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

Should you visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Belgrade and Dubrovnik can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Belgrade or Dubrovnik?


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.


Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia.

Which place is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Belgrade?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $44, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $103. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Belgrade and Dubrovnik in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Dubrovnik $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Dubrovnik $106
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Dubrovnik? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Belgrade

Hotels in Dubrovnik

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Belgrade Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.55
    Dubrovnik $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $320
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $238
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $213
  • Private City Tour with Transfer Options.: $213
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Kragujevac: $203
  • From Belgrade to Timisoara Private Transfer Tour: $192
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Loznica: $174
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $144
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $143
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $141
  • Private Transfer from Nikola Tesla Airport: $137
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $135

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Dubrovnik:

  • Bus Around Town

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

Also for Dubrovnik, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center: $16
  • Porter Service, Baggage Transfer, Baggage pick up & delivery.: $16
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $22
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik city: $22
  • Night Transfer from Dubrovnik Old Port to New Port by Karaka Boat: $22
  • Bus transfer between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi: $22
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik airport: $24
  • Return transfer to Dubrovnik airport: $24
  • Dubrovnik Luxury Airport Transfers: $26
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $27
  • From Dubrovnik Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Dubrovnik: $28
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik hotels to Dubrovnik Cruise Port: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $9.21
    Dubrovnik $35

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $65
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubrovnik:

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise around the Old Town: $80
  • Gastro Cruise | Dinner and Boat ride around Dubrovnik Old Town: $81
  • Old Town Food Tour: $143
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Food Tour: Small-Group Experience: $147
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $165
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $178
  • 3 Hour Sites and Bites Food Tour in Dubrovnik: $192
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $197
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $201
  • Pelješac Full-Day Wine and Food Tour from Dubrovnik: $208
  • Authentic Garden to Table Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside : $208
  • Private Dinner with Wine and Homemade Tapas: $213

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.48
    Dubrovnik $20

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • "Golden Standard" Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade: $299
  • 2 hours / Sightseeing Boat cruise Drinks Included: $86
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Bike Tour: $97
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $133
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $75
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $50
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $60
  • Belgrade Bike Tour: $103
  • Belgrade Bike tour: $48

Typical Entertainment Prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dubrovnik.

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Selfguided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.33
  • Self-guided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.43
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.38
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.39
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.39
  • Dubrovnik Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.52
  • Medieval Adventure City Game: $6.92
  • Time Travel Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Dubrovnik: $7.05
  • Historic Center Self-Guided Audio Tour (ENG): $7.70
  • Old Town Highlights Tour with Audio Guide: $8.52
  • Private Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour in Dubrovnik Old Town: $8.69

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • Wines & Horses Wine Tasting surrounded by Horses: $48
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $49
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $53
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $54
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $54
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $54
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $60
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $75
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $92
  • Belgrade Serbian Wine Tasting: $106

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Columbo Pub Crawl Dubrovnik: $54
  • Brewery Tour with Food included: $60
  • From Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting: $66
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $75
  • Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $75
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $80
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting: $84
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $84
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $89
  • 2 Hours Wine Tasting in Dubrovnik Old Town : $89
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting from Koločep: $93
  • Dubrovnik Kayak Tour + Gourmet Snack + Wine Tasting (Small-Group): $97

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belgrade and Dubrovnik, we can see that Dubrovnik 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 Dubrovnik would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubrovnik than you might in Belgrade.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Belgrade Expensive? and Is Dubrovnik Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Dubrovnik?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 40 times larger than the population of Dubrovnik. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Dubrovnik, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Dubrovnik. Additionally, many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Dubrovnik in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

Belgrade usually gets more rain in July than Dubrovnik. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

Both Dubrovnik and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Belgrade is cooler than Dubrovnik. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 18°C (64°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

Both Dubrovnik and Belgrade during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Belgrade can be very cold during winter. In January, Belgrade is generally much colder than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than Dubrovnik. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Dubrovnik. Also, the beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Dubrovnik in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Belgrade

Belgrade Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)