Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Tihany?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Tihany 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 on the northern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary, Tihany is a historic village with quaint streets and bustling squares - all centered on the twin-towered Tihany Benedictine Abbey which dates back to the 11th century.
Which city is cheaper, Tihany 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 Tihany is $45. 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 Tihany 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.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $40 in Tihany For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
The price of a meal in Tihany can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $19 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $7.60 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
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.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Tihany than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $12 on transportation in Tihany on average per day.
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.
Sightseeing expenses in Tihany, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $4.98 per day, per person.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.29
Tours and Activities in Tihany
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Tihany.
Tihany guided tour by Lake Balaton in German and English:
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.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Tihany, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.80.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Tihany, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Tihany much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tihany would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tihany 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 Tihany.
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