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

Should you visit Belgrade or Santiago?

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 Santiago 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 Santiago?


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.


Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It is centrally located in the long and narrow country, making it a good jumping off point to explore everywhere else. It's convenient location means that you can go skiing in the Andes one day, and hang out at the beach the next.

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate that is similar to Mediterranean climates. The summers, which are between November and March, are warm and dry. The temperatures climb to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters, between June and August, are humid with cold mornings. The daily highs are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows stay a few degrees above freezing. Rain is more common in the winter months and the dry season is between December and March.

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

Which place is cheaper, Santiago 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 Santiago is $147. 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 Santiago in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $30
    Santiago $114
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $60
    Santiago $228
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Santiago

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Santiago? 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 Santiago

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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 Santiago Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.58
    Santiago $5.64

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

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Santiago

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Santiago:

  • Metro Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santiago

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santiago:

  • Arturo Merino Benítez Intl Airport: Shared Transfer: $24
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Santiago de Chile City - Santiago Airport (SCL): $28
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle Santiago Airport (SCL) - Santiago de Chile City: $28
  • Private Departure Transfer from Santiago- Santiago Airport (SCL): $28
  • Santiago Hotels to Santiago Airport SCL Departure Transfer: $28
  • Private Santiago Airport to Santiago Transfer: $29
  • Private Transfer From The Hotel in Santiago City To the Airport: $29
  • Private Transfer from the Airport to Santiago City: $29
  • Ignacio P.García International Airport to Hermosillo - Arrival Private Transfer: $30
  • Private Transfer: $31
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Hotel to SCL Airport: $32
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Airport to Santiago: $32

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Santiago?

Prices for flights to both Santiago 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
    Santiago $14

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

Typical Food Prices in Santiago

Some typical examples of dining costs in Santiago are as follows:

  • Empanada
  • Hamburger
  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Santiago

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

  • Dinner Show in Bali Hai with Wine refill and transportation: $96
  • Traditional Chilean Show with Dinner and Private Transportation in Santiago: $107
  • Traditional Dinner Show in Santiago: $107
  • Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Small-Group Night City Tour: San Cristobal Hill and Dinner Show: $120
  • Sunset Alyan + 6 wines + savory board + rustic dinner + dessert: $130
  • Sunset Winery Tour with Wine Tastings and Dinner: $130
  • Private Night City Tour with San Cristobal Hill And Dinner Show: $131
  • Casa del Bosque Winery with Tasting and Dinner: $135
  • 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show: $150
  • Private Dinner and Show with Transfers: $158
  • Traditional Chilean Cooking Class with a Local in Her Santiago Countryside Home: $168

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.50
    Santiago $49

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 Santiago

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

  • Explore Santiago's Soul: Walking In-App Audio Tour: $5.00
  • Explore Santiago's Soul: Walking In-App Audio Tour: $5.00
  • Best of Santiago a Self-Guided Audio Tour in English: $8.00
  • Santiago Cathedral's Bell Tower Official Tour: $10
  • La Paz from the Heights: Down hill Walking tour & Cable Cars: $12
  • Cable Car Admission Ticket: $15
  • Walking Tour in Portuguese of Santiago City: $21
  • Undurraga Sibaris Tour Ticket: $22
  • Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting: $23
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial español: $23
  • Santiago : Highlights Walking Tour With A Guide: $24
  • Skip the Line: Concha y Toro Traditional Tour Ticket: $25

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Santiago $8.76

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Santiago

Also in Santiago, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Premium Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Spanish official: $37
  • Undurraga Winery Tour with Entry and Wine Tasting: $50
  • Concha y Toro Ticket and Tour with Wine Tasting: $50
  • Half Day Trip to Undurraga Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $50
  • Half Day Trip to Concha y Toro Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $50
  • Undurraga Wine tour: $70
  • Private Tour: Santa Rita Vineyard with Wine Tastings: $72
  • Premium Wine Tasting in Santiago de Chile: $77
  • From Concha y Toro Marqués Half-Day Wine Tasting: $89
  • Private Tour: Undurraga Vineyard Experience with Premium Wine Tasting: $92
  • Maipo Valley Wine Tour with 4 vineyards from Santiago.: $99
  • From Maipo Valley Wine Tour: $99

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

Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Santiago?

Santiago has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Belgrade. When comparing the sizes of Belgrade and Santiago, 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 Santiago?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Santiago is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Belgrade has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Belgrade or Santiago in the Summer?

Both Santiago and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Belgrade is generally around the same temperature as Santiagoin January. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 23°C (73°F), and Santiago fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

In July, Belgrade usually receives more rain than Santiagoin January. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Santiago 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Santiago in the Autumn?

Both Santiago and Belgrade during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Belgrade is around the same temperature as Santiago in the autumn. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (57°F) in October, and Santiago fluctuates around 15°C (59°F)in April.

Belgrade usually gets more rain in October than Santiagoin April. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Santiago in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Santiago.

Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Belgrade is much colder than Santiago. Typically, the winter temperatures in Belgrade in January average around 2°C (35°F), and Santiago averages at about 9°C (48°F)in July.

In January, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Santiagoin July. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Santiago 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Santiago in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Santiago.

In April, Belgrade is generally around the same temperature as Santiagoin October. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 14°C (56°F), and Santiago fluctuates around 15°C (59°F).

Belgrade usually gets more rain in April than Santiagoin October. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Santiago and Belgrade

Belgrade Santiago
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 9°C (48°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 10°C (50°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 12°C (54°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)