Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Budva?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Budva can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.
A coastal resort in Montenegro, Budva is probably the country's most popular tourist destination. Not only does it host a number of great beaches, but it is also home to a picturesque old town center located on a small peninsula. Some of its best features include narrow winding lanes, historic buildings, churches, and small squares.
Which city is cheaper, Budva or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $72, while the average daily cost in Budva is $84. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Budva in more detail.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $86. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $68 for a double occupancy room in Budva.
Hotel or hostel for one person
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $43
Typical double-occupancy room
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
The average traveler spends about $22 per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Food in Budva costs travelers about $29 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $12 per day to get around in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.
The cost of a taxi ride in Budva is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 per person, per day, on local transportation in Budva.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $12
Typical Local Transportation prices in Budva
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Budva are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Budva
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Budva:
Budva - Dubrovnik : Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles:
Budva to Dubrovnik One Way Private Transfer:
Budva to Dubrovnik one way transfer:
Budva to Podgorica one way transfer:
Budva to TIrana Transfer:
Luxury private transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik:
Private Transfer Budva to Dubrovnik Airport:
Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Dubrovnik airport:
Private Transfer from Budva or Becici to Tivat airport:
Private Transfer from Budva to Dubrovnik:
Private Transfer from Budva to Podgorica Airport (TGD):
Private Transfer from Budva to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
Is it cheaper to fly into Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Budva?
Prices for flights to both Budva and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $6.80 per person, per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Entertainment and activities in Budva typically cost an average of $20 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.80
Tours and Activities in Budva
Here are a few actual costs in Budva for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves:
Budva 1 hour Private walking tour:
Budva City Tour:
Budva or Petrovac: Paragliding Experience:
One day private tour to Budva from Kotor:
Unique lunch experience with locals in high hills above Budva!:
Tour of the olive garden in Luštica peninsula - Secret of organic oil production:
One day private tour to Budva from Herceg Novi:
6-hour Tour to Dubrovnik from Budva:
Montenegro tour 1 (National park Lovcen, Kotor, Perast) from Budva:
Budva Riviera private hiking experience:
Private Skadar Lake Cruise and Tasting Tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Budva may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $13 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Budva
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Budva:
Private Wine Tour around Lake Skadar:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Budva, we can see that Budva is more expensive. And not only is Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar 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 Budva would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Budva than you might in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.
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