12 Cheapest European Cities According to Europe Backpacker Index for 2017

12. Bratislava, Slovakia

Daily Backpacker Index: €31.40 = US$33.40/day

It’s cheaper than Prague and much cheaper than Vienna, so perhaps it will start catching on more in the coming years.


11. Riga, Latvia

Daily Backpacker Index: €31.30 = US$33.30/day

It’s surprising to see a city so far north also so high on the cheap-cities list, but it turns out that Riga is quite a bargain for the backpacking set.


10. Zagreb, Croatia

Daily Backpacker Index: HRK230.80 = US$32.69/day

Zagreb is a bargain and a worthwhile pause on the way to one of the beach towns or nearby Plitvice National Park.



9. Warsaw, Poland

Daily Backpacker Index: PLN131.46 = US$31.45/day

While Krakow gets most of the raves in Poland, the capital city also has plenty to brag about in addition to very reasonable prices.


8. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Daily Backpacker Index: CZK773 = US$30.34/day

The second most popular tourist town in the Czech Republic is another jewel not to be missed.


7. Kiev, Ukraine

Daily Backpacker Index: UHR748.00 = US$29.18/day

Kiev has always been fairly cheap (and very remote) compared to the rest of Europe.



6. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Daily Backpacker Index: €26.79 = US$28.50/day

It’s gorgeous once you arrive.


5. Budapest, Hungary

Daily Backpacker Index: HUF7,917 = US$26.75/day

Another excellent travel bargain, Budapest is all-around cheap as long as you steer clear of the most touristy places along the river.


4. Belgrade, Serbia

Daily Backpacker Index: €24.60 = US$26.17/day

You will find a lively and interesting urban center with good nightlife and appealing prices.



3. Bucharest, Romania

Daily Backpacker Index: RON108.72 – US$25.70/day


2. Krakow, Poland

Daily Backpacker Index: PLN103.75 = US$24.82/day

Krakow continues yet again as Europe’s best travel bargain.


1. Sofia, Bulgaria

Daily Backpacker Index: BGN43.75 = US$24.04/day

Sofia remains a fantastic bargain among European capitals, with a very pleasant city center that is quite welcoming of foreign tourists.



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