Travel Budget for Plovdiv

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How much does it cost to travel to Plovdiv?

How much money will you need for your trip to Plovdiv? You should plan to spend around ư117 ($62) per day on your vacation in Plovdiv, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ư31 ($17) on meals for one day and ư32 ($17) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Plovdiv for a couple is ư129 ($69). So, a trip to Plovdiv for two people for one week costs on average ư1,641 ($873). 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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A vacation to Plovdiv for one week usually costs around ư821 for one person. So, a trip to Plovdiv for two people costs around ư1,641 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ư3,283 in Plovdiv. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Plovdiv can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Plovdiv? How much money do I need for Plovdiv?

How much does a trip to Plovdiv cost? Is Plovdiv expensive? The average Plovdiv trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Plovdiv prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Plovdiv
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Plovdiv is ư64. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Plovdiv is ư129.

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

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Transportation Budget in Plovdiv
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Plovdiv is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ư32 per person, per day, on local transportation in Plovdiv.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Plovdiv
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Rental Cars in Plovdiv
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Food Budget in Plovdiv
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  • While meal prices in Plovdiv can vary, the average cost of food in Plovdiv is ư31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Plovdiv should cost around ư12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Plovdiv is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Plovdiv
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  • Entertainment and activities in Plovdiv typically cost an average of ư22 per person, per day. 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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Alcohol Budget in Plovdiv
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  • The average person spends about ư14 on alcoholic beverages in Plovdiv per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Plovdiv On a Budget
Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Located in a large, hilly plain between the Rhodope Mountains in the south of Bulgaria and the Balkan Range in the central part of the country, Plovdiv sits uniquely spread across six hills. It is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, dating back roughly 8,000 years. Some of its best features are its ancient ruins and historic architecture.
With a history that dates to the ancient Thracians, a few thousand years before Roman occupation, Plovdiv is a treasure trove of relic monuments. One of the best-known examples from antiquity is the Ancient Theatre, which is still in use roughly 2,000 years after its construction, accommodating 7,000 people. Operas and theatre performances are held in the summer. Another treasured monument is the 2nd-century Roman Stadium, which once sat 30,000 spectators, though much of it now lies buried beneath Plovdiv's Old Town. The cobbled streets and traditional homes of Old Town blend with the ruins in a unique and interesting way, showing layers of time with Bulgarian revival buildings amidst an ancient Roman Forum.

Plovdiv also features a number of religious centers that speak to the culture of the region. Bachkovo Monastery, for example, lies on the outskirts in the town of Asenovgrad. Founded in 1083, it is the oldest Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and brings together Bulgarian, Georgian, and byzantine religious traditions. Others, within Plovdiv itself, include the city's oldest Christian church called the Church of St. Konstantin and Elena from the 4th century, and the Dzhumaya Mosque built by the Ottomans in the 1300s.
Historically the city developed on seven hills until one was destroyed in the early 20th century. The leftover material was used to pave most of Plovdiv's streets. Today six hills remain, and they are called the Three Hills (Nebet, Dzhambaz, and Taksim Tepe), the Hill of the Youth (Dzhendem Tepe), the Hill of the Liberators (Bunarzhik), and the Hill of Danov (Sahat Tepe). The Three Hills make up the most historic part of the city-the Old Town, or, the Ancient Plovdiv Architectural and Historical Reserve. Of the Three Hills, Nebet Tepe is recognized as a cultural monument of national importance, featuring the fortress remains of a prehistoric settlement that grew to become the Thracian city of Evmolpia by the 12th century BC. Old Plovdiv is compact and walkable, with the main downtown road blocked to traffic for pedestrians only. There are plenty of historic sites with many Bulgarian revival buildings now used as museums, hotels, and restaurants, as well as opportunities for buying local goods and art. Explore the cobblestone streets and discover other centuries-old treasures, including churches, mosques, and an ancient gateway.

From walking Plovdiv's scenic hills to exploring Old Town's historic architecture, visitors can spend days just wandering on foot and taking in the sights. One might enjoy a musical or theatre performance in one of Old Town's unique venues or walking the cobbled streets to shop for the perfect souvenir. Some of the most popular gifts tend to be Bulgarian rose products-mostly shampoos, gels, oils, and perfumes.

For a little more insight into the region's cultural, historical, and artistic heritage, visitors can also step inside one of the city's museums. A few of the more popular exhibits include the Regional Ethnographic Museum and the Plovdiv Aviation Museum.

Plovdiv is also a great base to explore some of Bulgaria's best wineries, which are quite nice and very scenic. Plovdiv even has its own wine festival every year, too.
Food and Dining
Bulgarian cuisine is typical of Eastern Europe with some Balkan influences, such as Persian, Turkish, and Greek cooking. Dishes include any variety of meats-lamb, goat meat, veal, chicken or pork-grilled with spices and herbs or often cooked into stews. Yogurt is also central to many meals. Banitsa, for example, is a popular breakfast pastry of eggs, white cheese, and yogurt between phyllo layers. Another example that uses yogurt is a cold soup of cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, and dill known as tarator. Bulgarians also cook with a white cheese called sirene; it is similar to feta and is used in salads and pastries. Other popular food items include cold cuts like salami and sausage, a variety of soups and stews like shkembe chorba (spicy, made with tripe) and bob chorba (bean soup), salads and relishes made with seasonal vegetables and cheeses, bread and pastries, and kebab. There are also a variety of Bulgarian wines, beers, distilled liquors, and fermented beverages, such as boza (made from roasted flour) and ayran (from yogurt).

The international Plovdiv Airport is located near the village of Krumovo, 15 kilometers away from the city center (about 20 minutes by car). It is primarily served by the low-cost airline RyanAir. In addition to transfer by private car, the city center can also be reached by taxi and public shared shuttle (line No. 2).

Another way to travel to Plovdiv, both nationally and internationally, is by train. The railway station is about a 10-15 minute walk to the city center.

Train and Bus Prices
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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.

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