Costs for vacationer in Europe’s most well known cities go from stunning deals to incredibly costly,but who says you can’t travel to Europe on a budget?!
we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 inexpensive cities to visit in Europe
with accommodations for as low as $13 a night, Bratislava is one of the most cost-effective capital cities in all of Europe, while the average mid-range price per day is approximately $70, you can get by with as little as 30 if you play your cards right, wine and beer are particularly affordable with a bottle of the latter costing as little as a 1 dollar 70 cents, however you’ll also find that experiencing Bratislava rich history and culture is equally affordable ,many of the attractions are modestly priced, and some such as Old Town and the blue church are free to enjoy.
Dubrovnik makes it easy to experience the beauty of the Adriatic on a budget, the city’s popularity among tourists has been growing steadily for years, bolstered by affordable accommodations, and yes the presence of a certain HBO fantasy show, for its terracotta rooftops and impressive fortifications, Dubrovnik is a city that deserves to be admired from multiple angles, thankfully spending the night can cost you as little as 11 dollars, while a trip to sponza palace will only set you back 3 dollars, or to the walls where the old town is, by far the city’s most popular area it can be quite pricey, so when searching for a place to stay or a bite to eat, can better off heading elsewhere.
this lesser-known northern European city was listed by Forbes as one of the cheapest places to visit, pin for good reason, Longs subjugated to the harsh rule of the Soviet Union, Tallinn has been infused with new life since breaking free from the Empire’s grip in the early 90s, a digitally advanced city on the rise, Tallinn will surprise you with its colorful architecture and an excellent selection of restaurants, for a truly authentic meal head to old hansa, which still uses recipes from the 15th century, however for some place a little cheaper, check out the Telliskivi creative City, a former industrial complex, it’s now home to Tallinn’s hipster population, complete with restaurants, shops, theaters and a flea market.
St. Petersburg, Russia
with budget travelers getting by on as little as 26 dollars a day, Saint Petersburg is quickly becoming one of Europe’s go-to cities for money-wise tourists, it’s clear that from the accommodations 16 dollars a night, to the water bottles 30 cents , the world’s northernmost metropolis is also one of its cheapest, it’s also one of the most beautiful cities on earth, with a brilliant mixture of European and Russian inspired architecture, of course no trip to St. Petersburg is complete without a trip to the Hermitage Museum, the second largest in the world, tickets cost $18 but students get in for free, so don’t forget to bring your ID with you . Enjoying St. Pete is as easy as downing a bowl of borscht with a shot of vodka.
Eastern Europe is famous for its low prices, and Krakow is one city where you’re guaranteed to get a bang for your buck. Poland’s second-largest city can be enjoyed for under $30 a day, as accommodations food and transportation are all relatively inexpensive, this means more money for activities of which Krakow has plenty must see attractions include Beveled castle and Rynek Glowny the largest Market Square in all of Europe, once you grow tired of the old, why not try something new, Krakow is home to a bustling nightlife, and with a pint of beer costing under $2, you can let loose stress free if you’re still clamoring for more polish culture, when you’re done be sure to check out wood which is equally inexpensive.
Lonely Planet describes Athens as quote, a heady mix of history and edginess, and we’re inclined to agree, however we might also add that both come at a relatively low cost, a visit to the Greek capital in 2019 will allow you to stretch your dollar to a wallet pleasing degree, while the average daily cost is slightly higher than our previous entries finding a delicious plate of fresh seafood and a glass of ouzo will not break the bank, overflowing with thousands of years of history, Athens is dotted with a slew of iconic sights, with some of the highlights including the Acropolis, and the nearly twenty-five hundred year old parliament on that sits a topit, visit both and much more for just $33.
in Rome a slice of la dolce vita is well within your grasp, despite its status as one of the European Union’s most crowded cities ,Rome has managed to remain one of its most cost-effective, many of its sites such as the Spanish Steps are free to enjoy, while others such as the Colosseum and the Vatican are reasonably priced, while its average daily cost of $54 for budget travelers might seem high, Rome is still $12 less per day than Paris and $16 dollars less than London, its iconic piers, once you’re done with Rome be sure to check out Florence, yet another relatively affordable alternative to the exorbitant costs of many of Europe’s other major cities.
from Lagos to Porto, Portugal is one of Europe’s most cost-effective countries, leading the way is the capital of Lisbon which is situated on the Atlantic coast and lies at the foot of seven picturesque hills, it is an easy City to have fun in, with local bars charging low prices for wine and beer, and open container laws allowing visitors to drink in public spaces. One of its most attractive draws is the Lisboacard, by purchasing the card, you’re entitled to free public transportation, free entry to the city’s best museums, and free travel to neighboring resort towns Sintra, a place you need to see to believe, at just $22 a pop, it’s easy to see why Lisbon is trending up as one of 2019 cheapest cities to visit.
when it comes to a city as breathtaking as this one, low costs are basically a bonus, after all you don’t earn a nickname like the Pearl of the Danube for nothing, while mid-range travelers can expect to spend about $90 dollars a day, it’s possible to visit Budapest for a third of that price, famous for its thermal spas, party street food and buzzing nightlife, Budapest has something for every tourists unique tastes, but at a price that won’t make your head spin, while a day soaking at the Rudas bath will cost you between 12 and 14 dollars, you can just as easily embark on a free walking tour, and your eyes will thank you .
Prague, Czech Republic
still relatively underrated inexpensive and full of surprises, that is Prague in a nutshell, the Central European city is slowly but surely beginning to rival its prestigious neighbors to the west, thanks in part to a recent rise in tourism, Prague’s biggest draw remains its low costs with everything from accommodations to wine prices coming in well below the European average, and with so much to do and see such as Prague castle and the meandering streets of old town, you’ll be glad you have a few extra dollars in your pocket, things are cheaper across the board in this marvelous city, so you can sit back with a cold beer and a sausage bun without having to worry about your bank account .