A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Corfu vs. Malaga for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Corfu or Malaga?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Corfu or Malaga, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Corfu or Malaga?

Corfu

Also known in modern Greek as Kerkira or Kerkyra, Corfu is the northernmost of Greece's Ionian islands, located off the nation's northwest coast in the Adriatic Sea. It has historically seen control of Venetians, French, and British powers, and today draws tourists mainly as a resort destination.

Like many beach destinations in Europe, Corfu can be expensive due to higher tourist demand and limited space on the island. But Greece is still a fairly affordable country compared to other places in Europe, so deals can be found.

Malaga

Malaga is a port city in the southern part of Spain. It is the 6th largest city in Spain and the southernmost large city in Europe. Malaga lies on the Mediterranean on the Costa del Sol, only 62 miles east of the Strait of Gibraltar, and 80 miles north of Africa. Malaga's history dates back about 2,800 years, which makes it one of the oldest cities in the world. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its history of more than 3,000 years. Because of its important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage, Malaga has been nominated for the European Capital of Culture. Malaga's most important economic contributors include tourism, technology, and construction, but transportation and logistics are becoming increasingly important factors as well.

Which city is cheaper, Malaga or Corfu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Corfu is €90, while the average daily cost in Malaga is €106. 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 Corfu and Malaga in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Corfu 39
    Malaga 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Corfu 78
    Malaga 108
Compare Hotels in Corfu and Malaga

Looking for a hotel in Corfu or Malaga? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Corfu


Hotels in Malaga


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Corfu 44
    Malaga 25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corfu

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

  • Private Airport Transfer: from Corfu to Ioannis Kapodistrias Int. Airport (CFU): $18
  • Private Corfu Transfer: Corfu Hotel to Corfu Cruise Port: $23
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Corfu Airport: $23
  • Shared Arrival Transfer -Corfu Airport to Hotel: $25
  • Shared Departure Transfer -Corfu Airport to Hotel: $25
  • Shared Transfer: Hotel to Corfu Airport: $30
  • Corfu Airport to Hotel Shared Arrival Transfer: $31
  • Private Minivan Airport Transfer: $31
  • Premium Class Corfu Private Transfers: $36
  • Wheelchair Accessible Transfer From-To Airport: $53
  • Departure Private Transfer from Island to Corfu Airport CFU or Port by Minivan: $62
  • (CFU) Corfu Airport To Barbati Private Transfer: $86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Malaga

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Malaga:

  • Private 5 days in Malaga - Private tours and arrival and departure transfer: $1,695
  • Private Transfer from Málaga to Faro (FAO) Airport: $909
  • Departure Private Transfer Malaga Airport AGP to Seville Airport by Luxury Van: $742
  • Private Transfer: Malaga Airport (AGP) to Malaga: $622
  • Private Transfer: Malaga to Malaga Airport (AGP): $622
  • Malaga Airport: Cadiz, Jerez, Chiclana & Rota private arrival transfer: $614
  • Departure Private Transfer Malaga Airport AGP to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $611
  • Private Transfer from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Huelva: $552
  • Private Transfer from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Sanlúcar la Mayor: $486
  • Private Transfer from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Cádiz: $475
  • Private Transfer from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Novo Sancti Petri: $464
  • Private Transfer from Malaga Airport (AGP) to Retamar: $443

Is it cheaper to fly into Corfu or Malaga?

Prices for flights to both Malaga and Corfu 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
    Corfu 25
    Malaga 27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Corfu

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

  • Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home: $80

Typical Food prices in Malaga

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


  • Breakfast for 2
    8.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Malaga

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

  • Sardines Espetos Cooking Workshop: $73
  • Malaga Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $86
  • Sardines On Skewers Cooking Class in Malaga: $111
  • Malaga Sunset Cruise and Restaurant Dinner: $112
  • Málaga Swim Cruise with Tapas Dinner and Flamenco Show: $128
  • Malaga Catamaran Cruise with BBQ Lunch and Port Restaurant Dinner: $146
  • Malaga Market Visit and Cooking Class in Malaga Countryside House: $149

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Corfu 12
    Malaga 25

Tours and Activities in Corfu

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

  • Winery tour with Wine and Olive tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $12
  • Royalty Winery tour with tasting at Theotoky Estate in Corfu: $16
  • Corfu Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus Tour: $22
  • Ghost Stories and Legends Tour: $31
  • Sunset at the Shipwreck Beach | Beach Discovery Tour: $32
  • Corfu Ghost Stories and Legends Night Tour: $34
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $37
  • Paxos and Antipaxos Full-Day Island Hopping Tour: $40
  • From Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves: $40
  • Historic Buildings and Great Personalities Tour: $42
  • Corfu Town: Evening Guided Tour With Wine: $42
  • 3 Hours Corfu Old Town Walking Tour: History and Architecture: $54

