A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Debrecen vs. Dubrovnik for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Debrecen or Dubrovnik?


Finding its beginning as a collection of agricultural villages, Debrecen has grown to become the second largest city in Hungary as well as the regional center for the Northern Great Plain region. Highlights include the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen, Hortobagy National Park, Deri Museum, and the Debrecen Zoo and Botanical Garden.


Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Hungary, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Hungary, The Best 2-Week Tours from Split, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Croatia.

Which place is cheaper, Dubrovnik or Debrecen?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Debrecen is $66, while the average daily cost in Dubrovnik is $103. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Debrecen and Dubrovnik in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $33
    Dubrovnik $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $66
    Dubrovnik $106
Compare Hotels in Debrecen and Dubrovnik

Looking for a hotel in Debrecen or Dubrovnik? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Debrecen

Hotels in Dubrovnik

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Debrecen Hotel Prices and Dubrovnik Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Dubrovnik $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $167

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Dubrovnik:

  • Bus Around Town

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

Also for Dubrovnik, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center: $16
  • Porter Service, Baggage Transfer, Baggage pick up & delivery.: $16
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik: $22
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik city: $22
  • Night Transfer from Dubrovnik Old Port to New Port by Karaka Boat: $22
  • Bus transfer between Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi: $22
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik airport: $24
  • Return transfer to Dubrovnik airport: $24
  • Dubrovnik Luxury Airport Transfers: $26
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $27
  • From Dubrovnik Airport: 1-Way Private Transfer to Dubrovnik: $28
  • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik hotels to Dubrovnik Cruise Port: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Debrecen or Dubrovnik?

Prices for flights to both Dubrovnik and Debrecen 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Debrecen $23
    Dubrovnik $35

Typical Food Prices in Dubrovnik

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubrovnik:

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise around the Old Town: $80
  • Gastro Cruise | Dinner and Boat ride around Dubrovnik Old Town: $81
  • Old Town Food Tour: $143
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Food Tour: Small-Group Experience: $147
  • Konavle Wine& History&food Tour: $165
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $178
  • 3 Hour Sites and Bites Food Tour in Dubrovnik: $192
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $197
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $201
  • Pelješac Full-Day Wine and Food Tour from Dubrovnik: $208
  • Authentic Garden to Table Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside : $208
  • Private Dinner with Wine and Homemade Tapas: $213

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $17
    Dubrovnik $20

Typical Entertainment Prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dubrovnik.

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Selfguided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.33
  • Self-guided tour of the old town of Dubrovnik: $5.43
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.38
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $6.39
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.39
  • Dubrovnik Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.52
  • Medieval Adventure City Game: $6.92
  • Time Travel Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Dubrovnik: $7.05
  • Historic Center Self-Guided Audio Tour (ENG): $7.70
  • Old Town Highlights Tour with Audio Guide: $8.52
  • Private Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour in Dubrovnik Old Town: $8.69

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.24
    Dubrovnik $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Dubrovnik:

  • Columbo Pub Crawl Dubrovnik: $54
  • Brewery Tour with Food included: $60
  • From Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting: $66
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting with Snacks and Ston Place Visit: $75
  • Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $75
  • Interactive Wine Tour: $80
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting: $84
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $84
  • Interactive Wine Tour in Dubrovnik: $89
  • 2 Hours Wine Tasting in Dubrovnik Old Town : $89
  • Day trip to Korčula and Pelješac with Wine Tasting from Koločep: $93
  • Dubrovnik Kayak Tour + Gourmet Snack + Wine Tasting (Small-Group): $97

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Debrecen and Dubrovnik, we can see that Dubrovnik is more expensive. And not only is Debrecen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Debrecen would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Debrecen 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 Dubrovnik would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubrovnik than you might in Debrecen.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Debrecen Expensive? and Is Dubrovnik Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Debrecen or Dubrovnik?

Debrecen has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Dubrovnik. When comparing the sizes of Debrecen and Dubrovnik, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Debrecen as well as Dubrovnik. Additionally, the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

Debrecen is cooler than Dubrovnik in the summer. The daily temperature in Debrecen averages around 20°C (68°F) in July, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

Debrecen usually gets more rain in July than Dubrovnik. Debrecen gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Debrecen 20°C (68°F) 
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik in the Autumn?

Both Dubrovnik and Debrecen are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Debrecen is much colder than Dubrovnik. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Debrecen in October average around 11°C (52°F), and Dubrovnik averages at about 18°C (64°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. In October, Debrecen usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik in the Winter?

Both Dubrovnik and Debrecen during the winter are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Debrecen. In January, Debrecen is generally much colder than Dubrovnik. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around -2°C (28°F), and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Debrecen usually gets less rain in January than Dubrovnik. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Debrecen -2°C (28°F) 
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Dubrovnik in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Debrecen and Dubrovnik. Also, most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months.

Debrecen is cooler than Dubrovnik in the spring. The daily temperature in Debrecen averages around 11°C (52°F) in April, and Dubrovnik fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Dubrovnik receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Debrecen usually receives less rain than Dubrovnik. Debrecen gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Dubrovnik receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Dubrovnik and Debrecen

Debrecen Dubrovnik
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (28°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in)
Feb 0°C (32°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 50 mm (2 in) 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in)