A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Cadiz vs. Vigo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cadiz or Vigo?

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 Vigo 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 Vigo?

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.

Vigo

Originally a small fishing town, Vigo has grown to become the most populated municipality in the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Remnants of the old world still exist in its historic center architecture and plazas, while the commodities of a modern city have blended into its boundaries. The old center remains the hub of activity with plenty to see and do, shopping and dining included.

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Which place is cheaper, Vigo or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €152, while the average daily cost in Vigo is €99. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cadiz and Vigo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 77
    Vigo 43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 154
    Vigo 86
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Vigo

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Vigo? 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 Vigo


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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 Vigo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 30
    Vigo 37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vigo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vigo:

  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Hotels: $43
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Airport (OPO): $43
  • One-Way Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $54

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Vigo?

Prices for flights to both Vigo 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 45
    Vigo 35
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.

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $40
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $76

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vigo

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

  • Gourmet Hands on Cooking Class in Galicia with the Chef: $164

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 27
    Vigo 10
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:

  • Story Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Cadiz Town Center : $7.19
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.38
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.01
  • Self Guided Walking Tour of Charming Cadiz: $15
  • Discover Cádiz walking tour: $17
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Cadiz Syndicate City Escape Game Self Guided Tour: $22
  • Tour in Vejer: Arab, Jewish and Christian History of Vejer, Cádiz: $22
  • Jerez de la Frontera History and Art Walking Tour: $24
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25

Tours and Activities in Vigo

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

  • GROUP walking tour in Vigo: $1.10
  • Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $1.10
  • Vigo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.80
  • Vigo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.02
  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.02
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Squares of Pontevedra: $10
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - The Secrets of Pontevedra: $10
  • Guided Walking Tour of the Historic District of Tui: $11
  • Tui Cathedral Guided Tour: $13
  • Abanca Balaídos Tour, RC Celta’s Stadium: $16
  • Ticket/Photo-Theme Park and Retro Gamer Activity in Vigo: $17
  • Monumental Morning Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $18

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 28
    Vigo 5.71


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Vigo, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Vigo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Vigo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Vigo 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 Vigo.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cadiz Expensive? and Is Vigo Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cadiz or Vigo?

Vigo has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Cadiz. When comparing the sizes of Cadiz and Vigo, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Vigo?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cadiz or Vigo in the Summer?

Both Vigo and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The beaches and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year.

In the summer, Cadiz is a little warmer than Vigo. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cadiz in July average around 25°C (77°F), and Vigo averages at about 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Vigo. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Vigo during summer. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies, while Vigo receives 299 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Vigo. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Vigo receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Vigo 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Vigo in the Autumn?

Both Vigo and Cadiz during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Cadiz for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Vigo. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 20°C (68°F), and Vigo fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Cadiz. In the autumn, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Vigo. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Vigo receives 174 hours of full sun.

Vigo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cadiz usually gets less rain in October than Vigo. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Vigo receives 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Vigo 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Vigo in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Vigo. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Vigo in the winter. The daily temperature in Cadiz averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Vigo fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Vigo during winter. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Vigo receives 110 hours of full sun in the winter.

Vigo receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Vigo. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Vigo receives 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Vigo 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Vigo in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Vigo. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Cadiz is a little warmer than Vigo. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cadiz in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Vigo averages at about 13°C (56°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the spring, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Vigo. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Vigo receives 198 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Vigo. Cadiz usually gets less rain in April than Vigo. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Vigo receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Vigo 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Vigo and Cadiz

Cadiz Vigo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in)