Is Austria Expensive?

Is Austria expensive to visit?

Considered a popular destination, Austria is a moderately priced country for travelers. When compared to the rest of Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced country to visit. It ranks in the top 50% of countries in Europe for its travel costs, and this places it in line with destinations such as Spain and Germany.

As this is a fairly popular country to visit, you'll find a number of great places in Austria at a variety of price ranges. The most expensive destinations are Vienna, Salzburg, and Kitzbuhel. If you're looking for lower cost destinations, you can visit Graz, Linz, and Villach.


Average daily price of selected cities in Austria, by affordability
City Average Daily Cost
Kitzbuhel $192
Salzburg $167
Vienna $164
Innsbruck $138
Bregenz $132
Bad Gastein $130
Villach $125
Linz $122
Graz $120


Vienna, Austria

How expensive is Austria?

Travelers spend an average of $162 per day when visiting Austria (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. However, you can keep close to this average, or even travel cheaper if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Austria here.

How expensive is a one week trip to Austria?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Austria will cost around $1,132 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $2,264.

How expensive is a two week trip to Austria?

On average, a two week trip to Austria costs about $2,264 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a two week trip costs $4,528.

How expensive is a month long trip to Austria?

A one month trip to Austria costs about $4,851 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one month trip costs $9,702.



Ellmau, Kitzbuhel, Austria

Is it expensive to backpack in Austria?

With more than 40 hostels around the country, Austria is fairly popular with backpackers wanting to travel on a tight budget and meet up with others along the way. Hostels here cost an average of $30 per night for a bed in a dorm. (See hostel prices in Austria here.) Many backpackers head to Vienna, Innsbruck, and Salzburg. Typically, the most expensive hostels are in Vienna, which average $24 per night. On the other hand, the cheapest hostels are in Vienna which average $24 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Austria.

  • $29 for a dorm bed at Wombat's City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt in Vienna
  • $39 for a dorm bed at Montagu Hostel in Innsbruck
  • $30 for a dorm bed at Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg in Salzburg

Where to find affordable hostels in Austria
City Number of Hostels Average Price for a Dorm
Vienna 21 $24

Are hotels expensive in Austria?

When it comes to hotel prices in Austria, they are evenly priced compared to other countries in the world. On average, you can expect to spend about $126 per night for a comfortable room. It's essential to note that within Austria, certain cities such as Kitzbuhel command a higher average price, reaching $199 per night. On the flip side, there are also more budget-friendly alternatives like Graz, where hotel prices average $83 per night.


Where to find affordable hotels in Austria
City Average Hotel Price
Kitzbuhel $199
Bregenz $124
Innsbruck $110
Bad Gastein $110
Salzburg $103
Villach $101
Vienna $90
Linz $89
Graz $83

Mariahilfer Strasse 15, Vienna
Overall Rating 9.5
Auerspergstrasse 61, Salzburg
Overall Rating 9.2


Innsbruck, Austria

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Austria?

In Austria, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the country. On average, previous travelers have spent around $24 per day on sightseeing and entertainment.

    • Guided e-bike tour of the alpine pastures in the Salzkammergut: $157
    • Jewish Vienna: Culture, Cosmopolitanism & Crisis - 3 hour Small Group Tour : $125
    • Entrance ticket and Sunday brunch at House of Strauss: $50
    • Exclusive VIP Top 10 Tour Vienna in Tuk Tuk: $143
    • Scenic Innsbruck City and Mountain eBike Tour: $111
    • Vienna Wine Experience: $300
    • Nuns and Nazis Walking Tour in Salzburg: $20
    • Private Photo Tour in Vienna: $222

    Is food expensive in Austria?

    In Austria, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $40 per day on food, per person.

    • Half-Day Food Tour of Tyrolean Cuisine: $150
    • Strauss Dinner Show: $110
    • Private Artisanal Charcuterie "Marende" Cooking Class with a Chef: $255
    • Tastes of Vienna Food Tour inc. lunch, street food, 3 drinks: $154
    • Austrian Apple Strudel Cooking Class including Lunch in Salzburg: $61
    • Dinner Cooking Class - Prezels, Dumplings, Apple Strudel & Music: $88


    Villach, Austria

    Is transportation expensive in Austria?

    Local transportation in Austria can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $27 on local transportation per person per day. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

    Expenses for intercity transportation within Austria can vary based on the type of transportation used and the distance traveled. On average, previous travelers have spent $97 per person per day for intercity transit. To save money, it's advisable to choose long-distance buses or trains over air travel. This is generally a more cost-effective choice despite the potential increase in travel time.

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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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