Advertisements

Back to our Blog

Cheapest Cities in Europe

Daniel Riley March 15th, 2023 2,130 views


man and woman on a city break
Picture Credit: Shutterstock
If you're looking for low-cost holidays or bargain holidays, then Europe has plenty of options for you to choose from. To help you decide where to go, we've put together a list of some of the cheapest cities in Europe based on the costs of various things like food, drink, transport, and attractions. So pack your bags and get ready to explore some of the best destinations Europe has to offer without breaking the bank!
 

Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the most famous cities in Europe, known for its ancient history and stunning architecture. But it's also a great destination for those on a budget. You can grab a cup of coffee for around £1.70, a bottle of beer for around £2.20, and a 3-course evening meal for two including house wine for around £34. If you want to save even more money, consider using a 48-hour travel card to get around the city, which costs around £10.
 

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a charming and colourful city, perfect for a weekend getaway. The city is also quite affordable, with a cup of coffee costing around £1.15, a bottle of beer for around £1.85, and a 3-course evening meal for two including house wine for around £43. If you want to explore the city's top attractions, consider buying a sightseeing city bus tour ticket for around £17.
 

Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a beautiful city in southern Poland and as well as its stunning architecture and rich history, it is also one of the cheapest places in Europe to visit. A cup of coffee only costs around £1.42, a standard bottle of beer costs just £1.16, and come the night time, a 3-course evening meal for two including house wine will only set you back around £28. Not bad at all for saving a few pennies!
 

Riga, Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia and has a fascinating history and beautiful architecture. It's also quite affordable, with a cup of coffee costing only around £1.60 and a bottle of beer for around £2.10. If you're looking to save some money on transportation, you can get a return airport bus or train transfer for around £3.50 which makes travelling extremely convenient.
 

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a city of contrasts, with both historic and modern elements. It's also one of the most affordable destinations in Europe and sees thousands of European visitors each year. You can grab a bottle of beer for around £1.35, and a 3-course evening meal for around £37. If you're interested in art, consider visiting one of the city's top art galleries, with admission costing around £7.
 

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a stunning city with a wealth of historic buildings and cultural attractions for travellers of all tastes and backgrounds. It is also surprisingly affordable, with a cup of coffee costing only around £1.25 and the average bottle of beer costing about £1. If you want to explore the city, consider buying a 48-hour travel card for around £10 which is definitely worth the purchase.
 

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its vibrant nightlife, traditional architecture and high number of cultural landmarks. It's also a relatively affordable destination, with a cup of coffee costing around £1.45 and a bottle of beer for around £2.00. A 2 nights, 3*-stars accommodation (weekend) for 2 will cost around £160 which is very reasonable. If you're interested in history, consider visiting one of the city's top heritage attractions, with admission costing around £10.
 

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a vibrant city with a rich history and plenty of cultural experiences to enjoy. A a bottle of beer will only set you back £1.80 and a glass of wine around £4. A 2 nights and 3*-stars accommodation for 2 will cost around £170. If you want to explore the city, a 48-hour travel card will cost you about £14.75. This is something we highly recommend as there is so much to do and see in the city.
 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city located on the Adriatic Sea, famous for its beautiful architecture and stunning coastal views. It is, however, one of the more expensive destinations on this list. A cup of coffee will set you back around £2.04 and a 3-course evening meal for two including house wine can be quite pricey, averaging around £61. There are still plenty of budget-friendly places here, you just may have to do a bit of extra research compared to other destinations on this list.
 

Rome, Italy

Similarly, Rome is a spectacular city with iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon but is also on the more pricey side of things. A cup of coffee costs around £1.63, a bottle of beer around £3.16, and a 3-course evening meal for two including house wine can cost up to £79. However, the city does offer some great deals for those on a budget, such as free entry to many museums and landmarks on the first Sunday of every month. Generally speaking, the further away you go from the iconic landmarks, the cheaper the prices are.

All data is courtesy of the Post Office

Search Our Blog

Share this article

Advertisement

Advertisements