A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Belgrade vs. Zadar

Should you visit Belgrade or Zadar?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Belgrade and Zadar can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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.

Zadar

You'll find Zadar in northern Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and is the center of Zadar County. It is both the historic center for the region and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar. There are a handful of sights around town, most of which can be explored on foot.

The climate for the city is a mix between humid subtropical and a Mediterranean climate. The winters are usually mild and wet, and the summers are humid and warm. The hottest months are July and August when temperatures can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Average yearly rainfall usually exceeds 917 mm. Fall months often remain warm and temperatures are often around 30 degrees Celsius as well. In general, the temperatures rarely drop below freezing, even during the coldest month of January. The rainiest months are October and November, although winter is considered the wet season. July is usually the driest month. Water temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius in July and August and it may be possible to swim any time between May and October.

Which city is cheaper, Zadar or Belgrade?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Belgrade is $22, while the average daily cost in Zadar 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Belgrade and Zadar in more detail.




Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Belgrade is $19. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $47. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Zadar the cost is $94 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belgrade $9.35
    Zadar $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belgrade $19
    Zadar $94


Food

While meal prices in Belgrade can vary, the average travelers spends about $8.38 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Belgrade should cost around $3.35 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belgrade is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

On average, meal and food prices in Zadar cost around $21 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $8.40.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Belgrade $8.38
    Zadar $21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade: $70
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $191

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zadar

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

  • Traditional Dalmatian dinner: $61
  • Zadar Market Tour and Cooking Class: $75
  • Zadar - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class: $167
  • From Taste Dalmatian Peka - Countryside Cooking Class: $253
  • Dalmatian dinner in rented holiday home: $773


Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $5.05 per day to get around in Belgrade.

The average price of local transportation around Zadar is $5.85 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belgrade $5.05
    Zadar $5.85

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Railway Station - Private Transfer & Pick Up: $6.64
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Belgrade to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): $16
  • Private Arrival Transfer Belgrade Airport to Belgrade City: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Belgrade City to Belgrade Airport: $17
  • Belgrade airport transfer service: $33
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG): $33
  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Belgrade Airport to Belgrade City: $35
  • Feel Belgrade airport transfer: $36
  • Private luxury airport transfer with black Mercedes E-class and free WiFi access: $40
  • Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $40
  • Departure Private Transfer: Belgrade Hotels to Belgrade International Airport: $42
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Downtown to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $42

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zadar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zadar:

  • Private Departure Airport Transfer From Zadar City to Zadar Airport: $23
  • Zadar Airport Transfers: $33
  • Transfers from Zadar airport to Zadar city: $33
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Day Tour Transfer: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park - Day Tour Transfer: $37
  • Private Transfer from Zadar Port to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Private Transfer from Zadar City to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Private Transfer from Borik Zadar to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Zadar CITY to Zadar AIRPORT | Private transfer: $60
  • Private Transfer from Zadar to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $172
  • Private Arrival Transfer to Novalja from Zadar Airport: $174
  • Vip Transfer Service: $182


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $4.07 per person, per day in Belgrade. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Zadar's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $2.61 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belgrade $4.07
    Zadar $2.61

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Belgrade Nightclub Pass with Skip the Line: $1.00
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Sightseeing - Half Day Tour: $7.07
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $7.96
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour: $7.99
  • City Center Walking Tour: $9.46
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Hop-on Hop-off - Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Create Your Own Belgrade - Half Day Tour: $12
  • Create Your Own Private Panoramic Belgrade Tour: $12
  • VISIT SERBIA: Belgrade Panoramic Sightseeing Tour - Create Your Own Private Tour: $14

Tours and Activities in Zadar

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

  • Zadar Walking Tour: $18
  • Zadar City Tour 90min Walk: $20
  • Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour: $20
  • Walking tour of Zadar city: $23
  • Zadar City Tour 120min Walk: $27
  • Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour: $30
  • Zadar Walking Tour: $32
  • Guided Communist City Tour of Zadar: $32
  • Zadar Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience: $34
  • Krka Waterfalls Day Tour from Zadar - simple, comfortable and safe: $37
  • Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap: $37
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Tour from Zadar - simple, comfortable and safe: $37


Alcohol

The average person spends about $19 on alcoholic beverages in Belgrade per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $4.45 on alcoholic beverages in Zadar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belgrade $19
    Zadar $4.45

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour: $24
  • Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours): $37
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $52
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $68
  • From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar: $75
  • Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade: $93
  • Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region: $131
  • Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting: $137
  • Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting: $149
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $157

Sample the Local Flavors in Zadar

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

  • Zadar Wine Tasting: $50



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

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