A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar vs. Zagreb

Should you visit Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Zagreb?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Zagreb 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.

Zagreb

Zagreb, in central Croatia, is the country's capital. It has a wonderful old town that has cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a great atmosphere. Many people travel to Croatia specifically for its beaches and coastal towns, but if you overlook this lovely capital city, you'll miss a large part of the culture and personality that is Croatia.

Which city is cheaper, Zagreb 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 $75, while the average daily cost in Zagreb is $73. 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 Zagreb in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $90. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $92 for a double occupancy room in Zagreb.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $45
    Zagreb $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $90
    Zagreb $92

Food

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.

Zagreb 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $23
    Zagreb $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zagreb

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Zagreb.

  • Zagreb Culture & Food Tour: $52
  • Taste Zagreb Food Tour: $61
  • Strukli cooking class with Dolac Market Tour: $68
  • Zagreb Food Tour - Yummy in Your Tummy (Small Group): $87
  • Private Authentic Croatian Cooking Class in Central Zagreb: $108
  • Croatian cuisine cooking class with Dolac market tour: $123
  • Zagreb Walking Food Tour - Sightseeing - Dolac market visit: $123
  • Private Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class in the Heart of Zagreb: $135
  • The Dionysus Tour Lunch or dinner and Wine Tasting at Plesivica: $147
  • Be Local for a day Market visit Cooking lesson Wine tasting: $264

Local Transportation

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 average price of local transportation around Zagreb is $8.68 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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $13
    Zagreb $8.68

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zagreb

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zagreb:

  • Airport Zagreb Transfer and Shuttle: $73
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Zagreb Airport ZAG to Zagreb City by Luxury Car: $31
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Zagreb Airport ZAG to Zagreb City by Minivan: $38
  • Day trip Zagreb-Plitvice Lakes-Rastoke-Zagreb private transfer: $435
  • Departure Private Transfer from Hotel to Zagreb Airport: $46
  • Departure Private Transfer from Zagreb City to Zagreb Airport ZAG - Luxury Car: $31
  • Departure Private Transfer from Zagreb City to Zagreb Airport ZAG by Minivan: $35
  • Experience Zagreb - Private arrival transfer & Private Zagreb walking tour: $101
  • From Zagreb to Ljubljana or vice versa - Private one-way transfer: $166
  • From Zagreb to Split or Trogir: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes: $467
  • From Zagreb to Split with Plitvice Lakes tour - Private transfer/tour: $332
  • From Zagreb to Šibenik with Plitvice Lakes tour - Private transfer: $338

Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $7.09 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.

Zagreb's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $11 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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $7.09
    Zagreb $11

Tours and Activities in Zagreb

Here are a few actual costs in Zagreb for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Zagreb 2 € Tour: $3.72
  • Skip the Line: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket: $8.40
  • Skip the Line: Image of War - Photography Museum Ticket: $8.71
  • Zagreb Virtual Live Walking Tour: $11
  • Hop On Hop Off Panoramic bus - Zagreb City Tour: $20
  • Personalized Eclectic Small-Group Walking Tour: $22
  • Small-group Walking Tour of Zagreb with Funicular Experience: $25
  • Walking tour of Zagreb: $25
  • Early Morning Light Jogging Urban Tour of Zagreb: $25
  • Feel the Pulse of the City - Small Group Zagreb Walking Tour: $25
  • Zagreb Small-Group Sightseeing Walking Tour: $26
  • Zagreb Walking Tour: $27

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.05 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Zagreb may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $8.60 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.05
    Zagreb $8.60

Sample the Local Flavors in Zagreb

Also in Zagreb, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private Zagreb Walking Tour and Wine Tasting From Zagreb: $103
  • Nature park Lonjsko polje e-bike tour with wine tasting: $144
  • Plesivica Region Wine Tasting Half-day Private Tour: $171
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour from Zagreb: $194
  • Zagreb Region Wine Tour: $200
  • E-Bike Tour & Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Zagreb: $228
  • Slavonija - Gastro & Wine Tour - private full day: $230
  • Private Samobor Full-Day Tour and Wine Tasting from Zagreb: $456
  • 11-Day Croatian Gastronomy and Wine Tour from Zagreb with End in Dubrovnik: $4,907


When comparing the travel costs between Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Zagreb, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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