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How much should I budget for a day in Malaga?

I'm not too sure what would be a sufficient amount to bring so any suggestions?
Here's a quick breakdown to get you started, based on what I saw people spend on a recent trip:

Chill Traveler (50-75 euros/day):

Accommodation: Hostels or guesthouses with shared facilities.

Food: Pack some snacks and picnic in a park for lunch. Dinner can be delicious and cheap tapas crawls or grabbing fresh churros and coffee for breakfast.

Transportation: Mostly walking, with the occasional bus ticket for longer distances. Explore the city at your own pace!

Mid-Range Traveler (75-150 euros/day):

Accommodation: Mid-range hotels or Airbnbs with private rooms.

Food: Sample the local cuisine at charming cafes or restaurants. Fresh seafood is a must in Malaga!

Transportation: Bus tickets and maybe a taxi ride or two for convenience. Consider a Malaga City Pass for discounts on attractions and public transportation, if you plan on packing a lot into your day.

Luxury Traveler (150+ euros/day):

Accommodation: Fancy hotels with ocean views or rooftop terraces.

Food: Fine dining experiences or trendy rooftop bars with amazing views.

Transportation: Taxis or ride-sharing services to get around. Tickets to skip-the-line for popular attractions.


Free Activities: Malaga has some beautiful free things to see, like the Malaga Cathedral, the Alcazaba fortress, or catching street performers in Plaza de la Merced.
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Original post by GianaFarrell
Here's a quick breakdown to get you started, based on what I saw people spend on a recent trip:

Chill Traveler (50-75 euros/day):

Accommodation: Hostels or guesthouses with shared facilities.

Food: Pack some snacks and picnic in a park for lunch. Dinner can be delicious and cheap tapas crawls or grabbing fresh churros and coffee for breakfast.

Transportation: Mostly walking, with the occasional bus ticket for longer distances. Explore the city at your own pace!

Mid-Range Traveler (75-150 euros/day):

Accommodation: Mid-range hotels or Airbnbs with private rooms.

Food: Sample the local cuisine at charming cafes or restaurants. Fresh seafood is a must in Malaga!

Transportation: Bus tickets and maybe a taxi ride or two for convenience. Consider a Malaga City Pass for discounts on attractions and public transportation, if you plan on packing a lot into your day.

Luxury Traveler (150+ euros/day):

Accommodation: Fancy hotels with ocean views or rooftop terraces.

Food: Fine dining experiences or trendy rooftop bars with amazing views.

Transportation: Taxis or ride-sharing services to get around. Tickets to skip-the-line for popular attractions.


Free Activities: Malaga has some beautiful free things to see, like the Malaga Cathedral, the Alcazaba fortress, or catching street performers in Plaza de la Merced.

tysmm for the advice! 🙂

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