Should you visit Seville or Almeria?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Seville 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.
The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.
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 Seville?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Seville is €99, 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 Seville and Almeria in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Seville, €90 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Seville, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €45, such as in a hostel.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
Food in Seville costs travelers about €30 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.
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 Seville
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:
Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville
For Seville, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Flamenco Show Tickets and Optional Dinner:
Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop:
Seville Tapas Cooking Course:
Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio:
OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory:
Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht:
Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House:
Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home:
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:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Seville than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €14 on transportation in Seville on average per day.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville
Also for Seville, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Malaga Airport AGP by Luxury Van:
Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Luxury Van:
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to ALGARVE - All Cities (1 to 4 passengers):
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to ALGARVE - All Cities (5 to 8 passengers):
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers):
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (5 to 8 passengers):
DUCA - Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Vicentine Coast:
Departure Private Transfer: Seville City to Seville Airport SVQ by Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer: Seville City to Seville Airport SVQ by Luxury Van:
Faro Airport Private Transfer to or from Sevilla:
Granada Private Transfer from Seville with sightseeing in Cordoba and Antequera:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
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:
Is it cheaper to fly into Seville or Almeria?
Prices for flights to both Almeria and Seville 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Seville, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €23 per day, per person.
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.
Typical Entertainment prices in Seville
For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Entrance to Cathedral
Tours and Activities in Seville
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Seville.
Fun at home: Virtual tours of Spain:
Skip the Line: Museo del Baile Flamenco Admission Ticket:
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville:
Skip the Line: Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia Ticket:
Italica Roman Ruins City Tour:
1-Hour Guadalquivir River Cruise:
Seville Jewish Heritage Tour:
Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville:
Seville Aquarium Admission Ticket:
Seville Guadalquivir 1-Hour River Cruise Ticket:
Seville Aquarium Admission Ticket:
Flamenco Evening Show at Casa de la Memoria Ticket:
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Seville, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.04.
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 Seville
Also in Seville, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages:
Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding:
Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Seville and Almeria, we can see that Seville 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 Seville would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Seville than you might in Almeria.
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