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

Should you visit Belgrade or Maribor?

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 Maribor 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 Maribor?

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.

Maribor

Located near the Austrian border is Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. Maribor is surrounded by hills that are filled with wine vineyards, as well as the Mariborsko Pohorje mountain. The city is split in half by the Drava River. On the left bank of the river you'll find the city's old town.

The city draws tourists from all over the world who come to enjoy the world renowned wine, old town culture, and outdoor activities which include hiking and skiing. The city is a great jumping off point for many outdoor activities and for those hoping to see the countryside. If you're more the city type, Maribor also has plenty to offer. Head to the theater for a show, sip some wine in a town square, or soak in the beauty of a cathedral while you're in the area.

Maribor's climate is humid continental with warm summers and cold winters. During the winter months the average temperature hovers around freezing. The warmest month is July, when average temperatures often exceed 20 degrees Celsius. Maribor is also one of the sunniest cities in Slovenia.

Which place is cheaper, Maribor 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 Maribor is $82. 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 Maribor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Maribor $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Maribor $94
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Maribor

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Maribor? 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 Maribor


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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 Maribor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.61
    Maribor $9.41

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Airport Transfer in Belgrade, Serbia: $37
  • Airport transfer Belgrade: $44
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $131
  • Belgrade Airport transfer - Business Class: $52
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $216
  • Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) to Belgrade - Round-Trip Transfer: $70
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $145
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport(BEG) to Belgrade - Arrival Transfer: $35
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $241
  • Belgrade airport transfer: $42
  • Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $88
  • Belgrade to Belgrade N. Tesla Airport (BEG) - Departure Transfer: $35

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Maribor

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


  • Gondola (for 2)
    $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Maribor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Maribor:

  • Private transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana city: $251
  • Private Transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $254

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Maribor?

Prices for flights to both Maribor 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 $9.30
    Maribor $28

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: $66
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75
  • Private Serbian Food Cooking Experience in Belgrade with Meal: $77
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $136
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $169

Typical Food Prices in Maribor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Maribor:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $26
  • Gostilnica Navogalu Cafe Lunch
    $8.08

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.52
    Maribor $9.24

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: $1.10
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.23
  • Jack The Ripper Skip-the-Line Ticket in Belgrade: $3.29
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.47
  • Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.47
  • Belgrade Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.59
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $14
  • Stunning Belgrade Self-Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Saint Sava Temple guided tour: $16
  • Yugoslavia Communist tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in Belgrade: $16
  • Underground Tour with Glass of Wine: $16

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Maribor $12

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: $44
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • Wines & Horses Wine Tasting surrounded by Horses: $48
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $49
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $49
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $49
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Urban Rakija Distillery Tour in Belgrade: $55
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $60

Typical Alcohol Prices in Maribor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Maribor:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $12


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


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Maribor?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Maribor. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Maribor, 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 Maribor?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Belgrade or Maribor in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Maribor.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Maribor in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Maribor fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Maribor this time of the year. In Belgrade, it's very sunny this time of the year. Belgrade usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Maribor during summer. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 266 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Maribor. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Maribor 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Maribor in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Maribor.

In the autumn, Belgrade is around the same temperature as Maribor. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Maribor averages at about 13°C (55°F).

In the autumn, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Maribor. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 133 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in October than Maribor. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Maribor in the Winter?

Both Maribor and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Maribor can be very cold during winter. Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Belgrade is generally around the same temperature as Maribor. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and Maribor fluctuates around 1°C (35°F).

Belgrade usually receives more sunshine than Maribor during winter. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 54 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Maribor. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Maribor 1°C (35°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Maribor in the Spring?

Both Maribor and Belgrade during the spring are popular places to visit.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Maribor in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and Maribor fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

In the spring, Belgrade often gets more sunshine than Maribor. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 163 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets less rain in April than Maribor. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Maribor and Belgrade

Belgrade Maribor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 1°C (35°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 4°C (39°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 8°C (47°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 20°C (69°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 22°C (71°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (65°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)