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Podgorica, Montenegro

How much does it cost to travel to Podgorica?

You should plan to spend around $113 (€105) per day on your vacation in Podgorica. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $22 (€20) on local transportation
  • $99 (€92) on hotels

A one week trip to Podgorica for two people costs, on average, $1,579 (€1,468). 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 Podgorica cost?

A one week trip to Podgorica usually costs around $789 (€734) for one person and $1,579 (€1,468) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Podgorica on average costs around $1,579 (€1,468) for one person and $3,158 (€2,937) 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 Podgorica will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Podgorica on average costs around $3,383 (€3,146) for one person and $6,767 (€6,293) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Podgorica 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 Podgorica expensive to visit?

Prices in Podgorica are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Podgorica is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Bergen or Tartu.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Podgorica Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 92 ($99)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($22)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 21 ($22)
Alcohol 2 10 - 30 ($11 - 32)
Accommodation Budget in Podgorica
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Podgorica is $50 (€46). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Podgorica is $99 (€92). 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 Podgorica

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Podgorica based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $47. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Podgorica
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Podgorica is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Podgorica.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Podgorica
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Podgorica can vary, the average cost of food in Podgorica is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Podgorica should cost around $17 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Podgorica is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Podgorica
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  • Entertainment and activities in Podgorica typically cost an average of $22 (€21) 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 Podgorica
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  • The average person spends about $22 (€20) on alcoholic beverages in Podgorica 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 Podgorica
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $2.69 (€2.50) on bottled water in Podgorica per day. The public water in Podgorica is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024
Podgorica on a Budget
Podgorica Podgorica, Montenegro
Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.
Though many use the city as a home base for visiting other Montenegrin destinations, there are a few sights within the city itself worth a visit. One historic landmark that remains is Skaline, which is home to the ruins of old Nemanja’s town and an old Turkish bridge that crosses the Ribnica River. Other historic waypoints include the 10th century St. George’s church on the slopes of Gorica hill, for which the city was named, as well as King Nikola's Palace, which was the seat of the Montenegrin Royal family and is now a museum. There are also a number of monuments and memorials, and the more modern Millenium Bridge that crosses the Moraca River.

As far as day trips go, there are many options within reasonable distance of the city. Skadar Lake, for example, is just 20 minutes south of Podgorica. It is the largest lake on the Balkans and a national park with opportunities for hiking, boating, swimming, and bird-watching. North of the city, visitors can see the Moraca River canyon, the 13th-century Moraca monastery, or the 17th-century Ostrog Monastery and pilgrimage site further north. There are ancient ruins at Doclea (or Duklja) and Meteon (or Medun), and the nearest coastal beach town is Bar.
Podgorica has several hubs of activity depending on the season and time of day. Old Turkish town, also called Stara Varoš, is one such place where what little remnants of the Ottoman Empire still stand. Here the most prominent landmark is the old clock tower. Others include two mosques and a Turkish "kasaba" (town) with narrow, winding streets. This was once the city center until European integration shifted the core to an adjacent bank of the Ribnica River where Nova Varoš (New town) is now considered to be the city center.

Hercegova?ka is the main pedestrian street in the new city center. It is parallel with Trg Nezavisnosti, the central square of the city, which especially comes to life at the end of the day when locals are finished with work. The square is bordered by Ulica Slobode to the east, and Njegoševa ulica to the west, which are both newly renovated pedestrian zones, with Ulica Slobode also being a popular shopping street. To the north and the south, the square is bordered by Bokeška and Vu?edolska streets, respectively. A pedestrian passage connects the square to Podgorica’s City Hall and the Montenegrin National Theatre building. Rimski Trg is another bustling square and meeting place with plenty of trendy restaurants and cafes.

Podgorica itself is a fun place to experience Montenegrin city culture. There are plenty of pedestrian streets and squares, with restaurants, bars, and trendy cafes, which especially come to life in the evenings. The city is also a hub for transportation to other parts of the country, making day trips a very common activity once visitors have experienced the city.
Food and Dining
Closer to the coast, Montenegrin cuisine largely consists of fish and seafood with fresh catches like prawns, mussels, clams, shrimp, and octopus, typically garnished with polenta, blitva (a kind of spinach), or broiled potatoes. Fish is also often dried. 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). Being a major city, with connections to both the coast and towns further inland, Podgorica boasts a wide variety of all kinds of national dishes, as well as international selections. Outdoor cafes are especially popular where visitors and locals alike enjoy espresso, cappuccino, or coffee with their favorite sweets. Some of the local desserts include pala?inke (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.

By plane, Podgorica Airport is Montenegro’s main international airport, located about 12 kilometers south of Podgorica. It serves as a hub for Montenegro Airlines, the national carrier, which flies to major European destinations. From the airport, buses operate to and from the city, though taxis are more readily available.

There is also a train station near the city center with service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade. The bus station is located next to the train station and operates buses to many domestic locations as well as major cities in neighboring countries.

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.