Should you visit Vilnius or Porvoo?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Vilnius and Porvoo. 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. So, let's dig into it.
Vilnius is the capital and largest city in the country of Lithuania. It has a population of more than 500,000 residents and is located in the valley between the Neris River and the Vilnia River in the southeastern part of the country. Visitors come to the city for its beautiful Old Town, impressive architecture, and fascinating culture. In 2009 it was named the European Capital of Culture along with the city of Linz, in Austria.
Porvoo is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometers east of Helsinki. Porvoo is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century. Even though Porvoo is not exactly a coastal town, it is connected to the Gulf of Finland via the Porvoo River. The river flows through the city, passing Porvoo's most well-known landmarks: the red shore houses. Historically, Porvoo has been an important center of trade. Founded nearly 800 years ago, Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland and evidence of its long history can still be seen and felt as you walk its charming streets. For centuries, the city has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for many Finnish artists.
Which city is cheaper, Porvoo or Vilnius?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Vilnius is €76, while the average daily cost in Porvoo is €105. 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 Vilnius and Porvoo in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €68 for a double occupancy room in Vilnius.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Porvoo, €110 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Porvoo, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €55, such as in a hostel.
On average, meal and food prices in Vilnius cost around €32 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €13.
On average, meal and food prices in Porvoo cost around €24 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €9.60.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Vilnius
Some typical examples of dining costs in Vilnius are as follows:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vilnius
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Vilnius.
Vilnius - City of Contrasts - The Original City Tour by bicycle (bike+food tour):
National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius:
Dinner in local family:
Cooking Class in Vilnius:
Vilnius Dinner in the Darkness:
Dinner in the Dark Dining Experience in Riga:
Typical Food prices in Porvoo
For Porvoo, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
The average price of local transportation around Vilnius is €6.64 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
To get around in Porvoo, the average visitor spends €45 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vilnius
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vilnius:
Vilnius to Riga transfer with Sightseeing:
Vilnius Airport Departure Private Transfer:
Vilnius Airport Arrival Private Transfer:
Private transfer: Vilnius to Vilnius Airport (VNO):
Private transfer: Vilnius Airport (VNO) to Vilnius:
Private transfer from Vilnius to Riga or Riga International Airport:
Private transfer from Vilnius to Kaunas:
Private transfer Vilnius - Riga:
Private low cost transfer from Vilnius to Minsk:
Private Vilnius VNO Airport - Vilnius City Round-Trip Transfer:
Private Vilnius Airport Departure Transfer:
Private Vilnius Airport Arrival Transfer:
Is it cheaper to fly into Vilnius or Porvoo?
Prices for flights to both Porvoo and Vilnius 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.
Vilnius's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €7.78 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
In Porvoo, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €17 per person, per day.
Typical Entertainment prices in Vilnius
Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Vilnius are as follows:
Tours and Activities in Vilnius
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Vilnius are as follows:
10-Day Self-Driving Tour to Baltic States:
2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius:
2-Night Amber Spa Experience in Vilnius:
3 Hour Vilnius Food Walking Tour:
3-Hour Vilnius Food Insider Walking Tour and Tastings:
6-Hour Trakai National Park Private Walking Tour from Vilnius:
8 Days Baltic Tour: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia:
9-Day Lithuania and Latvia Small-Group Tour from Vilnius:
Audio Tours to Curonian Spit UNESCO sand dunes:
Audio Tours to Geographical Center of Europe:
Audio Tours to Grutas Park Soviet Time Museum:
Audio Tours to Hill of Crosses:
Tours and Activities in Porvoo
For Porvoo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Shore Excursion - Porvoo Sightseeing Tour:
SHORE EXCURSIONS: Small-Group Half-Day Tour of Porvoo Old Town from Helsinki:
Shore Excursion - Helsinki and Porvoo Sightseeing Tour:
The best of Porvoo walking tour:
Romantic tour in Porvoo:
Unforgettable private tour Helsinki-Porvoo-Haikko by VIP car (6 hours):
Shore Excursion: Private Half Day Tour of Old City of Porvoo from Helsinki:
The average person spends about €5.10 on alcoholic beverages in Vilnius per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Typically, people visiting Porvoo spend on average €7.94 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typical Alcohol prices in Vilnius
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Vilnius from other travelers:
Sample the Local Flavors in Vilnius
Also in Vilnius, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Vilnius and Porvoo, we can see that Porvoo is more expensive. And not only is Vilnius much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Vilnius would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Vilnius 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 Porvoo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Porvoo than you might in Vilnius.
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