A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Kosice vs. Budva for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kosice or Budva?

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 Budva can help you decide which place is right for you.

Kosice

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.

Budva

A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.

Which city is cheaper, Budva 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 Budva is €74. 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 Budva in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €118 in Kosice For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €60 for a double occupancy room in Budva.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kosice 59
    Budva 30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kosice 118
    Budva 60

Local Transportation

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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Budva is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €16 per person, per day, on local transportation in Budva.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kosice 23
    Budva 16

Typical Local Transportation prices in Budva

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Budva are as follows:


  • Daily Car Rental
    65

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budva

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Budva:

  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Skoplje: $435
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Prishtina: $361
  • Budva - Dubrovnik : Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $357
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Split: $348
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Ohrid: $323
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Sarajevo: $274
  • Private Transfer from Budva to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $249
  • Luxury private transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik: $246
  • Budva to TIrana Transfer: $224
  • Private transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik airport: $219
  • Taxi Transfer Budva to Mostar: $205
  • Budva to Dubrovnik one way transfer: $204

Is it cheaper to fly into Kosice or Budva?

Prices for flights to both Budva 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.





Food

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.

Food in Budva costs travelers about €25 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Kosice 34
    Budva 25

Entertainment

In Kosice, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €19 per person, per day.

Entertainment and activities in Budva typically cost an average of €18 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kosice 19
    Budva 18

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): $983
  • Slovakia Ancestry Private Tour for 2 people minimum: $1,225

Tours and Activities in Budva

Here are a few actual costs in Budva for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 6-hour Tour to Dubrovnik from Budva: $159
  • Budva 1 hour Private walking tour: $56
  • Budva City Tour: $61
  • Budva Riviera private hiking experience: $187
  • Kotor Shore Excursion - Tour to Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town: $216
  • Kotor: Private Old Town and Jaz Beach Tour: $250
  • Lipa Cave Private Tour - Underground Adventure Experience: $662
  • Montenegro Day-Tour from Dubrovnik: $61
  • Montenegro lifestyle package tour: $2,115
  • Montenegro tour 1 (National park Lovcen, Kotor, Perast) from Budva: $169
  • Montenegro wonders package tour: $2,351
  • Montenegro:Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks Private Tour: $119

Alcohol

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.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Budva may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €11 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kosice 18
    Budva 11

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): $753

Sample the Local Flavors in Budva

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Budva:

  • Private Wine Tour around Lake Skadar: $199


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kosice and Budva, we can see that Kosice is more expensive. And not only is Budva much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Budva would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Budva 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 Budva.

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