Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Cesky Krumlov?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Cesky Krumlov 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.
Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.
Which city is cheaper, Cesky Krumlov 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 $77, while the average daily cost in Cesky Krumlov is $56. 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 Cesky Krumlov in more detail.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $92. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The prices for places to stay in Cesky Krumlov can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $34, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $68.
Hotel or hostel for one person
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $46
Cesky Krumlov $34
Typical double-occupancy room
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
The average traveler spends about $23 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.
Cesky Krumlov food costs typically run travelers around $20 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $13 per day to get around in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.
To get around in Cesky Krumlov, the average visitor spends $2.67 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $13
Cesky Krumlov $2.67
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov
Also for Cesky Krumlov, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Cesky Krumlov to Prague - Private Transfer with 2 hours of Sightseeing:
Direct Door-to-Door Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna:
Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Bad Ischl:
Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Bratislava:
Direct one way transfer from Český Krumlov to Prague:
Private Minivan Transfer from Prague to Hallstatt with stop in Cesky Krumlov:
Private Scenic Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague with 4h of Sightseeing:
Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 Sightseeing Stops:
Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague:
Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver:
Private one way Sightseeing transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague:
Private one way transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $7.29 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.
In Cesky Krumlov, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $5.96 per person, per day.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.29
Cesky Krumlov $5.96
Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov
For Cesky Krumlov, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Wiseman Free Tour:
Český Krumlov 20th century tour:
Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour:
Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area:
Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour:
Private Night tour of Český Krumlov:
Private walking tour to the Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle Grounds 4 hours:
Full day tour from Prague and back.:
Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide:
Day Tour from Prague to Cesky Krumlov with English Guide:
Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour:
Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.23 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typically, people visiting Cesky Krumlov spend on average $3.07 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Cesky Krumlov, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Cesky Krumlov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cesky Krumlov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cesky Krumlov 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar than you might in Cesky Krumlov.
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