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

How much does it cost to travel to Serbia?

You should plan to spend around $39 (RSD4,281) per day on your vacation in Serbia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $9.28 (RSD1,009) on meals
  • $5.60 (RSD609) on local transportation
  • $50 (RSD5,383) on hotels

A one week trip to Serbia for two people costs, on average, $551 (RSD59,941). 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 Serbia cost?

A one week trip to Serbia usually costs around $276 (RSD29,970) for one person and $551 (RSD59,941) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Serbia on average costs around $551 (RSD59,941) for one person and $1,103 (RSD119,881) 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 Serbia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Serbia on average costs around $1,182 (RSD128,444) for one person and $2,363 (RSD256,888) 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 Serbia?

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 Serbia is $228 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 Serbia expensive to visit?

Serbia is a very affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 10% of countries in the world for its affordability. Many budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring this country in depth.

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

For more details, see Is Serbia Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) RSD5,383 ($50)
Local Transportation 1 RSD609 ($5.60)
Food 2 RSD1,009 ($9.28)
Entertainment 1 RSD491 ($4.52)
Tips and Handouts 1 RSD50 - 150 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 RSD1,135 - 3,405 ($10 - 31)
Accommodation Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Serbia is $25 (RSD2,691). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Serbia is $50 (RSD5,383). 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 Serbia

Looking for a hotel in Serbia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Serbia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $44. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Serbia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.60 (RSD609) per person, per day, on local transportation in Serbia.

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

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Serbia can vary, the average cost of food in Serbia is $9.28 (RSD1,009) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Serbia should cost around $3.71 (RSD404) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Serbia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Serbia typically cost an average of $4.52 (RSD491) 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.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Serbia is $0.92 (RSD100) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Serbia is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $21 (RSD2,270) on alcoholic beverages in Serbia 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 Serbia
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.73 (RSD79) on bottled water in Serbia per day. The public water in Serbia is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Serbia on a Budget
Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia is a fascinating country in the Balkan region. It is one of six republics that came from the former Yugoslavia. While you can visit Serbia most times of the year, the summer months offer the best weather and more activities and festivals. Most travelers head to the capital city of Belgrade, but you don't have to venture too far away to see some of the country's wonderful national parks and small towns.

Serbia has been slower to gain popularity among travelers than some of its nearby neighbors, but that isn't for a lack of cultural and historical sites. In Serbia you can still catch a glimpse of traditional life at a crosswords of cultures and ethnicity without the abundance of crowds you might find in other nearby countries.

Belgrade is the city to visit if you're hoping to do some shopping. The downtown area is filled with high end shops selling anything from cloths to designer goods. Once you're outside of the capital city you'll find that most things are much cheaper in price.

Food in Serbia is quite reasonably priced, in part because there are local "fast food" options everywhere. Burek, or pastry filled with meats or cheeses, is probably the most budget friendly option. You'll also find countless fast food grills that offer everything from Serbian style burgers to meat snacks. Almost all food has some form of meat or cheese in it, so as a vegetarian you will likely struggle to find food.

Transportation in Serbia is relatively straight forward. If you're hoping to save money you should opt for the bus instead of the train. Buses are generally cheaper and they are more abundant here. You are likely to at least a couple of bus trips during your stay in Serbia.

Although Serbia hasn't yet become a hotspot in Europe, it has much to offer the travelers who take the time to experience this fascinating country. Allow yourself plenty of time and make sure you venture outside the Belgrade and you're likely to catch a rare glimpse at a European country not yet influenced by the tourism industry.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Skadarlija: This neighborhood is made up of an old, vintage street which is the main Bohemian area in the country of Serbia. Located in Belgrade, it is lined with interesting shops and restaurants and has an interesting ambiance worth experiencing.
Kalemegdan Fortress: This is a fort in Belgrade that has been built and rebuilt over 2000 years by the Celts, Romans, Byzantins, Serbs, Austrians and Turks. It has both the fortress and a park area and sits in near the point where the River Sava and Danube River meet.
Novi Sad: Novi Sad is an enjoyable city worth exploring with its main site being Petrovaradin Fortress. It's the second largest city in the country, and probably the second most popular city amongst travelers.

Popular Foods
Cevapi: This is a popular Serbian dish made with mixed, minced, and grilled meat and served in the typical kabob style. It's often accompanied by rice and a flatbread. The meal is often considered to by the national dish of Serbia, but you will find comparable dishes in other nearby countries.
Gibanica: This is a phillo pastry pie filled with spinach and cheese. It's often made with white cheese which is layered between the pastry dough. There are comparable dishes in neighboring countries as well as some countries in the Middle East. It's most often served in the home as a snack option between meals.
Prebranac: This is one of the country's few vegetarian dishes. It's made from a mixture of beans and vegetables and served in a casserole style dish. It's comparable to baked beans, but instead made with lima beans which are cooked with onions and Hungarian paprika.

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.