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

Should you visit Moscow or Prague?

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 Prague. 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 Prague?


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.


Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Czech Republic, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic.

Which place is cheaper, Prague 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 Prague is $110. 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 Prague in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Prague $68
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Prague $136
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Prague

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Prague? 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 Prague

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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: Prague Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.14
    Prague $8.20
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

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

  • Two Metro Passes

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 Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Kedungsari: $41
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Sidomulyo Barat: $41
  • Private Transfer from Sukajadi to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Kota Baru: $43
  • Private Transfer from Kampung Dalam to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Simpang Tiga: $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Cinta Raja: $43
  • Private Transfer from Cinta Raja to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Sukajadi: $43
  • Private Transfer from Wonorejo to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Pekanbaru Airport (PKU) to Tanah Datar: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • UNESCO Cesky Krumlov from Prague with Guided Tour and Transfer: $95
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Prague APT-HTL (PRG) : $36
  • Transfer from Prague to Salzburg with Tour Stop in Cesky Krumlov: $295
  • Transfer from Prague to Karlovy Vary: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing : $130
  • Transfer from Prague Hotel to Airport Prague: $58
  • Terezin Tour Including Admission Ticket and Transfer & Audio: $65
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Prague Hotel to Prague Airport: $25
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Prague Airport to Hotels: $25
  • Scenic Private Transfer from Passau to Prague in a Sanitized Car: $188
  • Private transfer from Prague to Vienna with 2h stop in Mikulov: $143
  • Private transfer from Prague to Vienna: $639
  • Private transfer from Prague to Passau: $585

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Prague?

Prices for flights to both Prague 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 Meals for one day
    Moscow $14
    Prague $26
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

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

  • Lunch for Two
  • Lunch in the Center Market
  • Breakfast for 2

Typical Food Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of dining costs in Prague are as follows:

  • Fruit
  • Lunch for One
  • Bananas
  • Cookies

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $15
  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $47
  • Vltava River Evening Dinner Cruise: $54
  • Folkloric Dinner Show with Unlimited Drinks: $57
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise with Transfers: $58
  • River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music: $59
  • Vltava Dinner Cruise with Music in Prague: $59
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks: $60
  • Prague 5 Courses Medieval Dinner and Live Performances: $61
  • Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $64

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

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

  • Theater Tickets
  • Kremlin Entry (2)

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: $145

Typical Entertainment Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Prague are as follows:

  • Opera Tickets
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
  • Image Theatre for Two

Tours and Activities in Prague

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

  • Live Virtual Tour of Prague: $58
  • Prague Escape Game Experience: $33
  • Private live-guided E-Scooter TOURS around Prague : $57
  • "Best of Prague" custom-built private tour 7 hours : $199
  • 1 hour Old timer Convertible Prague Sightseeing Tour: $138
  • 1 hour Prague Panoramic Vltava River sightseeing Cruise: $18
  • 1–Hour Vintage Car Tour: $130
  • 1,5 hour oldtimer convertible Prague sightseeing tour: $166
  • 1-Hour Introductory Tour of Prague Castle With Fast-GET Admission Ticket: $43
  • 1.5 Hour SEGWAY Tour of Prague: $64
  • 180 Min Grand Private City Tour on E-Scooter: $95
  • 2 Countries Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland tour from Prague: $154

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.89
    Prague $11

Typical Alcohol Prices in Prague

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Prague from other travelers:

  • A Bottle of Wine

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

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

  • Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting: $14
  • 1 Hour Exclusive Moravian Wine Tasting in an Art Gallery : $23
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl with Drinks and Shots: $24
  • Pub Crawl and International Party: $34
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Entry: $35
  • Prague Pub Crawl: $35
  • Pub Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar at Drunken Monkey: $36
  • Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl: $36
  • Golden BURLESQUE: $42
  • Prague beer tour with brewery visit and tasting: $47
  • Holiday Pub Crawl in Prague: $55
  • Brewery tour in the center of Prague: $64

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

Which is Bigger, Moscow or Prague?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Prague. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Prague, 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 Prague?

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 Prague in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Prague. Also, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Prague this time of year.

In the summer, Moscow is around the same temperature as Prague. Typically, the summer temperatures in Moscow in July average around 19°C (67°F), and Prague averages at about 19°C (66°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in July than Prague. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Prague 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Prague in the Autumn?

Both Prague and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Prague for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Moscow is generally much colder than Prague. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 6°C (43°F), and Prague fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In October, Moscow usually receives more rain than Prague. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Prague 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Prague in the Winter?

Both Prague and Moscow during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many visitors come to Prague in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Prague can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Moscow. Moscow is much colder than Prague in the winter. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around -8°C (17°F) in January, and Prague fluctuates around 1°C (33°F).

Moscow usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Prague. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Prague 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Prague in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Prague. Furthermore, most visitors come to Prague for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Moscow is cooler than Prague. Typically, the spring temperatures in Moscow in April average around 7°C (45°F), and Prague averages at about 10°C (49°F).

In April, Moscow usually receives less rain than Prague. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Prague 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Prague and Moscow

Moscow Prague
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)