Should you visit Cinque Terre or Kotor?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cinque Terre or Kotor, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.
A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.
Which city is cheaper, Kotor or Cinque Terre?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cinque Terre is €110, while the average daily cost in Kotor is €77. 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 Cinque Terre and Kotor in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Cinque Terre can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €56, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €112.
Kotor's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €74. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €37.
The price of a meal in Cinque Terre can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €33 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €13 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
The average traveler spends about €34 per day in Kotor for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Cinque Terre €33
Typical Food prices in Cinque Terre
For Cinque Terre, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.
Cinque Terre's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €12 per person, per day on transportation in Cinque Terre.
The cost of a taxi ride in Kotor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kotor.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cinque Terre
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kotor
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:
Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport:
Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV):
Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar:
Kotor to Tirana Transfer:
Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer:
Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles:
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Cinque Terre can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €10 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Entertainment and activities in Kotor typically cost an average of €6.66 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Typical Entertainment prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:
Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)
Tours and Activities in Kotor
Here are a few actual costs in Kotor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 Hours Speed Boat tour to the Blue Cave:
4-Hour Private Kotor Bay Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine Taste:
ATV Tour Žabljak Crnojevića:
Adriatic Jewels Tour: Budva – Saint Stefan – Tivat:
Adventure park ’Lovcen’ and Njegos’s Mausoleum:
All inclusive - Lovcen tour:
Ancient Budva & Unique St.Stephen Shore Tour:
Aphrodisiac Boat Tour:
Bay of Kotor Private Speed Boat Tour & Visit to Kotor and Perast:
Bay of 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour:
Bay of 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour:
Best of Montenegro: Full Day Tour from Dubrovnik:
Typically, people visiting Cinque Terre spend on average €5.37 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Kotor may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typical Alcohol prices in Cinque Terre
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:
Glass of Local Wine
Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:
Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake):
Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour:
Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting:
Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cinque Terre and Kotor, we can see that Cinque Terre is more expensive. And not only is Kotor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kotor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kotor 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 Cinque Terre would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cinque Terre than you might in Kotor.
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