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

Should you visit Funchal or Chefchaouen?

Should I visit Funchal or Chefchaouen? 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.

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.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Chefchaouen or Funchal?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Funchal is €75, while the average daily cost in Chefchaouen is €44. 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 Funchal and Chefchaouen in more detail.



Accommodation

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €82 in Funchal For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.

Travelers usually pay around €36 for a double occupancy room in Chefchaouen If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Funchal 41
    Chefchaouen 18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Funchal 82
    Chefchaouen 36

Food

In Funchal travelers spend around €25 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

In Chefchaouen travelers spend around €14 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Funchal 25
    Chefchaouen 14
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:

  • Madeira Evening Tour with Dinner and Performance: $44
  • Madeira Nights Tour - Dinner and Show: $45
  • “Petiscos” cooking experience & Market Tour: $70
  • Madeira Sunset by 4x4 with Dinner from Funchal: $70

Typical Food prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Lunch for Two
    8.56
  • Dinner for Two
    9.51
  • Cupcake
    0.29
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    1.90

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

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

  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $50
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class: $50
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78
  • Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch: $100

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Funchal than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €7.95 on transportation in Funchal on average per day.

Chefchaouen'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 Chefchaouen.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Funchal 7.95
    Chefchaouen 12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Funchal

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

  • Madeira Airport (FNC) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Funchal Hotels or Address): $41
  • Madeira Airport (FNC) Departure Transfer (Funchal Hotels to Madeira Airport): $41
  • Madeira Funchal Airport FNC Arrival Private Transfer by Business Car: $34
  • Madeira Airport Round Trip Private Transfers Services: $34
  • Madeira Private Arrival Transfer: $32
  • Private Service Airport Transfer: $25
  • Funchal Private Transfers Service to Madeira Airport: $22
  • Madeira Airport Private Transfers Service To Funchal: $21
  • Madeira Airport Round Trip Shuttle Transfers Service: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Funchal to Madeira Airport (FNC): $19
  • Funchal Shared Arrival Transfer: $18
  • Madeira Private Transfer: To/From Funchal Airport: $18

Typical Local Transportation prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Taxi Ride
    0.95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

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

  • Chefchaouen to Casablanca: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $426
  • Chefchaouen to the Casablanca Airport CMN Private Transfer: $397
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Casablanca (CMN) Airport: $394
  • Chefchaouen to Rabat: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $379
  • Chefchaouen to Rabat private transfer: $365
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes (FES) Airport: $332
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Merrakash: $289
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $259
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $246
  • Chefchaouen to Asilah: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $229
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $229
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Casablanca: $212

Is it cheaper to fly into Funchal or Chefchaouen?

Prices for flights to both Chefchaouen 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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Funchal, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €12 per day, per person.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Chefchaouen can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €13 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Funchal 12
    Chefchaouen 13

Tours and Activities in Funchal

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

  • 3-Hour Madeira Scenic Island Tour (Price per Sidecar - 1 or 2 passengers): $143
  • 3d Fun Art Museum Ticket: $11
  • 4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors: $51
  • Amazing Skywalk and more... Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $40
  • Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching: $81
  • Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $40
  • Ariero Peak, Santana "Biosphere Reserve" & more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $49
  • Best of Funchal Private Tour: $243
  • Best of Funchal private walking tour with local specialities tasting: $467
  • Best of Madeira Private Tour Half Day: $54
  • Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour: $1,595
  • Botanic Garden Tour: $50

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • 2-Days Private Tour from Fes to Tangier: $274
  • 3 day Tour from Chefchaouen to Merzouga Desert and Marrakech: Best Camel Tour: $1,008
  • 3 day Tour from Morocco Adventure Tour to Desert and Marrakech: $1,082
  • 3-Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $20
  • 4 Days Private Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $809
  • 4-Day Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $1,120
  • 5 Days sahara tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $916
  • 5-Day Private Tour to Merzouga and Marrakech from Chefchaouen: $1,369
  • 9 Days tour from CASABLANCA to CHEFCHAOUEN via the desert: $995
  • Akchour's waterfalls tours: $62
  • Chefchaouen Food Walking Tour: $59
  • Chefchaouen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $32

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Funchal, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €13.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Chefchaouen, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €10.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Funchal 13
    Chefchaouen 10

Sample the Local Flavors in Funchal

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

  • Funchal City Tour with Madeira Wine Tasting: $15
  • Half Day Traditions and Enchanting Valleys - Eira do Serrado, Curral das Freiras, Monte, Madeira Wine Tasting: $49
  • Skywalk & Professional Wine Tasting and Vineyards Tour in Open Roof 4x4: $60
  • Shore Excursion: Private Madeira Tour & Wine Tasting: $94
  • Cabo Girão Skywalk+Vineyards+Wine Tasting Tour in Open Roof 4x4+Dolphin Watching: $98
  • Full-Day Madeira Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $166
  • Madeira wine tasting and sightseeing private tour from Funchal: $534


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Funchal and Chefchaouen, we can see that Funchal is more expensive. And not only is Chefchaouen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Funchal is in Europe and Chefchaouen is in Africa, 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 Funchal would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Funchal than you might in Chefchaouen.

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