Should you visit Finale Ligure or Bari?
Should I visit Finale Ligure or Bari? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Located on the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera, Finale Ligure is a commune of three traditional towns that have grown into one. The town as a whole is known for its white sand beaches and views as well as a system of charming stone paved streets and historic town centers. Some of the best sights include old forts and castles and a number of churches, some dating back to medieval times. There is also a number of rock climbing routes in the surrounding hills, for those seeking outdoor adventure.
Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.
Which city is cheaper, Bari or Finale Ligure?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Finale Ligure is €114, while the average daily cost in Bari is €91. 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 Finale Ligure and Bari in more detail.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €59. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Finale Ligure the cost is €118 on average.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Bari, €118 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Bari, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €59, such as in a hostel.
Food in Finale Ligure costs travelers about €27 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Food in Bari costs travelers about €26 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Finale Ligure €27
Typical Food prices in Bari
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Bari:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari
For Bari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw:
Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour:
Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour:
Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class:
Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari:
Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking:
Small-group Street food tour in Bari:
Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria:
Private Tour: Pane and Pomodoro Beach Excursion plus Cooking Class with Lunch:
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Bari:
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bari:
Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Bari:
The cost of a taxi ride in Finale Ligure is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €45 per person, per day, on local transportation in Finale Ligure.
Bari'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 €9.18 per person, per day on transportation in Bari.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari
Also for Bari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Bari Private Transfer: City to Cruise Port or central rail station:
Bari Private Transfer: Cruise Port or central rail station to Hotel:
Private Airport to Matera Transfer:
Departure Private Transfer Bari City to Bari BRI Airport by Business Car or Van:
Private Arrival Transfer: Bari Airport to Bari city Hotel:
Private Departure Transfer: Hotel in Bari city to Bari Airport:
Private Transfer from Bari to Amalfi with 2 Sightseeing Stops:
Private Transfer from Bari to Brindisi (BDS) Airport:
Private Transfer from Bari to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops:
Private Transfer to and from Bari - Bari Area:
Private Transfer to and from Bari - Brindisi Area:
Private Transfer to and from Bari - Lecce Area:
Entertainment and activities in Finale Ligure typically cost an average of €22 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Bari can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €6.89 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Bari
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Bari.
Bari Self-Guided Audio Tour:
Bari Walking City Tour:
BARI special city tour:
Bari Walking tour:
Bari Bike Tour:
Bari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour:
Private Bari Shopping and Sightseeing Tour:
Bari Segway Tour:
Walking tour Bari with Focaccia tasting:
Secret Bar Breakfast Experience:
Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Finale Ligure may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €5.59 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Bari, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €10.
Typical Alcohol prices in Bari
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:
Sample the Local Flavors in Bari
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:
Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting:
Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting:
Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Finale Ligure and Bari, we can see that Finale Ligure is more expensive. And not only is Bari much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bari would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bari 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 Finale Ligure would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Finale Ligure than you might in Bari.
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