A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Paphos vs. Bari for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Paphos or Bari?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Paphos or Bari, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Paphos or Bari?

Paphos

Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, Paphos has many different archaeological sights and it is renowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The town is situated between the coast and the Troodos Mountains and it has grown in recent years as a tourist destination. As such, the local government has made efforts to improve the quality of the tourism infrastructure including investing in hotels, restaurants and transportation. There is also a commercial center to the city as well as a newly built "promenade" that travels from the marina along a long coastal path. This route offers excellent views, especially during the morning or evening hours when the sun is low.

Bari

Off the lustrous, aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, a bustling city hums to life as the sun sets. Though an ancient city, Bari still attains its youthful air, with a thriving nightlife and breathtaking boulevards. The capital city of Apulia region, Bari is the second most important economic center of mainland Southern Italy, as well as a significant port and university city. Despite this, Bari is on the list of Southern Italy's best off the beaten path locations, and is a must-see for everyone - even though it doesn't get as many visitors as Italy's more popular destinations.

Which city is cheaper, Bari or Paphos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Paphos is €77, while the average daily cost in Bari is €91. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Paphos and Bari in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paphos 37
    Bari 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paphos 74
    Bari 118
Compare Hotels in Paphos and Bari

Looking for a hotel in Paphos or Bari? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Paphos


Hotels in Bari


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Paphos Hotel Prices and Bari Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paphos 9.29
    Bari 9.18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paphos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paphos:

  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Paphos Town to Larnaca Airport - Minibus 1-13: $274
  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Chloraka/Coral bay to Larnaca Airport - Minibus 1-13: $274
  • Departure Private Transfer Paphos City to Larnaca Airport LCA by Minibus: $262
  • Departure Private Transfer Paphos City to Larnaca Airport LCA by Luxury Car: $262
  • Departure Private Transfer Paphos City to Larnaca Airport LCA by Luxury Van: $240
  • Arrival Private Transfer Paphos Airport PFO to Nicosia City by Luxury Van: $228
  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Chloraka/Coral bay to Larnaca Airport - Minibus: $224
  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Larnaca Airport to Paphos: $218
  • Private Transfer from Paphos Airport to Larnaca in Minivan(Taxi): $218
  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Paphos Town to Larnaca Airport - Minibus: $216
  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Chloraka/Coral bay to Larnaca Airport - Minivan: $179
  • Cyprus Airport Transfers - Paphos Town to Larnaca Airport - Minivan: $177

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bari:


  • Train to Lecce
    44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bari

Also for Bari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Bari Private Transfer: City to Cruise Port or central rail station: $37
  • Bari Private Transfer: Cruise Port or central rail station to Hotel: $37
  • Private Airport to Matera Transfer: $68
  • Departure Private Transfer Bari City to Bari BRI Airport by Business Car or Van: $52
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bari Airport to Bari city Hotel: $45
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel in Bari city to Bari Airport: $45
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Amalfi with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $337
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Brindisi (BDS) Airport: $282
  • Private Transfer from Bari to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops: $307
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Bari Area: $56
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Brindisi Area: $82
  • Private Transfer to and from Bari - Lecce Area: $168

Is it cheaper to fly into Paphos or Bari?

Prices for flights to both Bari and Paphos 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Paphos 30
    Bari 26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paphos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Paphos.

