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Porto, Distrito do Porto, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Porto?

You should plan to spend around $58 (€54) per day on your vacation in Porto. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $16 (€15) on meals
  • $8.81 (€8.19) on local transportation
  • $56 (€52) on hotels

A one week trip to Porto for two people costs, on average, $816 (€759). 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 Porto cost?

A one week trip to Porto usually costs around $408 (€379) for one person and $816 (€759) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Porto on average costs around $816 (€759) for one person and $1,633 (€1,518) 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 Porto will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Porto on average costs around $1,749 (€1,626) for one person and $3,499 (€3,253) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Porto 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 Porto expensive to visit?

Prices in Porto are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Porto is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Levi.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Porto Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 52 ($56)
Local Transportation 1 8.19 ($9)
Food 2 15 ($16)
Entertainment 1 9.55 ($10)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 7 ($3 - 8)
Alcohol 2 4 - 11 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Porto is $28 (€26). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Porto is $56 (€52). 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 Porto

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Porto based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Porto is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.81 (€8.19) per person, per day, on local transportation in Porto.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Porto can vary, the average cost of food in Porto is $16 (€15) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Porto should cost around $6.28 (€5.84) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Porto is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Porto typically cost an average of $10 (€9.55) 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.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Porto is $5.12 (€4.76) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Porto is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.00 (€7.44) on alcoholic beverages in Porto 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 Porto
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.41 (€1.31) on bottled water in Porto per day. The public water in Porto 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 Porto.

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

I love the food in Porto. If you want the best prices, avoid the restaurants by the water. In general, this is a budget-friendly destination though.

Jul 23 2023

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

The wine is very affordable in Porto. Also, most of the sights are centrally located and easy to access on foot, in a few hours.

Feb 14 2024

How can you save money during your time in Porto?

There are tons of hostels for backpackers. For cheap food, head away from the restaurants on the riverfront.

Oct 23 2023

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Porto on a Budget
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Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is also the capital of the Northern Region and a hub for commercial and industrial activity. The city is not as large as you might expect, with a population of only about 300,000 residents, but the metropolitan area has a population of about 2.5 million. This includes nearby cities such as Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia and Gondomar.

Porto's historical city center was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996 and the area has been continuously inhabited since the 4th century. The city is stretched out through hills along the Douro River estuary. Porto is an interesting city to explore, although the hills make it challenging to walk around. There is a range of architecture styles within close proximity. It is not uncommon to find medieval style buildings immediately next to the newest modern structures. The hills give the city character, and many of the interesting buildings are built directly into a cliff that looks out on the river. Stone stairs are cut into the rock that runs up and down the cliff.

Porto's climate is semi-Mediterranean, but it is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, so it is cooler than you might expect. During the hottest summer months though, temperatures may raise about 40 degrees Celsius during heat waves. Winters are mild and humid, but evening temperatures may be cool and even occasionally drop below freezing.
The best place to begin your visit to Porto is Ribeira, by the river. It's a wonderful area to walk around and a great place to start exploring the city. Make sure you stop by Sao Francisco church and the Stock Exchange palace during your walk. There are several museums throughout Porto that are worth a visit including the Casa da Musica or House of Music, and Fundacao de Serralves, which is a contemporary museum that is designed by the architect Alvaro Siza. It also has a nice garden and park that make for a comfortable place to relax.
Notable neighborhoods in Porta include Ribeira, Vila Nova de Gaia, Baixa, Barredo, and Fos. Ribeira is the ancient quarter that goes uphill from the Douro River. There are many historic townhouses and quaint alleyways, and many of these areas are a good choice if you're trying to figure out where to stay in Porto. Vila Nova de Gaia is a suburb on the south bank of the river. It's a great place to go if you want to taste port. Baixa has a lot of art deco architecture. There is also great shopping and a relaxed atmosphere. Berredo has steep alleys that feel untouched since medieval times and Foz has large mansions, manicured lawns, and trendy restaurants. It's a seaside neighborhood that is interesting to see.

For about 10 euros you can take a nice river cruise. You'll have about an hour on the water and it's a great way to see the city and orient yourself. The scenery along the river can be quite beautiful. Other popular activities include port wine tours and city walking tours.
Food and Dining
There are some excellent restaurants in Porto. The quality is usually quite high. Many of the best options are found in Matosinhos near the beach and the seaport which is called "Porto de Leixoes". The dishes are usually filling and delicious. Traditional dishes include Tripas a moda do Porto, which is a tripe dish, Bacalhau, which is salted codfish, and Francesinha, which is a toast that is made with layers of meat and covered with cheese and a spicy sauce. It is typically served with beer. If you happen to be in town during the month of the July, you can head to Matosinhos for the fish festival. Fresh fish is served at stands that line the streets. You buy the whole fish and it is prepared right there for you.

Bakeries are also popular in Porto. There you can enjoy affordable pastries, coffees, sandwiches and various baked goods.

Like other cities in Portugal, it is best to avoid driving in Porto. There are cobblestone streets that are frustrating to drive on and the city is quite compact, making it difficult to drive with lots of congestion. Porto does have a state of the art metro system which is worth using during your visit. It is generally efficient and reliable, and perhaps the best way to travel around the city. It was developed in 2001 and has six lines that cross the center of town. They also reaches into some suburban areas.

Alternatively, you could also travel by bus. The buses, which are run by STCP, are eco-friendly and comfortable. There are routes that go all over the city center and out to most major suburbs. Taxis are also readily available around town and are easy to flag down. They are, however, more expensive and generally unnecessary as most places are accessible by public transit.
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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.