3 Bay Cruise with BBQ to Kefalos, Camel and Paradise Beach: $27
  • Dory's Glass Bottom Boat Adventure in Pserimos and Pserimos Beach: $30
  • 3-Island Cruise with Greek BBQ Lunch and Swimming: $32
  • Kos Island: 3-Island Wooden Ship Cruise w/ Lunch: $32
  • From Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati Day Cruise: $32
  • Full-Day Tour to Nisyros The Volcano Island: $33
  • Full Day Boat Cruise to 3 Islands with optional pickup: $33

Typical Entertainment Prices in Ankara

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


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Tours and Activities in Ankara

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

  • Ankara Private Walking Tour: $271
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $221
  • Family-Friendly Smartphone Walking Tour: $6.00
  • Inns and Baths City Sightseeing Mobile Audio Guide: $6.00
  • Private Tour with a Local: $38
  • Private custom tour with a local guide: $56
  • Quick Tour, Essentials of Ankara: $6.00
  • From Private Cappadocia & Underground City Tour: $341
  • Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour: $445
  • Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise: $165
  • Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Topkapi Palace: $145
  • Private Guided Walking Tour in Ankara: $55

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kos 19
    Ankara 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Kos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kos:

  • Wineries Tour w/ Wine Tastings, Lunch & Transportation: $60


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Ankara, we can see that Kos is more expensive. And not only is Ankara much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Kos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kos 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 Kos Expensive? and Is Ankara Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Kos or Ankara?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 180 times larger than the population of Kos. When comparing the sizes of Kos 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.