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

Should you visit Moscow or Porto?

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 Porto. 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 Porto?

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.

Porto

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is also the capital of the Northern Region and a hub for commercial and industrial activity. The city is not as large as you might expect, with a population of only about 300,000 residents, but the metropolitan area has a population of about 2.5 million. This includes nearby cities such as Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia and Gondomar.

Which place is cheaper, Porto 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 Porto is $136. 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 Porto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Porto $70
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Porto $140
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Porto

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Porto? 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 Porto


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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: Porto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.19
    Porto $22
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

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


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Rangkiang Luluih to Padang Airport (PDG): $169
  • Private Transfer from Balai Batu Sadara to Padang Airport (PDG): $169
  • Private Transfer from Singkarak to Padang Airport (PDG): $169
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Suka Mulia: $169
  • Private Transfer from Suka Mulia to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $169
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Alam to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Nagari Sungai Asam to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Nagari Sikucur to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Padang Panjang to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Solok to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Batusangkar to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Kebun Bunga: $93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Porto

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

  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Porto HTL-APT (OPO): $42
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Porto APT-HTL (OPO): $39
  • Transport/Private Transfer from Porto Airport to Régua and Samodaes: $276
  • Transfer from Porto to the Douro Valley : $221
  • Transfer from Porto to Coimbra visiting Aveiro, half day: $154
  • Transfer from Porto Airport to / from Gerês: $129
  • Transfer between Porto airport and city center: $28
  • Transfer Train/Bus station Campanhã to Porto City: $16
  • Transfer Porto Centro to Airport (OPO): $39
  • Transfer Porto Airport to Douro Valley ( Régua / Samodaes ): $177
  • Transfer Porto - Santiago de Compostela: $294
  • Transfer Porto: $32

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Porto?

Prices for flights to both Porto 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
    Porto $39
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.02
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.28
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Porto

For Porto, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Pastel de Nata Workshop - Cooking Class in Downtown Porto: $38
  • Pastel de Nata Workshop - Cooking Class in Downtown Porto: $39
  • Porto Food Tour: Full Meal & Drinks: $40
  • Best of Aveiro Private Walking Tour with Personal Cooking Class: $44
  • Bolhão Market and Codfish Tasting Guided Food Tour: $53
  • Bolhão Market & Codfish Tasting Food Tour: $54
  • Christmas All Inclusive Dinner River Cruise with DJ on Board : $55
  • Immersive Food Tour Experience: $63
  • Immersive Oporto Food Tour Experience: $65
  • Porto Walking Food Tour and Tasting : $66
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $69
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $69

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $16
    Porto $27
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:

  • 2 Days Private Tour to See Bull Race and Raflesia Arnoldi Flower: $250
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $144
  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85

Tours and Activities in Porto

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Porto.

  • 4 Hour Blissful Wave Experience at Maceda Haven: $77
  • 1 Day Tour to Douro Valley from Porto: $210
  • 1 Hour Port Wine Class with Tasting in Touriga, Portugal: $55
  • 19th Century metal portrait an unique experience Porto-Portugal : $55
  • 1h Private Boat Tour between Afurada and Ribeira: $138
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto Douro to Left bank: $48
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto to Monastery and Cellars: $158
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto to Monastery and Cellars: $82
  • 2-Hour Boat Rental Adventure in Douro River from Porto: $127
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour in Two Banks of Porto: $25
  • 2-Hours of Porto Sunset Segway Tour - Guided Experience: $60
  • 3 Hour Porto Essential Private Tour: $50

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.96
    Porto $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket and Wine Tasting: $8.62
  • Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket with Wine Tasting: $8.83
  • Tickets for Port Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting at Fonseca: $11
  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $15
  • Guided Port Wine Tasting with Parings: $16
  • 5 Port Wine Tasting: $17
  • PORTO PUB CRAWL: $19
  • Mysterious Pub Crawl Interactive City Discovery Game: $19
  • Pub Crawl with 5 Drinks: $19
  • Douro and Port Wine Tasting with Pairing: $20
  • Porto Pub Crawl With Unlimited Beer: $20
  • Pub Crawl with Shots and Drinking Games: $21


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Moscow and Porto, we can see that Porto is more expensive. And not only is Moscow much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Moscow would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Moscow 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 Porto would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Porto than you might in Moscow.

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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Porto?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 40 times larger than the population of Porto. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Porto, 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 Porto?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Moscow or Porto in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Porto. Also, many visitors come to Porto in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

Moscow is around the same temperature as Porto in the summer. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 19°C (67°F) in July, and Porto fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

In July, Moscow usually receives more rain than Porto. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Porto receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Porto 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Porto in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Porto. Also, most visitors come to Porto for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Moscow is much colder than Porto. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Moscow in October average around 6°C (43°F), and Porto averages at about 17°C (62°F).

It's quite rainy in Porto. Moscow usually gets less rain in October than Porto. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Porto receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Porto 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Porto in the Winter?

Both Porto and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Porto because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Moscow can be very cold during winter. In January, Moscow is generally much colder than Porto. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around -8°C (17°F), and Porto fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Porto. In January, Moscow usually receives less rain than Porto. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Porto receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Porto 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Porto in the Spring?

Both Porto and Moscow during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Porto this time of year.

Moscow is much colder than Porto in the spring. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 7°C (45°F) in April, and Porto fluctuates around 14°C (56°F).

Porto gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Moscow usually gets less rain in April than Porto. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Porto receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Typical Weather for Porto and Moscow

Moscow Porto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)