A super helpful article for any traveler. You’ll find out about prices in Montenegro for all kinds of goods and services that might interest tourists. I’ll tell you about groceries, alcohol, prices in cafes and restaurants, transportation, excursions, and much more.

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All prices in the article will be listed in euros only. By the way, the euro is also Montenegro’s national currency.

  • Read everything about money in Montenegro, where to exchange dollars, whether cash is needed in the country, how to pay for accommodation, and much more, read by following the link.

Important to know:

The purpose of the article is to give an idea of the price level in Montenegro specifically for travelers. For those who are living here, prices for some categories of goods and services may be different, usually lower.

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Chilled sea bass in stores from 10 euros. But fish isn’t highly regarded in Montenegro, there’s much more meat.

Food prices in Montenegro

NameWeight/VolumeAvg. price, euro
Bread0.8
Milk1 l1.5
Eggs10pc2.2
Sunflower oil1 l2
Chocolate100g1
Prsut1kg11
Water1.5 l0.6
Juice1l 1
Ground coffee100g1
Mayonnaise100g 0.8
Pasta500g1.2
Cheese1kg5
Cheese Gouda1kg12
Black olives1kg5
Canned tuna180g1.5
Ice creamcone1.3
Cucumbers1kg2
Tomatoes1kg3
Tangerines1kg2
Apples1kg2
Bananas1kg2
Pomegranate1kg2
Meat: fresh beef/pork1kg10
Meat: fresh chicken fillet1kg7
Sausage salami/servelat1kg15
Sea fish1kg12
Consumer basket prices in Montenegro
Montenegro is expensive
There are a huge variety of pršut in the country, prices starting from 11-12 euros

There are three major supermarket chains in the country: Voli, Franca, Aroma. Their stores are present in every city. The assortment and prices are generally the same everywhere. Sometimes there are juicy promotions for specific products, but it’s hit or miss. Recently, Aroma had good prosciutto for 8 euros per kg, which is an excellent price.

Prices in Montenegro for alcohol and cigarettes

prices in Montenegro for alcohol and beer
These are low prices for beer, usually the cost of a can of beer starts from 0.69 euros
NameQtyAvg. price, EUR
Cigarettespack3
Table wine Vranac1 13
Wine Vranac (pro corde)0.75 17
Local canned beer0.5 l1
Beer in glass is not available for tourists
Imported beer0.5 l2
Rakija0.5 l10
Liqueur Gorki List0.7 l12
Pelinkovac0.7 l10
Prices for cigarettes and some alcoholic drinks in Montenegro
montenegro cigarette prices
Winston up to 3 euros, Sobranie around 3.8, there are also cigarettes for 2.5 euros.

There are no particular problems with alcohol in Montenegro. Everything you desire is available. Imported alcohol (whiskey, gin, etc.) is expensive, starting from 20-30 euros per bottle. Local products are reasonably priced.

  • In the article via the link, you’ll find a comprehensive review of Montenegrin alcohol. And also, you’ll find out why tourists can’t get beer in glass bottles ­čÖé

Prices for Montenegrin fast food

Turkish doners, Greek gyros and other types of fast food are popular in many countries. Montenegro also has its own fast food. Grilled fast food dishes are popular here. In Serbian and Montenegrin, grill is “rostilj”. This is the national Balkan fast food.

I highly recommend trying, it’s very tasty. A lot of grilled meat is wrapped in pita or bread.

fast food prices in montenegro
I recommend everyone to try Montenegrin fast food. It’s delicious, cheap, and comes in large portions.
NameWeightPrice, EUR
─ćevapi250g4
Pljeskavica250g3.3
Gurmanska pljeskavica (with cheese)250g3.5
Kobasica (sausages)200g3
Vešalica (pork loin)200g3
Pomfrit (french fries)100g1.5
Rolls with fillings1pc0.7
Burek (puff pastry pies) with meat/cheese/spinach1pc1.5
It’s important to note that the weight of the dish includes only the weight of the meat. But there will also be pita, salad, sauces, so in the end, you get a lot.

