Travel budget and cost of living in Austria how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Austria

Austria: calculate your travel budget

Austria: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Austria for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1814* (1526 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3515* (2954 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 156 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 59 per person
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5710* (4788 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Austria in 2019

Cost of living: Austria VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Austria in 2019 is 7% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Austria in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Austria by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Austria compared to the national average.

Cities /Austria View Details
Salzburg 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Salzburg
Innsbruck 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Innsbruck
Amstetten 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Amstetten
Linz 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Linz
Feldkirch 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Feldkirch
Vienna 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vienna
Graz 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Graz

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Local prices in Austria by expense type

Restaurant budget in Austria

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Austria is 12% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 11 to $ 18)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 24 to $ 36)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.4/person
($ 7.2 to $ 9.7)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.7 for 500ml
($ 3.9 to $ 5)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 3 to $ 4.3)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.1/can
($ 2.4 to $ 3.8)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 2.5/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

63% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Austria

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Austria costs 9% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 71 to $ 223)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 52 to $ 566)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 57 to $ 2685)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 187/night
($ 76 to $ 1654)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 324/night
($ 144 to $ 2663)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 102/month
($ 54 to $ 400)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 186/month
($ 61 to $ 2169)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 198/month
($ 65 to $ 950)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 132/month
($ 58 to $ 547)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Austria

On average, the price of supermarket food in Austria costs 4% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.6/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 18)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 16)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
($ 12 to $ 29)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Austria

On average, the price of transport in Austria is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.9/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 2.9)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 55/month
($ 38 to $ 61)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 3.9 to $ 6)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 101)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Austria

On average, the cost of housing in Austria costs 25% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 219/month
($ 128 to $ 359)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
($ 27 to $ 48)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 864/month
($ 598 to $ 1195)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 695/month
($ 478 to $ 873)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1566/month
($ 1136 to $ 2151)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1225/month
($ 956 to $ 1673)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 24 to $ 72)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 293/month
($ 180 to $ 455)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18323/yr
($ 9560 to $ 22703)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Austria

On average, budget for leisure activities in Austria is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 11 to $ 15)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 15 to $ 24)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Austria

On average, shopping budget in Austria is 32% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.2/pack
($ 6 to $ 6.6)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 97
($ 60 to $ 120)

106% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 45
($ 30 to $ 60)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 72 to $ 120)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 132
($ 96 to $ 180)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Vienna
New York City → Vienna
New York City → Vienna
$ 942
(fair price: $ 744)
Los Angeles → Vienna
Los Angeles  → Vienna
Los Angeles  → Vienna
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 854)
Dublin → Vienna
Dublin → Vienna
Dublin → Vienna
$ 208
(fair price: $ 183)
London → Vienna
London → Vienna
London → Vienna
$ 122
(fair price: $ 112)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
$ 888
(fair price: $ 758)
Manchester → Vienna
Manchester → Vienna
Manchester → Vienna
$ 293
(fair price: $ 248)
Edinburgh → Vienna
Edinburgh → Vienna
Edinburgh → Vienna
$ 298
(fair price: $ 255)

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About the information on the cost of living in Austria

The information about the cost of living in Austria shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Austria updated on 12-03-2019.

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