Should you visit Adelaide or Hobart?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Adelaide and Hobart can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.
Hobart is the capital city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is small compared to the mainland's larger cities and has a cooler climate with four distinct seasons. Hobart is also the second oldest capital, behind Sydney, with remnants of its past visible in old sandstone warehouses now home to cafes and galleries, as well as a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages.
Which city is cheaper, Hobart or Adelaide?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Adelaide is $61, while the average daily cost in Hobart is $113. 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 Adelaide and Hobart in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $58 for a double occupancy room in Adelaide If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around $142 for a double occupancy room in Hobart If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
The price of a meal in Adelaide can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $26 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $10 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
The price of a meal in Hobart can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $19 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $7.60 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adelaide
For Adelaide, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
The F Factor: Adelaide food tour:
Best of Adelaide Tour with Hahndorf, River Cruise & Dinner:
Adelaide Central Market The Collaborators Dinner Tour:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hobart
For Hobart, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour:
Highlights Of Gourmet Food Tour:
Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour:
To get around in Adelaide, the average visitor spends $8.93 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.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Hobart than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $22 on transportation in Hobart on average per day.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Adelaide
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Adelaide are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adelaide
Also for Adelaide, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
One Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See tour with return ferry transfers from Adelaide:
AirPort Transfers & People Mover:
Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Car:
Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Luxury Van:
Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Van:
Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Business Car:
Private Transfer: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport (ADL):
Transfer in private vehicle from Adelaide Downtown to Adelaide Airport:
Transfer in private minivan from Adelaide Downtown to Adelaide Airport:
Adelaide Airport Departure Transfer in a Tesla Model3 EV:
Corporate transfers and wine tours:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hobart
Also for Hobart, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Hobart and Port Arthur One-Way Transfer:
Sightseeing expenses in Hobart, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $12 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Adelaide
For Adelaide, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
10-Day Adelaide to Perth Adventure Tour:
2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide:
3 Day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour:
3 Day Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay Tour:
3 Day Whale Watching Tour from Adelaide:
3 Days Flerieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island Motorcycle Tour:
3-Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour Including the Great Ocean Road:
3-Day Guided Seafood Lovers Tour of Ceduna from Adelaide:
3-Day Private Adelaide to Melbourne tour:
3-Day Small-Group Eco-Tour from Southern Yorke Peninsula:
3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler PS Murray Princess:
4 Knots Murray River Cruises offer Morning and Afternoon Tea and Lunch Cruises:
Tours and Activities in Hobart
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Hobart.
2-Day Tas East Coast Escape Tour including Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay & Devils:
2-Day: Hiking Tour: Maria Island & Mount Field:
2-Day: Hobart Hiking Tour: Cape Raoul and Mount Field - Tarn Shelf:
2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Hobart:
3 Day Tasmanian Wild West Coast Tour from Hobart to Launceston:
3 Hours Guided Walking Tour in Hobart with Cafe Tasting:
3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain:
3-Day West Coast Tasmania Tour from Hobart Including Cradle Mountain, Montezuma Falls and Strahan:
3-Day: Hobart Nature Walking Tour: Maria Island, Cape Raoul & Mount Field:
3-Hour Hobart City Sightseeing Tour:
4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island:
5 Day 4 Night Guided Tasmania Tour:
Typically, people visiting Adelaide spend on average $32 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Hobart, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $8.91.
Sample the Local Flavors in Adelaide
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Adelaide:
McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon):
Adelaide Highlights, Hahndorf & McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour:
Adelaide Hills Wine Tour:
From Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour:
The Lane Vineyard: Panorama Private Wine Tasting Experience:
The Barossa Valley: Small Group Premium Wine Tour with Lunch:
Barossa Valley Wine Tours - Small Private Groups:
Barossa Valley Cellar Doors Luxury Wine Tour:
McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike:
Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour:
McLaren Vale Luxury Wine Tour:
McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch:
Sample the Local Flavors in Hobart
Also in Hobart, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour:
Tasmania's Domaine Simha Wine Tasting Experience:
Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Cascade Brewery Tour:
48-Hour Hobart City Loop Tour & Cascade Brewery:
Hobart Brewery Walking Tour:
Tasmanian Wine Tour:
7- 8 Hour StelaVino Guided Wine Tours From Hobart:
Tasmanian Whisky Distillery Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Adelaide and Hobart, we can see that Hobart is more expensive. And not only is Adelaide much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Adelaide would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Adelaide 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 Hobart would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Hobart than you might in Adelaide.
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