Also in such cafes you can order a large dish for many eaters – “Me┼íano meso” – “meat mix”. This is 1 kg of of each type of meat: and ─ćevapi, and pljeskavica, and kobasica, and ve┼íalica. The price per kilo of such grilled meat is usually around 15 euros.

Prices in Montenegro for car rental, toll roads, parking and gasoline

NameVolume or periodPrice, EUR
Car rental (low season)1 dayfrom 15
Car rental (high season)1 dayfrom 30
Toll roads40 km3
Petrol euro-951 l~1.5
Diesel1 l~1.6
Paid parking1 hour0.3-0.8
Paid parking1 dayfrom 3

Parking is not always paid in every city. Many cities have free parking in the center.

My personal opinion:

In Montenegro, a car is as essential as air. It greatly enhances mobility, and even if you rent a car for 3 days, you will see much more than in two weeks of bus travel. I believe there is only one reason you might refuse to rent a car – if you lack driving skills and a driver’s license. Everything else is just excuses.
petrol prices in montenegro
Fuel prices in Montenegro are generally lower than in Europe.

Car rental in Montenegro: affordable prices, low deposits, very calm traffic, no rudeness on the roads. Distances are short, transfers between attractions are brief, and the road conditions are excellent.A long article about car rental, where it is cheaper, all the pitfalls, traffic rules, police and so on, read this link.

Prices in Montenegro for taxi and public transport

This section is brief because the country’s features make taxis not particularly popular among tourists. The only exception is transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.

  • All cities in Montenegro are very small. The largest city on the coast is Budva, and you can walk from one end of the beach to the other in about 30 minutes.
  • Taxi services in cities are not very popular among tourists. However, if you decide to use one, a ride within the city will cost up to 5 euros.
  • From the airport to any resort on the coast, prices range from 10 to 30 euros on average, depending on the distance from your place of stay to the airport. But overall, distances here are short, and everything is close.
  • There is no single carrier of regular bus routes in the country. Each route may have its own official carrier. However, prices are low. A bus ticket from Podgorica to the mountainous ┼Żabljak costs 8 euros. This is perhaps the longest route. Everything else is much cheaper.
  • A bus from Kotor to Budva, for example, costs 4 euros.

In this article, follow the link in detail: about public transport in Montenegro: types, tickets, routes

Prices in Montenegro for accommodation (hotels and apartments)

There won’t be a clear figure here. Prices, as you understand, can range from “almost free” to “a bath with champagne every day.”

  • Apartments in good condition up to 300m from the beach generally cost 35-45 euros per day.
  • The average price of a 3* hotel room is about 50 euros.
  • In the high season, prices may be higher.
  • Good hotels start from 100 euros.
  • The link is an overview article about accommodation in Montenegro for tourists. Learn about the peculiarities, what to be prepared for, what may surprise you, and where to look.
  • And here you will find a list of the best hotels in Montenegro by the sea
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Apartments with such a terrace overlooking the sea in season cost around 45 euros.

Prices in Montenegro for entrance tickets to attractions

Here’s an interesting feature of Montenegrins. Be prepared that ticket booths will be everywhere. Wherever you go, you’ll have to pay first. It seems inexpensive everywhere, but in the end, you need to budget for an extra 200 euros for your trip.

Here’s a beautiful chapel, pay 2 euros to go up. Here’s just a room with a model of the old town inside, pay 0.5 euros and you can look. And here’s the oldest olive tree, of course, fenced off, and they charge 1 euro for entry. Although in Montenegro, olives are as common as apple trees everywhere. Come to a national park to admire the mountain peaks, pay for entry to the park, and then pay again to go up to the observation platform.

  • Overall, entrance to all attractions costs up to 3 euros. This is the most common price.
  • The most expensive entrance tickets I’ve encountered are probably to the fortress in Kotor, which is on the mountain. It’s 15 euros per person.

To be fair:

A tourist will also find free attractions; there are plenty of them too. And entrance to the old town of any settlement is always free.

