A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Paphos vs. Saint Petersburg for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Paphos or Saint Petersburg?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Paphos or Saint Petersburg, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Paphos or Saint Petersburg?

Paphos

Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, Paphos has many different archaeological sights and it is renowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The town is situated between the coast and the Troodos Mountains and it has grown in recent years as a tourist destination. As such, the local government has made efforts to improve the quality of the tourism infrastructure including investing in hotels, restaurants and transportation. There is also a commercial center to the city as well as a newly built "promenade" that travels from the marina along a long coastal path. This route offers excellent views, especially during the morning or evening hours when the sun is low.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city that sits on the eastern edge of the Baltic Sea. Its historical city center is threaded with canals and architecturally impressive buildings, leaving little doubt as to why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the second largest city in Russia, but perhaps a favorite among travelers. The metropolitan area has a population of over 5 million as well as an impressive culture with fascinating museums, restaurants, and architecture. The city has no shortage of sights and attractions, and many days can be passed while you wander its intricate streets.

Which place is cheaper, Saint Petersburg or Paphos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Paphos is €97, while the average daily cost in Saint Petersburg is €60. 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 Paphos and Saint Petersburg in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paphos 48
    Saint Petersburg 34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paphos 96
    Saint Petersburg 68
Compare Hotels in Paphos and Saint Petersburg

Looking for a hotel in Paphos or Saint Petersburg? 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 Paphos


Hotels in Saint Petersburg


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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: Paphos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paphos 12
    Saint Petersburg 6.89

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paphos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paphos:

  • Shared transfer and boat trip to Blue Lagoon only: $31
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Paphos Airport to Hotels: $15
  • Shared shuttle transfer from Hotels to Paphos Airport: $15
  • Private Transfer from Paphos to Larnaca Airport LCA in 4 seater Taxi: $133
  • Private Transfer from Paphos city hotels to Limassol Cruise Port: $25
  • Private Transfer from Paphos Airport to Larnaca in Minivan(Taxi): $193
  • Private Transfer from Paphos Airport (PFO) to Limassol Port: $25
  • Private Departure Transfer from Paphos to Larnaca Airport: $102
  • Private Airport Transfer from Paphos Airport in a 6-seater taxi: $52
  • Private Airport Transfer from Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi: $42
  • Private Airport Transfer from Hotel to Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi: $39
  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Larnaca Airport to Paphos: $204

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Saint Petersburg

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Saint Petersburg:


  • Metro Passes
    1.27

Is it cheaper to fly into Paphos or Saint Petersburg?

Prices for flights to both Saint Petersburg and Paphos 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
    Paphos 38
    Saint Petersburg 17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paphos

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

  • From Sunset Drink at Aphrodite's Rock & Folk Dinner: $53
  • Sunset Drink at Aphrodite's Rock & Folk Dinner: $54
  • Blue Lagoon Sunset –°ruise with BBQ Dinner + Hotel Pick Up From Paphos: $55
  • Wave Dancer Fireworks, Buffet Dinner & Show Cruise: $67
  • Moussaka Cooking Class at a Wine Village Villa in Paphos: $210

Typical Food Prices in Saint Petersburg

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


  • Lunch for Two
    4.36

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paphos 12
    Saint Petersburg 17

Tours and Activities in Paphos

Here are a few actual costs in Paphos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 100% Cyprus - Tour to Troodos mountains and villages (From Paphos) : $53
  • 2-Hour Botanic Garden Tour in Akoursos : $11
  • 3 Hours Sunset Cruise in Atlantida Bay: $54
  • 6-Hour Quad or Buggy Tour incl Lunch and Entrance to Adonis Falls: $88
  • Akamas Panorama: Private Mini Bus Tour With Local Guide: $595
  • Akamas Peninsula Full Day 4x4 Winter Tour: $72
  • Ancient Kourion, Kolossi Castle, Omodos & Winery Tour - Paphos: $95
  • Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos: $31
  • Baths of Aphrodite, Latchi and Blue Lagoon Cruise Tour: $41
  • Blue Lagoon Cruise with sightseeing departing from LATCHI HARBOUR. Postcode 8840: $22
  • Blue Lagoon Latchi Akamas from Paphos Tour: $33
  • Blue Lagoon Tour Latchi , Akamas, Polis from Paphos district.: $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paphos 9.98
    Saint Petersburg 9.16

Sample the Local Flavors in Paphos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paphos:

  • Wine Tasting and Winery Tour in Lemona Village, Paphos: $26
  • Wine tasting and winery tour at Fikardos Winery: $29
  • Afternoon Tour to Agios Neophytos Monastery with Wine Tasting: $32
  • Regional Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings: $103
  • WINE TOUR from Paphos: $105


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

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


Which is Bigger, Paphos or Saint Petersburg?

Saint Petersburg has a larger population, and is about 110 times larger than the population of Paphos. When comparing the sizes of Paphos and Saint Petersburg, 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 Paphos or Saint Petersburg?

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 Paphos or Saint Petersburg in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Paphos as well as Saint Petersburg. Many visitors come to Paphos in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Paphos is a little warmer than Saint Petersburg. Typically, the summer temperatures in Paphos in July average around 27°C (80°F), and Saint Petersburg averages at about 18°C (64°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Saint Petersburg. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Paphos this time of the year. In the summer, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 388 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Saint Petersburg receives 267 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets less rain in July than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 77 mm (3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Paphos 27°C (80°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Saint Petersburg in the Autumn?

Both Saint Petersburg and Paphos are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Paphos for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Paphos is generally much warmer than Saint Petersburg. Daily temperatures in Paphos average around 21°C (70°F), and Saint Petersburg fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Paphos. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Saint Petersburg during autumn. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Saint Petersburg receives 70 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Paphos usually receives less rain than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Paphos 21°C (70°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Saint Petersburg in the Winter?

Both Saint Petersburg and Paphos during the winter are popular places to visit. The winter months attract visitors to Paphos because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Saint Petersburg in the winter. Paphos is much warmer than Saint Petersburg in the winter. The daily temperature in Paphos averages around 12°C (53°F) in January, and Saint Petersburg fluctuates around -8°C (18°F).

In the winter, Paphos often gets more sunshine than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 180 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Saint Petersburg receives 22 hours of full sun.

Paphos usually gets more rain in January than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Paphos 12°C (53°F) 
    Saint Petersburg -8°C (18°F)

Should I visit Paphos or Saint Petersburg in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Paphos and Saint Petersburg. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Paphos this time of year.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Saint Petersburg. In the spring, Paphos is much warmer than Saint Petersburg. Typically, the spring temperatures in Paphos in April average around 17°C (62°F), and Saint Petersburg averages at about 4°C (40°F).

In Paphos, it's very sunny this time of the year. Paphos usually receives more sunshine than Saint Petersburg during spring. Paphos gets 270 hours of sunny skies, while Saint Petersburg receives 180 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Paphos usually receives less rain than Saint Petersburg. Paphos gets 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Saint Petersburg receives 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Paphos 17°C (62°F) 
    Saint Petersburg 4°C (40°F)

Typical Weather for Saint Petersburg and Paphos

Paphos Saint Petersburg
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) -8°C (18°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) -7°C (20°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) -2°C (28°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 4°C (40°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 1 mm (0 in) 16°C (60°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Jul 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 0 mm (0 in) 16°C (62°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 25°C (76°F) 1 mm (0 in) 11°C (52°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 6°C (42°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 17°C (62°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 0°C (32°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 76 mm (3 in) -5°C (24°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)