A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Prague vs. Rome

Should you visit Prague or Rome?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Prague and Rome can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Prague

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.

Rome

Rome is the capital and largest city in Italy. It is also a common entry point for most visitors flying into the country. Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for the last millenium, making it one of the most famous and popular destinations in not only Europe, but the world. The influence of the Roman Empire can be seen across continents.

Which city is cheaper, Rome or Prague?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Prague is $92, while the average daily cost in Rome is $155. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Prague and Rome in more detail.


Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Prague is $112. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $158 for a double occupancy room in Rome.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Prague $56
    Rome $79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Prague $112
    Rome $158


Food

The average traveler spends about $22 per day in Prague for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

While meal prices in Rome can vary, the average travelers spends about $44 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Rome should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rome is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Prague $22
    Rome $44
Typical Food prices in Prague

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


  • Fruit
    $4.52
  • Lunch for One
    $14
  • Bananas
    $0.64
  • Cookies
    $0.36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Prague City Tour by Bus With Optional Boat Tour, Charles Bridge Museum and Dinner: $15
  • Traditional Balkan Burek cooking class and dinner in Prague for small groups: $59
  • Mozart Concert and Dinner in Prague: $82
  • Roman pasta cooking class and dinner in Prague: $90
  • Czech Folklore Show with dinner and private transfer: $96
  • Dinner cruise - open buffet - with 2 incl transfers: $106
  • Folklore Evening Including Traditional Czech Dinner in Prague: $107
  • Medieval dinner in Prague with incl transports: $118
  • Prague Cooking Class with Tereza: $121
  • Czech Traditional Folklore Show including Dinner and Transport: $159

Typical Food prices in Rome

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $17
  • 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches
    $3.54
  • Cafe e doce
    $4.73
  • Pizza (Fast Food)
    $3.13
  • Sitdown Lunch (for Two)
    $37
  • Cheese and bread
    $12
  • Espresso
    $2.36
  • Dinner
    $69

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rome

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

  • Illuminated Rome Tour for Kids with Gelato & Pizza: $56
  • Gourmet Pizza at Sunset Near the Colosseum: $63
  • 3-in-1 Fettuccine, Ravioli and Tiramisu Cooking Class: $73
  • Rome 3-Hour Pizza-Themed Food & Colosseum Tour: $78
  • Traditional Cooking Class in the Jewish Ghetto: $82
  • From Market to Table: 4-Hour Cooking Class in Rome: $118
  • Rome Cooking Class & Gourmet Lunch: $137
  • Vineyard Visit by Minibus with Lakeside Dinner: $142
  • Authentic Cooking Class: $154
  • Rome Trastevere: Semi-Private Food Tour: $79


Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Prague is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.79 per person, per day, on local transportation in Prague.

The cost of a taxi ride in Rome is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 per person, per day, on local transportation in Rome.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Prague $6.79
    Rome $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Ultra - Prague Private Airport Transfer from City Centre to Prague Airport PRG: $8.71
  • Prague Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $12
  • Prague Airport Shared Arrival Transfer And Half-Day City Walking Tour: $13
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Prague Hotel to Prague Airport: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Prague to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG): $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) to Prague: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague to Prague Airports: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague City Center to Vaclav Airport (PRG): $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Vaclav Airport (PRG) to Prague City Center: $18
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Prague Airport: $19

Typical Local Transportation prices in Rome

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


  • Metro Ride (for Two)
    $2.36
  • Train to the Airport
    $18
  • Taxi to Airport
    $53
  • Bicycle Rental (Full Day)
    $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rome

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rome:

  • Private Transfer from Airport or Cruise Ship Port: $38
  • Transfer from Fiumicino Airport With a Guided Tour of Rome: $49
  • Pre-Cruise Rome Tour & Transfer: $56
  • Fiumicino Airport – Civitavecchia Cruise Port Transfer: $74
  • Private Transfer between Rome Ciampino and City Hotels: $80
  • Rome Ciampino Airport: Private Luxury Limo Transfer: $95
  • Transfer between Rome Fiumicino and Civitavecchia Port: $181
  • Rome Airport: Positano Private Transfer: $391
  • The Ruins of Pompeii: Round-Trip Transfer from Rome: $503
  • Private Transfer from Sorrento to Rome and Vice Versa: $513


Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Prague typically cost an average of $14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Entertainment and activities in Rome typically cost an average of $34 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Prague $14
    Rome $34
Typical Entertainment prices in Prague

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


  • Opera Tickets
    $4.52
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    $6.33
  • Image Theatre for Two
    $43

Tours and Activities in Prague

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

  • 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour: $71
  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German: $21
  • 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German: $27
  • 3-Hour Segway Tour with Monastic Craft Beer Tasting: $95
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle: $30
  • Kutna Hora UNESCO Site Tour with Bone Chapel from Prague: $45
  • Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Prague: $23
  • Prague Hybernia Theatre: The Best of Swan Lake Tickets: $40
  • Skip the Line: Prague Botanical Garden Outdoor Exposition Ticket: $4.35
  • Entrance Ticket: $5.29

Typical Entertainment prices in Rome

Here are a few typical costs in Rome for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Rome Museum Vaticano (for 2)
    $82
  • Coliseum Tickets (for Two)
    $39
  • Roma Pass
    $35
  • Hop on Hop Off Bus (All Day)
    $24
  • Segway Tour
    $89

Tours and Activities in Rome

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

  • 90-Minute Kickstart Tour with a Local: $17
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo Guided Tour: $18
  • Guided Evening Walking Tour in French: $40
  • Best of Squares & Fountains Walking City Tour: $40
  • Rome Center: 4-Hour Bike Tour: $42
  • Kid-Friendly Skip-the-Line Colosseum and History Tour: $44
  • Early-Bird Streets, Piazzas and Fountains City Tour: $44
  • 1-hour Colosseum Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry: $45
  • Unusual Sights Bicycle Tour with Optional E-bike: $47
  • Heart of Trevi Fountain & More Guided Tour: $47


Alcohol

The average person spends about $9.45 on alcoholic beverages in Prague per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $17 on alcoholic beverages in Rome per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Prague $9.45
    Rome $17
Typical Alcohol prices in Prague

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Prague are as follows:


  • A Bottle of Wine
    $7.19

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Prague:

  • Taste wine properly - wine tasting session: $30
  • Private Karlovy Vary with Royal Brewery or Mozer Full Day Trip: $128
  • Private Kutna Hora with Sedlec Ossuary and Local brewery Full Day Trip: $149
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery and Pilsen City Private tour from Prague All-Inclusive: $199
  • Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch: $215
  • Private Tour: Chateau Lany and Krakovec Castle and Krusovice Royal Brewery from Prague Including Tasting and Czech Lunch: $217
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery private day trip and cheese tasting on family eco-farm: $220
  • Private Pilsner Urquell brewery, Pilsen City and Bohemian Glass factory day tour: $230
  • Private Walking Tour Prague with Lunch and Pilsner Urquell brewery day trip: $236
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery Private day trip, Pilsen City and Koneprusy Caves: $236

Typical Alcohol prices in Rome

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Rome are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $7.69
  • Pint of Beer
    $7.50
  • Beer
    $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Rome

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Rome:

  • Colosseum Fast Track and Wine Tasting Day Tour: $119
  • Vintage Fiat 500 Driving Tour and Wine Tasting: $204
  • 4-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour: $69
  • 4-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour: $91
  • Roman Countryside Vineyards and Wine Tasting: $67
  • 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour: $50
  • Campo De' Fiori Market and Trevi Food & Wine Tour: $90
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour with Pickup: $131
  • San Gimignano & Siena: Small Group Wine Tour from Rome: $177
  • Siena & San Gimignano Day Tour & Wine Tasting from Rome: $215



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

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