Prices for excursions and tours in Montenegro

In short, this is the area where prices vary enormously. There are various programs and excursions available. Even the same route can vary significantly in price between different tour companies. Some provide meals, some don’t; some have better buses, and so on.

ExcursionPrice per person, EUR
Tour of the Bay of Kotor on a boat / yacht (in group)from 20
Tour of the Bay of Kotor on a boat / yacht (individual)from 50
Yacht charter with captain, full day~300
From Budva to Lovcen Park (in group)from 20
From Budva to Durmitor Park (individual)from 200

If the excursion is along the coast and not far from your city, the standard price for group excursions is 20-30 euros. If you want to go to Durmitor or the Prokletije mountains, it’s better to take individual trips by car, with prices starting from 200 euros per day.

Prices for packages to Montenegro

  • Detailed information can be found in the article: vacation packages to Montenegro
  • The most common package for two for 10 days with a flight from London, a 3 * hotel with breakfast. Such a tour will cost about 1000 euros.
  • And then the price may increase according to all your wishes.

Don’t forget that the “all-inclusive” meal system in Montenegro is not particularly necessary. There are thousands of cafes where they serve delicious food, and the portion sizes are decent. Independent tourism is more popular in this country. The entire infrastructure is geared towards independent tourists. And you’ll find answers to all your questions on the pages of this guide.

Prices in Montenegro in taverns, restaurants and cafes

Like everywhere, prices in restaurants on the beach are always higher, and portion sizes are smaller. If you want to find an excellent place, you need to move away from the beach and tourist centers. The menu in all cafes is more or less the same: three types of salad, two soups (chorbas), four dishes on the grill, pizza, pasta, risotto.

Below in the table are the average prices in Montenegro in a cafe.

DishPrice, EUR
Soup3-4
Salad3-5
Pizza8
Gril (─ćevapi, pljeskavica)5-10
Pasta8-12
Risotto8-12
Steak15
Fish or other seafood15
Beer, 0,5l2-3
Homemade wine, 100g1

My wife and I already know the portion sizes, and we have our favorite little restaurants. Dinner for two with drinks costs us around 30 euros. Sometimes you can take one salad and one main course for two, then it’s cheaper. But this is enough to eat well.

Prices in Montenegro for souvenirs

Some unique Montenegrin souvenirs aren’t particularly common here. Most tourists bring back the standard set:

NamePrice, EUR
Magnetsfrom 1
Cupsfrom 5
T-shirts with Montenegro printfrom 8
Prsut, kgfrom 11
Olives, kgfrom 5
Cheese, kgfrom 5
Alcohol – prices previously mentioned in the article

That was probably all the basic prices in Montenegro for services and goods that are interesting to tourists. If something is missing from the list, write in the comments, and I’ll add it.

For a better understanding, I recommend reading the article – Vacation budget in Montenegro for two independent travelers. There you will find out how much money to take with you and, in general, how much your vacation will cost.

In conclusion: you can’t call prices in Montenegro high; it’s a pretty budget-friendly European country. It’s much cheaper (2-3 times) than neighboring Croatia. In any case, it’s easy to have a vacation here whether you’re a budget traveler or want to splurge. It all depends on your wallet and desires.


Resources to help you plan your dream trip to Montenegro

  • Aviasales – Cheap Flights and best deals.
  • Car rental in Montenegro:
    • DiscoverCars – a large international platform.
    • LocalRent – works with local rental companies. Leader in car rental in Montenegro.
  • Hotels and apartments all over the country:
    • Hotellook compares the prices among dozens of other booking services and offer the best price
    • Booking – the most popular booking platform
    • Agoda – even more accommodation options in Montenegro
  • Tours, excursions and activities (including extreme ones):
    • GetYourGuide – more than 430 tours
    • Viator – 780+ excursions and activities throughout the country
  • Comprehensive travel insurance: EKTA
  • Internet and Calls:
  • Taxi and airport transfers: Intui.Travel