A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Alicante vs. Cordoba for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Alicante or Cordoba?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Alicante and Cordoba can help you decide which place is right for you.

Alicante

Alicante is a gorgeous coastal city in the Costa Blanca region, on the east coast of Spain. The region is famous for its white sandy beaches, the party-haven of Benidorm and the stunning palm tree-lined boulevard in the city of Alicante. I have been visiting Alicante for close to 20 years, so, it has become almost a second home to me. Here are my top tips to have the best vacation in Alicante.

Cordoba

Cordoba is the capital of the Cordoba province and the second largest city in all of Argentina. The city is in a beautiful setting surrounded by valleys and hills. Within the city you will find many colonial buildings and beautiful architecture. Cordoba also has many universities and scientific institutes, giving it the nickname "La Docta." Because of the large number of students, Cordoba's population is young and active, which keeps the atmosphere light and fun.

Which city is cheaper, Cordoba or Alicante?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Alicante is €102, while the average daily cost in Cordoba is €50. 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 Alicante and Cordoba in more detail.



Accommodation

Alicante's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €68. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €34.

The prices for places to stay in Cordoba can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €18, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €36.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alicante 34
    Cordoba 18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alicante 68
    Cordoba 36

Food

Food in Alicante costs travelers about €57 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

Food in Cordoba costs travelers about €23 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Alicante 57
    Cordoba 23

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alicante

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

  • Alicante Paella Experience with Market Visit and Cooking Class: $72
  • Spanish Italian fusion dinner in Mutxamel: $73

Typical Food prices in Cordoba

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Cordoba:


  • Empanadas
    0.10
  • Sandwich
    0.03
  • Ice Cream
    0.03

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cordoba

For Cordoba, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cordoba Spanish Cooking Class & Market Tour: $118

Local Transportation

To get around in Cordoba, the average visitor spends €12 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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alicante -
    Cordoba 12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alicante

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alicante:

  • Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers: $790
  • Private Transfer: Alicante to Alicante Airport (ALC): $622
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Valencia City - One Way: $336
  • Alicante Half Day Private Tour with Transfers: $255
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Murcia City - One Way: $208
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Barcelona International Airport to Sitges City - One Way: $168
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Benidorm City - One Way: $102
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Barcelona International Airport to Vilafranca City - One Way: $98
  • Departure Private Transfer: Alicante city to Alicante Airport by Business Van: $82
  • Departure Private Transfer: Alicante city to Airport (ALC) by Business Car: $71
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Alicante City - One Way: $70
  • Private Transfer from Alicante Ciudad to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $62

Typical Local Transportation prices in Cordoba

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Cordoba are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    0.04

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

Also for Cordoba, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Cordoba Private Arrival Transfer: $100
  • Cordoba Private Departure Transfer: $100
  • Cordoba to Granada Private Transfer: $275
  • Cordoba to Seville Private Transfer: $444
  • Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $100
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport (COR): $19
  • Private Transfer from Córdoba to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $336
  • Private Transfer: Cordoba to Córdoba Airport (ODB): $622
  • Private Transfer: Córdoba Airport (ODB) to Cordoba: $622
  • Private transfer from/to Cordoba to/from Malaga: $261
  • Private transfer in Cordoba from Airport or Train Station: $75
  • Transfer in Private Car from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport-COR: $14

Is it cheaper to fly into Alicante or Cordoba?

Prices for flights to both Cordoba and Alicante 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

Alicante's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €42 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.

In Cordoba, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €11 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alicante 42
    Cordoba 11
Typical Entertainment prices in Alicante

Here are a few typical costs in Alicante for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Food and Tapas Tour (for 2)
    54
  • Catamaran Cruise (for 2)
    67
  • Wine Tasting Tour (for 2)
    120
  • Walking Tour (for 2)
    60

Tours and Activities in Alicante

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

  • 5-Hour Private Tour from Alicante to Villena: $585
  • Alicante Virtual Guided Tour: $93
  • Day Trip to Cartagena including Harbour Tour: $47
  • Discover the highlights of the Alicante city on a private full day tour: $934
  • Enduro / Trail / All Mountain Mini Experience Package: $622
  • Enduro / Trail / All mountain Experience Package: $1,369
  • Experience the World Heritage City of Elche private tour: $1,334
  • Explore the old city center of Alicante private walking tour: $534
  • Guadalest Valley and Benidorm Private Tour from Alicante: $585
  • Private 4-hour City Tour of Alicante (Cruise port or hotel pick up): $434
  • Tour en bicicleta alrededor de Alicante: $38
  • Xc Mountain Bike Experience Package: $1,369

Tours and Activities in Cordoba

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Cordoba.

  • Private Walking Tour of the Patios of San Basilio in Cordoba: $12
  • Cordoba Jewish Quartier Guided Tour: $15
  • Patios of Cordoba Festival Tour: $15
  • Guided Tour of Medina Azahara at Night: $17
  • Alcazar Skip the Line Guided Tour: $19
  • Guided Tour to the Popular Patios of Cordoba: $19
  • Patios tour in Cordoba: $19
  • Alcázar Reyes Cristianos Guided Tour with Tickets & Priority Access: $19
  • Olive Oil tasting breakfast & Tour: $19
  • Patios of Cordoba Walking Tour in Spanish: $20
  • Medina Azahara Tour from Cordoba: $21
  • Cordoba's Authentic Patios: 2-Hour Tour with Tickets: $22

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Cordoba, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.91.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alicante -
    Cordoba 8.91

Sample the Local Flavors in Alicante

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

  • Alicante Wine Tour with Wine Tasting and Hotel Pickup: $81

Sample the Local Flavors in Cordoba

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cordoba:

  • Evening Wine Tasting Córdoba: $25
  • Cordoba Mezquita Tour with Wine Tasting: $35
  • Córdoba Rooftop Experience with Wine Tasting: $107
  • Wine Tour Privado - Calamuchita: $130


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Alicante and Cordoba, we can see that Alicante is more expensive. And not only is Cordoba much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Alicante is in Europe and Cordoba is in South America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Cordoba would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cordoba 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 Alicante would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Alicante than you might in Cordoba.

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