A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cesis vs. Kosice for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cesis or Kosice?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cesis and Kosice 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: Cesis or Kosice?


Cesis is the quintessential old world town in Latvia. It is nestled among rolling hills, giving it a beautiful, fantasy world like setting. The small town is sprinkled with old castles, fortresses, and parks that you can leisurely wander through to pass the time. There's a lovely town square that is the perfect place to grab a seat on a bench and people watch. Because of the square's central location, many residents pass through it on their way to and from the market. The town is intertwined with lovely cobblestone streets that are lined with old homes, in various stages of disrepair. Cesis manages to perfectly balance a level of authentic wear and tear with a fairytale ambiance. Outside of town you'll find great hiking trails that you can use to explore the rolling hills and picturesque countryside. The small town is also conveniently located less than 100 kilometers from Riga, making it an easy trip on a bus.


Founded in the 13th century, Kosice today is the second largest city in Slovakia featuring churches, cathedrals, and fortifications which speak to its roots as a center of activity during the Middle Ages. Some of its top attractions include the city's historical center, Singing Fountain, and Cathedral of Saint Elizabeth.

Which place is cheaper, Kosice or Cesis?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesis is €108, while the average daily cost in Kosice is €137. 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 Cesis and Kosice in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesis 47
    Kosice 73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesis 94
    Kosice 146
Compare Hotels in Cesis and Kosice

Looking for a hotel in Cesis or Kosice? 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 Cesis

Hotels in Kosice

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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: Kosice Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesis 30
    Kosice 29

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesis or Kosice?

Prices for flights to both Kosice and Cesis 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
    Cesis 41
    Kosice 42
Typical Food Prices in Cesis

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

  • Lunch in town for two

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesis 16
    Kosice 24

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesis 17
    Kosice 23

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cesis and Kosice, we can see that Kosice is more expensive. And not only is Cesis much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cesis would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cesis 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 Kosice would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kosice than you might in Cesis.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cesis Expensive? and Is Kosice Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Cesis or Kosice?

Kosice has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Cesis. When comparing the sizes of Cesis and Kosice, 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 Cesis or Kosice?

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 Cesis or Kosice in the Summer?

Both Kosice and Cesis during the summer are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Cesis in the summer for the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Cesis is generally cooler than Kosice. Daily temperatures in Cesis average around 17°C (63°F), and Kosice fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

Cesis usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Kosice. Cesis gets 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 84 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cesis 17°C (63°F) 
    Kosice 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Cesis or Kosice in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cesis and Kosice. Most visitors come to Cesis for the hiking trails, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Cesis is cooler than Kosice in the autumn. The daily temperature in Cesis averages around 7°C (45°F) in October, and Kosice fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In October, Cesis usually receives more rain than Kosice. Cesis gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cesis 7°C (45°F) 
    Kosice 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Cesis or Kosice in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cesis as well as Kosice. The winter months attract visitors to Cesis because of the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Kosice in the winter. The weather in Cesis can be very cold. In the winter, Cesis is much colder than Kosice. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cesis in January average around -5°C (23°F), and Kosice averages at about -2°C (28°F).

Cesis usually gets more rain in January than Kosice. Cesis gets 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cesis -5°C (23°F) 
    Kosice -2°C (28°F)

Should I visit Cesis or Kosice in the Spring?

Both Kosice and Cesis are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The small town charm and the natural beauty are the main draw to Cesis this time of year.

In April, Cesis is generally much colder than Kosice. Daily temperatures in Cesis average around 5°C (42°F), and Kosice fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In April, Cesis usually receives less rain than Kosice. Cesis gets 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cesis 5°C (42°F) 
    Kosice 11°C (52°F)

Typical Weather for Kosice and Cesis

Cesis Kosice
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (23°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) -2°C (28°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Feb -4°C (24°F) 25 mm (1 in) 1°C (33°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Mar -0°C (31°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 32 mm (1.2 in)
Apr 5°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 16°C (61°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 17°C (63°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Aug 16°C (62°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 76 mm (3 in) 17°C (62°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 7°C (45°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 2°C (36°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 5°C (41°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 0°C (32°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)