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

Should you visit Kosice or Novi Sad?

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 Novi Sad 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.

Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the capital city of Vojvodina, the northern Autonomous Province of Serbia. Novi Sad has a population of about 400,000 people and is located on the Danube River near Budapest and Belgrade.

Which city is cheaper, Novi Sad 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 Novi Sad is €15. 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 Novi Sad 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.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Novi Sad is €17. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kosice 59
    Novi Sad 8.51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kosice 118
    Novi Sad 17

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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kosice 23
    Novi Sad -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Novi Sad

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Novi Sad:

  • Private Transfer from Novi Sad to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $144

Is it cheaper to fly into Kosice or Novi Sad?

Prices for flights to both Novi Sad 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.

The average traveler spends about €6.13 per day in Novi Sad 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Kosice 34
    Novi Sad 6.13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Novi Sad

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

  • Enjoy Novi Sad Food Tour: $37

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 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kosice 19
    Novi Sad -

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 Novi Sad

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

  • Down and Around the Danube with Viminacium Tour: $31
  • Novi Sad Carp Fishing Tour: $149
  • Novi Sad Private Walking Tour: $199
  • Romantic tour in Novi Sad: $496
  • The best of Novi Sad walking tour: $496
  • Višegrad, Andrićgrad, Mokra gora - two days tour: $81

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.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kosice 18
    Novi Sad -

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 Novi Sad

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

  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $50
  • From Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting: $68
  • Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Tour with Wine Tasting: $68


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

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