  • Traditional Cuisine & Cultural Flavours - City Walking Food Tour Paphos 2.5hrs: $59
  • Sea Star Evening Dinner and Fireworks Cruise from Paphos: $73

Typical Food prices in Bari

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Bari:


  • Dinner
    44
  • Coffee
    2.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bari

For Bari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour: $51
  • Bari Street Food Tour by Bike: $62
  • Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw: $70
  • Bari Rickshaw and Street Food Tour: $70
  • Conversano: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Food Tour with Tasting: $74
  • Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour: $74
  • Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class: $86
  • Hands on home made Panzerotti cooking class in Bari: $97
  • Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Bari: $111
  • Private Cooking class in a Local Apulian Masseria: $135

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paphos 9.56
    Bari 6.89

Tours and Activities in Paphos

Here are a few actual costs in Paphos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1 Hour Tour to Local Radio in Paphos with Live Radio Show: $50
  • Akamas 4x4 Adventure: $197
  • All in Paphos big photo tour!: $398
  • Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos: $32
  • Blue Lagoon Day Cruise from Paphos: $83
  • Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Paphos: $106
  • Fireworks Night Cruise from Paphos: $81
  • Full-day Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos: $47
  • Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Paphos): $93
  • Guided tour “Love stories of Paphos”: $496
  • Half Day BBQ Lunch Cruise from Paphos: $58
  • Halloumi Heaven ( Cheese-Making Workshop & Tour): $112

Tours and Activities in Bari

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Bari.

  • Bari Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Bari Walking City Tour: $19
  • BARI special city tour: $25
  • Bari Walking tour: $28
  • Bari Walking Tour: $28
  • Bari Bike Tour: $32
  • Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local: $34
  • Bari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Segway Tour & Gelato Tasting: $40
  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari: $40
  • 1 Hour Bari Electric Scooter Guided Tour: $40
  • Private Bari Shopping and Sightseeing Tour: $41

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paphos 7.98
    Bari 10

Sample the Local Flavors in Paphos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paphos:

  • WINE TOUR from Paphos: $372

Typical Alcohol prices in Bari

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bari:


  • Beer
    2.00

Sample the Local Flavors in Bari

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bari:

  • Private guide Altamura with a visit to the wine museum and wine tasting: $106
  • Private Tour: Trulli of Alberobello plus Wine Tasting: $253
  • Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni: $325


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Paphos and Bari, we can see that Bari is more expensive. And not only is Paphos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Paphos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Paphos 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 Bari would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bari than you might in Paphos.


When is the best time to visit Paphos or Bari?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Paphos or Bari in the Summer?

Both Bari and Paphos during the summer are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Paphos for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Paphos is generally around the same temperature as Bari. Temperatures in Paphos average around 27°C (80°F), and Bari stays around 25°C (76°F).

In Bari, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Paphos. In the summer, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Bari. Paphos gets 388 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 336 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in July than Bari. Paphos gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Bari receives 9 mm (0.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Paphos 27°C (80°F) 
    Bari 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Bari in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Paphos and Bari. Many visitors come to Paphos in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

Paphos is a little warmer than Bari in the autumn. The temperature in Paphos is usually 21°C (70°F) in October, and Bari stays around 18°C (65°F).

In Paphos, it's very sunny this time of the year. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Bari during autumn. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 178 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Paphos usually receives less rain than Bari. Paphos gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Bari receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Paphos 21°C (70°F) 
    Bari 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Bari in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Paphos as well as Bari. Most visitors come to Paphos for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Paphos is a little warmer than Bari. Typically, the winter temperatures in Paphos in January are around 12°C (53°F), and Bari is about 10°C (49°F).

In the winter, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Bari. Paphos gets 180 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bari receives 110 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Bari. Paphos gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Bari receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Paphos 12°C (53°F) 
    Bari 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Bari in the Spring?

Both Bari and Paphos are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The spring months attract visitors to Paphos because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Paphos is generally a little warmer than Bari. Temperatures in Paphos average around 17°C (62°F), and Bari stays around 14°C (58°F).

It's quite sunny in Bari. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Paphos. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Bari during spring. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Bari receives 203 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Paphos usually receives less rain than Bari. Paphos gets 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Bari receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Paphos 17°C (62°F) 
    Bari 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Bari and Paphos

Paphos Bari
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 10°C (49°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (71°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (76°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Sep 25°C (76°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 18°C (65°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Nov 17°C (62°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 76 mm (3 in) 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)


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