Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Sopron?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Sopron 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.
Sopron is a city in northwestern Hungary, located right on the Austrian border at the foot of the Alps near Lake Neusiedl.
Which city is cheaper, Sopron 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 Sopron is $61. 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 Sopron 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.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Sopron is $54. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
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.
The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Sopron 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.
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 average price of local transportation around Sopron is $20 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $12
Is it cheaper to fly into Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Sopron?
Prices for flights to both Sopron 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.
Sopron's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $5.21 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.80
Tours and Activities in Sopron
Here are a few actual costs in Sopron for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
The best of Sorpon walking tour:
Romantic tour in Sopron:
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 Sopron may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.33 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Sopron, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Sopron much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sopron would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sopron 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 Sopron.
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