Should you visit Kos or Kotor?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Kos and Kotor can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.
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 Kos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Kos is €107, 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 Kos and Kotor in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around €98 for a double occupancy room in Kos If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average travelers spends about €35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Kos should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
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
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kotor
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kotor.
To get around in Kos, the average visitor spends €29 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kos
Also for Kos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Kos - Airport Private Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: from Kos Island to Kos Airport (KGS):
Private departure Transfer from Kos island resorts to Kos airport:
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:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kos or Kotor?
Prices for flights to both Kotor and Kos 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.
In Kos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €26 per person, per day.
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.
Tours and Activities in Kos
For Kos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Kalymnos and Pserimos Day Cruise:
Photo tour island of Kos:
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 Kos spend on average €16 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.
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 Kos and Kotor, we can see that Kos 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 Kos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kos than you might in Kotor.
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