Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Holloko?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Holloko 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.
Located in northern Hungary, Holloko is a preserved ethnographic village with a castle and traditional houses which date from the 13th century. The village, castle ruins, and the surrounding area are today designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in a stunning valley of the Cserhat Mountains, surrounded by low peaks.
Which city is cheaper, Holloko 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 Holloko is $47. 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 Holloko 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.
Holloko's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $44. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $22.
Hotel or hostel for one person
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $46
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.
Holloko food costs typically run travelers around $17 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.
The cost of a taxi ride in Holloko is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 per person, per day, on local transportation in Holloko.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $13
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.
Entertainment and activities in Holloko typically cost an average of $7.60 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 $7.29
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.
The average person spends about $9.56 on alcoholic beverages in Holloko per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Holloko, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Holloko much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Holloko would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Holloko 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 Holloko.
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