A lot of the questions we get from people involve costings and they’re usually along the lines of
Wow. You must be rich to afford that…
What many people forget is that we have NO financial responsibilities like mortgages/rent, utility bills, local councils, car repayments, loan repayments or anything else else associated with a permanent base (house furnishings etc).
Another question we frequently receive is
How much do I need to save to have X time in ****……
So we have collated some of our costings here to give an idea of how much a month in Montenegro has cost us. Please leave me a comment below and let me know if this is helpful.
How much did a month in Montenegro Cost?
All costs include five people except the flights to Belgrade which were for four.
£233.45 – London to Tivat (Easyjet)
£200 – Tivat to Belgrade (AirSerbia)
£304.54 – 2 weeks (We originally only booked two weeks in Montenegro as we were unsure whether we’d like it)
£557.68 – 3 weeks (Second booking as we decided we really did quite like Montenegro).
From this I acquired 2500 loyalty points, which has given me £35 off a future booking.
1,500km cost £60 for a (nearly new) VW Polo.
£367 – 13 nights in Becici
£309 – 6 nights in Ljuta, Kotor
£300 – 5 nights in Prcanj, Kotor
£207 – 4 nights in Ulcinj
£248 – 4 nights in Rijeka Crnojevica
Full analysis at bottom of post.
£65 – 2 nights in Tivat before catching the plane to Belgrade.
£100-£150 per week. Fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful and quite cheap. 900g of cherries cost €3, 6 peppers cost €1.
£110 canoeing in Kotor
£70 river trip on Rijeka Crnojevica
£90 boat trip to the Blue cave
£100 Hike around Lake Skadar
£20 lunch – Petrovac
£33 lunch – Budva
£35 lunch – Kotor
£25 lunch – Podgorica
£25 lunch – Rijeka Crnojevica
In the beginning we weren’t sure if we would like Montenegro so we booked the first two weeks for a very small price, approximately (£230 flights, £300 car, £300 accommodation). When we realised that we liked it and wanted to see more we only booked shorter accommodation and the price increased significantly.
We could have easily found accommodation for £12 a night in the east of Montenegro but what we discovered is that Montenegrin budget = incredibly basic.
Some accommodations don’t feature kitchens and if they do, they’re so basic you can only cook with one saucepan at a time. Whilst this is fine for couples, we just cannot manage like that and we don’t want to either. If you’re happy to rough a bit it is possible to find very cheap rentals and camp sites are even cheaper!
We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions but these were a big expense and you don’t need to do these to enjoy Montenegro.
I do really recommend renting a car though. Montenegro has a reputation for terrible driving but really I find it quite good (certainly in comparison to Hungary!).
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