Here’s how much a holiday in Turkey will cost you (with breakdowns)


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  • Accommodation Cost – Turkey
  • Cost of Activities – Turkey

Thanks to social media, Turkey has become one of the most popular places to visit. And there are many features that make this travel destination so popular among avid travelers. From its rich historical heritage to its iconic landmarks like the magnificent Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque, there is also the spectacular landscape of famous Cappadocia, where many tourists come here to try hot air ballooning. The Grand Bazaar is another attraction, where one can go back in time to see its ancient architecture and buy exotic items. Food is another feature this country is famous for, especially the Turkish breakfast which is popular with travelers from all over the world. Planning a vacation can be a daunting task, so we’ve compiled all the essential expenses in this article. To learn more about the cost of vacationing in Turkey, keep reading below.

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Flight cost – Turkey

Turkey has some of the busiest airports thanks to its geographical location, at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East. Travelers from Europe or the Middle East will have a wide range of low-cost airlines to choose from. For example, Skyscanner has some of the best deals. Those in North America will be able to have direct flights from major cities such as New York, Los Angelos, Toronto or San Francisco. Australians will first need to seek a stopover in Southeast Asian countries or the Middle East.

With a high demand for flights, Turkey has well-equipped and highly accessible airports, with 35 offering domestic and international flights and around 23 offering regional flights. Turkish Airlines covers most major airports in the United States, Europe, Far East and Middle East.


  • The average round-the-world flight can cost anywhere from $1,149 (early to mid-July) to $676 (early December).
  • The median flight costs around $546
  • Economy class flights: $324 to $982 (solo)
  • First class flights: $810 to $2,457 (solo)

Best time to travel:

  • Travelers may choose to visit during the shoulder season to avoid the high price of flights. Shoulder season in Turkey is between May and September. While October to March is the low season, when most times the flight price is the cheapest.

To note: High season is between June and August

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Accommodation Cost – Turkey

When it comes to accommodation, Turkey undoubtedly has an endless list of places to stay based on preference; think luxury hotels with private pools, boutique hotels, budget hotels and, of course, a wide range of Airbnbs and hostels.

Budget travelers can choose between 2-3 star hotels or guesthouses, which sometimes include breakfast. Check the reviews and choose the best place to stay. Budget accommodation can cost between $50 and $80 per night. For example, Ararat Boutique Hotel offers luxury for $80 per night (depending on the season). It is located near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.


But those looking for the ultimate luxury experience can consider high-end hotels like Four Seasons at the Bosphorus, which can cost around $1,016 per night. These hotels normally offer great amenities with spa facilities, a gourmet dining experience, and lavish rooms with ocean views.

Another option is to choose to stay in hostels. Turkey has many cheap but decent places to lay down. You can expect to pay around $10-15 for a dorm bed in most parts of the country. And those looking for a private room in hostels can expect to pay around $25 for a night.

  • Budget hotel: $50 – $80 per night
  • Luxury hotels: From around $1000 per night
  • Hostels: Between $10 and $25


Cost of Activities – Turkey

There are many interesting things to do in Turkey, from hiking to hot air ballooning. Of course, it’s always wise to plan ahead. Nature lovers can take the hiking trail off the beaten path to enjoy the panoramic view of Turkey. For example, the Lycian Trail is famous and free. For budget-friendly activities, consider a full-day jeep safari in the Taurus Mountains, which includes hotel pickup and lunch. This type of activity can cost from $27. Although hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is one of the most awaited activities by tourists, this activity usually includes breakfast before departure, hotel transfer, free tea and a flight certificate. It’s one of the most incredible ways to see the region’s spectacular scenery. The activity can cost $200.

  • Activity: Some activities are free (like visiting the Blue Mosque or hiking on certain trails). Paid activities vary between $27 and $200.

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Cost of food – Turkey

Just as there is an endless list of places to stay and things to do in Turkey, similarly, Turkish cuisine includes a myriad of delicious dishes. And the good news is that Turkey has some of the cheapest dishes. Turkish people take their breakfast very seriously. Breakfast at a local restaurant is no different from a real feast. A traditional Turkish breakfast consists of cold cuts, Turkish Menemen (eggs with tomatoes), fresh bread, olives, spicy sausages, feta cheese, honey, peppers and cucumbers. It can cost around $3.

For lunch, there are different options to choose from to eat. One can easily find different types of skewers, consisting of lamb and chicken. Those wishing to avoid meat dishes can opt for fresh Mediterranean salads with crusty bread. There’s pide, which is a Turkish pizza with all sorts of toppings, including lamb, spinach, and cheese. Pide can cost around $3 and skewers around $3.50. And a cup of coffee can cost less than $1.

For dinner, you have the choice between many budget and high-end restaurants. One of the more affordable dishes to try is balik ekmek, which is a grilled fish sandwich with tomatoes and onions. It may cost just $1.


  • Meals at the restaurant: From $4
  • Bottled water: From $0.30
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