A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Chefchaouen vs. Barcelona for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Chefchaouen and Barcelona 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: Chefchaouen or Barcelona?

Chefchaouen

To feel like you've really stepped back in time to the glory days of Morocco, you're going to want to spend time in Chefchaouen. This town's beautiful medina is filled with white washed buildings with blue highlights. The wandering alleyways provide a fairy tale setting where you can relax for a few days. This mountainous region is a humble example of the classic picture of this area. Set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, the white and powder blue accented buildings and call to calls to prayer throughout the day let every visitor know they've arrived in a relaxing spot of peace and serenity.

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

Which city is cheaper, Barcelona or Chefchaouen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Chefchaouen is $43, while the average daily cost in Barcelona is $128. 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 Chefchaouen and Barcelona in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Chefchaouen $18
    Barcelona $78
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Chefchaouen $36
    Barcelona $156
Compare Hotels in Chefchaouen and Barcelona

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Hotels in Chefchaouen


Hotels in Barcelona


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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: Chefchaouen Hotel Prices and Barcelona Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Chefchaouen $12
    Barcelona $16
Typical Local Transportation prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.94

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

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

  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Tetouan: $62
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Tangier: $74
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Asliha: $82
  • Private confortable Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fez or from Fez to Chefchaouen: $100
  • Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer: $106
  • One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen Fez: $123
  • Private Transfer : Tanger MED ⇆ Chefchaouen: $124
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Fes: $132
  • One way transfer Chefchaouen to Fes or vice versa: $133
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Casablanca or Casablanca Airport Vice Versa: $155
  • Chefchaouen to the city of Casablanca Private Transfer: $198
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Rabat: $199

Typical Local Transportation prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    $8.12
  • Airport Bus
    $5.21
  • Metro
    $2.19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with private transfers and private tours: $1,524
  • Private 5 days in Barcelona with tours and transfers and pick up and drop off: $1,213
  • Private Round-Trip transfer from Barcelona Airport or Barcelona city to Andorra: $876
  • Private 3 days in Barcelona with private tours and transfers: $796
  • Montserrat Monastery Tour & Hot Air Balloon Flight, Including Transfer, Lunch, Photos, Cava: $791
  • Private Transfer & Tours to Andorra from Barcelona 10 Hours: $597
  • Barcelona city or airport to Andorra Private Transfer: $564
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona travel to Andorra: $554
  • Transfer Barcelona-Madrid: $531
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer to Montserrat from Barcelona: $529
  • Private Transfer: Andorra to Barcelona City or BCN Airport by Luxury Van: $522
  • Barcelona city to Andorra Private Transfer: $520

Is it cheaper to fly into Chefchaouen or Barcelona?

Prices for flights to both Barcelona and Chefchaouen 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
    Chefchaouen $13
    Barcelona $28
Typical Food prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $8.42
  • Dinner for Two
    $9.35
  • Cupcake
    $0.28
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    $1.87

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

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

  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class: $50
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $50
  • Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch: $100

Typical Food prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of dining costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    $4.32
  • Sandwich
    $1.77
  • Baguette & Horchata
    $3.96
  • Tapas on the beach
    $8.63
  • Gelatto
    $2.60

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

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

  • Live from Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Live from Barcelona to China: Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Barcelona organic dinner in a beautiful rooftop garden: $35
  • Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour: $48
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $49
  • Hands-on Brunch Cooking Class with Bottomless Mimosas!: $50
  • Born district food tour and tasting in Barcelona: $51
  • Street Food Tour & Gothic Quater Sightseeing with Local Expert: $52
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $52
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit: $59
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show and Dinner Ticket: $62
  • 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour: $66

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Chefchaouen $12
    Barcelona $28

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • Morocco: CTM Bus Ticket (Chefchaouen - Fes): $16
  • 3-Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $20
  • Chefchaouen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $32
  • Chefchaouen Food Walking Tour: $59
  • Akchour's waterfalls tours: $62
  • Tour from Chefchaouen to (optional) Tangier, Tetuan and Asilah: $128
  • Private Day Tour from Chefchaouen to Talassemtane Park: $137
  • Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Chefchaouen: $149
  • 2-Days Private Tour from Fes to Tangier: $274
  • From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen: $678
  • 4 Days Private Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $809
  • 5 Days sahara tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $916

