Should you visit Kos or Antalya?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Antalya can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
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.
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 Kos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €107, while the average daily cost in Antalya is €45. 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 Kos and Antalya in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around €98 for a double occupancy room in Kos If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €44 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average travelers spends about €35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Kos should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around €15 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 €6.00.
Meals for one day
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:
To get around in Kos, the average visitor spends €29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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 €7.19 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos
Also for Kos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS):
Kos - Airport Private 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 Kos or Antalya?
Prices for flights to both Antalya 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.
In Kos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €26 per person, per day.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €12 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Kos
For Kos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Kalymnos and Pserimos Day Cruise:
Photo tour island of Kos:
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 and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip:
Typically, people visiting Kos spend on average €16 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average €6.68 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Antalya, we can see that Kos is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Antalya would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antalya 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 Antalya.
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