Should you visit Palma de Mallorca or Amalfi?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Palma de Mallorca or Amalfi, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island, Mallorca, in the western Mediterranean. It is home to landmarks like Gothic cathedrals and medieval fortresses, but is also host to sandy beaches where the city meets the sea in a backdrop of surrounding mountains. Amidst the city itself you will find it easy to get lost in the charm of cobbled lanes, busy markets, boutiques, and historic courtyards.
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 Palma de Mallorca?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Palma de Mallorca is €111, 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 Palma de Mallorca and Amalfi in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Palma de Mallorca 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.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Amalfi is €158. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
Palma de Mallorca food costs typically run travelers around €36 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.
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
Palma de Mallorca €36
Typical Food prices in Palma de Mallorca
For Palma de Mallorca, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Palma de Mallorca
For Palma de Mallorca, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Show Cooking Paella:
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 Palma de Mallorca, the average visitor spends €20 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.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Palma de Mallorca
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Palma de Mallorca
Also for Palma de Mallorca, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Arrival Private Transfer Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfer Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Business Van:
Arrival Private Transfer Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Luxury Car:
Arrival Private Transfers : Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfers : Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Luxury Car:
Arrival Private Transfers : Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Luxury Van:
Arrival Transfer from Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Private Car:
Arrival Transfer from Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Private Van:
Majorca Airport (PMI) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Cala Ratjada):
Majorca Airport (PMI) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Pollensa Hotel or Address):
Mallorca Airport Transfers to Formentor:
Mallorca Airport Transfers to or from Ca'n Picafort:
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 Palma de Mallorca or Amalfi?
Prices for flights to both Amalfi and Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €27 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 Palma de Mallorca
For Palma de Mallorca, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Alcudia Open Bus City Tour in Mallorca:
Palma de Mallorca Sightseeing Day Tour:
Palma de Mallorca Segway Ninebot Tour:
Express Tour to Drach Caves and Portocristo:
Segway Old Town Tour in Alcudia:
Segway Lake Tour in Alcudia:
Santa Ponsa: 3-Hour Scuba Diving Tour:
Mallorca Coasteering Adventure:
Small-Group Serra de Tramuntana Canyoning Experience in Mallorca:
Classic Tour of Mallorca on Convertible Car:
Bellver Castle Private Tour and Surrounding Highlights:
Palma: Shopping Tour Experience w/ your Personal Shopper:
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 Palma de Mallorca spend on average €24 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 Palma de Mallorca
Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:
Sample the Local Flavors in Palma de Mallorca
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Palma de Mallorca:
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 Palma de Mallorca and Amalfi, we can see that Amalfi is more expensive. And not only is Palma de Mallorca much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Palma de Mallorca would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca.
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