A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cannes vs. Imperia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cannes or Imperia?

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 Cannes and Imperia can help you decide which place is right for you.

Cannes

While Cannes was once little more than a small fishing village, today it is a popular, glamorous seaside town frequented by celebrities. It's the place to see and be seen, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May. During this time the city comes alive with celebrities from all over the world. While Cannes has its share of exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants, there are alternatives for budget travelers, so don't shy away. There's a beautiful area, Le Suquet, which is nice to visit with its cobblestone streets and stunning views. It's also fun to pass some time people watching by the marina. You never know who you'll spot. At night, the city comes to life with casinos and luxurious restaurants and clubs that give the area a vibe of exclusivity.

Imperia

Located in the region of Liguria, Imperia is a coastal city on Italy's northwest shoreline. Formed in 1923 by Mussolini with the combining of two major ports and several villages, Imperia today exists as a popular summer destination for visitors. It is known for its cultivation of flowers and olives as well as number of historic churches.

Which city is cheaper, Imperia or Cannes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €110, while the average daily cost in Imperia is €86. 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 Cannes and Imperia in more detail.



Accommodation

Cannes's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €120. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €60.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €41. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Imperia the cost is €82 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cannes 60
    Imperia 41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cannes 120
    Imperia 82

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Cannes cost around €36 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 €14.

Imperia food costs typically run travelers around €28 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cannes 36
    Imperia 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes

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

  • Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes: $135
  • From Evening Tour & Dinner in Monte Carlo: $217
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €13 per day to get around in Cannes.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €29 per day to get around in Imperia.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cannes 13
    Imperia 29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cannes City Centre to Nice Airport: $9.41
  • Private airport transfer Mandelieu to Cannes: $53
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $55
  • Nice Airport Private Departure Transfer from Cannes, Monaco or Eze: $55
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cannes to Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): $59
  • Saint Tropez Round-Trip Boat Transfer from Cannes: $70
  • Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to St Tropez from Cannes: $80
  • Private transfer from Cannes to Nice City or Nice Airport: $80
  • Private Transfer: Cannes to Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): $89
  • Private Transfer: Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ) to Cannes: $89
  • Nice to Saint Tropez 2,5 hours return transfer by boat: $92
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Business Car: $98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Imperia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Imperia:

  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to Imperia or vice versa: $869
  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Imperia or vice versa: $884
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Imperia or vice versa: $901

Is it cheaper to fly into Cannes or Imperia?

Prices for flights to both Imperia and Cannes 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.





Entertainment

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

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €10 per person, per day in Imperia. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cannes 24
    Imperia 10

Tours and Activities in Cannes

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

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island: $19
  • French Riviera: Aquasplash Entrance Ticket: $31
  • 1-Hour Segway Tour: $37
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Cruise to Corniche d'Or: $44
  • Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local: $46
  • Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise from Cannes: $54
  • Sunset cruise / Cannes Lerins Islands: $55
  • Cannes, Antibes & St Paul De Vence Tour from Nice: $61
  • Cannes 2 Hours Vespa Tour: $61
  • Cannes 2-Hour Segway Tour: $62
  • French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence: $62

Alcohol

The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Cannes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €6.00 on alcoholic beverages in Imperia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cannes 14
    Imperia 6.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

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

  • Half and Full-Day Provencal Wine Tours: $74
  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $135
  • Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes: $342
  • Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes: $559
  • 5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting: $658


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

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