Which are the cheapest cities in Europe?

JUAN MARTINEZ

December 10, 2015

Which are the cheapest cities in Europe?

Do you know which ones are most expensive and cheapest places in Europe. We have a lot of information about it.

Traveling in Europe is amazing. However, when traveling on a tight budget you might need to be more selective which places you visit.

The company Simply holiday deals created this very informative and interesting infograph about the daily budget you need at some cities in Europe.

After traveling almost all 51 countries in Europe, I have been seeing this graphic very into detail and I think is one of the most accurate right now. From the most expensive city in Europe, where you need almost 100 EUR to survive on a budget to the cheapest one, where you can spend 20 EUR per day and still have some cash for a beer.

While numbers are also very accurate, you have to take into consideration that the statistics are counting that you are paying for accommodation and eat at restaurants.

According to Matador Network, the costs — which is called the “European Backpacker Index” — include a night in a hostel, two trips on public transportation, one paid attraction, three budget meals, and three drinks.

Websites like Couchsurfing can help you finding accommodation for free and you can always cook at home.

Read more: How to find a place to stay on Couchsurfing

Websites like Couchsurfing help you to interact with locals and at the same time safe some accommodation costs when traveling
Websites like Couchsurfing help you to interact with locals and at the same time safe some accommodation costs when traveling

The most expensive cities in Europe

Europe can be cheap, but also very expensive. Countries like Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Sweden can drain your full budget in just a couple of days.

Here are the 5 most expensive cities in Europe according to this infographic

  1. Zurich
  2. Oslo
  3. London
  4. Stockholm
  5. Helsinki

Read more: Planning a road trip in Iceland on a budget

Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe
Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe

The cheapest cities in Europe

While Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe, Kiev is considered by this infographic as the cheapest city in Europe. However, as a professional travel writer I consider other eastern cities even cheaper than Kiev

These are the cheapest cities in Europe according to the infographic

  1. Kiev, Ukraine
  2. Bucharest, Romania
  3. Sofia, Bulgaria
  4. Krakow, Poland
  5. Sarajevo, Bosnia

Read more: Useful tips if you are backpacking Europe on a budget

Kiev has an amazing beauty and is considered by many one of the cheapest cities in Europe
Kiev has an amazing beauty and is considered by many one of the cheapest cities in Europe

In my personal opinion some of these cities became quite expensive in the past years and if you are really looking to explore something new and inexpensive, here I give you the 5 cheapest capital cities in my personal opinion:

  1. Baku, Azerbaijan
  2. Chisinau, Moldova
  3. Tirana, Albania
  4. Skopje, Macedonia
  5. Tbilisi, Georgia

Read more: Tips for traveling in the Balkan countries on a budget

Baku in Azerbaijan is in my opinion the cheapest city in Europe.
Baku in Azerbaijan is in my opinion the cheapest city in Europe. A 30 minute taxi ride costs 1 EUR and a 3 course meal in a very good restaurant costs 3-4 EUR
The design of the city is also amazing!

For travelers visiting Europe, my recommendation is to see behind the usual tourist destinations and explore the areas, where not many travelers have gone. You will encounter people who are happier to see you and you can have a way more memorable experience.

Now for your information. Here I leave you the whole infographic made by Simply Holiday Deals

Read more: Tips to travel Europe by Train with an Interrail Pass

Infographic of  the cheapest cities in Europe
Infographic of the cheapest cities in Europe
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Source: Simply Holiday Deals

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