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

Should you visit Cadiz or Positano?

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 Positano 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 Positano?

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.

Positano

Located on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, Positano is a very scenic town that offers spectacular coastal views. The town sits on the edge of a hill and flows down toward the sea. Because of its dramatic beauty, Positano attracts thousands of visitors year around.

The town dates back to medieval times when it was a port for the Amalfi Republic. It thrived throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but by the mid-nineteenth century its prosperity was falling. During those times more than half of the population left, migrating predominantly to America. During the 1950s the town gained popularity as a tourist destination, in part because of John Steinbeck's essay about the area in Harper's Bazaar (May, 1953).

Which city is cheaper, Positano 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 Positano is €180. 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 Positano in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 61
    Positano 120
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 122
    Positano 240
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Positano

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Hotels in Cadiz


Hotels in Positano


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 24
    Positano 6.19

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

Typical Local Transportation prices in Positano

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Positano:


  • Bus Ticket
    1.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Positano

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

  • Positano – Sorrento / Private Van Transfer: $29
  • Private Transfer: From Positano to Sorrento with hotel pick-up and drop-off: $42
  • Positano – Sorrento / Private Car Transfer: $44
  • Private Transfer to Sorrento, Rome or Naples: $50
  • Sorrento: Private Positano Minivan Transfer: $56
  • Positano - Napoli Airport (NAP) / Private Departure Van Transfer: $56
  • Private Transfer from Positano to Naples, Door-to-Door, English-speaking driver: $82
  • Private Transfer: From Positano (hotel) to Naples (hotel-airport-train station): $83
  • Positano or Ravello to Naples Airport Private Departure Transfer: $83
  • Private transfer from Naples to positano or reverse: $91
  • Private transfer from Positano to Naples by the scenic coast: $93
  • Private transfer from Positano to Naples or Salerno: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Positano?

Prices for flights to both Positano 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
    Positano 42
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 Positano

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


  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    31
  • Pizza in a Restaurant
    9.32
  • Sandwich in a Restaurant
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Positano

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

  • Positano for Foodies- The authentic food tour in Town: $106
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Positano & cooking demo: $106
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Positano with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Positano: $111
  • Market tour and lunch or dinner at a local's home in Positano: $173
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with tasting in Positano: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Positano: $180
  • Vico Equense: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, and Dinner: $214
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Positano: $235
  • Exclusive hands-on cooking class with a local in Positano: $372
  • Sorrento: Private Local Products and Food Tour: $510

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 22
    Positano 48
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

Typical Entertainment prices in Positano

For Positano, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Spiaggia Grande
    17
  • Day Trip of Capri & Amalfi
    80
  • Sunset Cruise
    24
  • Full Day Wine Tour
    97
  • Cooking Class
    65

Tours and Activities in Positano

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

  • Positano Walking tour: $50
  • Half-Day Ancient Pompeii Tour from Amalfi Coast: $56
  • Half Day Herculaneum Guided Tour from Amalfi Coast: $56
  • Sorrento & Amalfi Drive guided tour from Amalfi Coast - small group tour: $62
  • Pompeii and Vesuvius guided group tour from Amalfi Coast: $65
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum group tour from Amalfi Coast: $81
  • From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Tour: $91
  • Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano: $96
  • Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour: $102
  • Amalfi Coast COLLECTIVE boat tour: $118
  • Positano Private Sunset Tour by Classic Car: $119
  • Private Full-Day Tour of Pompei Sorrento and Positano: $122

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 23
    Positano 12

Typical Alcohol prices in Positano

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Positano:


  • Bottle of Limoncello
    16

Sample the Local Flavors in Positano

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Positano:

  • Pompeii & Vesuvius Wine Tour from Amalfi Coast - small group tour: $162
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Positano all inclusive: $260
  • Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Positano, Amalfi or Ravello with Sommelier: $301
  • Pompeii-Vesuvius-Wine Tasting tour with licensed guide included: $373
  • Paestum Temples+Bufala Mozzarella Farm+Wine tasting in Cilento (from Positano): $809


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


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Positano?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cadiz or Positano in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Positano. Also, many travelers come to Positano for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Cadiz is generally around the same temperature as Positano. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 25°C (77°F), and Positano stays around 23°C (74°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Positano. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the summer, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Positano. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 313 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in July than Positano. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Positano receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Positano 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Positano in the Autumn?

Both Positano and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Positano in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Positano in the autumn. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 20°C (68°F) in October, and Positano stays around 17°C (63°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Positano during autumn. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Positano. In October, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Positano receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Positano 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Positano in the Winter?

Both Positano and Cadiz during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, most visitors come to Positano for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Cadiz is much warmer than Positano. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cadiz in January are around 13°C (55°F), and Positano is about 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Positano. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 115 hours of full sun.

Positano gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cadiz usually gets less rain in January than Positano. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Positano receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Positano 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Positano in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Positano. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Positano because of the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty.

In April, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Positano. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 17°C (63°F), and Positano stays around 13°C (55°F).

In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Positano during spring. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

In April, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Positano receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Positano 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Positano and Cadiz

Cadiz Positano
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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