Should you visit Kos or Valletta?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Valletta 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.
A harbor city and the capital city of the island of Malta, Valletta dates back to the 16th-century with a preserved architectural heritage that earned the city a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is best known for its museums, palaces, and churches.
Which city is cheaper, Valletta 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 Valletta is €114. 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 Valletta 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.
Travelers usually pay around €128 for a double occupancy room in Valletta If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
Food in Valletta costs travelers about €35 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Valletta
For Valletta, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
The Valletta Food Tour 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.
Valletta's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €19 per person, per day on transportation in Valletta.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos
Also for Kos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS):
Kos - Airport Private Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Valletta
Also for Valletta, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Round-trip Shuttle Bus Transfers from Malta Airport to Your Hotel in Malta:
Private Transfer from Malta Luqa Airport to Cirkewwa Ferry:
Private Departure Transfer from Valletta City Center to Malta Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: Valletta/Sliema/St. Julian to Malta Int. Airport (MLA):
Private Airport Transfer: Malta International Airport (MLA) to Valletta:
Private Airport Transfer: Malta International Airport (MLA) to St. Paul's Bay:
Private Airport Transfer: Malta Int. Airport (MLA) to Valletta/Sliema/St. Julian:
Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Malta Airport to Valletta City Center:
Malta Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Saint Julian's Hotels or Address):
Airport transfers to all locations in Malta (Private Groups or Families):
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Valletta?
Prices for flights to both Valletta 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Valletta can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €21 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
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 Valletta
For Valletta, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
4-hr day tour around Malta:
5 days Malta highlights guided tour:
6-hour Private Tour around Malta:
8 days best of Malta guided tour:
Blue Grotto and Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour:
Combination Tour of Powerboat & Jeep - Gozo & Comino:
Eco marine Malta marine life spotting experience to Filfla:
Exclusive Combination Tour – Cabin Cruiser & Jeep:
Family Tour - The Building of Valletta:
GAILY TOUR in MALTA & VALLETTA - Gay & Lesbian Tour:
Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour w/ Private Boat to Gozo & return (to avoid queuing):
Gozo Full-Day Quad Tour w/ Private Boat to Gozo & return (to avoid queuing):
Typically, people visiting Kos spend on average €16 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Valletta spend on average €18 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When comparing the travel costs between Kos and Valletta, we can see that Valletta is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.