Should you visit Kos or Montpellier?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Montpellier 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.
Montpellier is the 8th largest city of France, and also has been the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years. Graceful and easy-going, Montpellier is a stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, grand hotels, private mansions, stately boulevards and shady backstreets, and gorgeous white-sand beaches on its doorstep. Unlike many southern towns, Montpellier has no Roman heritage. Instead it was founded in the 10th century by the counts of Toulouse and later became a prosperous trading port as well as a scholarly center - Europe's first medical school was established here in the 12th century. The population swelled in the 1960s when many French settlers left independent Algeria and relocated here, and it's now France's fastest-growing city and one of its most multicultural areas. Students make up over a third of the population, giving it a spirited vibe.
Which city is cheaper, Montpellier 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 Montpellier is €84. 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 Montpellier 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 €90 for a double occupancy room in Montpellier.
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.
In Montpellier travelers spend around €25 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montpellier
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Montpellier.
Montpellier countryside dinner with local food & wine:
Vintage private wine and food tour from Montpellier:
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 €21 per day to get around in Montpellier.
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 Montpellier
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Montpellier:
Transfer Montpelier Airport to Nimes City or Nimes Airport:
Transfer Montpelier Airport to Avignon:
Private Transfer: Montpellier to Montpellier Airport (MPL):
Private Transfer: Montpellier Airport (MPL) to Montpellier:
Montpellier Private Transfer from Montpellier city centre to Montpellier Airport:
Departure Transfer Montpellier to Montpellier Airport MPL by Private Vehicle:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Montpellier?
Prices for flights to both Montpellier 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 €9.71 per person, per day in Montpellier. 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 Montpellier
Here are a few actual costs in Montpellier for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Camargue and Aigues-Mortes safari tour from Montpellier:
From Half-day Pic Saint Loup Wine Experience:
Full Day Pic Saint Loup Wine and Olive Tour with Lunch from Montpellier:
Full Day Private Tour of Roman Monuments:
Full day small-group tour Vineyards and Villages from Montpellier:
Montpelier Discovery : Big Historic Tour - 1h30:
Montpellier 1-Hour Old City Segway Tour:
Montpellier Private Walking Tour:
Montpellier Self-Guided Walking Tour with Qula City Trails:
Montpellier private walking tour:
Noilly Prat Vermouth Cellar Tour and Tastings in Marseillan:
Pic Saint Loup Winetour & food:
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 Montpellier may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €12 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Montpellier
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Montpellier:
Hike to the top of "Pic Saint Loup" and a wine tasting:
Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Wine Tour from Montpellier:
Small-Group Half-Day Châteaux of Montpellier Wine Tour:
Private tour: Exclusive Wine Tour in Languedoc from Montpellier:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kos and Montpellier, we can see that Kos is more expensive. And not only is Montpellier much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Montpellier would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Montpellier 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 Montpellier.
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