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

Should you visit Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur?

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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur?

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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, often referred to as KL, is the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. It is also the largest city in the country, having grown out of a small Chinese mining village. Today Kuala Lumpur is a microcosm of the country of Malaysia. The population is split between the Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures which you can see reflected in the city's neighborhoods, cuisine, and entertainment. It's also an incredibly affordable city, even if you're looking for the comforts of a five star hotel or a luxury restaurant. Prices are almost always a fraction of what you would pay in Europe or the United States.

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 Kuala Lumpur, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Malaysia.


Which place is cheaper, Kuala Lumpur or Belgrade?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $45, while the average daily cost in Kuala Lumpur is $63. 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 Kuala Lumpur in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $31
    Kuala Lumpur $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $62
    Kuala Lumpur $74
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Kuala Lumpur

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur? 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 Kuala Lumpur


Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world. Compare prices for multiple destinations when planning your next trip.


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 Kuala Lumpur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.65
    Kuala Lumpur $6.49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VAN Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $78
  • Serbia: Belgrade Airport One-way Transfers: $46
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $250
  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $326
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Timisoara with sightseeing: $89
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Novi Sad with sightseeing: $111
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $146
  • Private transfer from Belgrade or Belgrade Airport to Novi Sad: $172
  • Private Transfer from Smederevo to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $119
  • Private Transfer from Novi Sad to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $129
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $138
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Valjevo: $157

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Kuala Lumpur are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $3.18
  • Metro Ride (for Two)
    $0.68
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $3.18
  • Taxi From Airport
    $19
  • Bus from Airport
    $1.70
  • Train & Boat to Pulau Ketam
    $2.55

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kuala Lumpur

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

  • Kuala Lumpur Shared Attraction Transfers: $11
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arrival Transfer KLIA1 / KLIA2: $13
  • Departure Transfer : Kuala Lumpur City to Kuala Lumpur International Airport: $13
  • Private airport transfer KLIA to Kuala Lumpur city : $16
  • Kuala Lumpur Hotels to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Transfer (1-way): $17
  • Sunway Lagoon Theme Park to Kuala Lumpur Hotels Transfer: $17
  • Kuala Lumpur Airport Transfer to Kuala Lumpur City: $18
  • Kuala Lumpur Hotel to Airport Transfer: $18
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Departure Transfer : $18
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Departure Transfer: $18
  • Kuala Lumpur Airport Departure Transfer En-route Putrajaya Tour: $18
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arrival Transfer: $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur?

Prices for flights to both Kuala Lumpur 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $9.37
    Kuala Lumpur $15

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: $67
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $76
  • Private Serbian Food Cooking Experience in Belgrade with Meal: $78
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $138

Typical Food Prices in Kuala Lumpur

For Kuala Lumpur, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Dinner at Ding Tai Fung
    $8.49
  • Roti Bread
    $0.21
  • Food Court Lunch
    $3.06
  • Dinner at Indian Restaurant (for Two)
    $4.56

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kuala Lumpur

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

  • ARAS Restaurant at KL Tower Buffet Dinner: $29
  • Authentic Malaysian Street Food Tour in Kampung Baru: $35
  • Nightlife Street Food Tour with 6 Tastings: $36
  • Sambal Streets Kuala Lumpur Food Tour with 15+ Tastings: $49
  • Street Food Tour with 15+ Tastings: $50
  • Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Cultural Night Experience with Buffet Dinner : $53
  • From Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner: $54
  • Best Local Food Tour by Night at Kuala Lumpur : $55
  • Cultural Night Tour with Dinner: $55
  • Kuala Lumpur Food Tour: $59
  • Malaysia Cooking Classes With Local: $60
  • Eat Like a Local: Kuala Lumpur Hawker Center and Street Food Tour by Night: $62

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.55
    Kuala Lumpur $14

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • 2 hours / Sightseeing Boat cruise Drinks Included: $88
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $44
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $136
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $115
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $44
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $76
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $51
  • Belgrade Amazon Kayak Adventure: $44
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $61
  • Belgrade Bike Tour: Be a local in the hood of Belgrade!: $55
  • Belgrade Bike tour: $49
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.53

