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:

  • $ 91 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2008* (1680 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3557* (2982 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 159 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5785* (4844 €)

* 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 8% 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 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Salzburg
Vienna 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vienna
Linz 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Linz
Innsbruck 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Innsbruck
Feldkirch 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Feldkirch
Amstetten 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Amstetten
Graz 0% 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 13% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 11 to $ 18)

3% 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 $ 9.6)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.7 for 500ml
($ 4.1 to $ 5)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
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: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.2/can
($ 2.4 to $ 3.8)

69% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.5/bottle
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

64% 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 6% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 122 to $ 130)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 79 to $ 121)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 128/night
($ 95 to $ 159)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 190/night
($ 136 to $ 259)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 326/night
($ 226 to $ 414)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 103/month
($ 93 to $ 116)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 189/month
($ 145 to $ 275)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 199/month
($ 144 to $ 288)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 128/month
($ 97 to $ 171)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 232/month
($ 162 to $ 345)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

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)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.6/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 14/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 20)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 16)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 22/kg
($ 15 to $ 30)

70% 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 31% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.9/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 3)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 55/month
($ 38 to $ 61)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

93% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.8
($ 4.1 to $ 6)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 26 to $ 101)

0% less than in 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 26% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 207/month
($ 120 to $ 340)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
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
($ 28 to $ 48)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 858/month
($ 598 to $ 1195)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 689/month
($ 478 to $ 837)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1600/month
($ 1183 to $ 2390)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1238/month
($ 956 to $ 1673)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 24 to $ 72)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 290/month
($ 180 to $ 455)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18755/yr
($ 9560 to $ 23898)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

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)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 15 to $ 30)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Austria

On average, shopping budget in Austria is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.2/pack
($ 6 to $ 6.8)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 96
($ 60 to $ 120)

104% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 30 to $ 60)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 72 to $ 120)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 130
($ 96 to $ 180)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Vienna
Los Angeles  → Vienna
Los Angeles  → Vienna
$ 979
(fair price: $ 813)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
Toronto (Ontario) → Vienna
$ 862
(fair price: $ 746)
New York City → Vienna
New York City → Vienna
New York City → Vienna
$ 921
(fair price: $ 735)
Montreal → Vienna
Montreal → Vienna
Montreal → Vienna
$ 799
(fair price: $ 745)
Edinburgh → Vienna
Edinburgh → Vienna
Edinburgh → Vienna
$ 269
(fair price: $ 214)
Dublin → Vienna
Dublin → Vienna
Dublin → Vienna
$ 202
(fair price: $ 175)
Manchester → Vienna
Manchester → Vienna
Manchester → Vienna
$ 281
(fair price: $ 238)
London → Vienna
London → Vienna
London → Vienna
$ 124
(fair price: $ 113)
Dublin → Salzburg
Dublin → Salzburg
Dublin → Salzburg
$ 285
(fair price: $ 214)
New York City → Salzburg
New York City → Salzburg
New York City → Salzburg
$ 1195
(fair price: $ 1016)
Edinburgh → Salzburg
Edinburgh → Salzburg
Edinburgh → Salzburg
$ 649
(fair price: $ 279)

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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 17-05-2019.

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