Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Siofok?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Siofok 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.
Siofok is a charming lakefront town located on the southern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the nation, drawing at least two hundred thousand visitors each summer for its peaceful beaches and thriving nightlife. While lakefront beaches and the accompanying resorts are the main attractions, Siofok also has a host of other opportunities for sight-seeing, dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Which city is cheaper, Siofok 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 Siofok is $41. 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 Siofok 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.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $19. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Siofok the cost is $38 on average.
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.
Siofok food costs typically run travelers around $16 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 $12 per day to get around in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $9.10 per day to get around in Siofok.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $12
Is it cheaper to fly into Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Siofok?
Prices for flights to both Siofok 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $7.37 per person, per day in Siofok. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.80
Tours and Activities in Siofok
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Siofok are as follows:
Mineral Museum Entrance Ticket:
Full-Day Tour to North Balaton Lake:
Lake Balaton & Herend Tour with Ferry Ride:
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.
The average person spends about $4.02 on alcoholic beverages in Siofok 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 Siofok, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Siofok much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Siofok would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Siofok 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 Siofok.
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