A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cadiz vs. Essaouira for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cadiz or Essaouira?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Essaouira 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: Cadiz or Essaouira?

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

Essaouira

Essaouira is a beautiful beach town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The city has a pleasant medina that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site and is interesting to explore. It's an 18th century fortified town with a lot of character and charm. The city is rich and culture and you'll find a handful of art galleries throughout the town. The city is also a gathering place for artists and musicians, particularly during the Gnaoua Festival of World Music, which takes place the last week of June. This event attracts about 450,000 visitors yearly.

Which city is cheaper, Essaouira or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €122, while the average daily cost in Essaouira is €33. 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 Cadiz and Essaouira in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 61
    Essaouira 19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 122
    Essaouira 38
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Essaouira

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Essaouira? 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 Cadiz


Hotels in Essaouira


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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: Cadiz Hotel Prices and Essaouira Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 24
    Essaouira 1.44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Essaouira

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

  • Private Arrival Transfer Essaouira Airport to Essaouira City: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer from Essaouira City to Essaouira Airport: $15
  • Essaouira Airport To city Transfer: $17
  • Private Transfer Essaouira-Essaouira Airport: $24
  • Airport Transfer From Essaouira Airport To Medina: $25
  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Essaouira Airport to Essaouira City: $30
  • Private Transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech: $66
  • Private Transfer from Essaouira to Agafay Desert Marrakech: $66
  • Transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech: $81
  • Transfers Essaouira Marrakech: $86
  • Private transfer Marrakech airpot - Essaouira: $86
  • Private Transfer From Essaouira To Marrakech: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Essaouira?

Prices for flights to both Essaouira and Cadiz 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
    Cadiz 36
    Essaouira 9.76
Typical Food prices in Cadiz

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


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

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

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Typical Food prices in Essaouira

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


  • Baklava
    1.26
  • Breakfast Crepes
    0.45
  • Fish for Lunch
    13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Essaouira

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

  • Cous Cous party and Show Cooking: $37
  • Essaouira Cooking Class: $50
  • Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class: $54
  • Berber Cooking Class at a Farm in the Countryside & shopping at a rural Souk.: $109

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 22
    Essaouira 8.67
Typical Entertainment prices in Cadiz

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


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

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

  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $226
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67
  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Cadiz Old Town Private Walking Tour: $69
  • Cadiz Photo Bike Tour: $81
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $214
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $187
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: Private Jewish Heritage Tour of Seville: $1,070

Tours and Activities in Essaouira

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

  • Full-Day Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech with Hotel Pick Up: $27
  • Private City Tour: $28
  • PhotoShoot Tour in Essaouira: $30
  • Kite Surfing and Surfing Experience in Essaouira: $31
  • Marrakech day tour to Essaouira: $37
  • Guided Quad Biking Adventure: $44
  • Half-Day Old Town Guided Tour: $51
  • Experience Food and Art Walking Tour of the Medina and Ramparts: $51
  • Essaouira Guided Tour: 3 on 1 - Nightlife tour, Live like a local & Street food: $51
  • Big dunes and atlantic coast tour 2 HOURS: $57
  • Essaouira Sand Dunes: Half Day Quad Bike Tour: $62
  • ATV Quad biking in Essaouira Beach, Big Dunes & Atlantic Coast tour: $64

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 23
    Essaouira 6.60


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

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