Turkey travel budget
Turkey travel budget Reviews
Turkey travel budget Jan 06, 2011
Period visited: 2010 - 20 nights
Visa cost: 15 Euro / 90 days (visa on arrival)
Budget per day: 55 Euro
Actual per day: 81 Euro
Why so expensive?
Turkey is no longer the value destination it once was. While accommodation and food are cheap, transport, excursions, entrance fees and beer (especially in Istanbul!) are very expensive! I did a few expensive things, like a balloon flight in Cappadocia and doing a four day city trip with two friends from Holland, which increased the costs significantly. Take those costs out of the equation and the budget comes to 66 Euros per day.
Can it be cheaper?
Tough one. I tried, but didn't manage. Sure, not doing a balloon flight and staying away from the Roman ruins in Western Turkey would have cut down the costs, but also the fun.
Prices in Eastern Turkey are about 50% lower than in Western Turkey, while people are probably 500% nicer. Bear this in mind when you are planning a trip to this country.
Food & Drink:
Beer: €1.50 (Eastern Turkey) to €5 (Istanbul)
Espresso: 2 Euro and up
Meal: €1.50 (kebab stall) to €10 (restaurant)
Dorm: € 10 (Göreme)
Single room: € 8 (Pamukkale) to € 25 (Istanbul)
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