A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Cagliari vs. Naples

Should you visit Cagliari or Naples?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Naples can help you decide which place is right for you.

Cagliari

Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.

Naples

Naples is the most populous city in southern Italy. The city sits against the Bay of Naples, and is in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius, which is most famous for its eruption in 79 AD which destroyed the communities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Naples has a wonderfully sunny, Mediterranean climate, some great beaches, and beautiful architecture. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and because city officials have established strict building codes there is almost no condo style development along the coast. This helps Naples to maintain its authentic and historic atmosphere.

Many people love Naples for its history and authenticity, while others complain that it is noisy, crowded, and dirty. You can visibly see that the poverty in Southern Italy is higher than in the northern part of the country. Traffic is also chaotic, but what some travelers consider flaws, others see as benefits. Nobody can deny that Naples is truly an authentic Italian city. It has some of the country's best food and wine, the weather is ideal, and the prices are far cheaper than the northern regions. It has a large number of attractions in the form of museums and galleries, and there are some of the world's best ruins in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Which city is cheaper, Naples or Cagliari?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cagliari is €96, while the average daily cost in Naples is €103. 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 Cagliari and Naples in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €106 in Cagliari For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

A hotel room in Naples is about €106 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Naples 53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Naples 106

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Cagliari cost around €28 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €11.

The average traveler spends about €32 per day in Naples for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cagliari 28
    Naples 32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cagliari

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

  • Culurgiones Cooking Class Cagliari: $71
  • Homemade fresh pasta cooking: $90
  • Cooking class & Lunch in Cagliari: $102
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Cagliari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cagliari: $111
  • Cooking and eating with a Sardinian family: $133
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cagliari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sardinian Traditional Cooking Class with Lunch: $185
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cagliari: $267

Typical Food prices in Naples

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Naples:


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    28
  • Three Course Dinner (for Two)
    49
  • Napoli Pizza
    7.24
  • Dinner
    25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Naples

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

  • Naples Audio Tour: The Richness in the Decumans + Pizza: $13
  • Audio tour "Richness of the Decumans" with pizza snack: $15
  • Guided Tour of Catacombs of San Gaudioso with Pizza Snack: $23
  • Tour of Catacombs of San Gennaro with Pizza Snack: $23
  • Naples Underground Tour with Transfer and Pizza: $29
  • Neapolitan pizza cooking class and dinner with a view for small groups: $31
  • Online Pizza Making Experience from Napoli: $31
  • Naples Walking Tour with Pizza and Sfogliatella Tasting: $36
  • Naples Pizza & Dough Making Experience: $37
  • Street Food Tour with Local Guide: $39
  • Cook and enjoy a traditional Neapolitan dinner for private groups: $46
  • Naples Street Food Tour with Foodie Guide around Historical Center: $47

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Cagliari than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €24 on transportation in Cagliari on average per day.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €17 per day to get around in Naples.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cagliari 24
    Naples 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

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

  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39

Typical Local Transportation prices in Naples

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


  • Subway Ticket
    1.20
  • Alibus From Airport
    3.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    7.34
  • Train to Pompeii
    3.20
  • Taxi
    15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Naples

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Naples:

  • private transfer from naples to positano or viceversa: $44
  • private transfer from naples to amalfi or viceversa: $45
  • private transfer from Positano to Naples or reverse: $168
  • private transfer from Positano to Matera or back: $783
  • private transfer from Naples to Sorrento: $192
  • private transfer from Naples to Peastum or Peastum to Naples: $124
  • private transfer from Naples to Matera: $311
  • private transfer Naples - Amalfi Coast or vice versa: $108
  • from Naples; Private and deluxe transfer to Sorrento up to 7 people: $68
  • Trekking Valle Delle Ferriere and Round Trip Transfer: $244
  • Trekking The Path of the Gods and Round Trip Transfer: $244
  • Trekking Montepertuso Hole in the Rock and a Round Trip Transfer: $245

Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Cagliari, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €24 per person, per day in Naples. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cagliari 13
    Naples 24

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

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

  • Cagliari Walking tour: $35
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Tuk Tuk tour in the centre of Cagliari 4 districts: $41
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Castello Walking tour and the Giants of Mont'e Prama: $50
  • Tuk Tuk tour in the centre of Cagliari 4 districts and flamingo spotting: $56
  • Tuk Tuk tour of Cagliari 4 districts and Castle of San Michele: $56
  • Ebike tour Cagliari: $61
  • Tuk Tuk tour in Cagliari city, Flamingo spotting and Castle of San Michele: $66
  • Flamingos Sightseeing Segway Tour: $66
  • Tour to Su Nuraxi of Barumini: $70
  • Tour to the archaeological site of Nora: $70

Typical Entertainment prices in Naples

Here are a few typical costs in Naples for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale Entrance
    9.00
  • Castelnuovo Museum Entrance
    5.00
  • Entrance to Pompeii
    11

Tours and Activities in Naples

Here are a few actual costs in Naples for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2 Hr Guided Kayak Tour: $65
  • 2-Hour Classic Tour of Herculaneum Ruins: $179
  • 2-Hour Guided Naples Walking Tour: $244
  • 2-Hour Herculaneum Game Tour: $59
  • 2-Hour Private Pompeii Walking Tour: $244
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum: $250
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum: $267
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum: $225
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pompeii: $257
  • 2-Night Amalfi Coast Experience from Naples: $759
  • 3-Hour Naples Game Tour: $42
  • 3-Hour Napoli Segway PT Authorized Tour: $140

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Cagliari spend on average €6.06 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Naples may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €17 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Naples 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Cagliari

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

  • Guided Wine tasting with a Sommelier: $62
  • WINE TOUR in a winery among the vineyards: $80
  • cultural walking tour, food and wine tasting experience: $83
  • Wine tour aroud vineyards of Cagliari: $85
  • Wine tasting: $96
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour from Cagliari: $106

Typical Alcohol prices in Naples

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


  • Beer
    4.10
  • Beer
    4.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Naples

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

  • Epic Naples Bar Crawl: By Let’s Roam: $12
  • Pompeii: Wine Tasting and Lunch with Ancient Pompeii Menu: $50
  • Mount Vesuvius Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting: $58
  • Private Tour of Pompeii Ruins with Wine Tasting Experience: $62
  • Pompeii, Vesuvius and Wine Tasting Tour: $74
  • Horse Riding Experience and Wine Tasting Tour: $75
  • Naples by Night: Food and Wine Tour with Local Guide: $84
  • Vesuvius Wine Tasting, Lunch and Vineyard Visit: $86
  • Wine Tour and Lunch with Winetasting and Vineyard Visit: $91
  • Vesuvius 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour and Lunch from Naples: $95
  • From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting: $100
  • Wine Tasting - Tour and Tasting in Vesuvius Winemaker: $114


When comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Naples, we can see that Naples is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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