Should you visit Kosice or Belgrade?
Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Kosice and Belgrade can help you decide which place is right for you.
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.
Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.
Which city is cheaper, Belgrade or Kosice?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Kosice is €110, while the average daily cost in Belgrade is €33. 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 Kosice and Belgrade in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €118 in Kosice For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Belgrade is €46. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
On average, meal and food prices in Kosice cost around €34 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €14.
While meal prices in Belgrade can vary, the average travelers spends about €6.88 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Belgrade should cost around €2.75 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belgrade is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Belgrade.
VISIT SERBIA: Private Cooking Lesson in Belgrade:
Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner:
To get around in Kosice, the average visitor spends €23 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.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €4.14 per day to get around in Belgrade.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:
Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split with 2 Sightseeing Stops:
Private Transfer from Belgrade to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
Belgrade - Budapest Transfer:
Private transfer tour to Pristina with sightseeing:
Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Visegrad with sightseeing:
Private Transfer from Belgrade to Zagreb with 2h of Sightseeing:
Private transfer tour to Sarajevo via Sirmium with sightseeing:
Belgrade to Timisoara transfer and walking city tour:
Belgrade to Kopaonik taxi transfer:
Belgrade to Zlatibor private transfer by car:
Private transfer tour to Timisoara with sightseeing:
Belgrade and Avala Mountain Full Day Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer:
Is it cheaper to fly into Kosice or Belgrade?
Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Kosice 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 Kosice, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €19 per person, per day.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €3.34 per person, per day in Belgrade. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Kosice
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Kosice.
7 days Tour - The best of Eastern Slovakia (2 people minimum & maximum 4 people):
Slovakia Ancestry Private Tour for 2 people minimum:
Tours and Activities in Belgrade
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Belgrade are as follows:
3-Hour Belgrade Zemun Neighborhood Tour:
Avala & Rakia tour:
Avala&Kosmaj Bike Tour:
BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life:
Belgrade 3 hour Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle):
Belgrade 4 hour walking tour:
Belgrade 6 Bridges of Sava River Kayak Tour:
Belgrade 90 minute Tuktuk sightseeing tour (price per vehicle):
Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods:
Belgrade City Tour:
Belgrade City Tour and Avala Mountain:
Belgrade Craft Beer Tour (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours):
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Kosice, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €18.
The average person spends about €15 on alcoholic beverages in Belgrade per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Sample the Local Flavors in Kosice
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kosice:
4 days - Wine tasting & Spa (small group minimum 2 people & maximum 4 people):
Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:
BEERgrade Pub Crawl Tour:
Belgrade Pub Crawl (by Belgrade Nightlife Tours):
Belgrade Unique Local Wine Tasting Tour (By Belgrade Nightlife Tours):
Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting:
Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade:
From Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar:
Oplenac Royal Complex and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour from Belgrade:
Day trip from Serbian Wine Story - Wine Tasting in Sumadija Region:
Private Day Trip from Avala and Royal Town Topola with Wine Tasting:
Private Day Trip from Viminacium & Smederevo Fort with Wine Tasting:
Private Wine Tour in Royal Region:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kosice and Belgrade, we can see that Kosice is more expensive. And not only is Belgrade much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Belgrade would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Belgrade 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 Belgrade.
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