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

Should you visit Sochi or Prague?

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

Should I visit Sochi or Prague? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Sochi or Prague?


Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi is one of the southernmost major cities in Russia. It is especially busy in the summer when native Russians and international visitors alike come to enjoy the mountainous coastline and sunny beaches. Sochi is also known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and many of the Olympic venues can still be visited today.


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 Sochi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sochi is $60, while the average daily cost in Prague is $109. 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 Sochi and Prague in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sochi $14
    Prague $67
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sochi $28
    Prague $134
Compare Hotels in Sochi and Prague

Looking for a hotel in Sochi 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 Sochi

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.
    Sochi -
    Prague $8.08

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Private Prague Airport Arrival Transfer: $60
  • Private Prague Airport Departure Transfer: $52
  • 1-way Prague to Dresden - private transfer - Mercedes Benz - up to 7 passengers: $283
  • Airport Prague Private Transfer for up to 4 people: $87
  • Airport Prague Private Transfers for up to 6 People: $98
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Business Car: $49
  • Airport Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Van: $55
  • Airport Transfer: Prague to Prague Airport PRG by Business Car: $49
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Prague Airport PRG to Prague City in Car/Van: $58
  • Arrival Transfer: Prague Airport PRG to Prague by Luxury Van: $55
  • Best Shooting Range Prague Old Town with Private Transfers: $238
  • Best Shooting Range Prague Old Town with Private Transfers: $250

Is it cheaper to fly into Sochi or Prague?

Prices for flights to both Prague and Sochi 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
    Sochi $17
    Prague $26

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: $17
  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Prague with Set Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $39
  • Prague by Night: 2-Hour Dinner Cruise with Live Music: $47
  • Vltava River Evening Dinner Cruise: $53
  • Folkloric Dinner Show with Unlimited Drinks: $56
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise with Transfers: $57
  • River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music: $58
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks: $59
  • Prague 5 Courses Medieval Dinner and Live Performances: $60

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sochi $112
    Prague $16

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:

  • Bachelorette / Bachelor Party - City sightseeing Trike Tour: $2.74
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Electric Trike Tour: $2.95
  • Prague Historical & Viewpoints Retro E-Bike Group Tour: $3.00
  • Sunset View & Adventurous Retro E-Bike Tour: $3.00
  • Adventurous Sightseeing & Historical Live Guided Trike Tour: $3.04
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party - City sightseeing E-Bike Tour: $3.04
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Retro E-Bike Live Guided Tour: $3.08
  • Prague City sightseeing in Night Trike Tour: $3.08
  • Gorgeous Prague Night Retro E-Bike Tour ( Live Guided ): $3.12
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Tour of the Castle and Malá Strana based on Tips: $3.25
  • New Town: 20th Century with WWII and Communism (Tip based tour): $3.25

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sochi -
    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: $13
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl with Drinks and Shots: $23
  • 1 Hour Exclusive Moravian Wine Tasting in an Art Gallery : $28
  • Pub Crawl in Prague: $32
  • Pub Crawl and International Party: $34
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Entry: $34
  • Pub Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar at Drunken Monkey: $35
  • Golden Burlesque Show & Live Music w/ Lady & The Devil: $36
  • Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl: $36
  • Golden BURLESQUE: $42
  • Prague beer tour with brewery visit and tasting: $46
  • Wine Tasting and Walking Tour of Prague: $49

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sochi and Prague, we can see that Prague is more expensive. And not only is Sochi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sochi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sochi 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 Sochi.

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

Which is Bigger, Sochi or Prague?

Prague has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Sochi. When comparing the sizes of Sochi 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 Sochi or Prague?

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 Sochi or Prague in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Sochi and Prague. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Prague because of the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Sochi is a little warmer than Prague in the summer. The daily temperature in Sochi averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Prague fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In July, Sochi usually receives more rain than Prague. Sochi gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Prague receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Sochi 23°C (73°F) 
    Prague 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Prague in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Sochi as well as Prague. Also, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Prague this time of year.

In the autumn, Sochi is a little warmer than Prague. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Sochi in October average around 16°C (60°F), and Prague averages at about 11°C (52°F).

Sochi receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Sochi usually gets more rain in October than Prague. Sochi gets 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Sochi 16°C (60°F) 
    Prague 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Prague in the Winter?

Both Prague and Sochi are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Prague for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Prague. In January, Sochi is generally much warmer than Prague. Daily temperatures in Sochi average around 6°C (44°F), and Prague fluctuates around 1°C (33°F).

It's quite rainy in Sochi. In January, Sochi usually receives more rain than Prague. Sochi gets 183 mm (7.2 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Sochi 6°C (44°F) 
    Prague 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Prague in the Spring?

Both Prague and Sochi during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many visitors come to Prague in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Sochi is a little warmer than Prague in the spring. The daily temperature in Sochi averages around 13°C (55°F) in April, and Prague fluctuates around 10°C (49°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sochi. Sochi usually gets more rain in April than Prague. Sochi gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Prague receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Sochi 13°C (55°F) 
    Prague 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Prague and Sochi

Sochi Prague
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (44°F) 183 mm (7.2 in) 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 9°C (48°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 17°C (62°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 133 mm (5.2 in) 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 16°C (60°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 182 mm (7.2 in) 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 9°C (47°F) 202 mm (8 in) 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)