Should you visit Kos or Amalfi?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Amalfi 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.
The town of Amalfi is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a region of Italy known for dramatic coastline, ritzy hotels, delicious food, and warm weather. Amalfi was the capital of a small republic in the middle ages known as the Duchy of Amalfi, when it dominated the seas by trade and power. Later, in the early 20th century, the town and the region became known as a place where wealthy travelers would spend their vacations.
Which city is cheaper, Amalfi 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 Amalfi is €161. 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 Amalfi 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.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Amalfi is €158. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
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 Amalfi cost around €50 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 €20.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Amalfi
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Amalfi:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amalfi
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Amalfi.
Lunch or dinner with an Italian family with cooking demo and wines - Amalfi:
Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Amalfi:
Amalfi Coast Cooking Class in Organic Farm:
Market visit and cooking class with lunch or dinner at a local's home in Amalfi:
Cooking Class Plus Wine Tasting Experience:
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.
The average price of local transportation around Amalfi is €53 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
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:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amalfi
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amalfi:
Train to Naples
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amalfi
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amalfi:
Transfer from and to Naples (city, train station, airport) From Amalfi Coast:
Transfer Service from Amalfi area to Matera:
Transfer From Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples to Ladispoli or Viceversa.:
Private transfer from rome to amalfi:
Private transfer from Amalfi to Naples:
Private transfer from Amalfi or Ravello to Naples with Stop in Pompeii (2hours):
Private transfer from Amalfi coast to Matera:
Private transfer Service from Amalfi to Rome.:
Private transfer Amalfi to Naples:
Private Transfers Amalfi Coast or viceversa:
Private Transfer: From Amalfi to Sorrento with hotel pick-up and drop-off:
Private Transfer: From Amalfi to Naples:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Amalfi?
Prices for flights to both Amalfi 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.
Amalfi's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €21 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
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 Amalfi
Here are a few actual costs in Amalfi for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Amalfi & Atrani: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour:
Amalfi 3-Day Tour:
Amalfi Coast - Private Driving Tour from Amalfi:
Amalfi Coast Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group | Half-day:
Amalfi Coast Day Tour from Naples:
Amalfi Coast Kayak Tour along Arches, Beaches and Sea Caves:
Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise - Available Autumn to Spring!:
Amalfi Coast tour: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello from Naples:
Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Boat Cruise:
Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Vintage Vespa Tour:
Amalfi Drive cycling tour:
Amalfi Drive: Private Tour of Amalfi Coast:
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 Amalfi may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €16 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typical Alcohol prices in Amalfi
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Amalfi from other travelers:
Sample the Local Flavors in Amalfi
Also in Amalfi, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
From Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius and Wine Tour:
Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour:
Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour from Amalfi Coast:
Pompei Archeological site and Wine tasting Experience:
Wine Tour Experience for Family or friend's group:
6-Hour Private Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Amalfi, we can see that Amalfi is more expensive. And not only is Kos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kos 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 Amalfi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amalfi than you might in Kos.
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