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

Should you visit Belgrade or San Francisco?

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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

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.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city that is famous for it's picturesque neighborhoods, liberal character, and stunning location on the bay. Some people describe San Francisco as the United State's most "European City." This title most likely comes from its compact development and its easy walkability. It also has no shortage of parks and public spaces where you can pass some time. The city sits on the end of a peninsula and offers stunning views of the blue bay, rolling green hills, and the striking Golden Gate Bridge.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade, The Best Contiki Tours to United States of America, and The Best G Adventures Tours to United States of America.


Which place is cheaper, San Francisco 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 San Francisco is $222. 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 San Francisco in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $31
    San Francisco $130
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $62
    San Francisco $260
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and San Francisco

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or San Francisco? 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 San Francisco


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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 San Francisco Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.64
    San Francisco $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $324
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $248
  • Belgrade Panorama - Private Arrival Transfer and City Tour Combined: $241
  • Belgrade Layover tour with E Scooter and airport transfers: $216
  • From Belgrade to Timisoara Private Transfer Tour: $194
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Loznica: $176
  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): Transfer to Belgrade: $146
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $145
  • Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour: $143
  • Private Transfer from Nikola Tesla Airport: $139
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $137
  • BELGRADE TRANSIT TOUR - private layover tour with return airport transfer: $131

Typical Local Transportation Prices in San Francisco

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


  • Taxi to SFO
    $45
  • Golden Gate Bridge Toll
    $6.00
  • Alcatraz Tour
    $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in San Francisco

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

  • Transfer in private vehicle from San Francisco Airport to City: $35
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Oakland - Arrival Private Transfer: $44
  • Transfer in private vehicle from San Francisco City to Airport: $55
  • San Francisco to Oakland Airport (OAK) Private Departure Transfer: $64
  • Private Transfer from SFO Airport to downtown: $71
  • San Francisco to San Francisco Airport Private Departure Transfer: $79
  • San Francisco Airport to San Francisco Private Arrival Transfer: $79
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO) Private Round trip Transfer: $85
  • SFO Airport Private Transfer to/from Downtown San Francisco: $97
  • Private Airport Transfer: San Francisco to SF International Airport (SFO): $108
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Airport SFO to San Francisco in Business Car: $109
  • Private Transfer from San Francisco to Airport SFO in Business Car: $109

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or San Francisco?

Prices for flights to both San Francisco 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
    San Francisco $46

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: $72
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $76
  • Traditional Serbian Cooking Class in Belgrade with Locals: $76
  • Street food tour Belgrade: $108

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in San Francisco

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

  • San Francisco Virtual Food Tour with Local Guide: $19
  • North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour: $79
  • Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Bay: $82
  • Secret Food Tours San Francisco: $85
  • Mission District Food Tour with Tastings: $85
  • Farmers' Market & Ferry Building Food Tour: $87
  • San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour: $89
  • Mission District Walking Food Tour: $89
  • Chinatown Walking Food Tour: $89
  • San Francisco North Beach Food Tour: $89
  • San Francisco Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $89
  • Secret Food Tour of North Beach and Chinatown: $98

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.55
    San Francisco $46

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Magic Christmas tour in Novi Sad: $201
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $135
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $76
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $51
  • Belgrade : Private Waking Tour with A Guide ( Private Tour ): $52
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $61
  • Belgrade Bike tour: $49
  • Belgrade City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.48

Tours and Activities in San Francisco

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

  • Golden Gate Bridge: Self-guided Tour App - Audio + Written: $5.00
  • Historical San Anselmo: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.24
  • Chinatown Warrior Cat Quest Experience in San Francisco: $5.72
  • Leave your heart at the Wharf: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Embarcadero Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour: $5.99
  • Self Guided Chinatown Tour: Food, History and Culture: $5.99
  • San Francisco’s Chinatown on foot: A Self Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Walk the Haight: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of SF’s Hippie Counterculture: $6.47
  • San Francisco self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide: $6.48
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour of Japantown & Stories: $6.99
  • Ghosts & Hauntings Audio App Walking Tour: $6.99
  • The Ghosts of San Francisco Haunted Audio App Walking Tour: $6.99

For more ideas for your next trip, check out The Best Museums in San Francisco, The Best Outdoor Activities in San Francisco, and Things to Do In San Francisco on a Rainy Day.


Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    San Francisco $22

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
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $54
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $61
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $61
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $72
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $76
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $81

Sample the Local Flavors in San Francisco

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

  • Chinatown San Francisco’s Bar Crawl: An Audio Tour: $4.99
  • Private Self Guided Tour and Bar Crawl in Chinatown San Francisco: $5.00
  • SF Pub Crawl and Clubbing Experience: $24
  • Ghosts, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl: $30
  • Sunset Distillery with Local Whiskey or Cocktail Tasting: $40
  • Walk with Spirits: A Haunted Pub Crawl in San Francisco: $45
  • 2 to 3 Hour Bar Crawl in Castro San Francisco: $49
  • Wine Tasting on the Bay: $85
  • Small Group: Ultimate Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco: $119
  • Half-Day Wine Country Tour with Wine Tastings: $126
  • From The Ultimate Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour: $139
  • The Ultimate Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour: $139


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


Which is Bigger, Belgrade or San Francisco?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 74% larger than the population of San Francisco. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and San Francisco, 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 San Francisco?

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 San Francisco in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as San Francisco. Additionally, the summer months attract visitors to San Francisco because of the beaches, the hiking, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Belgrade is a little warmer than San Francisco in the summer. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and San Francisco fluctuates around 63°F (17°C).

Belgrade usually gets more rain in July than San Francisco. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while San Francisco receives 0.1 inches (2 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    San Francisco 63°F (17°C)

Should I visit Belgrade or San Francisco in the Autumn?

Both San Francisco and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to San Francisco this time of year.

In the autumn, Belgrade is cooler than San Francisco. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Belgrade in October average around 14°C (57°F), and San Francisco averages at about 63°F (17°C).

In October, Belgrade usually receives more rain than San Francisco. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while San Francisco receives 1.3 inches (33 mm) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    San Francisco 63°F (17°C)

Should I visit Belgrade or San Francisco in the Winter?

Both San Francisco and Belgrade during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, many travelers come to San Francisco for the museums, the shopping scene, the theater shows, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Belgrade in the winter. In January, Belgrade is generally much colder than San Francisco. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 2°C (35°F), and San Francisco fluctuates around 50°F (10°C).

Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than San Francisco. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while San Francisco receives 3.8 inches (96 mm) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    San Francisco 50°F (10°C)

Should I visit Belgrade or San Francisco in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and San Francisco. Also, many visitors come to San Francisco in the spring for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as San Francisco in the spring. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (56°F) in April, and San Francisco fluctuates around 58°F (14°C).

In April, Belgrade usually receives more rain than San Francisco. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while San Francisco receives 1.2 inches (31 mm) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    San Francisco 58°F (14°C)

Typical Weather for San Francisco and Belgrade

Belgrade San Francisco
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 50°F (10°C) 3.8 inches (96 mm)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 54°F (12°C) 2.7 inches (69 mm)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 56°F (13°C) 2.7 inches (69 mm)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 58°F (14°C) 1.2 inches (31 mm)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 60°F (15°C) 0.2 inches (5 mm)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 62°F (17°C) 0.1 inches (3 mm)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 63°F (17°C) 0.1 inches (2 mm)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 64°F (18°C) 0.1 inches (1 mm)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 66°F (19°C) 0.3 inches (7 mm)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 63°F (17°C) 1.3 inches (33 mm)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 57°F (14°C) 2.8 inches (71 mm)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 51°F (11°C) 2.7 inches (68 mm)