Travel budget in Crete

Crete: calculate your travel budget

Crete: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1376* (1302 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 3328* (3136 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 4644* (4382 €)

* 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 Crete in 2024

Cost of living: Crete VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Crete in 2024 is 19% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Crete by city

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

Cities /Crete View Details
Heraklion 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Heraklion



Local prices in Crete by expense type

Crete: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Crete costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 29/person
( $ 29)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
( $ 23)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
( $ 11)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.5 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 3.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.1 to $ 6.4)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
( $ 1.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Crete: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Crete costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 58 to $ 429)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 117/night
($ 34 to $ 496)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 37 to $ 582)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 61 to $ 508)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 289
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 224/night
($ 121 to $ 468)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 498
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 84/month
($ 34 to $ 442)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 147/month
($ 42 to $ 702)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 160/month
($ 44 to $ 654)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 92/month
($ 50 to $ 272)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 221
Family room
Family room
$ 211/month
($ 54 to $ 873)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Crete: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Crete costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.1)

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 4.2/kg
( $ 4.2)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
( $ 3.8)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 11/kg
( $ 11)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
( $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Crete: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Crete is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.5/km
( $ 1.5)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.3)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
( $ 2.7)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 65/24hrs
($ 7.4 to $ 633)

111% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 31

Crete: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Crete costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.4/ticket
($ 7.4 to $ 11)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10/hr
( $ 10)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Crete: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Crete costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.7/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.8)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 85
($ 64 to $ 107)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 31
($ 22 to $ 38)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
$ 206
(fair price: $ 163)
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
$ 272
(fair price: $ 214)
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
$ 288
(fair price: $ 228)
Dublin → Heraklion
Dublin → Heraklion
Dublin → Heraklion
$ 222
(fair price: $ 181)
Dublin → Chania
Dublin → Chania
Dublin → Chania
$ 250
(fair price: $ 193)
Manchester → Chania
Manchester → Chania
Manchester → Chania
$ 297
(fair price: $ 237)
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
$ 829
(fair price: $ 682)
Los Angeles → Athens
Los Angeles  → Athens
Los Angeles  → Athens
$ 806
(fair price: $ 698)
Melbourne → Athens
Melbourne → Athens
Melbourne → Athens
$ 1335
(fair price: $ 1100)
Sydney → Athens
Sydney → Athens
Sydney → Athens
$ 1381
(fair price: $ 1137)
London → Athens
London → Athens
London → Athens
$ 121
(fair price: $ 99)
Chicago → Athens
Chicago → Athens
Chicago → Athens
$ 1091
(fair price: $ 853)

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About the information on the cost of living in Crete

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

Information about cost of living in Crete updated on 11-04-2024.

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