A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Funchal vs. Cadiz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Funchal or Cadiz?

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

Should I visit Funchal or Cadiz? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Funchal or Cadiz?

Funchal

Funchal is the capital city of the autonomous region of Madeira on the island of Madeira. The city is located to the south between the cities of Santa Cruz and Camara de Lobos. It is actually named for the fennel plant which grows liberally on the island. The city was most significant as a shipping center between the 15th and 17th centuries. Today it has a population of over 100,000 people and is, arguably, one of the most picturesque cities in Portugal. It's appeal as a tourist destination has made it the leading Portuguese port for cruise line dockings.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

Which place is cheaper, Cadiz or Funchal?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Funchal is €93, while the average daily cost in Cadiz is €152. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Funchal and Cadiz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Funchal 52
    Cadiz 77
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Funchal 104
    Cadiz 154
Compare Hotels in Funchal and Cadiz

Looking for a hotel in Funchal or Cadiz? 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 Funchal


Hotels in Cadiz


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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: Funchal Hotel Prices and Cadiz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Funchal 9.94
    Cadiz 30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Funchal

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

  • Madeira Airport Shuttle Transfer one way: $9.88
  • Private One way Transfer Madeira Airport to or from Funchal: $22
  • Private Transfer from Madeira Airport(FNC) to Madeira Cruise Port: $26
  • Funchal Airport(FNC) to Funchal hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $26
  • Funchal Private Transfers Service to Madeira Airport: $27
  • Madeira Private Transfers - Arrival and Departure: $33
  • Madeira Airport Private Transfers Service To Funchal: $33
  • Morning Self-Guided Hike Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo w/ Transfers: $33
  • Transfer Madeira Airport - Funchal: $35
  • Transfer Funchal - Madeira Airport: $35
  • Self-Guided Hike to Pico do Areeiro, with transfers.: $38
  • Minibus Transfer: Funchal - Madeira Airport: $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Seville Airport (SVQ): $94
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Seville city hotels: $94
  • Private Transfer from/to Cadiz Airport to/from Hotel: $88
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz city hotels to Cadiz Cruise Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Cadiz City Hotels: $29

Is it cheaper to fly into Funchal or Cadiz?

Prices for flights to both Cadiz and Funchal 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
    Funchal 31
    Cadiz 45
Typical Food Prices in Funchal

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


  • Coffee
    1.40

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Funchal

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

  • Private Walking Food Tour Around Funchal: $31
  • Madeira Nights Tour - Dinner and Show: $42
  • Sunset Tour to Pico do Arieiro with Dinner and Drinks included: $77
  • Funchal Walking Food Tour: $82
  • Madeiran Traditional Dinner: $88
  • Cooking Experience & Market Tour: $92
  • Gourmet Wine & Food Tour: $113
  • Gourmet Wine & Food Tour: $113
  • Flavors of Madeira: Wine & Dine - Tasting and Dinner: $162

Typical Food Prices in Cadiz

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


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

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

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $40
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $75
  • Tabancos Food Tour Jerez: $93

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Funchal 15
    Cadiz 27

Tours and Activities in Funchal

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

  • Old Funchal Walking Tour: $15
  • Funchal City Tour: $16
  • Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 3 in 1: $25
  • Scenic Route - Nuns Valley Tour: $26
  • São Vicente Caves and Volcano Center Half-Day Tour: $27
  • Funchal City Tour (1h): $27
  • Christmas Lights in Funchal Tour: $27
  • Guided West Tour from Madeira : $28
  • Nuns Valley Tour: $28
  • Nun's Valley Tour: $30
  • Majestic West Tour : $31
  • Amazing East Tour : $31

Typical Entertainment Prices in Cadiz

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


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

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

  • 2 Hours Private Historical Tour in Cadiz : $88
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $224
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Cádiz 2:45h Bike Tour: $39
  • Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour: $38
  • Cádiz: Local Tapas Experience: $162
  • Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir: $26
  • Cádiz: Private Guided Tour with Flexible Route: $107
  • Cádiz: Private Sun Cruise for 2 with Aperitivo and Wine: $474
  • Cádiz: Private Walking Tour: $183
  • Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide: $124

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Funchal 16
    Cadiz 28

Sample the Local Flavors in Funchal

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

  • 4x4 Vineyard Expedition, Wine Tasting, & Cabo Girão seacliff: $48
  • Skywalk and 4x4 Adventure with Amazing Views and Wine Tasting: $49
  • Wine tasting and Jeep Adventure in Madeira's Majestic Countryside: $50
  • Bestselling Wine Tour, Tasting Experience & Skywalk 4x4 Adventure: $54
  • Madeira: Private Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour: $60
  • Half-Day Wine Tour in Madeira: $77
  • Amazing Skywalk, Wine Tasting & 4x4 Adventure + Dolphin Watching: $87
  • Shore Excursion: Private Madeira Tour & Wine Tasting: $87
  • Guided Toboggan Ride and Madeira Wine Tasting Tour: $99
  • Exclusive Wine Tasting in the Wine Region of Boaventura: $104
  • Weekends Madeira Wine Tasting São Vicente: $110
  • Full Day Private Madeira Wine Tour from Funchal: $172

Sample the Local Flavors in Cadiz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cadiz:

  • Private Tour with Tapas, Wine Tasting and Bike Rental: $108


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Funchal Expensive? and Is Cadiz Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Funchal or Cadiz?

Cadiz has a larger population, and is about 31% larger than the population of Funchal. When comparing the sizes of Funchal and Cadiz, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Funchal or Cadiz?

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 Funchal or Cadiz in the Summer?

Both Cadiz and Funchal during the summer are popular places to visit. Furthermore, most visitors come to Cadiz for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In July, Funchal is generally cooler than Cadiz. Daily temperatures in Funchal average around 22°C (72°F), and Cadiz fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Funchal. In the summer, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Cadiz. Funchal gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 356 hours of full sun.

Funchal usually gets more rain in July than Cadiz. Funchal gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Funchal 22°C (72°F) 
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Cadiz in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Funchal and Cadiz. Furthermore, the autumn months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

Funchal is around the same temperature as Cadiz in the autumn. The daily temperature in Funchal averages around 21°C (70°F) in October, and Cadiz fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Cadiz during autumn. Funchal gets 183 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 235 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Funchal gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Funchal usually receives more rain than Cadiz. Funchal gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Funchal 21°C (70°F) 
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Cadiz in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Funchal as well as Cadiz. Additionally, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year.

In the winter, Funchal is a little warmer than Cadiz. Typically, the winter temperatures in Funchal in January average around 16°C (61°F), and Cadiz averages at about 13°C (55°F).

In the winter, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Cadiz. Funchal gets 141 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 174 hours of full sun.

Funchal receives a lot of rain in the winter. Funchal usually gets more rain in January than Cadiz. Funchal gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Funchal 16°C (61°F) 
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Cadiz in the Spring?

Both Cadiz and Funchal are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Cadiz for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Funchal is generally around the same temperature as Cadiz. Daily temperatures in Funchal average around 17°C (63°F), and Cadiz fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Cadiz. Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Cadiz during spring. Funchal gets 182 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 253 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Funchal usually receives more rain than Cadiz. Funchal gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Funchal 17°C (63°F) 
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F)

Typical Weather for Cadiz and Funchal

Funchal Cadiz
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 16°C (61°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)