How expensive is Fuerteventura?
Compared to the UK or Ireland, most items that concern a visiting tourist are cheaper in Fuerteventura. Restaurant and bar prices are usually quite a bit cheaper than in Northern Europe, and supermarket prices are perhaps a little higher than in the UK (this is changing), but lower than in Ireland. Alcohol and Tobacco are much cheaper in Fuerteventura than in Northern Europe.
How much is a restaurant meal in Fuerteventura?
A 3 course meal with fillet steaks for two with a bottle of wine in a typical Spanish restaurant will cost about €85. Two pizzas with a bottle of wine can be had for about €35 in an Italian restaurant, and a couple can enjoy a few small plates in a tapas bar together with several rounds of beer for less than €50.
A 3 course meal with fresh fish of the day for two with wine at a seaside restaurant will probably cost about €75. You can expect to pay a little more in a fine dining restaurant.
Alcohol prices in Fuerteventura
The Canary Islands’ duty free status mean that alcohol is cheaper than in Northern Europe. In supermarkets, you can find a litre bottle of Larios Gin for about €10 and a litre bottle of Jim Beam bourbon for about €15.
When it comes to bar prices, the best deals can be found in Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste, where there are many bars offering a large beer for €2 (sometimes less). Live music bars charge more than this, though there is almost never a cover charge to enter. Cocktails can be found for as little as €5, but you can easily pay €14 for something fancy. A glass of wine typically costs between €3 and €4. A spirit and mixer drink, such as a G&T or Rum and Coke, usually costs between €5 and €7 – perhaps a little more if you choose a premium spirit.
Taxi prices in Fuerteventura
Taxi journeys within an urban area such as a resort town are very reasonable and most local journeys cost less than €5. However, as soon as you leave that urban area, prices go up very quickly, and can become expensive.
Here is a summary of some taxi fares from the airport:
Airport to Caleta de Fuste: €14
Airport to Corralejo: €46
Airport to El Cotillo; €52
Airport to Costa Calma: €76
Airport to Morro Jable: €100
Supermarket prices in Fuerteventura
These are some sample supermarket prices from one of the larger supermarkets in a resort town on the island in August 2022. Even better deals may be found in certain supermarkets – see our Money Saving Tips page for more details about the supermarkets on the island.
Milk 1 litre UHT: €1
Orange Juice 1 litre: €1.25
Coca Cola 1.5 litre: €1.39
Water 5 litre: €1.10
Corn Flakes 375g: €2.85
Coffee 500g ground: €2.20
6 Eggs: €1.20
Shower gel 1 litre: €1.95
Toothpaste Colgate: €2
Nivea Sunscreen 400ml: €13.95
33cl Heineken Can: €0.65
33cl Spanish Beer Can (Mahou): €0.55
Bottle Rioja Crianza (Beronia): €6.85
Bottle Gin 1 Litre (Gordon’s): €12
Bottle Scotch 1L Buchanan’s 12 Year Old: €31.95
Bottle Cava: €7
Tobacco Prices in Fuerteventura
Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco are cheaper in the Canary Islands than virtually anywhere else in Western Europe. 200 Marlboro cigarettes can be purchased for around €38.50 (August 2022).
Sunbeds and Umbrellas
The price varies depending on the beach, but it typically costs between €10 and €13 for 2 sunbeds and an umbrella for the day.
Price of Car Hire
Now that the post-pandemic shortage of cars on the island is over, car hire prices have returned to normal. You can typically rent a car from Cicar or Autoreisen for between €150 and €250 per week depending on the season.
Petrol and Diesel Prices
There is considerable variation in petrol and diesel prices on the island, with the petrol stations in Morro Jable/Jandia normally the most expensive. It is quite common to find a nearly €0.30 per litre difference between the most expensive and cheapest service stations on the island. The petrol station in Tuineje is typically the cheapest, and the stations near the airport generally also provide good value.
The La Provinicia newspaper publishes a list of prices, and you can check petrol here and diesel here.
Currently (2022), the Spanish government is providing a refund of €0.20 per litre which is deducted from your bill when you pay it – you will see the un-discounted price on the pump, and it will only be subtracted when you go to pay at the counter.