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

Should you visit Funchal or Tangier?

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

Should I visit Funchal or Tangier? 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 Tangier?

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.

Tangier

Welcome to the gateway to Africa. Sitting on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier, Morocco has historically served as the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Africa.

After World War II, this city became a destination for eccentric foreigners, artists, spies and hippies. After that, the city was neglected and gained a horrible reputation for the hustlers cheating visitors left and right.

In 1999 Morocco saw the beginning of a new monarch who was more progressive with his vision for tourism. This message lit a fire under Tangier, helping the people see the amazing potential in their great city. They built a new port, a new business district and revamped the airport. The beaches and streets have been cleaned up of trash and hustlers and there's a sudden surge in cultural activities.

Which city is cheaper, Tangier 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 Tangier is €43. 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 Funchal and Tangier in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Funchal 41
    Tangier 16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Funchal 82
    Tangier 32
Compare Hotels in Funchal and Tangier

Looking for a hotel in Funchal or Tangier? 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 Tangier


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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 Tangier Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Funchal 7.95
    Tangier 17

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tangier

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

  • 5-days Tour package from Tangier to Fes via Chefchaouen & Private transfers: $1,120
  • Tanger to Agadir airport transfer: $626
  • Private transfer: Tangier to Tangier Airport (TNG): $622
  • Transfer from Tanger to Marrakesh: $530
  • Private transfer from Tangier to Marrakech: $518
  • Private Transfer from Tanger to Casablanca (CMN) Airport: $414
  • Private Transfer from Tangier to Marrakech / or vice versa: $398
  • Transfer from Tanger to Casablanca: $397
  • Airport transfer from Tanger to Agadir: $391
  • Transfers From Tangier To Fes: $390
  • Tangier to Casablanca: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $389
  • Private Transfer from Tanger to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $352

Is it cheaper to fly into Funchal or Tangier?

Prices for flights to both Tangier 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 25
    Tangier 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 Tangier

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


  • Fruit & Yogurt
    1.53

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tangier

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

  • Tangier Food Tour | Tangier Food Cultural Tour: $101
  • Tangier Cooking Lesson: $121

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Funchal 12
    Tangier 14

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 Tangier

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

  • .Said Private Day Tours: $153
  • 07 D /06 N north-imperial-desert tours from Tanger to Marrakech: $2,488
  • 10Days Imperial Cities of Morocco Tour package from Tangier to Marrakech: $2,177
  • 14 Days New Year Eve Morocco tour 2019 from Tangier: $4,230
  • 14 Days private Tour from Tangier in Morocco adventure travel: $2,538
  • 15-Days Private Tour Highlights of Morocco from Tangier: $3,795
  • 2 Days Marrakech tour from Tangier: $638
  • 2 Days Tour of Tangier & Chefchaouen: $160
  • 2 Hours Tour Cap spartel & Hercules caves with a Camel ride: $83
  • 2 hours Tangier Sightseeing tour: $61
  • 2-days Private Tour from Tangier to Chefchaouen via Asilah: $622
  • 3 Days Desert Tour from Tangier: $1,276

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Funchal 13
    Tangier 7.59

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 Tangier, we can see that Funchal is more expensive. And not only is Tangier much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Funchal is in Europe and Tangier 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 Tangier would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tangier 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 Tangier.


When is the best time to visit Funchal or Tangier?

Funchal has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Tangier experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Funchal or Tangier in the Summer?

Both Tangier and Funchal are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Tangier attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In July, Funchal is generally around the same temperature as Tangier. Temperatures in Funchal average around 22°C (72°F), and Tangier stays around 24°C (74°F).

It's quite sunny in Tangier. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Funchal. Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Tangier during summer. Funchal gets 227 hours of sunny skies, while Tangier receives 346 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Funchal usually receives more rain than Tangier. Funchal gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Tangier receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Funchal 22°C (72°F) 
    Tangier 24°C (74°F)

Should I visit Funchal or Tangier in the Autumn?

Both Tangier and Funchal during the autumn are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Tangier throughout the year.

Funchal is around the same temperature as Tangier in the autumn. The temperature in Funchal is usually 21°C (70°F) in October, and Tangier stays around 20°C (68°F).

In Tangier, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Tangier. Funchal gets 183 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tangier receives 235 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Funchal. Funchal usually gets more rain in October than Tangier. Funchal gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Tangier receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Funchal or Tangier in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Funchal and Tangier. Plenty of visitors come to Tangier because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

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

Funchal usually receives less sunshine than Tangier during winter. Funchal gets 141 hours of sunny skies, while Tangier receives 169 hours of full sun in the winter.

Tangier receives a lot of rain in the winter. Funchal gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Funchal usually receives around the same amount of rain as Tangier. Funchal gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Tangier receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


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

Should I visit Funchal or Tangier in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Funchal as well as Tangier. Tangier attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In April, Funchal is generally a little warmer than Tangier. Temperatures in Funchal average around 17°C (63°F), and Tangier stays around 15°C (60°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tangier. In the spring, Funchal often gets less sunshine than Tangier. Funchal gets 182 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Tangier receives 251 hours of full sun.

Funchal usually gets more rain in April than Tangier. Funchal gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Tangier receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Funchal 17°C (63°F) 
    Tangier 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Tangier and Funchal

Funchal Tangier
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 16°C (61°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)


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