Typical Entertainment prices in Malaga

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


  • Entrance to Castillos
    7.10
  • Concert
    31

Tours and Activities in Malaga

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

  • 1 Hour Malaga Panoramic Segway Tour: $39
  • 1-hour Segway Tour in Malaga: $28
  • 1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour: $16
  • 2-day Granada, Toledo & Madrid Tour from Costa del Sol: $311
  • 2-hour E-bike Tour of Malaga: $30
  • 3 Hours Malaga Tapas Crawl Tour: $83
  • 4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier: $671
  • 5-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez and Rabat from Malaga: $677
  • 6-Night Morocco Tour from Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier: $899
  • 7-Day Morocco Tour from Costa del Sol: Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier: $899
  • 8 Days Morocco Tour From Spain: $1,460
  • 90min Segway Small Group Tour in Malaga: $34

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Corfu 6.85
    Malaga 18

Sample the Local Flavors in Corfu

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

  • Corfu-Private Winery tour with Wine tasting at Theotoky Estate: $15
  • Wine Tasting and optional Olive Tasting at Theotoky Estate: $16
  • Private tour to Paleokastritsa & Wine tasting from Corfu: $266
  • Private Corfu Full-Day Wine Tasting Shore Excursion: $468
  • Private Corfu Highlights and Wine Tour: $549

Sample the Local Flavors in Malaga

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

  • Malaga Nightlife - Pub Crawl Tour with Skip-the-line Club Access: $26
  • Frigiliana Small-Group Hike and Wine Tasting Tour from Malaga: $49
  • Muscatel Winery Tour and Wine Tastings from Malaga: $75
  • Malaga Tapas and Wine Tour: $81
  • Flamenco, Tapas and Wine Tour: BEST OF Málaga in one evening!: $108
  • Private Ronda Wine Tour with Tapas Including a Visit to Ronda: $404
  • Ronda Private Full Day Wine Tour with Tapas: $406
  • Malaga Shore Excursion: Panoramic Buggy Tour with Wine Tasting in a Historical Cellar: $481


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


When is the best time to visit Corfu or Malaga?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Corfu or Malaga in the Summer?

Both Malaga and Corfu during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Malaga in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Corfu is around the same temperature as Malaga in the summer. The temperature in Corfu is usually 25°C (76°F) in July, and Malaga stays around 25°C (77°F).

In Malaga, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Corfu. In the summer, Corfu often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Malaga. Corfu gets 358 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Malaga receives 348 hours of full sun.

Corfu usually gets more rain in July than Malaga. Corfu gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Malaga receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Corfu 25°C (76°F) 
    Malaga 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Malaga in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Corfu and Malaga. Also, most visitors come to Malaga for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Corfu is around the same temperature as Malaga. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Corfu in October are around 18°C (65°F), and Malaga is about 19°C (67°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Malaga this time of the year. Corfu usually receives less sunshine than Malaga during autumn. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Malaga receives 213 hours of full sun.

Corfu gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Corfu usually receives more rain than Malaga. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain, while Malaga receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Corfu 18°C (65°F) 
    Malaga 19°C (67°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Malaga in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Corfu as well as Malaga. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Malaga because of the shopping scene and the cuisine.

In January, Corfu is generally cooler than Malaga. Temperatures in Corfu average around 10°C (49°F), and Malaga stays around 12°C (54°F).

In the winter, Corfu often gets less sunshine than Malaga. Corfu gets 112 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Malaga receives 171 hours of full sun.

Corfu receives a lot of rain in the winter. Corfu usually gets more rain in January than Malaga. Corfu gets 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain, while Malaga receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Corfu 10°C (49°F) 
    Malaga 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Corfu or Malaga in the Spring?

Both Malaga and Corfu are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Malaga this time of year.

Corfu is cooler than Malaga in the spring. The temperature in Corfu is usually 14°C (58°F) in April, and Malaga stays around 16°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Malaga. Corfu usually receives less sunshine than Malaga during spring. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 195 hours of sunny skies, while Malaga receives 220 hours of full sun.

In April, Corfu usually receives more rain than Malaga. At this time of the year, Corfu gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Malaga receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Corfu 14°C (58°F) 
    Malaga 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Malaga and Corfu

Corfu Malaga
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (49°F) 132 mm (5.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 136 mm (5.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 14°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Jul 25°C (76°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 25°C (78°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 75 mm (3 in) 23°C (74°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 148 mm (5.8 in) 19°C (67°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 181 mm (7.1 in) 15°C (60°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 180 mm (7.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 102 mm (4 in)


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