A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Mamaia vs. Belgrade for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Mamaia or Belgrade?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Mamaia or Belgrade? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Mamaia or Belgrade?

Mamaia

The most popular beach resort in Romania, Mamaia sits on an 8-kilometer wisp of land between Lake Siutghiol and the Black Sea. With plenty of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and an aqua park, the resort area is a party-goer's destination with endless opportunities for fun in the sun and nighttime merriment.

Belgrade

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 place is cheaper, Belgrade or Mamaia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Mamaia is $65, while the average daily cost in Belgrade is $45. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Mamaia and Belgrade in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mamaia $25
    Belgrade $30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mamaia $50
    Belgrade $60
Compare Hotels in Mamaia and Belgrade

Looking for a hotel in Mamaia or Belgrade? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Mamaia


Hotels in Belgrade


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Belgrade Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mamaia $27
    Belgrade $5.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mamaia

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

  • Private Transfer from Constanta to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $176
  • Cernavoda to Bucharest - Private Guided Transfer - Car and Driver: $220
  • Constanta to Bucharest Otopeni airport - private transfers: $253
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu Constanta to Bucharest Driver - Private Guided Transfer : $275

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • VAN Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $77
  • Transfer service to Kopaonik from Belgrade Airport or hotel: $164
  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $248
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Timisoara with sightseeing: $88
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Novi Sad with sightseeing: $110
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $145
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Pristina with sightseeing: $124
  • Private transfer from Belgrade or Belgrade Airport to Novi Sad: $170
  • Private transfer from Belgrade Airport: $55
  • Private Transfer from Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $127
  • Private Transfer from Smederevo to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $118
  • Private Transfer from Novi Sad to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $127

Is it cheaper to fly into Mamaia or Belgrade?

Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Mamaia 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Mamaia $23
    Belgrade $9.30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $66
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $71
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $75
  • Private Serbian Food Cooking Experience in Belgrade with Meal: $77
  • The 10 Tastings of Belgrade Private Food Tour : $136
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $169

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mamaia $13
    Belgrade $4.52

Tours and Activities in Mamaia

For Mamaia, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Self-Guided Labyrinth in the Rocks Tour near Silistra: $21
  • Day Tour: Visit Histria Winery and Ancient Citadel: $87
  • One Day Tour to Constanta (The Ancient City of Tomis): $177

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Magic Christmas tour in Novi Sad: $201
  • The best of Novi Sad walking tour: $146
  • 2 hours / Sightseeing Boat cruise Drinks Included: $87
  • 3 Hour Private Walking Tour in Novi Sad City: $55
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Bike Tour: $98
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $115
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $37
  • Belgrade Amazon Kayak Adventure: $290
  • Belgrade Beneath Belgrade Private Walking Tour: $168

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mamaia $12
    Belgrade $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Mamaia

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

  • Unveilling the Essence: Gabai Winery's Captivating Wine Tours: $37

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

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

  • RE:PLAY Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • Columbo Pub Crawl Belgrade: $44
  • Wines & Horses Wine Tasting surrounded by Horses: $48
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $49
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $49
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $49
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $53
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Urban Rakija Distillery Tour in Belgrade: $55
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $55
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $60


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Mamaia and Belgrade, we can see that Mamaia 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 Mamaia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Mamaia than you might in Belgrade.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Mamaia Expensive? and Is Belgrade Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Mamaia or Belgrade?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Mamaia or Belgrade in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Mamaia as well as Belgrade.

In the summer, Mamaia is around the same temperature as Belgrade. Typically, the summer temperatures in Mamaia in July average around 22°C (72°F), and Belgrade averages at about 23°C (73°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Belgrade. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Mamaia this time of the year. In the summer, Mamaia often gets more sunshine than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 320 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Belgrade receives 285 hours of full sun.

Mamaia usually gets less rain in July than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Mamaia 22°C (72°F) 
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Belgrade in the Autumn?

Both Belgrade and Mamaia are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

In October, Mamaia is generally around the same temperature as Belgrade. Daily temperatures in Mamaia average around 14°C (56°F), and Belgrade fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Mamaia usually receives more sunshine than Belgrade during autumn. Mamaia gets 182 hours of sunny skies, while Belgrade receives 168 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Mamaia usually receives less rain than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Mamaia 14°C (56°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Belgrade in the Winter?

Both Belgrade and Mamaia during the winter are popular places to visit.

It's quite cold in Belgrade in the winter. The weather in Mamaia can be very cold. Mamaia is much colder than Belgrade in the winter. The daily temperature in Mamaia averages around 1°C (33°F) in January, and Belgrade fluctuates around 2°C (35°F).

In the winter, Mamaia often gets more sunshine than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 83 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Belgrade receives 71 hours of full sun.

Mamaia usually gets less rain in January than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Mamaia 1°C (33°F) 
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F)

Should I visit Mamaia or Belgrade in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Mamaia and Belgrade.

In the spring, Mamaia is cooler than Belgrade. Typically, the spring temperatures in Mamaia in April average around 10°C (51°F), and Belgrade averages at about 14°C (56°F).

Mamaia usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Belgrade during spring. Mamaia gets 180 hours of sunny skies, while Belgrade receives 178 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Mamaia usually receives less rain than Belgrade. Mamaia gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Mamaia 10°C (51°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Belgrade and Mamaia

Mamaia Belgrade
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (33°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Mar 5°C (41°F) 26 mm (1 in) 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 10°C (51°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
May 16°C (60°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Jul 22°C (72°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Sep 19°C (65°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Oct 14°C (56°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Nov 8°C (47°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 4°C (38°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)