A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bucharest vs. Karachi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bucharest or Karachi?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Bucharest and Karachi. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Bucharest or Karachi?

Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital and largest city in the country of Romania. With about 2 million residents living in the city and about 2.4 million in the surrounding urban area, it is also one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe. As such, it is the economic, industrial and commercial center for the country. As a visitor, you will likely enter Romania by arriving in Bucharest. The city continues to grow and change, and there are ongoing infrastructure projects that continue to modernize the city. It is not uncommon to find historic churches on the same block as modern office buildings and Communist style apartment buildings. There are also many sights around town and the city continues to grow as a trendy and fascinating city.

Karachi

Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and sixth most populous city proper in the world. Karachi, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, is the financial and commercial center of the nation, as well as its largest port. The pace of life here is more hurried, and social attitudes are far more liberal than elsewhere in Pakistan. Locals call it the City of Lights, the City of The Quaid, and the City that Never Sleeps. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants along with refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins, who generally come to the city to settle permanently.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bucharest, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Romania, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Pakistan, and The Best Historical Tours in Pakistan.


Which place is cheaper, Karachi or Bucharest?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bucharest is $140, while the average daily cost in Karachi is $25. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bucharest and Karachi in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bucharest $64
    Karachi $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bucharest $128
    Karachi $22
Compare Hotels in Bucharest and Karachi

Looking for a hotel in Bucharest or Karachi? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bucharest


Hotels in Karachi


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bucharest Hotel Prices and Karachi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bucharest $26
    Karachi $4.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bucharest

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bucharest:

  • Bucuresti: Transfer Therme Bucuresti different hours: $12
  • Airport Transfer: $15
  • Bucharest Transfer Service: $17
  • Airport Transfer - Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coandă Airport : $18
  • Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Tecuci: $22
  • Private Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) Transfer: $22
  • Bucharest Private Airport Transfer from or to City Center Hotel: $22
  • Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Barlad: $24
  • Bucharest Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Vaslui OMV: $26
  • Bucharest Otopeni Airport OTP to Bucharest City Center Hotel - private transfer: $28
  • Transfer from Otopeni Airport to Bucharest: $30
  • Daimler Exclusive Trips And Transfers: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Bucharest or Karachi?

Prices for flights to both Karachi and Bucharest change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bucharest $59
    Karachi $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bucharest

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bucharest.

  • Dinner and tour inside the Museum of Communism: $51
  • Dinner inside the Museum of Communism & private tour: $54
  • Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Traditional Food Tour: $61
  • Cooking Class traditional food: $67
  • Bucharest Historical Food Tour in Old Center: $72
  • Street Food Tour with a Local Guide: $75
  • Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner: $86
  • Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest – 4 hours: $88
  • Discover Private Highlights and Traditional Food Tour: $110
  • Historical and Cultural Tour with Romanian Cuisine dinner: $143
  • 4-Hour Walking Food Tour in the Old Town: $206

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Karachi

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Karachi.

  • Private Karachi Street Food Tour: $95
  • Half-Day Karachi Burns Road Private Victoria Ride with Dinner: $100
  • Street Food Tour of Karachi: $199

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bucharest $15
    Karachi $5.07

Tours and Activities in Bucharest

Here are a few actual costs in Bucharest for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Bucharest Old Town Secrets Quest Experience: $4.87
  • Buchaest: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, & Brasov Old Town Tour: $5.43
  • Quest Experience in Bellu Cemetery Bucharest: $6.09
  • Old Town Secrets Quest Experience: $7.06
  • Ghost Hunt Quest Experience: $7.06
  • Entry ticket at the Museum of Communism: $8.82
  • Museum of Communism Ticket + Communist Coffee: $9.79
  • Walking tour- The Kings and the palaces from Bucharest: $11
  • Reptiland Bucharest Entry Ticket: $11
  • Walking night tour through Bucharest: $13
  • Walking Tour - Delightful Bucharest (Old Town & Victory Avenue): $14
  • Calea Victoriei and Old Town Highlights Tour: $16

