A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belgrade vs. Budva for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belgrade or Budva?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Belgrade and Budva can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

Budva

A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.

Which city is cheaper, Budva or Belgrade?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $39, while the average daily cost in Budva is $87. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Belgrade and Budva in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Belgrade is $54. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $70 for a double occupancy room in Budva.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $27
    Budva $35
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $54
    Budva $70

Food

While meal prices in Belgrade can vary, the average travelers spends about $8.14 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Belgrade should cost around $3.26 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belgrade is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

Food in Budva costs travelers about $30 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $8.14
    Budva $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Belgrade.

  • VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade: $70
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $191

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $4.90 per day to get around in Belgrade.

The cost of a taxi ride in Budva is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Budva.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $4.90
    Budva $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Belgrade - Budapest Transfer: $349
  • Belgrade Airport Transfers (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $44
  • Belgrade Full Day Private Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport or Hotel Transfers: $177
  • Belgrade airport transfer service: $33
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $185
  • Belgrade to Kopaonik taxi transfer: $258
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $261
  • Belgrade to Zlatibor private transfer by car: $218
  • Belgrade-Novi sad airport transfers minivan 7 passangers: $128
  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport One Way Transfer: $75
  • Departure Private Transfer: Belgrade Hotels to Belgrade International Airport: $42
  • Feel Belgrade airport transfer: $36

Typical Local Transportation prices in Budva

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Budva are as follows:


  • Daily Car Rental
    $77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budva

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Budva:

  • Transfer from Budva(Montenegro) to Dubrovnik (Croatia ) for individual transfers: $33
  • Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Tivat airport: $35
  • Transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik airport: $46
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Podgorica: $56
  • Tivat to Budva private one way transfer: $66
  • Private Transfer from Budva to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Private Transfer from Budva to Podgorica Airport (TGD): $88
  • Budva to Dubrovnik One Way Private Transfer: $95
  • Budva to Podgorica one way transfer: $129
  • Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Dubrovnik airport: $149
  • Private Transfer Budva to Dubrovnik Airport: $158
  • Private Transfer from Montenegro to Dubrovnik Airport: $166

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Budva?

Prices for flights to both Budva and Belgrade change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $3.95 per person, per day in Belgrade. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Entertainment and activities in Budva typically cost an average of $21 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $3.95
    Budva $21

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Belgrade are as follows:

  • Belgrade Nightclub Pass with Skip the Line: $1.00
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Sightseeing - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.99
  • City Center Walking Tour: $9.46
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $12
  • Create Your Own Private Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour - Create Your Own Private Tour: $14

Tours and Activities in Budva

Here are a few actual costs in Budva for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves: $36
  • Budva 1 hour Private walking tour: $56
  • Budva City Tour: $61
  • Budva or Petrovac: Paragliding Experience: $86
  • One day private tour to Budva from Kotor: $99
  • Unique lunch experience with locals in high hills above Budva!: $100
  • Tour of the olive garden in Lu┼ítica peninsula - Secret of organic oil production: $123
  • One day private tour to Budva from Herceg Novi: $126
  • 6-hour Tour to Dubrovnik from Budva: $159
  • Montenegro tour 1 (National park Lovcen, Kotor, Perast) from Budva: $169
  • Budva Riviera private hiking experience: $187
  • Private Skadar Lake Cruise and Tasting Tour: $199

Alcohol

The average person spends about $18 on alcoholic beverages in Belgrade per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Budva may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $13 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $18
    Budva $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:

  • BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour: $24
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $52
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $68
  • From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar: $75
  • Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade: $93
  • Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region: $131
  • Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting: $137
  • Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting: $149
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $157

Sample the Local Flavors in Budva

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Budva:

  • Private Wine Tour around Lake Skadar: $199


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belgrade and Budva, we can see that Budva is more expensive. And not only is Belgrade much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Belgrade would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Belgrade and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Budva would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Budva than you might in Belgrade.

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