Should you visit Cinque Terre or Amalfi?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cinque Terre or Amalfi, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.
The town of Amalfi is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a region of Italy known for dramatic coastline, ritzy hotels, delicious food, and warm weather. Amalfi was the capital of a small republic in the middle ages known as the Duchy of Amalfi, when it dominated the seas by trade and power. Later, in the early 20th century, the town and the region became known as a place where wealthy travelers would spend their vacations.
Which city is cheaper, Amalfi or Cinque Terre?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cinque Terre is €110, while the average daily cost in Amalfi is €161. 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 Cinque Terre and Amalfi in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Cinque Terre can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €56, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €112.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Amalfi is €158. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The price of a meal in Cinque Terre can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €33 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €13 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
On average, meal and food prices in Amalfi cost around €50 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 €20.
Meals for one day
Cinque Terre €33
Typical Food prices in Cinque Terre
For Cinque Terre, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
Typical Food prices in Amalfi
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Amalfi:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amalfi
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Amalfi.
Lunch or dinner with an Italian family with cooking demo and wines - Amalfi:
Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Amalfi:
Amalfi Coast Cooking Class in Organic Farm:
Market visit and cooking class with lunch or dinner at a local's home in Amalfi:
Cooking Class Plus Wine Tasting Experience:
Cinque Terre's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €12 per person, per day on transportation in Cinque Terre.
The average price of local transportation around Amalfi is €53 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cinque Terre
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amalfi
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amalfi:
Train to Naples
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amalfi
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amalfi:
Transfer from and to Naples (city, train station, airport) From Amalfi Coast:
Transfer Service from Amalfi area to Matera:
Transfer From Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples to Ladispoli or Viceversa.:
Private transfer from rome to amalfi:
Private transfer from Amalfi to Naples:
Private transfer from Amalfi or Ravello to Naples with Stop in Pompeii (2hours):
Private transfer from Amalfi coast to Matera:
Private transfer Service from Amalfi to Rome.:
Private transfer Amalfi to Naples:
Private Transfers Amalfi Coast or viceversa:
Private Transfer: From Amalfi to Sorrento with hotel pick-up and drop-off:
Private Transfer: From Amalfi to Naples:
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Cinque Terre can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €10 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Amalfi's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €21 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Typical Entertainment prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:
Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)
Tours and Activities in Amalfi
Here are a few actual costs in Amalfi for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Amalfi & Atrani: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour:
Amalfi 3-Day Tour:
Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Amalfi:
Amalfi Coast Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group | Half-day:
Amalfi Coast Day Tour from Naples:
Amalfi Coast Kayak Tour along Arches, Beaches and Sea Caves:
Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise - Available Autumn to Spring!:
Amalfi Coast tour: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello from Naples:
Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Boat Cruise:
Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Vintage Vespa Tour:
Amalfi Drive cycling tour:
Amalfi Drive: Private Tour of Amalfi Coast:
Typically, people visiting Cinque Terre spend on average €5.37 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Amalfi may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €16 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typical Alcohol prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:
Glass of Local Wine
Typical Alcohol prices in Amalfi
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Amalfi from other travelers:
Sample the Local Flavors in Amalfi
Also in Amalfi, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
From Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius and Wine Tour:
Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour:
Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour from Amalfi Coast:
Pompei Archeological site and Wine tasting Experience:
Wine Tour Experience for Family or friend's group:
6-Hour Private Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cinque Terre and Amalfi, we can see that Amalfi is more expensive. And not only is Cinque Terre much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cinque Terre would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cinque Terre 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 Amalfi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amalfi than you might in Cinque Terre.
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