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

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Travel budget in Slovakia

Slovakia: calculate your travel budget

Slovakia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 913* (770 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2036* (1708 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 104 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3097* (2604 €)

* 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 Slovakia in 2019

Cost of living: Slovakia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Slovakia in 2019 is 32% less than United States.

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

Cost of living in Slovakia by city

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

Cities /Slovakia View Details
Bratislava 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bratislava
Lucenec 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lucenec
Trnava 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trnava
Poprad 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Poprad
Kosice 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kosice
Nitra 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nitra

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Local prices in Slovakia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Slovakia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Slovakia costs 43% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6/person
($ 4.8 to $ 7.2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9 to $ 18)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 6 to $ 7.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Slovakia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Slovakia costs 50% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 58 to $ 58)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 47 to $ 65)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 58 to $ 359)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 106 to $ 150)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 218/night
($ 194 to $ 249)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 39 to $ 45)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 94/month
($ 75 to $ 121)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 125/month
($ 97 to $ 162)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 73/month
($ 63 to $ 85)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Slovakia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Slovakia costs 41% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.6/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 7.2)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Slovakia

On average, the price of transport in Slovakia costs 18% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 24 to $ 36)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

115% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 16/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 48)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Slovakia

On average, the cost of housing in Slovakia costs 40% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 219/month
($ 153 to $ 299)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 21/month
($ 15 to $ 24)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 566/month
($ 359 to $ 777)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 437/month
($ 299 to $ 598)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 897/month
($ 598 to $ 1315)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 680/month
($ 478 to $ 956)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 33/month
($ 24 to $ 42)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 422/month
($ 299 to $ 598)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9226/yr
($ 4302 to $ 14339)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Slovakia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Slovakia costs 32% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 6 to $ 9)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 6 to $ 18)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Slovakia

On average, shopping budget in Slovakia costs 4% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.8)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 36 to $ 102)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 48)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 73
($ 60 to $ 96)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 60 to $ 120)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Bratislava
Edinburgh → Bratislava
Edinburgh → Bratislava
$ 176
(fair price: $ 144)
London → Bratislava
London → Bratislava
London → Bratislava
$ 132
(fair price: $ 112)
Manchester → Bratislava
Manchester → Bratislava
Manchester → Bratislava
$ 169
(fair price: $ 119)
Dublin → Bratislava
Dublin → Bratislava
Dublin → Bratislava
$ 181
(fair price: $ 125)

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About the information on the cost of living in Slovakia

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

Information about cost of living in Slovakia updated on 18-03-2019.

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