Finances: A Week in Montenegro ±$540*


Packed up and headed to the last stop on my grand tour of the Balkans. Wow, the time (and budget, in some instances) has flown. I kept this week in Montenegro pretty low-key. I’m starting to feel the effects of being on the road for so long, and it helps bring the budget back in check. So here goes (in USD as always):

Airfare to Podgorica: 10,000 Etihad miles + $31 tax

Airport transport: $17

AirBnB: $320

Food & Groceries: $132

Sightseeing (includes bus tickets, entries and meals): $35

Souvenirs: $85 (Christmas/birthday presents for others that I’d have bought anyway)

Hotel: 21,000 points and $1 (Not bad for one night in a suite at the Hilton Podgorica)

Grand Total: $621

*Pretty happy with that spending. Particularly if you consider that I’m under $540 when you subtract out gifts I would have bought anyway. And, Montenegro is on the Euro. Like Slovenia, the prices reflected that EU influence many places, especially Kotor — a popular cruise port.

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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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