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

Should you visit Belgrade or Manila?

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 Manila 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 Manila?


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.


A sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 12 million people, Manila is one huge, misunderstood concrete jungle, full of diverse cultures, traffic, pollution, restaurants, shopping malls, noise and nightlife. If you're looking to soak in culture and feel the vibe of a place rather than seeking a city that specifically caters to tourists, Manila is the place to be. Capital of the Philippines, Manila is also the center for education, business, and transportation.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best Eco Tours in Philippines, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Philippines.

Which place is cheaper, Manila 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 Manila is $90. 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 Manila in more detail.

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

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Manila? 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 Manila

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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 Manila Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.58
    Manila $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Bus Transfer Between Airport and Slavija Square: $3.65
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35
  • Belgrade Airport to City Center Transfers: $38
  • Belgrade Airport Taxi Transfer: $38
  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $39
  • Serbia: Belgrade Airport One-way Transfers: $45
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $46
  • Champs Limo Belgrade Serbia Private Transfers: $48
  • Nikola Tesla Airport Private Transfer: $52
  • Private Transfer : $65
  • Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) to Belgrade - Round-Trip Transfer: $70
  • Nikola Tesla BEG airport-private airport transfer: $75

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Manila

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Manila:

  • Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Private Transfer: $9.80
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Manila APT-HTL (MNL) : $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Manila HTL-APT (MNL): $19
  • Private Transfer from Manila Airport (MNL) to Manila Cruise Port: $22
  • Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido Transfer: $25
  • Round-trip Coron Airport Transfer + Town Tour (Shared): $31
  • Manila Airports Quality Safe and Reliable Airport Transfer: $32
  • Manila International Airport Private Transfer To & From City: $35
  • Manila Airport Transfer: $37
  • Quality Safe and Reliable Manila Airport Transfers: $39
  • Private Arrival Airport Transfer: All Hotels in Ortigas: $41
  • Private Transfer from Clark Airport (CRK) to Subic Bay Port: $46

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Manila?

Prices for flights to both Manila 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 $9.26
    Manila $17

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
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $135

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Manila

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

  • ⭐ Manila Street Food Tour in the Downtown, Eat and Drink⭐: $62
  • Manila Food Tour: Explore World's Oldest Chinatown: $65
  • Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food: $65
  • Makati Street Food Tour Experience: $67
  • Food Tour at the World's Oldest Chinatown: $75
  • Manila Chinatown Food Tour Experience with Mari: $80
  • Cultural Dance Show with Dinner in Manila: $120

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.50
    Manila $19

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Skip the Line: Family Centar Sremska Mitrovica -Playroom for kids: $1.09
  • Capture Belgrade:Audio Walking Tour in the Heart of the City: $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.27
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.42
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Belgrade's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16

Tours and Activities in Manila

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

  • Guided Tour of the Historic San Sebastian Basilica (Manila): $6.42
  • Historical Bamboo Bike Tour in Intramuros: $18
  • Skip the Line: Hike Eat Swim at Mount Purro Nature Reserve Ticket: $22
  • ⭐ Makati Bar Hopping Tour with Venus ⭐: $27
  • Intramuros Historical Walk Tour: $27
  • Old Manila Intramuros Area Walking Tour: $32
  • Guided Sunset Bamboo Bike Tour in Intramuros: $34
  • ⭐ Manila Walking Street food and Drinks Experience ⭐: $37
  • Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle - Ecotours: $37
  • Explore Binondo (Chinatown) Guided Tour: $42
  • Private Custom Tour with a Local Guide: $43
  • ⭐ Intramuros The Walled City Walking Tour ⭐: $44

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Manila $9.61

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $43
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $53
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl Bingo: $53
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Private Wine Tasting by Party in Belgrade: $71
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $75
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $93
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $93

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

Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Manila?

Manila has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Belgrade. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Manila, 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 Manila?

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

Should I visit Belgrade or Manila in the Summer?

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

Belgrade is cooler than Manila in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Manila fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Manila. In July, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Manila. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Manila receives 408 mm (16.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Manila 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Manila in the Autumn?

Both Manila and Belgrade during the autumn are popular places to visit. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Manila year-round.

In the autumn, Belgrade is much colder than Manila. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Manila averages at about 26°C (79°F).

Manila gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Belgrade usually gets less rain in October than Manila. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Manila receives 240 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Manila 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Manila in the Winter?

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

The weather in Belgrade can be very cold. In January, Belgrade is generally much colder than Manila. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Manila fluctuates around 24°C (76°F).

In January, Belgrade usually receives more rain than Manila. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Manila receives 17 mm (0.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Manila 24°C (76°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Manila in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Manila. The warm climate attracts visitors to Manila throughout the year.

Belgrade is much colder than Manila in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Manila fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

Belgrade usually gets more rain in April than Manila. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Manila receives 18 mm (0.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Manila 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Manila and Belgrade

Belgrade Manila
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 24°C (76°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 25°C (77°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 27°C (80°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 29°C (83°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 27°C (81°F) 303 mm (11.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 27°C (80°F) 408 mm (16.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 27°C (80°F) 452 mm (17.8 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 27°C (80°F) 357 mm (14.1 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 26°C (79°F) 240 mm (9.4 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 50 mm (2 in)