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

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Travel budget in Greece

Greece: calculate your travel budget

Greece: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1103* (924 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2868* (2408 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 179 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4686* (3934 €)

* 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 Greece in 2019

Cost of living: Greece VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Greece in 2019 is 11% less than United States.

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

Cost of living in Greece by city

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

Cities /Greece View Details
Mykonos 42% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mykonos
Santorini 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Santorini
Naxos 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Naxos
Glyfada 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Glyfada
Volos 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Volos
Kalamata 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kalamata
Rhodes 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rhodes
Corfu Island 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Corfu Island
Athens 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Athens
Heraklion 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Heraklion
Thessaloniki 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Thessaloniki
Kos 23% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kos

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Local prices in Greece by expense type

Restaurant budget in Greece

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Greece costs 22% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 9.6 to $ 18)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 15 to $ 28)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6 to $ 8.4)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 5.4)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Greece

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Greece costs 15% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 28 to $ 686)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 27 to $ 1112)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 32 to $ 2206)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 229/night
($ 42 to $ 2182)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 315/night
($ 82 to $ 2436)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 63/month
($ 27 to $ 239)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 150/month
($ 29 to $ 1789)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 207/month
($ 33 to $ 2559)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 193/month
($ 33 to $ 1970)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Greece

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greece costs 32% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 12)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 9.6)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.6/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Greece

On average, the price of transport in Greece is 5% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 36/month
($ 36 to $ 36)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

150% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.1
($ 3 to $ 4.2)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 116)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Greece

On average, the cost of housing in Greece costs 15% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 176/month
($ 102 to $ 299)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

289% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
($ 24 to $ 54)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 358/month
($ 239 to $ 478)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 299/month
($ 216 to $ 419)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 594/month
($ 419 to $ 897)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 519/month
($ 359 to $ 717)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 16 to $ 60)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 389/month
($ 260 to $ 538)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7935/yr
($ 4780 to $ 12547)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Greece

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greece costs 10% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 9.6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 36)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Greece

On average, shopping budget in Greece is 13% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.4/pack
($ 4.8 to $ 5.7)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 88
($ 60 to $ 114)

85% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 36
($ 24 to $ 54)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 60 to $ 108)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 106
($ 72 to $ 144)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Rhodes
Manchester → Rhodes
Manchester → Rhodes
$ 373
(fair price: $ 336)
Los Angeles → Athens
Los Angeles  → Athens
Los Angeles  → Athens
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 855)
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
$ 922
(fair price: $ 717)
Toronto (Ontario) → Athens
Toronto (Ontario) → Athens
Toronto (Ontario) → Athens
$ 898
(fair price: $ 818)
London → Athens
London → Athens
London → Athens
$ 188
(fair price: $ 173)
Edinburgh → Athens
Edinburgh → Athens
Edinburgh → Athens
$ 308
(fair price: $ 261)
London → Rhodes
London → Rhodes
London → Rhodes
$ 355
(fair price: $ 302)
Manchester → Mykonos
Manchester → Mykonos
Manchester → Mykonos
$ 406
(fair price: $ 291)
Dublin → Athens
Dublin → Athens
Dublin → Athens
$ 229
(fair price: $ 199)
Dublin → Mykonos
Dublin → Mykonos
Dublin → Mykonos
$ 372
(fair price: $ 231)
Manchester → Athens
Manchester → Athens
Manchester → Athens
$ 306
(fair price: $ 269)
London → Mykonos
London → Mykonos
London → Mykonos
$ 386
(fair price: $ 321)
New York City → Mykonos
New York City → Mykonos
New York City → Mykonos
$ 917
(fair price: $ 599)
Edinburgh → Rhodes
Edinburgh → Rhodes
Edinburgh → Rhodes
$ 419
(fair price: $ 257)
Dublin → Rhodes
Dublin → Rhodes
Dublin → Rhodes
$ 351
(fair price: $ 260)
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
$ 388
(fair price: $ 304)
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
$ 409
(fair price: $ 322)
Dublin → Heraklion
Dublin → Heraklion
Dublin → Heraklion
$ 360
(fair price: $ 285)
London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
$ 396
(fair price: $ 333)
Manchester → Chania
Manchester → Chania
$ 354
(fair price: $ 244)
Dublin → Chania
Dublin → Chania
$ 329
(fair price: $ 208)
London → Chania
London → Chania
$ 318
(fair price: $ 226)
New York City → Heraklion
New York City → Heraklion
New York City → Heraklion
$ 1010
(fair price: $ 628)

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About the information on the cost of living in Greece

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

Information about cost of living in Greece updated on 11-03-2019.

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