Should you visit Palermo or Cinque Terre?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Palermo and Cinque Terre can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Located on its north coast, Palermo is the capital city of Sicily. The city has a lot to offer visitors who decide to venture to this often overlooked part of Italy. There is an interesting history, some unique and delicious food, and a fascinating culture. Prices in Sicily are generally cheaper than elsewhere in Italy. There are a handful of budget accommodation options and plenty of mid range hotels that are spread throughout the city. The rooms are usually comfortable and clean but as always, read reviews before making your reservation.
Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.
Which city is cheaper, Cinque Terre or Palermo?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Palermo is €74, while the average daily cost in Cinque Terre is €110. 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 Palermo and Cinque Terre in more detail.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Palermo is €90. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The prices for places to stay in Cinque Terre can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €56, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €112.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €4.51 per day to get around in Palermo.
Cinque Terre'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 €12 per person, per day on transportation in Cinque Terre.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Palermo
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Palermo:
Bus to Monreale
Bus From Airport
90 Minute Bus Pass
Short Taxi Ride
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Palermo
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Palermo:
Transfer from Palermo airport to Trapani:
Transfer from Airport Palermo to solve problem and don't wait:
Transfer Service Palermo Airport (from-to) Palermo Hotels, B&B:
Transfer Palermo Airport to Sicilian Destinations:
To SCIACCA City- RESORT from Palermo AIRPORT Private Transfert:
To MILAZZO PORT from Palermo Airport private transfert:
Private transfer: Palermo to Palermo Airport (PMO):
Private transfer from Palermo airport to the Astoria Palace Hotel or vice versa:
Private transfer from Palermo airport to ibis Styles Palermo Cristal:
Private transfer from Palermo airport to Villa Igiea - Rocco Forte:
Private transfer from Palermo airport to Taormina or vice versa:
Private transfer from Palermo airport to Quintocanto Hotel & Spa or vice versa:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cinque Terre
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cinque Terre
Also for Cinque Terre, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
From Florence: Round Trip Transfer to Cinque Terre:
Is it cheaper to fly into Palermo or Cinque Terre?
Prices for flights to both Cinque Terre and Palermo 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.
While meal prices in Palermo can vary, the average travelers spends about €23 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Palermo should cost around €9.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Palermo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
The price of a meal in Cinque Terre can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €33 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €13 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Meals for one day
Cinque Terre €33
Typical Food prices in Palermo
Some typical examples of dining costs in Palermo are as follows:
Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
Fast Food Lunch
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Palermo
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Palermo.
Street Food Tour Palermo:
Walking Tour and street food Tour Palermo:
Night Street Food Tour of Palermo:
Palermo Street Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience:
Street Food Tour:
A real Sicilian private dinner in Palermo:
Authentic Sicilian dinner with a local chef in Palermo:
Private Palermo street food tour with Chef Fulvio:
Experience Cooking Sicilian:
Withlocals The 10 Tastings ™: Palermo PRIVATE Food Tour:
Palermo Traditional Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience:
Palermo Traditional Food Tour:
Typical Food prices in Cinque Terre
For Cinque Terre, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cinque Terre
For Cinque Terre, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour:
Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, Dinner:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €13 per person, per day in Palermo. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Cinque Terre can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €10 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Typical Entertainment prices in Palermo
Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Palermo are as follows:
Capuchin Catacombs (for 2)
Castello della Zisa Entrance (for Two)
Theater Tickets (for Two)
Tours and Activities in Palermo
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Palermo are as follows:
10-Day Tour to Discover the World Heritage Region of Sicily:
3-Days Tour to discover Western Sicily: Culture, Colors & Flavors, from Palermo:
5-days Sicily tour: food & culture traveling off the beaten paths:
8 Days Escorted Tour Backroad Sicily:
A culinary experience with the duchess in palermo:
Agrigento - Family Tree History Tour - Genealogy & Ancestry Records Research:
Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Tour from Palermo:
Archaeological Park of Selinunte and Cave di Cusa from Palermo, Private Tour:
Best of Palermo shore excursion: Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù private tour:
Caltanissetta - Family Tree History Tour - Genealogy & Ancestry Records Research:
Capuchin Catacombs and Monreale Cathedral Private Tour:
Catania - Family Tree History Tour - Genealogy & Ancestry Records Research:
Typical Entertainment prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:
Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)
Tours and Activities in Cinque Terre
For Cinque Terre, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour with Limoncino Tasting:
Small Group Guided Tour from Florence:
Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook:
From Pisa: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour:
From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour:
From Florence: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour with Lunch:
Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre:
From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour:
The average person spends about €8.81 on alcoholic beverages in Palermo per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Typically, people visiting Cinque Terre spend on average €5.37 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typical Alcohol prices in Palermo
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Palermo:
Bottle of Quality Wine
Sample the Local Flavors in Palermo
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Palermo:
Palermo wine tour:
Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting in Palermo:
Sicilian Gems Private Day Trip: Erice, Trapani & Marsala Wine Tasting:
Half-day Private Sicilian Wine Tasting and Winery Tour from Palermo:
Olive Oil, Salt and Wine Tour from Palermo:
Typical Alcohol prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:
Glass of Local Wine
Sample the Local Flavors in Cinque Terre
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cinque Terre:
Guided Tour with Wine Tasting from Florence:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Palermo and Cinque Terre, we can see that Cinque Terre is more expensive. And not only is Palermo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Palermo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Palermo 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 Cinque Terre would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cinque Terre than you might in Palermo.
Related Articles for Palermo
Related Articles for Cinque Terre