A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tbilisi vs. Belgrade for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tbilisi or Belgrade?

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

Should I visit Tbilisi or Belgrade? 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: Tbilisi or Belgrade?

Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the "Mother of Georgia." Tbilisi’s eternal charms of a dramatic setting in the deep valley of the swift Mtkvari River, picturesque architecture, an ever-lively arts and cultural scene, and the welcoming Georgian lifestyle have been added a whole new 21st-century dimension of inviting cafes and restaurants serving ever better food, up-to-date lodgings from backpacker hostels to international five-stars, interesting bars and clubs, spruced-up museums, galleries, parks, plazas and whole streets, modernized transport and a sprinkling of eye-catching contemporary architecture. The mix of modern and ancient elements makes Tbilisi the beating heart of the South Caucasus and it is well worth a visit.

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of the Republic of Serbia. Dating back to the 4th Century BC, is has seen many changes from Celtic tribes at its earliest beginnings to Roman rule, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbian independence. Relics of its past can be seen today in Belgrade's architecture and museums, while there are also a host of contemporary activities like nightlife, clubs, cafes, and concerts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Serbia, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Belgrade.


Which place is cheaper, Belgrade or Tbilisi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tbilisi is $29, while the average daily cost in Belgrade is $45. 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 Tbilisi and Belgrade in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tbilisi $12
    Belgrade $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tbilisi $24
    Belgrade $62
Compare Hotels in Tbilisi and Belgrade

Looking for a hotel in Tbilisi or Belgrade? 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 Tbilisi


Hotels in Belgrade


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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: Belgrade Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tbilisi $6.12
    Belgrade $5.65

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tbilisi

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

  • Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Tbilisi: $10
  • Transfer from Tbilisi City to Tbilisi Airport: $10
  • Kutaisi Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $10
  • Kutaisi: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $10
  • Batumi airport: Bus Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $16
  • Tbilisi Private Airport Transfer: $17
  • Tbilisi Airport Shuttle And Transfer Service: $18
  • Private airport - city transfer Tbilisi: $18
  • Tbilisi Airport Private Transfer service: $20
  • Tbilisi Airport Transfers: Tbilisi Airport TBS to Tbilisi City in Standard Car: $22
  • Tbilisi Airport to Hotel Private Transfer : $23
  • Tbilisi Airport to Hotel Transfer: $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belgrade

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belgrade:

  • Sarajevo: One-Way Private Transfer to Belgrade: $249
  • Sarajevo: Belgrade transfer: $325
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Timisoara with sightseeing: $88
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Novi Sad with sightseeing: $111
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Sarajevo via Mokra Gora with sightseeing: $146
  • Private transfer tour from Belgrade to Pristina with sightseeing: $124
  • Private Transfer from Sremski Karlovci to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $128
  • Private Transfer from Smederevo to Belgrade Airport (BEG): $118
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Vršac: $137
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Valjevo: $157
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Tuzla: $275
  • Private Transfer from Belgrade Airport (BEG) to Subotica: $245

Is it cheaper to fly into Tbilisi or Belgrade?

Prices for flights to both Belgrade and Tbilisi 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
    Tbilisi $7.93
    Belgrade $9.37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tbilisi

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

  • Natural Wine Degustation and Tasting with Georgian Dinner Option: $20
  • Small-Group Khinkali and Khachapuri Cooking Class in Tbilisi: $24
  • Georgian Cooking Class with Khinkali and Khachapuri: $25
  • Georgian traditional dumplings "Khinkali" cooking master class!!: $34
  • Middle East Evening with Live Singers and Dinner in Tbilisi: $40
  • Adjarian Khachapuri Making Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Traveling Spoon Georgian Dumplings Private Online Cooking Class: $40
  • Tbilisi Food Tour in a Local Family: $49
  • Cooking Class with a Local Family: $49
  • Tbilisi Street Food Tour: $70
  • Vegetarian Georgian Cooking Class: $78
  • Food Tour with 9 Tastings and Wine: $88

