Should you visit Kos or Almeria?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Almeria can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
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.
Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.
Which city is cheaper, Almeria 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 Almeria is €79. 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 Almeria in more detail.
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.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
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.
Almeria food costs typically run travelers around €32 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Almeria.
Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria:
Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan:
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 €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos
Also for Kos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Kos - Airport Private Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS):
Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport:
Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Almeria?
Prices for flights to both Almeria 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.
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 €13 per person, per day in Almeria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
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:
Photo tour island of Kos:
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
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 Almeria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €3.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Almeria, we can see that Kos is more expensive. And not only is Almeria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Almeria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Almeria 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 Almeria.
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