Should you visit Warsaw or Monaco?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Warsaw and Monaco can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has a population of 1.7 million, making it the country's largest city. Located on the Vistula River, it is a popular tourist destination for its interesting architecture and culture. The right bank of the river was the first area to become populated in the 9th or 10 century. Today, however, the city's central district is on the left bank of the river. The Old Town, where you will find many sights and attractions, is fully contained within the city center.
Monaco is a small city-state that is completely surrounded by France. The Italian Riviera is only a few kilometers to the east and the country enjoys a wonderful, Mediterranean climate. Monaco is also the second smallest independent state in the world, with the Vatican being the smallest. It is six times as large of the Vatican and also the world's most densely populated independent country. It is entirely urban and a fun place to spend a few days.
Which city is cheaper, Monaco or Warsaw?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Warsaw is $76, while the average daily cost in Monaco is $175. 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 Warsaw and Monaco in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $92 for a double occupancy room in Warsaw If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Monaco's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $222. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $111.
In Warsaw travelers spend around $18 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
On average, meal and food prices in Monaco cost around $50 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 $20.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Warsaw
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Warsaw:
Dinner for Two
Lunch for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Warsaw
For Warsaw, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Lunch or Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe with Skip-the-Line:
Traditional Polish Cooking Class in Warsaw:
Warsaw Food Tour small group tour by retro minibus:
Warsaw 6h Private Tour + Traditional Polish Dinner:
Nicolaus Copernicus Legacy: Private Tour from Warsaw to Torun + Polish Dinner:
To get around in Warsaw, the average visitor spends $3.91 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.
The average price of local transportation around Monaco is $16 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.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Warsaw
Also for Warsaw, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Airport transfer Warsaw Airport WAW - Center of Warsaw:
Arrival Private Transfer: Warsaw Airport WAW to Warsaw City in Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfers from Warsaw Airport WAW to Warsaw City in Luxury Van:
Axe Throwing with Hotel Transfers:
D2D Private Intercity / Airport Transfer (Warsaw ⇄ Krakow) 1-8 passengers.:
Departure Private Transfer Warsaw City to Warsaw Airport WAW by Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer Warsaw City to Warsaw Airport WAW by Luxury Car:
Departure Private Transfer Warsaw City to Warsaw Airport WAW by Luxury Van:
Departure Private Transfer: Warsaw City to Warsaw Airport WAW in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfers from Warsaw City to Warsaw Airport WAW in Luxury Van:
Economy private Warsaw Modlin airport transfer up 3 people:
Economy private Warsaw Modlin airport transfer up 8 people:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Monaco
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Monaco:
Private transfer: Monaco Airport (MCM) to Monaco:
Between Monaco and Nice: Single Helicopter Transfer:
Monaco Private Transfer from Monaco-Ville to Nice Airport:
Nice Airport Transfers : Monaco City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Car:
Nice Airport Transfers : Monaco City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van:
Departure Private Transfers from Monaco City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van:
Nice Airport Transfers : Monaco City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfers from Monaco City to Nice Airport NCE:
Monaco Transfer: Monaco Cruise Port to Nice Airport:
Private Departure Transfer from Monaco Hotels to Nice Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Warsaw or Monaco?
Prices for flights to both Monaco and Warsaw 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.
In Warsaw, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $5.87 per person, per day.
Monaco's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $22 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.
Tours and Activities in Warsaw
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Warsaw.
Skip the Line: Neon Muzeum Admission Ticket:
Skip the Line: Museum of Life Under Communism Ticket:
World of Illusion Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket:
Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:
Evening vistula river cruise:
Warsaw's Alternative Side: Praga District Private Tour:
Warsaw Afternoon, guided, social-distance bus, city tour with pick up&drop off:
Small-Group Historical Guided Tour of Warsaw with pick up/drop off. Public Tour.:
Warsaw Morning, Guided, social-distance bus, city tour with hotel pickup&dropoff:
Historic Private Tour in Retro Fiat:
Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup:
Warsaw Evening Tour (history and pubs) by retro minibus:
Typical Entertainment prices in Monaco
Here are a few typical costs in Monaco for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:
Tours and Activities in Monaco
Here are a few actual costs in Monaco for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 hours Deluxe Sightdriving tour:
30 Minute Ferrari California T Sports Car Experience from Monaco:
Beautiful Nice only for you sightseeing from Monaco:
Cannes, Antibes and Nice Private Tour from Monaco:
Cities of artists in Provence sightseeing tour from Monaco:
Double Supercar Driving Experience from Monaco:
French Riviera Tour:
Full Day Monaco-Monte Carlo Tour with a Driver:
Group tour of French Riviera from the port of Monaco/Monte-Carlo:
Guided tour “Love stories of Monte Carlo”:
Lamborghini Sports Car Experience from Monaco:
Magic Christmas Tour in Monaco:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Warsaw, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $8.73.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Monaco may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $24 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Monaco
Also in Monaco, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Authentic Wine Tasting Experience:
Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Nice and Eze with Wine Tasting:
Private St-Jeannet, St-Paul-de-Vence, and Wine Tour from Monaco:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Warsaw and Monaco, we can see that Monaco is more expensive. And not only is Warsaw much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Warsaw would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Warsaw 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 Monaco would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Monaco than you might in Warsaw.
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