Should you visit Rhodes or Almeria?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Rhodes and Almeria. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Rhodes Island is one of the largest and most visited islands in Greece both because of its diversity of sights and its wonderful climate. On the island are some beautiful beaches, well preserved historic sights, and lovely towns. Rhodes City is the capital city on the island of Rhodes and is famous as the former site of the Colossus. Colossus is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Today Rhodes City has an interesting old town that is surrounded by the medieval wall. Inside you'll find countless souvenir shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Cruise ships also frequent the island, so it's best visited during the off season when the crowds may be slightly less. You will also find that prices drop when the crowds are thinner and the cruise ships are scarce.
Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.
Which city is cheaper, Almeria or Rhodes?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Rhodes is €108, while the average daily cost in Almeria is €79. 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 Rhodes and Almeria in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
The average price of local transportation around Rhodes is €39 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.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rhodes:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rhodes
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rhodes:
Private Airport Transfer: from Rhodes to Rhodes Airport (RHO):
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer to Rhodes Airport:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Almería Airport: Private Transfer To/From Almería:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata:
Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
Is it cheaper to fly into Rhodes or Almeria?
Prices for flights to both Almeria and Rhodes 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 Rhodes can vary, the average travelers spends about €38 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Rhodes should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rhodes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Almeria food costs typically run travelers around €32 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.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Rhodes:
Dinner for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rhodes
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Rhodes.
Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner:
All Inclusive 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise:
Rhodes Town Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Almeria.
Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria:
Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan:
Rhodes's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €15 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €13 per person, per day in Almeria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Rhodes
Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Rhodes Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus:
Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour:
Throne of Helios: The History of Rhodes 9D Experience:
Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes:
Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Submarine Tour:
Sunset RIB Cruise with Champagne:
Rhodes North: Off-Road Adventure:
Rhodes Town: RIB Cruise with Snacks and Drinks:
Full-Day 4WD Southern Safari Tour:
Private Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide:
Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour:
Rhodes Town and Lindos: Private Minibus Tour:
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Alcazaba Guided Tour:
Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Rhodes may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €9.71 per day on alcoholic beverages.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Almeria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €3.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Rhodes
Also in Rhodes, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Private Greek Food & Wine Tasting Experience in Rhodes Town:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rhodes and Almeria, we can see that Rhodes is more expensive. And not only is Almeria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Almeria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Almeria 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 Rhodes would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rhodes than you might in Almeria.
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