Finances: Serbia By the Numbers ±$475


I left Belgrade a day early to take The Balkan train to Podgorica, Montenegro. But, because my time in Serbia was so cost effective I stayed within budget even with this amazing “day trip” that required some additional planning. So, here’s the tally:

AirBnB: $231

Taxi fare: $16

Food & Drink: $149 (those cocktails were killer!)

Flight to Albania: 10,000 Etihad miles + $31 in tax

Train to Podgorica: $30

Ramada Podgorica: free night (worth $80)

Taxi to Podgorica airport: $14

Water in Podgorica airport: $3.5

Total Spend (including The Balkan day trip): $474.50

My next week (split between Albania and Kosovo) will likely top out above $500 given the additional cost of getting to another destination and the lack of solid public transportation in both countries. But, I’m not missing the experience just to save a few pennies.



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American expat. University professor. World traveller. Dog lover. Eating and drinking my way through the Balkans for 7 weeks.

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