A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Albufeira vs. Kotor for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Albufeira or Kotor?

Should I visit Albufeira or Kotor? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Albufeira

Located in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Albufeira was once a small fishing village which has since evolved into a popular destination for tourists attracted by the area's beaches, pleasant climate, and fresh seafood.

Kotor

A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.

Which city is cheaper, Kotor or Albufeira?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Albufeira is €118, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €77. 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 Albufeira and Kotor in more detail.



Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €59. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Albufeira the cost is €118 on average.

Kotor's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €74. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €37.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Albufeira 59
    Kotor 37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Albufeira 118
    Kotor 74

Food

The average traveler spends about €38 per day in Albufeira for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

The average traveler spends about €34 per day in Kotor for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Albufeira 38
    Kotor 34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.

  • Dinner Cruise: $49

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Albufeira is €27 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

The cost of a taxi ride in Kotor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kotor.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Albufeira 27
    Kotor 7.40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Albufeira

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Albufeira:

  • Albufeira Private Transfer to Faro: $16
  • Albufeira Shared Departure Transfer to Faro: $14
  • Departure Transfer Albufeira or Açoteias to Faro Airport FAO by Private Vehicle: $38
  • Enjoy Three Days in Algarve ( Hotel & Transfers & Tours ): $330
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer - Albufeira (Departure): $22
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer to Albufeira: $58
  • Faro Shared Transfer to or from Albufeira: $22
  • Lisbon Airoport Private Transfer To Algarve ( 8 Seats Van ): $566
  • Private Airport Transfer Faro - Albufeira: $58
  • Private Airport Transfer Faro - Lagos: $114
  • Private Airport Transfer To Albufeira Area: $56
  • Private Airport Transfer To Albufeira Area: $68

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $332
  • Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer: $236
  • Kotor to Tirana Transfer: $218
  • One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar: $336
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $234
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport: $25

Is it cheaper to fly into Albufeira or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor and Albufeira 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.





Entertainment

Albufeira's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €31 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Entertainment and activities in Kotor typically cost an average of €6.66 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Albufeira 31
    Kotor 6.66

Tours and Activities in Albufeira

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

  • Albufeira Beach Tour: $25
  • Lagos & Sagres Guided Bus Tour: $25
  • 'Leaozinho' Pirate Ship Cruise from Albufeira: $30
  • 1.5 Hour Quad Off-Road Tour from Albufeira: $31
  • Private Guided Tuk Tuk Tour with pick-up and drop-off in Albufeira: $33
  • Coast Tour & Chapel of Bones: $35
  • Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina Tour: $37
  • Algarve Jet Boat Tour from Albufeira: $37
  • Silves & Monchique Guided Bus Tour with Lunch: $39
  • Albufeira 1.5 hour Off-Road Tour Buggy Adventure Tour: $40
  • Stand Up Paddle Tour: $44
  • Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira: $44

Tours and Activities in Kotor

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

  • Small Group 1-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town: $11
  • One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $12
  • Kotor Walking - "Group Tour": $12
  • 1-Hour Semi Submarine Tour: $14
  • Kotor Walk Tour: $15
  • Sightseeing Kotor: $15
  • Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience: $15
  • Kotor Boat Tour: $19
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $19
  • Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour: $23
  • 1.5-Hour Private Walking Tour: $23
  • Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rock Boat Tour: $23

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Albufeira may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €21 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Kotor may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Albufeira 21
    Kotor 6.81

Sample the Local Flavors in Albufeira

Also in Albufeira, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Small group Wine Tasting Tour from Albufeira: $61
  • sunset wine tasting from Albufeira: $87
  • Half Day Small Group Premium Wine Tour from Albufeira: $93
  • Wine Tour & Walking 7 Hanging Valleys - Coast Algarve: $156
  • From Algarve: Medieval Évora with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $319
  • Algarve Art and Wine Tour from Albufeira: $653

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $179
  • Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour: $242
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $286
  • Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour: $721


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Albufeira and Kotor, we can see that Albufeira is more expensive. And not only is Kotor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kotor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kotor 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 Albufeira would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Albufeira than you might in Kotor.

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Albufeira vs. Kotor Travel Comparison

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