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

Should you visit Cagliari or Positano?

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

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 Positano can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cagliari or Positano?

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.

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 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 Positano is €177. 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 Cagliari and Positano in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Positano 120
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Positano 240
Compare Hotels in Cagliari and Positano

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

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

  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622
  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private Transfer to/from Cagliari Airport (CAG): $48
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22

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:

  • private transfer from positano to naples: $195
  • private transfer from Positano to Naples: $93
  • private transfer Positano to Roma: $296
  • Transfer from Positano to Naples: $94
  • Transfer from Naples to Positano with 2 hours Private Tour in Herculaneum: $327
  • Transfer From to Ravello and Naples: $252
  • Transfer From to Positano and Naples: $202
  • Transfer From to Amalfi and Rome: $757
  • Sorrento: Private Positano Minivan Transfer: $56
  • Private transfer with stop in Pompeii: $435
  • Private transfer to Matera from Positano or reverse: $346
  • Private transfer to Matera from Positano or Amalfi Coast: $373

Is it cheaper to fly into Cagliari or Positano?

Prices for flights to both Positano and Cagliari 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
    Cagliari 28
    Positano 42

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
  • Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class: $102
  • 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 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.
    Cagliari 13
    Positano 48

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

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

  • 8 days Escorted Tour Sardinia Amore Mio: $2,488
  • Archaeological tour of Nora: $97
  • Archaeological tour of the Nuraghe Arrubiu in Orroli: $112
  • Barumini Unesco Site and Giara of Gesturi Tour from Cagliari: $112
  • Cagliari City Tour - Minivan Sightseeing and Walking: $124
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Cagliari Private Walking Tour: $230
  • Cagliari Segway Tour: $73
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $160
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $911
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing West Sulcis Boat Tour: $328

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.

  • AMALFI COAST EXPERIENCE Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento - From Positano: $302
  • Amalfi & Ravello Tour from Positano: $285
  • Amalfi Coast COLLECTIVE boat tour: $118
  • Amalfi Coast Classical Tour: $622
  • Amalfi Coast Full–Day Private Free Time Tour: $412
  • Amalfi Coast Positano and Ravello Cruise Shore Excursion from Naples Port: $218
  • Amalfi Coast Private Chauffeur at your disposal for Business Shopping or Touring: $375
  • Amalfi Coast grottos speed tour: $249
  • Amalfi Coast half day tour: $560
  • Amalfi Coast private tour by traditional and elegant wooden boats: $883
  • Amalfi Coast tour from Positano with private English speaking driver: $255
  • Amalfi Coast with Positano and Ravello Shore Excursion from Naples Cruise Port: $218

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Positano 12

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
  • Wine Tasting & Winery Tour: $273

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 Cagliari and Positano, we can see that Positano is more expensive. And not only is Cagliari much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cagliari would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cagliari 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 Cagliari.


When is the best time to visit Cagliari or Positano?

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 Cagliari or Positano in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cagliari and Positano. Also, most visitors come to Positano for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Positano. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cagliari in July are around 24°C (75°F), and Positano is about 23°C (74°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Positano this time of the year. In Cagliari, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cagliari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Positano during summer. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 337 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 313 hours of full sun.

In July, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Positano receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cagliari 24°C (75°F) 
    Positano 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Positano in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cagliari as well as Positano. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Positano because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cagliari is generally around the same temperature as Positano. Temperatures in Cagliari average around 18°C (65°F), and Positano stays around 17°C (63°F).

In the autumn, Cagliari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Positano. Cagliari gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Positano. Cagliari usually gets less rain in October than Positano. Cagliari gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Positano receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cagliari 18°C (65°F) 
    Positano 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Positano in the Winter?

Both Positano and Cagliari are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, the shopping scene and the cuisine are the main draw to Positano this time of year.

Cagliari is a little warmer than Positano in the winter. The temperature in Cagliari is usually 10°C (50°F) in January, and Positano stays around 8°C (47°F).

Cagliari usually receives more sunshine than Positano during winter. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 131 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 115 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Positano. In January, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Cagliari gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Positano receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cagliari 10°C (50°F) 
    Positano 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Positano in the Spring?

Both Positano and Cagliari during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many travelers come to Positano for the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Positano. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cagliari in April are around 14°C (57°F), and Positano is about 13°C (55°F).

It's quite sunny in Cagliari. In the spring, Cagliari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Positano. Cagliari gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets less rain in April than Positano. Cagliari gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Positano receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cagliari 14°C (57°F) 
    Positano 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Positano and Cagliari

Cagliari Positano
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 10°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 24°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 26 mm (1 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 50 mm (2 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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