Typical Entertainment Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Kuala Lumpur's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • KL Tower Admission (for Two)
    $9.55
  • Canopy Walk at FRIM Forest Reserve
    $1.06

Tours and Activities in Kuala Lumpur

For Kuala Lumpur, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • KL Tower Admission E-Ticket with Options: $4.00
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass: $7.94
  • Zoo Negara Instant Entry E-Ticket: $8.23
  • Aquaria KLCC Entry Ticket: $10
  • KL Tower Admission Ticket: $12
  • Malaysia: Aquaria KLCC Entry Ticket: $13
  • KL Tower Admission Ticket: $13
  • Piying Dream: An Immersive Journey at REXPERIENCE: $13
  • Cruise Tasik Putrajaya Admission Ticket: $13
  • 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Audio Guide: $13
  • Half-Day City Tour: $13
  • Suburbs and Batu Caves Half-Day Tour: $13

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Kuala Lumpur $6.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Urban Rakija Distillery Tour in Belgrade: $55
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $61
  • Private Wine Tasting by Party in Belgrade: $72
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $77
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $82
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $88
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $94
  • Small Group Wine Tour in Sumadija Wine Region: $128

Typical Alcohol Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Kuala Lumpur are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $9.55


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belgrade and Kuala Lumpur, we can see that Kuala Lumpur is more expensive. And not only is Belgrade much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Belgrade is in Europe and Kuala Lumpur is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. 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 Kuala Lumpur would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur has a larger population, and is about 14% larger than the population of Belgrade. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Kuala Lumpur, 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 Kuala Lumpur?

Belgrade has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Kuala Lumpur experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur in the Summer?

Both Kuala Lumpur and Belgrade during the summer are popular places to visit. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Kuala Lumpur year-round.

In the summer, Belgrade is cooler than Kuala Lumpur. Typically, the summer temperatures in Belgrade in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Kuala Lumpur averages at about 28°C (82°F).

In Kuala Lumpur, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Belgrade. In the summer, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kuala Lumpur receives 200 hours of full sun.

Kuala Lumpur gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Belgrade usually gets less rain in July than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Kuala Lumpur receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Kuala Lumpur 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Belgrade is generally much colder than Kuala Lumpur. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 14°C (57°F), and Kuala Lumpur fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

Belgrade usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Kuala Lumpur during autumn. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies, while Kuala Lumpur receives 169 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Kuala Lumpur receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Kuala Lumpur receives 280 mm (11 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Kuala Lumpur 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Kuala Lumpur. The warm climate attracts visitors to Kuala Lumpur throughout the year.

Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. Belgrade is much colder than Kuala Lumpur in the winter. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 2°C (35°F) in January, and Kuala Lumpur fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

In the winter, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kuala Lumpur receives 185 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Kuala Lumpur receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Kuala Lumpur 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Kuala Lumpur in the Spring?

Both Kuala Lumpur and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Kuala Lumpur because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Belgrade is much colder than Kuala Lumpur. Typically, the spring temperatures in Belgrade in April average around 14°C (56°F), and Kuala Lumpur averages at about 28°C (82°F).

Belgrade usually receives less sunshine than Kuala Lumpur during spring. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Kuala Lumpur receives 199 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Kuala Lumpur. In April, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Kuala Lumpur. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Kuala Lumpur receives 240 mm (9.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Kuala Lumpur 28°C (82°F)

Typical Weather for Kuala Lumpur and Belgrade

Belgrade Kuala Lumpur
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 27°C (81°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 28°C (82°F) 200 mm (7.9 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 28°C (82°F) 260 mm (10.2 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 240 mm (9.4 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 190 mm (7.5 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 28°C (82°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 28°C (82°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 27°C (81°F) 200 mm (7.9 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 27°C (81°F) 280 mm (11 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 27°C (81°F) 290 mm (11.4 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 250 mm (9.8 in)