Prices in Austria

On the one hand, prices in Austria are not the lowest, and on the other hand, they do not differ much from those in the western part of Europe. The cost of accommodation, food, transport or tickets to tourist attractions is not low. Of course, it is cheaper in neighboring Slovakia, which is used by tourists on a budget, going on short trips, for example from Bratislava to Vienna. However, Austria is still a cheaper country than Monaco, famous for its high prices. It should be a little cheaper outside of the typical tourist routes.
So what prices are waiting for us in Austria?

Prices in Austria / Food, drink, alcohol, cigarettes in shops.
Prices in Austria / Food, drink, alcohol, cigarettes in shops.

Accommodation prices in Austria

Accommodation prices in Austria, as everywhere else, depend in part on the season, but even the cheapest hostel accommodation in Austria is really expensive. Therefore, if we are looking for budget solutions, it is better to look around websites offering accommodation in advance, looking for a price bargain or take advantage of the hospitality of family or friends.
On the other hand, when it comes to accommodation in ski resorts, you have to reckon with high expenses or look for accommodation in neighboring, less known towns.

Average accommodation prices in Austria:

  • a night in a hostel costs around 50 euro
  • for a two-star hotel we have to pay over 70 euro per night
  • a three-star hotel facility will cost around 80 euro per night
  • we have to pay over 120 euro for a four-star hotel
  • in turn, for a night in the most luxurious, five-star conditions, we have to pay at least 300 euro

Prices for transport and public transport in Austria

Prices for intercity and public transport in Austria, if we don’t have our car with us, are high. And so the cost of a single ticket for city transport ranges from 2.20 to 2.80 euro, depending on the city. Therefore, it is more profitable to invest in a daily ticket, because such a daily ticket costs an average of 10 euro.
It is worth considering if you are going to visit all day. Interestingly, public transport in the Austrian capital is a bit cheaper than, for example, in Graz.
When it comes to transport between cities in Austria, these costs are even higher here. The cheapest way to get from A to B is using bus connections. For example, a ticket from Vienna to Salzburg costs around 30 euro. For the same route, but by rail, we will pay about 38 euro. However, if we book the ticket quickly enough, the price can go down to 19 euro. On the other hand, a train ticket on the Vienna – Linz route costs around 40 euro, bought on the same day as the departure. However, booked in advance – only 9 euro.
See also current prices in Vienna.

Taxi and fuel prices in Austria

Taxi prices in Austria are not low. The entrance to the vehicle costs from 3.60 to 6.70 euro. In addition, of course, from 1.20 to 2.40 EUR for each kilometer traveled. If the taxi is to wait for us for an hour, our bill will increase by another 25-33 euro.
The price of fuel in Austria also depends on the specific company operating the selected station, because large companies usually simply have higher rates. Also, the farther away from cities the cheaper it is.

Average fuel prices in Austria:

  • 95 gasoline costs 1.07 euro per liter
  • 98 gasoline costs 1.24 euro per liter
  • diesel costs 1.03 euro per liter
  • LPG costs EUR 0.77 per liter

See also highways in Austria.

Food prices in Austria / Prices in shops
Food prices in Austria / Prices in shops

Food prices in stores in Austria

In Austria, it is worth going to supermarkets such as Penny, Lidl and Hofer, of which the latter mainly has its own brand products. Merkur is the most expensive shop here, followed by Bill and Spar. It is also expensive in small shops and bakeries.
When it comes to specific food prices, meat, vegetables and cheese are relatively expensive in Austria. Especially local production. Goods imported from abroad, especially processed ones, are interestingly cheaper.

Average basic food prices in Austria:

  • butter 2.40 euro per cube
  • milk 1.10 euro per liter
  • eggs 2.70 euro for 12
  • a small fruit yoghurt 0.64 euro
  • yellow cheese 15 euro per kilo
  • white cheese 4.70 euro per kilo
  • processed cheese 1.65 euro for 200 grams
  • blue cheese 1.85 euro for 125 grams
  • bread 1.90 euro for a loaf
  • a roll fo bread 0.15 euro
  • a donut 0.60 euro
  • croissant with filling 0.80 euro
  • rice 1.80 euro per kilogram
  • pasta 1 euro for 500 grams
  • oil 1.80 euro per liter
  • ham 11 euro per kilo
  • sausage 22 euro per kilo
  • chicken fillet 10 euro per kilogram
  • beef 17 euro per kilo
  • minced meat 6 euro for 500 grams
  • instant coffee 8 euro for 200 grams
  • tea 2.50 euro for 20 teabags
  • chocolate 3.50 euro for 300 grams
  • chips 1.50 euro per package

See also what are the current prices in Germany.

