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

Should you visit Moscow or Belgrade?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Belgrade. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Belgrade?

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade.


Which place is cheaper, Belgrade or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $63, 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 Moscow and Belgrade in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Belgrade $30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Belgrade $60
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Belgrade

Looking for a hotel in Moscow 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 Moscow


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.
    Moscow $6.18
    Belgrade $5.60
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

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


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.47

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tengkerang Barat: $41
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Tengah to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Wonorejo to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Pekanbaru City: $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru City to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Kampung Bandar: $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Kota Baru: $43
  • Private Transfer from Labuh Baru Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Simpang Tiga to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tanah Datar to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Delima: $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tampan: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $250
  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $326
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Timisoara with sightseeing: $89
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Novi Sad with sightseeing: $111
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $146
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Pristina with sightseeing: $125
  • Private Transfer from Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $129
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $137
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Valjevo: $157
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Smederevo: $119
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Novi Sad: $129
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Šabac: $99

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Belgrade?

Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Moscow 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
    Moscow $14
    Belgrade $9.30
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

For Moscow, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.00
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.27
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

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: $72

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $16
    Belgrade $4.52
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Moscow's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Theater Tickets
    $13
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Moscow

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

  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $144

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • The best of Novi Sad walking tour: $147
  • 3 Hour Private Walking Tour in Novi Sad City: $55
  • 3-Hour Belgrade Zemun Neighborhood Tour: $83
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Bike Tour: $99
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • BELGRADE BUS AND WALKING TOUR, Experience daily life: $115
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $61
  • Belgrade Bike Tour: $105
  • Belgrade City Walk, Gathering and Sightseeing: $33
  • Belgrade Craft Beer Tasting Tour: $105
  • Belgrade E-Bike Tour: Power Glide!: $32

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.94
    Belgrade $21

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
  • Play Pub Crawl Belgrade: $50
  • Belgrade Reserved Pub Crawl: $50
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $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: $61
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $76
  • Northern Serbia: Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar : $83
  • Belgrade Serbian Wine Tasting: $109
  • Full-Day Tour along Danube with Three Stronghold Sightseeing and Wine Tasting: $216


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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Belgrade?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Belgrade. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Belgrade, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Moscow 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 Moscow or Belgrade in the Summer?

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

In July, Moscow is generally cooler than Belgrade. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 19°C (67°F), and Belgrade fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in July than Belgrade. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Belgrade 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Belgrade in the Autumn?

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

Moscow is much colder than Belgrade in the autumn. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 6°C (43°F) in October, and Belgrade fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

In October, Moscow usually receives more rain than Belgrade. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Belgrade in the Winter?

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

Be prepared for some very cold days in Belgrade. It's quite cold in Moscow in the winter. In the winter, Moscow is much colder than Belgrade. Typically, the winter temperatures in Moscow in January average around -8°C (17°F), and Belgrade averages at about 2°C (35°F).

Moscow usually gets less rain in January than Belgrade. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Belgrade 2°C (35°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Belgrade in the Spring?

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

In April, Moscow is generally much colder than Belgrade. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 7°C (45°F), and Belgrade fluctuates around 14°C (56°F).

In April, Moscow usually receives less rain than Belgrade. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Belgrade receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Belgrade 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Belgrade and Moscow

Moscow Belgrade
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 2°C (35°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 4°C (39°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 9°C (47°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (56°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 19°C (67°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (47°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 3°C (38°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)