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

Should you visit Belgrade or Sarajevo?

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 Sarajevo 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 Sarajevo?

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.

Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and is one of the most culturally and historically interesting cities to visit in Europe. The city was at the crossroads where the Eastern and Western Roman Empires divided, and the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches divided. Today it is most associated with the Civil War that occurred here between 1992 and 1995. There are still many remnants of the war left, from the cemeteries that dot the countryside to the leftover damage done by bombs. Despite its brutal history, Sarajevo has begun to thrive again, both economically and as a tourist destination.

Which place is cheaper, Sarajevo 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 Sarajevo is $72. 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 Sarajevo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $31
    Sarajevo $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $62
    Sarajevo $56
Compare Hotels in Belgrade and Sarajevo

Looking for a hotel in Belgrade or Sarajevo? 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 Sarajevo


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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 Sarajevo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.67
    Sarajevo $7.19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VAN Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $77
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $248
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Timisoara with sightseeing: $88
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Novi Sad with sightseeing: $110
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $144
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Pristina with sightseeing: $123
  • Private transfer from Belgrade or Belgrade Airport to Novi Sad: $170
  • Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $55
  • Private Transfer from Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $127
  • Private Transfer from Smederevo to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $117
  • Private Transfer from Novi Sad to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $127
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $425

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sarajevo

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


  • Tram Tickets (for 2)
    $1.67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sarajevo

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

  • One-way Private Airport Transfer to Sarajevo: $15
  • Airport transfer Sarajevo - Bosnia: $16
  • Sarajevo Airport Private Transfers (from/to): $18
  • Sarajevo Airport Private Transfers (from/to) : $19
  • Airport transfers and all other transfers 4 people: $22
  • Private Transfer to and from Sarajevo Airport: $25
  • Airport Transfer in Sarajevo: $27
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Sarajevo Downtown: $33
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Ilid┼ża: $33
  • Private Transfer from Lukavica to Sarajevo Airport (SJJ): $33
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Lukavica: $33
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Downtown to Sarajevo Airport (SJJ): $33

Is it cheaper to fly into Belgrade or Sarajevo?

Prices for flights to both Sarajevo 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 $9.41
    Sarajevo $31

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
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $70
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • Private Serbian Food Cooking Experience in Belgrade with Meal: $77
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $136

Typical Food prices in Sarajevo

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


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sarajevo

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

  • Walking Food Tour with Local Craft Experience: $43
  • Traditional Bosnian Dinner with your Host Family: $44
  • Morning food tour: Start a day like a real Bosnian: $46
  • Cooking class: Traditional Bosnian Pie: $50
  • Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family: $54
  • Evening Tour of Sarajevo with a traditional Bosnian Dinner: $70
  • Bosnian Cooking Lessons: $80
  • The 10 Tastings of Sarajevo Private Food Tour : $143

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.57
    Sarajevo $12

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: $200
  • The best of Novi Sad walking tour: $145
  • "Golden Standard" Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade: $301
  • 2 hours / Sightseeing Boat cruise Drinks Included: $86
  • 2-Hour Private Boudoir Photoshoot Experience in Belgrade: $655
  • 3 Hour Private Walking Tour in Novi Sad City: $55
  • 8-Day Private Tour in Serbia: $1,753
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Bike Tour: $97
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $115
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43

Typical Entertainment prices in Sarajevo

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


  • National Museum (for 2)
    $7.82

Tours and Activities in Sarajevo

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

  • Svrzo House Entrance Ticket: $3.28
  • Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 Entrance Ticket: $6.31
  • Sarajevo Walking Tour In Small Group: $11
  • Konjic City Tour: $12
  • Guided Walking History Tour: $13
  • Sarajevo Old Town Walking Tour: $13
  • 2 hours Small Group Old Town of Sarajevo Walking Tour with Local Tour Guide: $13
  • Sarajevo Talkie-Walkie Tour: $13
  • Grand Walking Tour: $15
  • Sarajevo Grand Walking Tour: $15
  • Sarajevo Essential Full Walking Tour: $16
  • Steps Through Time: A Guided Walking Tour of Sarajevo's Old Town: $16

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $21
    Sarajevo $7.51

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
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $49
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $49
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • Urban Rakija Distillery Tour in Belgrade: $55
  • Free Pub Crawl Belgrade: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $60
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $60
  • From Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting: $65
  • From Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting: $66

Sample the Local Flavors in Sarajevo

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

  • Small-group Wine Tasting Expiriance, with lunch in vineyard: $70
  • 7-Day Wine Tour and Horseback Riding for Small Group in Bosnia: $1,089


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

Which is Bigger, Belgrade or Sarajevo?

Belgrade is bigger, and its population is about 83% larger than the population of Sarajevo. When comparing the population of Belgrade vs. Sarajevo, 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 and the activities that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Belgrade or Sarajevo?

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 Sarajevo in the Summer?

Both Sarajevo and Belgrade during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, many travelers come to Sarajevo for the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Belgrade is generally cooler than Sarajevo. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 23°C (73°F), and Sarajevo fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

In Sarajevo, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Belgrade. In the summer, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 285 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 323 hours of full sun.

Belgrade usually gets more rain in July than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F) 
    Sarajevo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Sarajevo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Belgrade and Sarajevo. Also, many visitors come to Sarajevo in the autumn for the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Belgrade is cooler than Sarajevo in the autumn. The daily temperature in Belgrade averages around 14°C (57°F) in October, and Sarajevo fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

Belgrade usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sarajevo during autumn. Belgrade gets 168 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 178 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Sarajevo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 153 mm (6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F) 
    Sarajevo 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Sarajevo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Belgrade as well as Sarajevo. Also, most visitors come to Sarajevo for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Belgrade can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Belgrade is much colder than Sarajevo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Belgrade in January average around 2°C (35°F), and Sarajevo averages at about 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Belgrade often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 71 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 113 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Sarajevo. Belgrade usually gets less rain in January than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F) 
    Sarajevo 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Belgrade or Sarajevo in the Spring?

Both Sarajevo and Belgrade are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Sarajevo because of the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Belgrade is generally around the same temperature as Sarajevo. Daily temperatures in Belgrade average around 14°C (56°F), and Sarajevo fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

Belgrade usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Sarajevo during spring. Belgrade gets 178 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 174 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sarajevo. In April, Belgrade usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Belgrade gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


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

Typical Weather for Sarajevo and Belgrade

Belgrade Sarajevo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (51°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)
Apr 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 127 mm (5 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 26°C (78°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in) 26°C (78°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in) 22°C (71°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 203 mm (8 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)


Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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