A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Hvar vs. Dubrovnik

Should you visit Hvar or Dubrovnik?

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

Hvar

Hvar is a Croatian island full of mountains, vegetation, beaches, vineyards, shops, restaurants, and also people! Hvar Town is the main city on the island, but there are many other small villages throughout. The best time to visit Hvar is between May and September, although keep in mind it can get busy during this period.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

Which city is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Hvar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hvar is $98, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $91. 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 Hvar and Dubrovnik in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Hvar is $72. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $94 in Dubrovnik For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hvar $36
    Dubrovnik $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hvar $72
    Dubrovnik $94

Food

The price of a meal in Hvar can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $36 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

Dubrovnik food costs typically run travelers around $30 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hvar $36
    Dubrovnik $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hvar

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

  • Hvar Charming Abandoned Village Small Group Tour and Local Dinner: $192
  • Hvar Hidden Gems Small Group Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $206
  • Hvar Wine Tasting Tour with Traditional Dinner: $224
  • Hvar Small Group Wine Tour and Authentic Dalmatian Dinner: $299
  • The Best of Hvar Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Dinner: $338

Typical Food prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubrovnik:


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • Unique Sunset and Dinner Cruise in the Magnificent Traditional Karaka boat: $96
  • Old Town Food Tour: $130
  • Flavours of Dubrovnik - Food Tour: $131
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $149
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $164
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $166
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour with Friendly Local Guide: $167
  • E-Bike Tour + Farm To Table Cooking Class: $184
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour by Vidokrug: $192
  • Rural Side of Cooking Class in Local Household: $281
  • Croatian Cooking Class in a Local's Home in Rural Konavle: $1,753

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Hvar is $45 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.

Dubrovnik'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 Dubrovnik.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hvar $45
    Dubrovnik $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hvar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Hvar:

  • Private Speedboat Transfer from Hvar Town to Dubrovnik: $1,493
  • Hvar to Dubrovnik Private sea transfer (speedboat): $1,369
  • Private Transfer by Speedboat from Hvar to Split Airport: $647
  • Private Transfer: Hvar Town to Split Airport by Speedboat: $581
  • Speedboat transfer from Hvar town (Water taxi transfer) to Airport Split: $560
  • Hvar to Split (Airport) Private sea transfer: $498
  • Hvar to Dubrovnik Private One-Way Transfer: $458
  • Private one way transfer Dubrovnik to Hvar: $419

Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Dubrovnik:


  • Bus Around Town
    $1.70

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • Ultra - Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Port to Cavtat: $9.41
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Dubrovnik Port to Dubrovnik, Orebic or Korcula Town Hotels: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Orebic or Korcula Town Hotels to Dubrovnik Port: $15
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Town Hotels to Dubrovnik Airport: $19
  • Transfer Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik City: $24
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $25
  • Cruiser Taxi Private group Airport transfers in Dubrovnik: $25
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): $26
  • Private Airport Transfer: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik: $26
  • Private transfer from city Dubrovnik to airport: $27
  • Dubrovnik Airport Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $31
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $31

Entertainment

Hvar's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $7.15 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.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Dubrovnik can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $18 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hvar $7.15
    Dubrovnik $18

Tours and Activities in Hvar

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

  • Adventure park Hvar Jelsa: $19
  • Adventurous Blue and Green Cave group tour: $81
  • Afternoon Sea Kayaking Tour From Hvar To Pakleni Islands: $68
  • Blue & Green Cave, Vis and Pakleni Islands speedboat tour from Hvar: $90
  • Blue & Green cave tour with yacht from town Hvar: $100
  • Blue and Green Cave private speed boat tour: $622
  • Blue cave and Pakleni islands tour from Hvar: $100
  • Blue cave private tour from Hvar: $622
  • Blue cave tour with speed boat from town Hvar: $80
  • Bol and Northern Side of Hvar Private Tour from Hvar: $684
  • Colnago 45 - Luxury Private Speedboat Tours: $1,742
  • Cycle Hvar Tour: $87

Typical Entertainment prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
    $16
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    $63
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    $54

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dubrovnik.

  • Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls: $5.99
  • Gornji Ugao Tower Admission Ticket: $7.66
  • Skip the Line: Love Stories Museum Admission Ticket: $8.71
  • Insider’s Virtual Tour of Dubrovnik: $8.71
  • Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik: $12
  • Dubrovnik 1-Hour Discovery Walking Tour: $15
  • Discovery Dubrovnik walking tour: $15
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik Self-Guided Audio Tour: $16
  • 'Up with the Chickens' or "Sunset chasing" Old Town Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour: $17
  • Dubrovnik By Night Walking Tour: $17

Alcohol

The average person spends about $8.78 on alcoholic beverages in Hvar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Dubrovnik, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $13.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hvar $8.78
    Dubrovnik $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Hvar

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

  • Hvar Wine Tasting Tour: $100
  • Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour: $115
  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour from Hvar: $179
  • Mesmerizing Hvar South Shore wine tasting with RIB speed boat: $560

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

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

  • Sunset Sea Kayaking and Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik: $44
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston- Group Tour: $60
  • Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour from Dubrovnik: $61
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $63
  • FAMOUS LEGENDS OF PELJESAC and KORCULA with WINE TASTING: $65
  • Island of Korcula with Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Korčula tour with wine tasting from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston: $72
  • Wine Tasting Pelješac and a visit to Ston: $72
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Smiley wine tasting on peninsula Peljesac: $76
  • Smiley Hercegovina wine tour: $77


When comparing the travel costs between Hvar and Dubrovnik, we can see that Hvar is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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