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belgrade

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

  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $66
  • Private Walking and Food Tour in Belgrade: $72
  • E-Scooter Serbian Food Tour: $74
  • Folklore night in Belgrade with dinner: $170

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tbilisi $14
    Belgrade $4.55

Tours and Activities in Tbilisi

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

  • Skip the Line: Experimentorium Ticket: $5.45
  • Private 4 days Food & Wine and Sightseeing tour to Kakheti, Kazbegi, Mtskheta.: $10
  • First impression of Tbilisi-3 hours walking tour: $11
  • Walking Tour in Old Tbilisi - Group Tour: $12
  • Highlands Tour: Kazbegi, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Zhinvali: $12
  • One Day Expedition Tour in Kazbegi Mountains: $13
  • Afternoon Walking tour of Old Town: $13
  • Tbilisi Guided Walking Tour: $13
  • City Highlights Guided Walking Tour: $14
  • Underground Printing House Museum Tour in Tbilisi: $14
  • Full Day Tbilisi City Tour : $14
  • Guided History, Culture & Architecture Walking Tour: $14

Tours and Activities in Belgrade

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

  • Magic Christmas tour in Novi Sad: $202
  • The best of Novi Sad walking tour: $147
  • 2 hours / Sightseeing Boat cruise Drinks Included: $87
  • Ada Lake E Scooter tour: $43
  • Ada Lake Tour: $33
  • Avala & Kosmaj Bike Tour: $98
  • Avala & Kosmaj Tour: $133
  • Avala Mountain Private Tour: $79
  • Belgrade 20th century tour: $43
  • Belgrade : Must-See Attractions Private Walking Tour: $74
  • Belgrade : Old Town Walking Tour With A Guide: $50
  • Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods: $61

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tbilisi $18
    Belgrade $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Tbilisi

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Tbilisi:

  • 3 Hours Walk Around Wine Tasting of 12 Different Wines in Tbilisi: $2.00
  • Tbilisi.First impression of Tbilisi-evening walking,wine tasting: $11
  • One-day tour of Kakheti from Tbilisi, free wine tasting: $14
  • Tbilisi Walking Tour Including Wine Tasting Cable Car and Bakery: $14
  • Wine Tasting Feel the Difference of Qvevri or Classical Wine: $16
  • Full Day Wine Tour Bodbe , Sighnaghi , Telavi: $16
  • Kakheti Day Group Tour: Free Wine Tasting: $17
  • Kakheti: Sighnaghi city of love, Bodbe, Telavi, Free wine tasting: $18
  • Kakheti Wine Tour, Кахетия -Винный Тур: $19
  • From Kakheti Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting: $24
  • Kakheti: Bodbe (Monastery), Sighnaghi (Love city), Telavi Wine Tour from Tbilisi: $24
  • City Pub Crawl with welcome shots in game format: $24

Sample the Local Flavors in Belgrade

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belgrade:

  • Wines & Horses Wine Tasting surrounded by Horses: $48
  • Natural wine tasting with great views: $50
  • RePlay Pub Crawl in Belgrade: $52
  • E-Scooter CRAFT BEER and BREWERY Tour: $54
  • Tour of the MONASTERIES at Fruška Gora NP and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $55
  • Belgrade Bar Crawl: $55
  • Pearl of North Serbia, trip to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci with wine tasting: $61
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci private tour with wine tasting: $76
  • 3-Hour Walking Local Wine Tasting Tour: $80
  • Northern Serbia: Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting in a cellar : $83
  • Private Wine Tour in Royal Region: $87
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Wine Tour From Belgrade: $94


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

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


Which is Bigger, Tbilisi or Belgrade?

Belgrade has a larger population, and is about 21% larger than the population of Tbilisi. When comparing the sizes of Tbilisi and Belgrade, 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.