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:

  • $ 61 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.7 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1327* (1120 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2801* (2352 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 156 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4656* (3906 €)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Greece VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Greece in 2021 is 5% 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 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 56% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mykonos
Megara 45% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Megara
Santorini 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Santorini
Preveza 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Preveza
Corfu Island 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Corfu Island
Samos 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Samos
Kos 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kos
Heraklion 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Heraklion
Rhodes 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rhodes
Athens 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Athens
Thessaloniki 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Thessaloniki

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Local prices in Greece by expense type

Greece: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Greece costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 6.6 to $ 24)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
($ 15 to $ 36)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6 to $ 9.6)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 6)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Greece: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Greece costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 59 to $ 161)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 49 to $ 143)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 70 to $ 187)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 196/night
($ 120 to $ 303)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 284/night
($ 223 to $ 373)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 57 to $ 82)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 170/month
($ 91 to $ 297)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 168/month
($ 85 to $ 298)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 173/month
($ 93 to $ 293)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 180/month
($ 114 to $ 273)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Greece: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greece costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.7/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 6)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 11)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Greece: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Greece is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

170% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3 to $ 4.8)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 132)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Greece: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greece is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 9.6 to $ 30)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Greece: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Greece is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.5/pack
($ 5.3 to $ 6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 48 to $ 120)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 24 to $ 60)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Athens
London → Athens
London → Athens
$ 91
(fair price: $ 75)
London → Thessaloniki
London → Thessaloniki
London → Thessaloniki
$ 126
(fair price: $ 91)
London → Santorini
London → Santorini
London → Santorini
$ 213
(fair price: $ 164)
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
New York City → Athens
$ 686
(fair price: $ 576)
London → Mykonos
London → Mykonos
London → Mykonos
$ 236
(fair price: $ 186)
London → Rhodes
London → Rhodes
London → Rhodes
$ 250
(fair price: $ 182)
London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
London → Heraklion
$ 220
(fair price: $ 164)
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
Manchester → Heraklion
$ 311
(fair price: $ 223)
London → Chania
London → Chania
London → Chania
$ 226
(fair price: $ 175)
Manchester → Chania
Manchester → Chania
Manchester → Chania
$ 309
(fair price: $ 225)
Dublin → Chania
Dublin → Chania
Dublin → Chania
$ 253
(fair price: $ 207)
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
Edinburgh → Heraklion
$ 298
(fair price: $ 236)


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 30-09-2021.

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