Should you visit Kemi or Malmo?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Kemi and Malmo. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Kemi is a town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, Finland. It's known for the massive Sampo icebreaker, a giant ship built to ply the Arctic waters. The main economic activity in Kemi is centered on two large paper and wood pulp mills and on the only chromium mine in Europe. Kemi also has a claim to fame as the home of the world's largest snow castle (reconstructed every year with a different design). The SnowCastle is usually located at the inner harbor of Kemi.
Located on the southern tip of Sweden, in the province of Skane, Malmo is Sweden's third largest city. It has a very international population with about a third of the residents being from countries other than Sweden. This diversity is evident within Malmo, which is rich in culture, interesting food, and an array of entertainment options. Historically, Malmo was an industrial city with a ship building company, Kockums being the area's largest employer. Today, however, the city is much more economicaly diverse with many eco friendly neighborhoods and plenty of suburban style housing.
Which city is cheaper, Malmo or Kemi?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Kemi is €107, while the average daily cost in Malmo is €69. 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 Kemi and Malmo in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Kemi, €118 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Kemi, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €59, such as in a hostel.
The prices for places to stay in Malmo can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €41, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €82.
On average, meal and food prices in Kemi cost around €27 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €11.
On average, meal and food prices in Malmo cost around €22 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €8.80.
Meals for one day
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Kemi than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €31 on transportation in Kemi on average per day.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Malmo than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €6.72 on transportation in Malmo on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kemi
Also for Kemi, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Malmo
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Malmo:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Malmo
Also for Malmo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer: Malmo to Malmo Airport (MMX):
Private Arrival Transfer from Malmo Airport (MMX) to Malmo City Center:
Malmö City to Kastrup hotel/address - Private Car Transfer:
Malmö City to Copenhagen hotel or address - Private Car Transfer:
Malmo Private Transfer from Central Malmo to Malmo Airport:
Malmo City Center to Malmo Airport (MMX) - Departure Private Transfer:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Malmö Sturup Airport to Malmö City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Malmö Sturup Airport to Copenhagen City - One Way:
First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Sturup Airport to Malmö City:
First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Sturup Airport:
First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Kastrup Airport:
Airport Limousine Transfer: Sturup Airport to Malmö City 1-7 passengers:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kemi or Malmo?
Prices for flights to both Malmo and Kemi 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Kemi, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €23 per day, per person.
Sightseeing expenses in Malmo, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Kemi
For Kemi, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Audio Guided Day Tour of Ranua Zoo with Entry Ticket and Lunch:
Full-Day Tour of Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village:
Northern Lights Aurora Tour from Kemi:
Snow Adventure Day from Kemi:
Tours and Activities in Malmo
For Malmo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Skip the Line: Disgusting Food Museum Entrance Ticket:
Typically, people visiting Kemi spend on average €9.59 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Malmo spend on average €30 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kemi and Malmo, we can see that Kemi is more expensive. And not only is Malmo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Malmo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Malmo 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 Kemi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kemi than you might in Malmo.
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