Tours and Activities in Karachi

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Karachi are as follows:

  • Day Tour in Karachi Unesco Heritage: $104
  • Karachi City Tour : $129
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour Near Karachi : $150
  • Full Day Private Tour in Karachi City: $164
  • Full Day Private Tour to Mohatta Palace Zainab and Burns road: $199
  • Karachi Sightseeing Private City Tour.: $199
  • Experience local village life in Sindh: $200

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bucharest $9.33
    Karachi $3.34

Sample the Local Flavors in Bucharest

Also in Bucharest, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Weekend Pub Crawl: $24
  • Bucharest Pub Crawl in the Old Town: $25
  • Bachelors Party in Custom Bar Crawl: $38
  • Pub Crawl in the Old CIty and Rooftop Hopping in Bucharest: $48
  • Private Wine Tasting Experience: $49
  • Private Romanian Wine Tasting in Urlați: $52
  • Bucharest Guided Pub Crawl: $53
  • Guided Pub Crawl in Bucharest: $57
  • Bucharest Old Town Pub and Bar Crawl with Guide: $58
  • Bucharest VIP Bar Crawl in Lipscani 'Old Town': $60
  • Private Bar Crawling in Bucharest Old City: $61
  • Wine Tasting in Bucharest long version: $65


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bucharest and Karachi, we can see that Bucharest is more expensive. And not only is Karachi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bucharest is in Europe and Karachi is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Karachi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Karachi and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bucharest would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bucharest than you might in Karachi.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bucharest Expensive? and Is Karachi Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bucharest or Karachi?

Karachi has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Bucharest. When comparing the sizes of Bucharest and Karachi, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Bucharest or Karachi?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bucharest or Karachi in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bucharest and Karachi. The city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Bucharest this time of year.

In July, Bucharest is generally cooler than Karachi. Daily temperatures in Bucharest average around 23°C (73°F), and Karachi fluctuates around 30°C (86°F).

In Bucharest, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bucharest usually receives more sunshine than Karachi during summer. Bucharest gets 289 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 155 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bucharest usually receives more rain than Karachi. Bucharest gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bucharest 23°C (73°F) 
    Karachi 30°C (86°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Karachi in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bucharest as well as Karachi. Many travelers come to Bucharest for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene.

Bucharest is much colder than Karachi in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bucharest averages around 13°C (55°F) in October, and Karachi fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Karachi. In the autumn, Bucharest often gets less sunshine than Karachi. Bucharest gets 177 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 284 hours of full sun.

Bucharest usually gets more rain in October than Karachi. Bucharest gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bucharest 13°C (55°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Karachi in the Winter?

Both Karachi and Bucharest are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Bucharest in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Bucharest can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Bucharest is much colder than Karachi. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bucharest in January average around -1°C (29°F), and Karachi averages at about 19°C (66°F).

It's quite sunny in Karachi. Bucharest usually receives less sunshine than Karachi during winter. Bucharest gets 71 hours of sunny skies, while Karachi receives 271 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bucharest usually receives more rain than Karachi. Bucharest gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bucharest -1°C (29°F) 
    Karachi 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Bucharest or Karachi in the Spring?

Both Karachi and Bucharest during the spring are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Bucharest for the activities around the city during these months.

In April, Bucharest is generally much colder than Karachi. Daily temperatures in Bucharest average around 12°C (54°F), and Karachi fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

In Karachi, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the spring, Bucharest often gets less sunshine than Karachi. Bucharest gets 185 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Karachi receives 277 hours of full sun.

Bucharest usually gets more rain in April than Karachi. Bucharest gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Karachi receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bucharest 12°C (54°F) 
    Karachi 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Karachi and Bucharest

Bucharest Karachi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (29°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 77 mm (3 in) 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 30°C (86°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 30°C (86°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)