Portugal Travel Budget - Visit Portugal on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Portugal?

You should plan to spend around $61 (€56) per day on your vacation in Portugal. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (€17) on meals
  • $11 (€10) on local transportation
  • $54 (€50) on hotels

A one week trip to Portugal for two people costs, on average, $848 (€780). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Portugal cost?

A one week trip to Portugal usually costs around $424 (€390) for one person and $848 (€780) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Portugal on average costs around $848 (€780) for one person and $1,696 (€1,559) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Portugal will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Portugal on average costs around $1,817 (€1,670) for one person and $3,634 (€3,341) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Portugal?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Portugal is $243 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Portugal expensive to visit?

Portugal is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Portugal is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Sweden or Belgium.

For more details, see Is Portugal Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Portugal?

The average Portugal trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Portugal travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 50 ($54)
Local Transportation 1 10 ($11)
Food 2 17 ($18)
Entertainment 1 8.61 ($9.36)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 7 ($2 - 7)
Alcohol 2 3 - 10 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Portugal is $27 (€25). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Portugal is $54 (€50). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Portugal

Looking for a hotel in Portugal? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Portugal based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $99. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Portugal is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (€10) per person, per day, on local transportation in Portugal.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Portugal are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Portugal, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Taxi Ride

Food Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Portugal can vary, the average cost of food in Portugal is $18 (€17) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Portugal should cost around $7.28 (€6.69) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Portugal is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Portugal are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Portugal, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Lunch for Two
  • Coffee
  • Coffee
  • Pizzaria Lunch (for 2)

Entertainment Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Portugal typically cost an average of $9.36 (€8.61) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Portugal is $4.89 (€4.49) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Portugal is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Portugal is $1.95 (€1.80), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.30 (€6.71) on alcoholic beverages in Portugal per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Portugal
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.74 (€0.68) on bottled water in Portugal per day. The public water in Portugal is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2023
Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Portugal.

Why would you recommend Portugal to budget travelers? Or, why not?

We're backpackers and we loved the cities like Lisbon and Porto, but the coastal areas felt like they were more popular with families on vacation.

May 5 2024

We backpacked through Portugal for a few weeks. It's an amazing country! There are also tons of hostels and plenty of great opportunities to meet other travelers.

Feb 18 2024

What makes Portugal a budget-friendly destination? Or not?

We rented a car and drove. It was a great way to see the less touristy parts of the country, and it was surprisingly cheap to rent the car.

Nov 3 2023

We spent a week in Portugal at an all-inclusive resort. It was in October and the prices were cheap. The meals were included and they were decent but not amazing.

Nov 1 2023

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Portugal on a Budget
Portugal Albufeira, Portugal
Portugal is on the Iberian Peninsula which it shares with Spain. It's a diverse country that has its own unique culture and a variety of beautiful natural landscapes. In particular, Portugal has the cliff beaches of Algarve, beautiful rural countryside, energetic cities, a traditional culture, beautiful lush green vineyards, and so much more. This beautiful country has managed to maintain its own unique rich culture while other nearby countries in Europe merge and modernize. It has rural areas that still feel a world away from the nearby cosmopolitan cities. There are parts of the country that still feel like you've stepped back in time. Even in the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon you can get lost of the back alleyways and catch a glimpse of a city that once was.

Portugal was once on of the most economically poor countries in Western Europe, but when the dictatorship ended in 1974 and it later joined the European Union, its wealth and modern amenities grew and began to thrive. Over the last few decades it has grown in popularity amongst tourist. International tourists frequently visit this fascinating city, but European tourists flock here, particularly during the cold winter months when they head south to escape the frigid temperatures. Beach towns are now filled with expats who've bought second homes in the area. With the crowds has come a significant rise in costs throughout the country. It is no longer the budget destination it once was, but it is still cheaper than most of Western Europe if you plan ahead and travel to the right places.

To keep your expenses to a minimum during your trip to Portugal, try to avoid the more popular beach towns. Cities like Lisbon also tend to be more expensive than smaller towns and rural areas. Book your hotels and train tickets in advance and travel during the off season when the crowds are less and the prices are lower. One interesting tip is that most museums are free to the public on Sundays, so try to schedule any museums visits on this day. Also be sure and eat at restaurants that are at least a few blocks from popular tourist attractions as these restaurants will be less likely to target out of town visitors. Ask residents where they recommend you go for a good Portuguese meal and you likely won't be disappointed. Also be sure and enjoy dessert at any of the bakeries you'll find around town.
Top Tourist Attractions
Costa Vincentina National Park: This national park is a stunning cliff that dramatically drops into the water. It's a beautiful place to watch the sunset and a nice place to see the ocean.
Fado Bars in Alfama: This neighborhood is a wonderfully historic area worth exploring in Lisbon. It goes down the hill between the Castle of Lisbon and Tejo River.
Azores: This area offers a dramatic landscape that is filled with charming villages, beautiful valleys, and colorful flowers.

Popular Foods
Caldo Verde: Caldo verde is a soup dish made from potatoes, kale, and chourico sausage. It's often served during celebrations such as weddings, but it's also sometimes offered as a main dish for dinner.
Bacalhau: This is a common Portuguese ingredient that is made from dried and salted codfish. It is common in many different popular dishes in Portugal and is most often used in Christmas dishes.
Pastel de Nata: This is a pastry like tart made from eggs. It's similar to small pies that are filled with custard. It's available in bakeries throughout the country and has even spread to Macau and Hong Kong where it is a popular dessert with dim sum.

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.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.