Montenegro Travel Budget - Visit Montenegro on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Montenegro?

You should plan to spend around $113 (€104) per day on your vacation in Montenegro. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $17 (€16) on local transportation
  • $92 (€85) on hotels

A one week trip to Montenegro for two people costs, on average, $1,578 (€1,458). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Montenegro cost?

A one week trip to Montenegro usually costs around $789 (€729) for one person and $1,578 (€1,458) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Montenegro on average costs around $1,578 (€1,458) for one person and $3,155 (€2,916) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Montenegro will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Montenegro on average costs around $3,380 (€3,124) for one person and $6,761 (€6,248) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Montenegro?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Montenegro is $402 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Montenegro expensive to visit?

Montenegro is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Montenegro is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Cyprus or Norway.

For more details, see Is Montenegro Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Montenegro?

The average Montenegro trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Montenegro travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 85 ($92)
Local Transportation 1 16 ($17)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 16 ($17)
Alcohol 2 7 - 20 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Montenegro is $46 (€42). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Montenegro is $92 (€85). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Montenegro

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Montenegro based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Montenegro is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€16) per person, per day, on local transportation in Montenegro.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Montenegro are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Montenegro, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Daily Car Rental

Food Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Montenegro can vary, the average cost of food in Montenegro is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Montenegro should cost around $16 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Montenegro is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Montenegro typically cost an average of $17 (€16) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Montenegro per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Montenegro
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $7.06 (€6.52) on bottled water in Montenegro per day. The public water in Montenegro is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024
Montenegro On a Budget
Montenegro Kotor, Montenegro
Located in the Balkans region on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is a nation best characterized by its rugged mountains, medieval villages, and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The nation also hosts a number of National Parks and historic towns.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Montenegro is generally divided into five regions:

Bay of Kotor: Considered one of the most beautiful bays of Europe, the Bay of Kotor features a typical Mediterranean vibe with scenic towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Perast and Kotor. It encompasses Montenegro's northernmost coastal area.

Budva Riviera: This region makes up the nation's central coast and features the main tourist drag with pleasant beaches, historic villages and a thriving nightlife.

Central Montenegro: Just inland from the coast, Central Montenegro makes up the heart of the nation. It is home to the state capital Podgorica, the historical capital Cetinje, and the industrial center NikSic. Skadar Lake National Park and Lovcen National Park showcase the region's natural beauty as well.

Montenegrin South Coast: This is Montenegro's southernmost coast on the Adriatic Sea. Its main hubs are the towns of Bar and Ulcinj.

North Montenegrin Mountains: Furthest inland, this region is a place dominated by natural scenery. It is situated within the Dinaric Alps and features some of the wildest beauty in the nation, like Durmitor National Park's Tara River Canyon. Zabljak is the center of Montenegrin mountain tourism and a popular spot for skiers.

Top Tourist Attractions
Kotor: The Bay of Kotor, which resembles a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Kotor itself is a beautifully preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and an entire spread of bars and restaurants. Some of the most impressive churches include the 12th century St. Tryphon Cathedral, the Church of St. Luke, and the Orthodox St. Nicholas Church.

Budva: A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares. The walled town center also has a medieval town fortress referred to as Citadela.

National Parks: Boasting a plethora of beautiful natural scenery from its glimmering coastline to its mountainous inland, Montenegro also hosts a number of national parks. Biogradska Gora National Park is one of furthest inland, standing as one of the last remaining untouched forests in Europe. Durmitor National Park is Montenegro's other inland treasure. This park's most sought-out attraction is the Tara River Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe and a hub for rafting excursions. Closer to the coast is Lovcen National Park where many visitors climb to the top of the mountain for stunning views. And finally, there is Skadar Lake National Park, the largest lake on the Balkans with a very diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna.

By plane, Podgorica Airport is Montenegro's main international airport, located about 12 kilometers south of the capital city Podgorica. It serves as a hub for Montenegro Airlines. Tivat Airport is situated near the city of Tivat, on the Montenegrin coast. It has regular flights to Belgrade and Moscow throughout the year, and has charter flights to major European destinations during the summer. Another possible flight option is Dubrovnik airport in Croatia, a half-hour drive from the Montenegro border. It is served by many major airlines, making it a good option for tourists coming by plane.

Montenegro is also well-connected to neighboring countries by bus; there are trains from Belgrade, and ferry lines from Italy.

Popular Foods
Because of its proximity to the sea, Montenegro has plenty of fresh fish and seafood dishes. These dishes are typically garnished with polenta, blitva (a kind of spinach), or broiled potatoes. Drying fish is also traditionally practiced along the coast. Further inland, meat is more popular with selections of mutton, pork, beef, and poultry used in a variety of dishes. Meats are often served with vegetables and Kajmak (a kind of clotted cream made with sheep's milk). Montenegrin cuisine also distinguishes its soups: 'supa' for clear soup, 'corba' for a thick soup or stew, 'kasa' for a porridge-style dish.

For dessert, there is an assortment of local sweets, including palacinke (a large pancake filled with jam, chocolate or cream), baklava with raisins and walnuts, krofne (doughnut filled with jam or chocolate), and a cream layered cake called krempita. Most sweets are served with coffee.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.