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Sochi, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Russia
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How much does it cost to travel to Sochi?

You should plan to spend around $61 (₽5,578) per day on your vacation in Sochi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (₽1,612) on meals
  • $29 (₽2,699) on hotels

A one week trip to Sochi for two people costs, on average, $852 (₽78,096). 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 Sochi cost?

A one week trip to Sochi usually costs around $426 (₽39,048) for one person and $852 (₽78,096) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sochi on average costs around $852 (₽78,096) for one person and $1,705 (₽156,193) 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 Sochi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sochi on average costs around $1,826 (₽167,350) for one person and $3,653 (₽334,699) 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 Sochi 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 Sochi expensive to visit?

Sochi is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Russia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Sochi is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Europe for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Sochi.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,699 ($29)
Food 2 1,612 ($18)
Entertainment 1 10,469 ($114)
Accommodation Budget in Sochi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sochi is $15 (₽1,350). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sochi is $29 (₽2,699). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

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Food Budget in Sochi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sochi can vary, the average cost of food in Sochi is $18 (₽1,612) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sochi should cost around $7.03 (₽645) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sochi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Sochi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sochi typically cost an average of $114 (₽10,469) 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.

Sochi On a Budget
Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi is one of the southernmost major cities in Russia. It is especially busy in the summer when native Russians and international visitors alike come to enjoy the mountainous coastline and sunny beaches. Sochi is also known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and many of the Olympic venues can still be visited today.
After arriving in Adler District, the first thing that visitors see in Sochi is often the 2014 Sochi Olympic Park. Though most buildings are now vacant or repurposed, visitors can still appreciate the futuristic architecture of luxury sports buildings like Fisht Stadium which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the Adler Arena Skating Center, the Bolshoy Ice Dome, Iceberg Skating Palace, and Ice Cube Curling Center, amongst others. Also nearby is Sochi Park, which is much like a Russian Disneyland, but dedicated to the characters of Russian fairytales.

In addition to the Olympic attractions, Sochi also features many other monuments and historical landmarks. As far as architecture goes, there are plenty of Stalinist period Empire Style buildings as well as Stalin's Summer Residence which now houses a museum. Dating back centuries further, Sochi also has a few ancient sites such as Godlik fortress and Loo Temple. Other monuments around the city include art sculptures like the Anchor and Cannon from 1913, various war memorials, and the Singing Fountains, which operate on summer evenings.

Beyond the manmade structures, visitors also flock to the natural features of the area-the beaches along the Black Sea coastline as well as the mountains to the east. Many are located within Sochi National Park, including Mount Akhun, which is the highest point in Greater Sochi and offers panoramic views of the city. Other unique features include Yew and Boxtree woods (UNESCO), Vorontsovka Caves, waterfalls, and the Dagomys Tea-Party Houses where visitors can learn how tea is grown, collected, and manufactured.
Spread along the coastline of the Black Sea, Sochi is actually three times larger than Moscow geographically. Officially, Greater Sochi is divided into four administrative districts: Central Sochi District, Lazarevskoye District, Khosta District, and Adler District. Central Sochi, as expected, is the heart of the city-the most developed, the most populated, and the most attractions (especially for the summer tourists). Lazarevskoye is the largest and takes up much of the coastline, making it a hub for beach tourism. Khosta is a spa and beach vacation resort located to the southeast, and is closer to outdoor attractions, such as Mount Akhun. And finally, Adler is Sochi's transport hub where most visitors arrive. It is also the site of the venues from the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When in Sochi visitors enjoy exploring the Olympic Park, populating beachside resorts, and enjoying Sochi's nightlife. There are also many other venues for entertainment to accommodate all interests. For those seeking more information on the art, history, and culture of the area, Sochi has plenty of museums-Sochi Art Museum, Sochi History Museum, and Museum of Sochi Sport Honour, to name a few. For those who enjoy the peaceful solace of nature, there are plenty of city parks like the Riviera Park, which also hosts concerts and festivals, or the Dendrarium, which has a wide variety of tree species. There are even venues dedicated to wildlife like the Sochi Discovery World Aquarium and a Monkey Nursery Center.
Food and Dining
The local cuisine of Sochi is a little different from traditional Russian dishes, often with multicultural influences. One favorite of locals and visitors alike are shish kebabs-skewers of marinated meat usually served with onions, herbs, fresh vegetables, lavosh (a kind of flatbread), and red sauce. Also popular is the Georgian-style Solyanka soup, which is hot and spicy and made with meat, onions, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, and pepper. Similar to dumpling or ravioli, Sochi also has a meat-wrapped-in-dough specialty called khinkali. They are typically served with tomato sauce and tsakhton sauce (a white sauce based on sour cream, herbs, and garlic). Other specialties include khachapuri (cheese- and egg-filled bread boat), magnolia cheese balls (a common appetizer), seafood fished right from the Black Sea, wine made in the neighboring republic of Abkhazia, borscht (beet soup), and blini (Russian crepes).

The major airport serving the city is Sochi International Airport, located in Adler district. Flight schedules often depend on the season, but there are usually regular international connections with Vienna through Austrian Airlines, Istanbul through Turkish Airlines, and Tel-Aviv through Donavia. Other regular connections include Yerevan, Armenia; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Minsk, Belarus; Cishinau, Moldova; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The airport also offers plenty of domestic flights daily, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Transfers from the airport to town can be made via bus, taxi, or rail.

International travel to Sochi can also be made by train with two major rail terminals in Central Sochi and Adler, as well as by boat with many cruise ships and ferries arriving into port. Cruise ship travel typically allows for visitors to stay up to 72 hours on Russian territory without a visa.

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.