Should you visit Copenhagen or Sarajevo?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Copenhagen and Sarajevo can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It has a small town vibe but is still a cosmopolitan city with lots of shopping, culture, and nightlife. It's a very safe and comfortable city that is easy to explore on foot. Copenhagen is the birthplace of many old fairytales, but also has modern, world class architecture and a liberal vibe. The people of Copenhagen are diverse and international. Most residents are Danes, but some come from Germany and Sweden and there are also many Middle Eastern immigrants.
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 city is cheaper, Sarajevo or Copenhagen?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Copenhagen is $194, while the average daily cost in Sarajevo is $64. 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 Copenhagen and Sarajevo in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $166 for a double occupancy room in Copenhagen If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Sarajevo, $48 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Sarajevo, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $24, such as in a hostel.
The price of a meal in Copenhagen can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $59 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $24 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
In Sarajevo travelers spend around $29 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Copenhagen
For Copenhagen, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Copenhagen
For Copenhagen, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Private Copenhagen Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie:
Traditional Nordic and Danish Cooking Class with an Expert Local:
Sweden Daytrip: Food Tour to Malmö:
Typical Food prices in Sarajevo
For Sarajevo, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sarajevo
For Sarajevo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Traditional Bosnian Dinner with your Host Family:
A Taste of Sarajevo - Authentic Food Tour:
Dinner with locals:
Cooking Classes - Contemporary Bosnian cuisine:
Simple Bosnian Cooking Class Sarajevo:
Home-hosted Cooking Class: Cook and Eat with Bosnian family:
Bosnian Cooking Lessons:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Copenhagen than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $69 on transportation in Copenhagen on average per day.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Sarajevo than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $6.41 on transportation in Sarajevo on average per day.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Copenhagen
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Copenhagen:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copenhagen
Also for Copenhagen, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Ultra - Copenhagen Private Airport Transfer City Centre to Copenhagen Airport:
Round Trip Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) Transfer to Copenhagen City Center:
Private Departure Transfer from Copenhagen City to CPH Copenhagen Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport (CPH):
Private Airport Transfer: Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport (CPH):
Departure Private Transfer: Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport CPH in Luxuy Van:
Departure Private Transfer: Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport CPH in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer: Copenhagen City to Copenhagen Airport CPH by Minibus:
Departure Private Transfer from Copenhagen City to Copenhagen Port in Minibus:
Departure Private Transfer Copenhagen to Copenhagen Port in Luxury Van:
Departure Private Transfer Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport CPH by Luxury Car:
Departure Private Transfer Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport CPH by Business Car:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Sarajevo
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Sarajevo:
Tram Tickets (for 2)
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sarajevo
Also for Sarajevo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer from Sarajevo to Split with Herzegovina Tour:
Transfer from Sarajevo to Kotor+Herzegovina tour:
Transfer from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik with stops(Konjic,Mostar,Blagaj,Pocitelj):
Transfer from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik with Herzegovina tour:
Transfer from Sarajevo to Belgrade with visit Visegrad, Andricgrad and Drvengrad:
Transfer From Sarajevo To Tuzla:
Transfer From Sarajevo To Mostar:
Private Transfer to and from Sarajevo Airport:
Sarajevo Airport Transfer:
Sarajevo - Dubrovnik Transfer with Mostar Tour:
Return Sarajevo Airport Transfer:
Sightseeing expenses in Copenhagen, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $28 per day, per person.
Sightseeing expenses in Sarajevo, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $11 per day, per person.
Typical Entertainment prices in Copenhagen
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Copenhagen's activities, tours, and tickets:
Tours and Activities in Copenhagen
For Copenhagen, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Best of Copenhagen Private Tour:
Copenhagen 3 hrs Private Panoramic Tour:
Copenhagen City Highlights Private Tour & Christiansborg Palace:
Copenhagen Highlights and Torvehallerne Market Private Tour:
Copenhagen Old City Train Tours:
Copenhagen Private Walking Tour:
Copenhagen Self-Guided Audio Tour:
Little Mermaid Charming Game and Tour:
Experience The Little Mermaid's story in Copenhagen:
Explore Copenhagen - the Capital of Denmark on Private Tour!:
GAILY TOUR in COPENHAGEN - Gay & Lesbian Tour:
Grand Panoramic Private Tour in Copenhagen:
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)
Tours and Activities in Sarajevo
For Sarajevo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
1425 Days Under Siege Tour Sarajevo:
1984 Olympic Games Bobsled Track Tour:
1984 Sarajevo Olympics Adventure - Half Day Tour:
2 Hours Sarajevo Tunnel Tour with Guide:
2-Hour Romeo and Juliet Bridge Guided Walking Tour in Sarajevo:
2-Night Private tour to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls from Dubrovnik or Split:
2D1N Sarajevo ⇄ Dubrovnik Tour via Mostar & Herzegovina (Herzegovina Journey):
3 Day Bosnia Combo Tour Package:
4 Days 3 Nights Luxury Bosnia Hercegovina Tour:
8 Days Bosnian Experience:
9 Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina- The Three Lakes Tour:
9D8N Bosnian Winter Holiday (Winter with Funky Tours):
Typically, people visiting Copenhagen spend on average $12 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Sarajevo spend on average $6.70 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
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:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Copenhagen and Sarajevo, we can see that Copenhagen is more expensive. And not only is Sarajevo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sarajevo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sarajevo 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 Copenhagen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Copenhagen than you might in Sarajevo.
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