Typical Entertainment prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    $44
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    $8.90
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    $6.25

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

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

  • #1dayBarcelona. 6-Hour Action Packed Private City Discovery Tour: $549
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Small Group Tour in Girona from Barcelona: $125
  • 1 hour private sailing tour: $158
  • 1,5 hour Vermut & Sailing Experience Barcelona with drinks and snacks!: $41
  • 1-hour Private Speedboat Cruise from Barcelona: $372
  • 1.5-Hour Sights of Barcelona E-Bike Tour Led by a Local Guide: $34
  • 2 Hours Private Sailing Tour for Family and Friends: $316
  • 2 Hours Running Tour in Barcelona with Local Guide: $35
  • 2 hour Private Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $372
  • 2 hour Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hour Sunset Sailing Cruise Barcelona: $47
  • 2 hours Exclusive Sunrise Sailing Experience from Port Vell: $335

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Chefchaouen $10
    Barcelona $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $9.08
  • Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $19
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl: $20
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Barcelona: $22
  • Opera Samfaina: Food and Wine Tasting Interactive Experience in Barcelona: $26
  • Wine tasting & tapas: $39
  • Barcelona Guided Local Wine Tasting Tour: $44
  • Wine Tasting near Sagrada Familia: $47
  • Home Food and Wine Tasting with Wine Lover: $51
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $53
  • Spanish wine tasting in a historic building with a Sommelier: $54
  • Food Tasting Tapas and Wine Tour: $62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Chefchaouen and Barcelona, we can see that Barcelona is more expensive. And not only is Chefchaouen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Chefchaouen is in Africa and Barcelona is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Chefchaouen would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chefchaouen 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 Barcelona would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Barcelona than you might in Chefchaouen.


When is the best time to visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona?

Barcelona has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Chefchaouen experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona in the Summer?

Both Barcelona and Chefchaouen during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Chefchaouen because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, the beaches, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Barcelona this time of year.

In the summer, Chefchaouen is around the same temperature as Barcelona. Typically, the summer temperatures in Chefchaouen in July are around 24°C (74°F), and Barcelona is about 23°C (73°F).

In Barcelona, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Chefchaouen. In the summer, Chefchaouen often gets more sunshine than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 346 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 308 hours of full sun.

Chefchaouen usually gets less rain in July than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Chefchaouen 24°C (74°F) 
    Barcelona 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Chefchaouen and Barcelona. Chefchaouen attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, many travelers come to Barcelona for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Chefchaouen is generally a little warmer than Barcelona. Temperatures in Chefchaouen average around 20°C (68°F), and Barcelona stays around 17°C (63°F).

In Chefchaouen, it's very sunny this time of the year. Chefchaouen usually receives more sunshine than Barcelona during autumn. Chefchaouen gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 181 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Chefchaouen usually receives less rain than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Chefchaouen 20°C (68°F) 
    Barcelona 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Chefchaouen as well as Barcelona. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Chefchaouen throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Barcelona in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Chefchaouen is a little warmer than Barcelona in the winter. The temperature in Chefchaouen is usually 13°C (55°F) in January, and Barcelona stays around 9°C (48°F).

In the winter, Chefchaouen often gets more sunshine than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 169 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 146 hours of full sun.

Chefchaouen receives a lot of rain in the winter. Chefchaouen usually gets more rain in January than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 127 mm (5 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Chefchaouen 13°C (55°F) 
    Barcelona 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Chefchaouen or Barcelona in the Spring?

Both Barcelona and Chefchaouen are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Chefchaouen because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Barcelona for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Chefchaouen is a little warmer than Barcelona. Typically, the spring temperatures in Chefchaouen in April are around 15°C (60°F), and Barcelona is about 13°C (55°F).

It's quite sunny in Barcelona. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen usually receives more sunshine than Barcelona during spring. Chefchaouen gets 251 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 204 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Chefchaouen usually receives less rain than Barcelona. Chefchaouen gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Chefchaouen 15°C (60°F) 
    Barcelona 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Barcelona and Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen Barcelona
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 127 mm (5 in) 9°C (48°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 20°C (67°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Jul 24°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 113 mm (4.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 144 mm (5.7 in) 10°C (49°F) 50 mm (2 in)


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