A Travel Price Comparison for Greece Kos vs. Aegina for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kos or Aegina?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Aegina can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Kos

Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.

Aegina

The island of Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece located in the Saronic Gulf. It is named for the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and eventually became its king. The legend goes that the god Zeus swept Aegina away from her husband to the island where her son was born-hence the island's name became Aegina.

Which city is cheaper, Aegina or Kos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €107, while the average daily cost in Aegina is €74. 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 Kos and Aegina in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €98 for a double occupancy room in Kos If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €34. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Aegina the cost is €68 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kos 49
    Aegina 34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kos 98
    Aegina 68

Food

While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average travelers spends about €35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Kos should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

On average, meal and food prices in Aegina 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Kos 35
    Aegina 27

Local Transportation

To get around in Kos, the average visitor spends €29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €19 per day to get around in Aegina.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kos 29
    Aegina 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos

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

  • Kos - Airport Private Transfer: $62
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS): $41
  • Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport: $96

Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Aegina?

Prices for flights to both Aegina and Kos 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

In Kos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €26 per person, per day.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €10 per person, per day in Aegina. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kos 26
    Aegina 10

Tours and Activities in Kos

For Kos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Kalymnos and Pserimos Day Cruise: $55
  • Photo tour island of Kos: $684

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Kos spend on average €16 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Aegina may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.86 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kos 16
    Aegina 6.86


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

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