Average prices of fruit and vegetables in Austria:

  • grapes 5 euro per kilo
  • oranges 2.50 euro per kilo
  • pears 2.70 euro per kilogram
  • apples 2.30 euro per kilogram
  • bananas 1.70 euro per kilo
  • potatoes 1.30 euro per kilo
  • cucumbers 1.30 euro per kilo
  • onions 1.40 euro per kilo
  • tomatoes 2.30 euro per kilo
  • lettuce 1.30 euro
  • carrots 1.30 euro per kilogram
  • mushrooms 3.40 euro per kilo
  • peppers 2.70 euro per kilogram

Average prices of drinks, alcohol and cigarettes in Austria:

  • cola 1.50 euro per liter
  • water 0.60 euro for 1.5 liters
  • fruit juice 1.50 euro per liter
  • energy drink 1.50 euro for 0.25 liters
  • ice tea 1.60 euro for 1.5 liters
  • wine 7 euro for a bottle
  • beer from the local processing plant 1.10 euro for half a liter
  • imported beer 1.50 euro for 0.33 liters
  • vodka 13 euro for 0.7 liters
  • rum 15 euro for a bottle
  • whiskey 16 euro per bottle
  • gin 14 euro per bottle
  • vermouth 9 euro for a bottle
  • cigarettes 5.50 euro per packet
Prices in restaurants in Austria / Dinner for the family, pizza, beer, food
Prices in restaurants in Austria / Dinner for the family, pizza, beer, food

Check also prices in Switzerland.

Food prices in restaurants in Austria

Meal prices in restaurants in Austria are high. Lunch in a middle-class eatery is about 20-30 euro per person. In cheaper places you can eat for about 12 euro. Another option is to eat so-called street food, which fortunately is popular in Austria. In this case, the traditional bratwursts, i.e. baked sausages, usually served with side dishes, are of particular interest. In Austria, there are also many popular fast food chains. However, when we do not want to eat this type of thing, it is worth just a little distance from the tourist spots. Then the prices of meals in pubs and restaurants will be more friendly to our wallet.

Average street food prices in Austria:

  • bratwurst with toppings 3-4 euro per serving
  • kebab 4-5 euro
  • fast food set 8 euro
  • cheeseburger 2.40 euro
  • a small sandwich 1.5-2 euro
  • toast 2.90 euro
  • fries 2.30-2.70 euro for portions
  • hot dog 2.70-4 euro
  • two stuffed potatoes 3.80 euro
  • nuggets and chips 5.80 euro
  • takeaway pizza 8 euro
  • faschiertes laibchen (kind of stuffed meat) 3.50 euro per portion

Average meal prices in restaurants in Austria:

  • soup from 5 euro
  • breakfast from 5 euro
  • salad 6 euro
  • pizza 12-15 euro
  • pasta with sauce 8-9 euro
  • vegetarian lasagne 8 euro
  • dumplings 7 euro
  • stew with dumplings 7 euro
  • schnitzel with additions 7-8 euro
  • chicken with potatoes and salad 11 euro
  • tarts portion with salad 8 euro
  • a portion of baked salmon with additions 18 euro
  • mushrooms in cream with dumplings 16.50 euro
  • tafelspitz (Austrian beef dish) 18.50 euro
  • Viennese chicken 13.50 euro
  • veal schnitzel with potato salad 20 euro
  • roast beef with potatoes 19.50 euro

Average prices in cafes and bars in Austria:

  • ice cream scoop 1.80 euro
  • Apfelstrudel 4.50 euro
  • panna cotta 6 euro
  • tiramisu 6.50 euro
  • Sachertorte 5.50 euro
  • fruit dessert 6.50 euro
  • sweet pancakes from 6.50 euro
  • ice cream dessert from 3-4 euro
  • espresso 2.20 euro
  • cappuccino 3.10 euro
  • latte 3.50 euro
  • Iced coffee with whipped cream 6.50 euro
  • hot chocolate 3.80 euro
  • tea 3 euro
  • water 2.20 euro for 0.33 liters
  • cola 2.80 euro for 0.33 liters
  • local beer 3.90 euro for 0.5 liters
  • imported beer 4 euro for 0.33 liters
  • raddler 3.60 euro
  • wine 4-5 euro for a glass
  • spritz with wine from 3 euro
  • drink from 7-8 euro
  • local brandy 2.50 euro per glass
  • cognac 3-5 euro per glass

Prices for attractions in Austria

Unfortunately, tickets to the biggest attractions in Austria are quite expensive. On average, we have to spend about 15 euro on one ticket.

  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna 12-16 euro
  • Schönbrunn Palace with gardens 26 euro
  • Wiener Prater entrance free of charge, fee for each attraction separately from 2 euro
  • Belvedere Palace in Vienna 16 euro
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna 6 euro
  • Mozart’s house in Salzburg 12 euro
  • DomQuartier in Salzburg 13 euro
  • Salzburg Museum – Neue Residenz 9 euro
  • Salzburg zoo 12 euro
  • Dorfmuseum in Mönchhof 10 euro
  • Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt from 12 euro

See also the greatest sights and attractions of Vienna.
People who come to Austria to ski are definitely interested in the cost of ski passes. The prices of daily tickets for snow madness start here from as little as 8 euro (Glasenberg – Maria Neustift), but in real terms you have to count amounts from 20 to 30 euro per day.

Prices of souvenirs and things that are worth bringing from Austria

  • Jägermeister (herbal liqueur) 14 euro for 0.7 liters
  • Mozartkugeln (famous chocolates with pistachio filling) 4 euro for 18 pieces
  • Enzianschnaps (fermented root vodka) 17.50 euro for 0.7 liters
  • Manner wafers 2.70 euro for a 300 gram package
  • Kaiserschmarrn (powdered omelette for preparation) 2.30 euro per packet
  • Austrian bells from 2 euro upwards
  • pendant with alpine edelweiss from 5 euro
  • a cup with a painting by Gustav Klimt 12-15 euro

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