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

Should you visit Barcelona or Cordoba?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Barcelona and Cordoba can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Barcelona or Cordoba?

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

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 Barcelona?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Barcelona is €123, while the average daily cost in Cordoba is €29. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Barcelona and Cordoba in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Barcelona 75
    Cordoba 10
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Barcelona 150
    Cordoba 20
Compare Hotels in Barcelona and Cordoba

Looking for a hotel in Barcelona or Cordoba? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Barcelona


Hotels in Cordoba


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Barcelona Hotel Prices and Cordoba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Barcelona 15
    Cordoba 7.07
Typical Local Transportation prices in Barcelona

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


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    7.80
  • Airport Bus
    5.00
  • Metro
    2.10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with private transfers and private tours: $1,524
  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with tours and transfers and pick up and drop off: $1,213
  • Private Round-Trip transfer from Barcelona Airport or Barcelona city to Andorra: $876
  • Private 3 days in Barcelona with private tours and transfers: $796
  • Montserrat Monastery Tour & Hot Air Balloon Flight, Including Transfer, Lunch, Photos, Cava: $791
  • Private Transfer & Tours to Andorra from Barcelona 10 Hours: $597
  • Barcelona city or airport to Andorra Private Transfer: $564
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona travel to Andorra: $554
  • Transfer Barcelona-Madrid: $531
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer to Montserrat from Barcelona: $529
  • Private Transfer: Andorra to Barcelona City or BCN Airport by Luxury Van: $522
  • Barcelona city to Andorra Private Transfer: $520

Typical Local Transportation prices in Cordoba

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


  • Taxi Ride
    0.02

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

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

  • Transfer in Private Car from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport-COR: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport (COR): $19
  • Transfer in private minivan from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport: $56
  • Private transfer in Cordoba from Airport or Train Station: $75
  • Cordoba Private Arrival Transfer: $100
  • Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $100
  • Cordoba Private Departure Transfer: $100
  • Private transfer from/to Cordoba to/from Malaga: $261
  • Cordoba to Granada Private Transfer: $275
  • Private Transfer from Córdoba to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $336
  • Cordoba to Seville Private Transfer: $444
  • Private Transfer: Córdoba Airport (ODB) to Cordoba: $622

Is it cheaper to fly into Barcelona or Cordoba?

Prices for flights to both Cordoba and Barcelona 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Barcelona 27
    Cordoba 13
Typical Food prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of dining costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    4.15
  • Sandwich
    1.70
  • Baguette & Horchata
    3.80
  • Tapas on the beach
    8.28
  • Gelatto
    2.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

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

  • Live from Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Live from Barcelona to China: Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Barcelona organic dinner in a beautiful rooftop garden: $35
  • Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour: $48
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $49
  • Hands-on Brunch Cooking Class with Bottomless Mimosas!: $50
  • Born district food tour and tasting in Barcelona: $51
  • Street Food Tour & Gothic Quater Sightseeing with Local Expert: $52
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $52
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit: $59
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show and Dinner Ticket: $62
  • 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour: $66

Typical Food prices in Cordoba

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


  • Empanadas
    0.06
  • Sandwich
    0.02
  • Ice Cream
    0.02

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Barcelona 27
    Cordoba 6.40
Typical Entertainment prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    42
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    8.55
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    6.00

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Barcelona are as follows:

  • #1dayBarcelona. 6-Hour Action Packed Private City Discovery Tour: $549
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Small Group Tour in Girona from Barcelona: $125
  • 1 hour private sailing tour: $158
  • 1,5 hour Vermut & Sailing Experience Barcelona with drinks and snacks!: $41
  • 1-hour Private Speedboat Cruise from Barcelona: $372
  • 1.5-Hour Sights of Barcelona E-Bike Tour Led by a Local Guide: $34
  • 2 Hours Private Sailing Tour for Family and Friends: $316
  • 2 Hours Running Tour in Barcelona with Local Guide: $35
  • 2 hour Private Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $372
  • 2 hour Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hour Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hours Exclusive Sunrise Sailing Experience from Port Vell: $335

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
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Barcelona 14
    Cordoba 5.05

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $9.08
  • Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $19
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl: $20
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Barcelona: $22
  • Opera Samfaina: Food and Wine Tasting Interactive Experience in Barcelona: $26
  • Wine tasting & tapas: $39
  • Barcelona Guided Local Wine Tasting Tour: $44
  • Wine Tasting near Sagrada Familia: $47
  • Home Food and Wine Tasting with Wine Lover: $51
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $53
  • Spanish wine tasting in a historic building with a Sommelier: $54
  • Food Tasting Tapas and Wine Tour: $62

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 Barcelona and Cordoba, we can see that Barcelona is more expensive. And not only is Cordoba much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Barcelona 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 Barcelona would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Barcelona than you might in Cordoba.


When is the best time to visit Barcelona or Cordoba?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Cordoba is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Barcelona has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Barcelona or Cordoba in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Barcelona as well as Cordoba. Most visitors come to Barcelona for the beaches, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Barcelona is much warmer than Cordoba in the summer. The temperature in Barcelona is usually 23°C (73°F) in July, and Cordoba stays around 10°C (50°F)in January.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cordoba. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Barcelona this time of the year. In the summer, Barcelona often gets more sunshine than Cordobain January. Barcelona gets 308 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cordoba receives 277 hours of full sun.

Barcelona usually gets less rain in July than Cordobain January. Barcelona gets 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Barcelona 23°C (73°F) 
    Cordoba 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Cordoba in the Autumn?

Both Cordoba and Barcelona are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The autumn months attract visitors to Barcelona because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Barcelona is around the same temperature as Cordoba. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Barcelona in October are around 17°C (63°F), and Cordoba is about 16°C (61°F)in April.

Barcelona usually receives less sunshine than Cordoba during autumn. Barcelona gets 181 hours of sunny skies, while Cordoba receives 196 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Barcelona usually receives more rain than Cordobain April. Barcelona gets 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Barcelona 17°C (63°F) 
    Cordoba 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Cordoba in the Winter?

Both Cordoba and Barcelona during the winter are popular places to visit. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Barcelona this time of year.

In January, Barcelona is generally much colder than Cordobain July. Temperatures in Barcelona average around 9°C (48°F), and Cordoba stays around 27°C (81°F).

In the winter, Barcelona often gets less sunshine than Cordobain July. Barcelona gets 146 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cordoba receives 189 hours of full sun.

Barcelona usually gets more rain in January than Cordobain July. Barcelona gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Barcelona 9°C (48°F) 
    Cordoba 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Barcelona or Cordoba in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Barcelona and Cordoba. Many travelers come to Barcelona for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

Barcelona is cooler than Cordoba in the spring. The temperature in Barcelona is usually 13°C (55°F) in April, and Cordoba stays around 19°C (66°F)in October.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cordoba this time of the year. In Barcelona, it's very sunny this time of the year. Barcelona usually receives less sunshine than Cordoba during spring. Barcelona gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Cordoba receives 243 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Barcelona usually receives less rain than Cordobain October. Barcelona gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Barcelona 13°C (55°F) 
    Cordoba 19°C (66°F)

Typical Weather for Cordoba and Barcelona

Barcelona Cordoba
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 16°C (61°F) 50 mm (2 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 20°C (67°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 24°C (75°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)


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