A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Barcelona vs. La Spezia

Should you visit Barcelona or La Spezia?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Barcelona and La Spezia can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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.

La Spezia

Located on the coast beside the Ligurian Sea, La Spezia is known for its military and commercial harbors hosting the arsenal of the Italian Navy. It is also well connected by rail and by boat to Cinque Terre National Park - a unique collection of five medieval villages along the coastline - as well as other coastal towns of the region. Other attractions include a number of museums as well as an annual boat race called Palio de Golfo.

Which city is cheaper, La Spezia or Barcelona?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Barcelona is €122, while the average daily cost in La Spezia is €159. 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 Barcelona and La Spezia in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Barcelona is €148. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

For a normal double-occupancy room in La Spezia, €180 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in La Spezia, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €90, such as in a hostel.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Barcelona 74
    La Spezia 90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Barcelona 148
    La Spezia 180

Food

The price of a meal in Barcelona can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €27 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €11 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

While meal prices in La Spezia can vary, the average travelers spends about €45 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in La Spezia should cost around €18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in La Spezia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Barcelona 27
    La Spezia 45
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
  • 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
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $52
  • Street Food Tour & Gothic Quater Sightseeing with Local Expert: $52
  • Flamenco Show and Optional Dinner at a Tablao: $52
  • Bus and Walking Tour with Dinner: $58
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit: $59
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show and Dinner Ticket: $62

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in La Spezia

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

  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $95
  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour: $97
  • Dining experience at a local's home in La Spezia with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cinque Terre: $111
  • Small-group Street food tour in La Spezia: $111
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in La Spezia: $162
  • Cinque Terre Cooking Lesson in La Spezia: $174
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in La Spezia: $180
  • Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina‚Äôs home with Tasting in Cinque Terre: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in La Spezia: $180
  • Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Local Home in La Spezia: $267
  • Local market visit + private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cinque Terre: $267

Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Barcelona is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €15 per person, per day, on local transportation in Barcelona.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in La Spezia than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €33 on transportation in La Spezia on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Barcelona 15
    La Spezia 33
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:

  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Transfer from City Centre to Barcelona Cruise Port: $9.41
  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Transfer from Barcelona Cruise Port to City Centre: $9.41
  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Airport Transfer city centre to El Prat Airport BCN: $9.41
  • Transfers From Cruise Port to Barcelona Main Train Station( Sants Train Station): $30
  • Transfer to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona: $33
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Barcelona City: $39
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona City to Barcelona El Prat Airport: $39
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona City to Barcelona el Prat Airport: $55
  • Transfer from Barcelona to Valencia or viceversa: $498
  • Transfer from Barcelona to Port Aventura Park: $435
  • Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona CITY - ROUND TRIP: $124
  • Transfer from Barcelona (any hotel or address) to Barcelona Airport (BCN): $61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in La Spezia

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

  • Private Transfer from La Spezia Cruise Port or Railway Station by Luxury Vehicle: $31
  • Private Transfer to La Spezia Cruise Port or Railway Station by Luxury Vehicle: $31
  • Departure Private Transfer Cinque Terre to La Spezia by Luxury Vehicle: $93
  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to La Spezia or vice versa: $585
  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to La Spezia or vice versa: $602
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to La Spezia or vice versa: $619

Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Barcelona typically cost an average of €27 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Sightseeing expenses in La Spezia, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €29 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Barcelona 27
    La Spezia 29
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
  • "Gaudi’s Pedrera: The Origins" Night Show and Ticket: $41
  • '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

Tours and Activities in La Spezia

For La Spezia, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • PISA BUS TOUR n.1: $50
  • Cinque Terre unforgettable hiking experience: $56
  • From Cinque Terre Tour with Limoncino Tasting: $58
  • Cinque Terre tour with limoncino tasting from La Spezia Port: $61
  • Cinque Terre tour with limoncino tasting from La Spezia Train Station: $61
  • Cinque Terre hiking tour from La Spezia port: $68
  • Private E-bike Tour Provincial Road Levanto to Genoa: $87
  • Food & Wine evening tour La Spezia: $100
  • Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre: $106
  • E-bike tours from La Spezia: $128
  • From Sailing Tour to La Palmaria and Cinque Terre: $129
  • Guided Tour of Florence and Panoramic Pisa from La Spezia Port: $132

Alcohol

The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Barcelona per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Typically, people visiting La Spezia spend on average €28 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Barcelona 14
    La Spezia 28

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Columbus Monument with Optional Wine Tasting: $7.16
  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $9.54
  • Backpacker Pub Crawl: $18
  • The Original Barcelona Pub Crawl: $18
  • Barcelona Halloween Pub Crawl: $18
  • Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $19
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl: $20
  • Barcelona Wine Tasting: Catalan and Spanish Wines: $21
  • 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

Sample the Local Flavors in La Spezia

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

  • Cinque Terre Private Tour with Wine Tasting: $83
  • Wine Tour between Liguria and Tuscany from La Spezia: $195
  • Authentic Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Wine Tasting: $198
  • Cinqueterre Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia with Top Guide & Wine Tasting: $335
  • Shore Excursion: Cinque Terre from La Spezia with Local Guide and Wine Tasting: $348
  • Shore Excursion from Chocolate & Truffle Valley, Pisa & Wine Tour.: $756
  • Day trip from La Spezia pier: San Gimignano and wine tasting - private tour: $756


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

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