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

Should you visit Debrecen or Podgorica?

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

Should I visit Debrecen or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica?

Debrecen

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.

Podgorica

Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Hungary, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Budapest, The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Podgorica or Debrecen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Debrecen is $69, while the average daily cost in Podgorica is $114. 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 Podgorica in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $34
    Podgorica $50
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $68
    Podgorica $100
Compare Hotels in Debrecen and Podgorica

Looking for a hotel in Debrecen or Podgorica? 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 Podgorica


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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 Podgorica Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $12
    Podgorica $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $170

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Podgorica

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Podgorica:

  • Transfer Podgorica Airport-city center : $22
  • Transfer Podgorica city center- Podgorica Airport: $22
  • Private transfer from Podgorica airport to Podgorica city: $27
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica to Podgorica Airport TGD in Sedan Car: $36
  • Private Transfer to Budva: $39
  • Private Transfer: TGD Airport to Podgorica in Business Car: $43
  • Podgorica hotels to Kotor Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $48
  • Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Kotor Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $48
  • Private Transfer: Podgorica Airport TGD to Podgorica in Van: $54
  • Private transfer to Kotor: $54
  • Private transfer to Tivat: $54
  • From One-Way Private Transfer to/from Virpazar: $57

Is it cheaper to fly into Debrecen or Podgorica?

Prices for flights to both Podgorica 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Debrecen $24
    Podgorica $44

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Podgorica

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Podgorica with Set Lunch or Dinner: $18

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $18
    Podgorica $23

Tours and Activities in Podgorica

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Podgorica are as follows:

  • Kayak Rental Adventure through Lake Skadar from Virpazar: $5.53
  • Skip The Line: National Park Skadar Lake - Tickets: $8.29
  • Skadar lake - Falcon kayak tour: $13
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments: $17
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery : $22
  • From Virpazar: Guided Lake Skadar cruise and Crnojevića River: $33
  • Skadar Lake Cruise with Onboard Lunch: $41
  • Book Your Tour Ostrog Monastery: $66
  • Walking tour, all the secrets of Podgorica: $92
  • Savor Tasty Montenegrin Food on a Guided Tour: $93
  • Private half day tour -Podgorica with its surroundinggs: $94
  • Ostrog, Niagara, and Skadar Lake Private Tour: $98

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.64
    Podgorica $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Podgorica

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Podgorica:

  • Private Wine Tasting Activity at Lipovac Winery: $28
  • Book Your Wine Tour: $78
  • Podgorica Car Trip - Architecture, History, Wine tasting, Churches, Doclea city: $98
  • Podgorica Car Trip, Doclea city, Wine tasting, Niagara falls: $107
  • Wine tasting in the family winery, feel the spirit: $122
  • Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour: $130
  • Full Day Private Podgorica Wine Tour Experience: $160
  • National parks and wine tasting (NP Lovcen, NP Skadar lake, Cetinje, Njegusi): $161
  • Skadar lake boat ride through "Montenegrin Amazon", wine tasting & Niagara falls: $199


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Debrecen and Podgorica, we can see that Podgorica 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 Podgorica would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Podgorica 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 Podgorica Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Debrecen or Podgorica?

Debrecen has a larger population, and is about 50% larger than the population of Podgorica. When comparing the sizes of Debrecen and Podgorica, 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 Podgorica?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Debrecen or Podgorica in the Summer?

Both Podgorica and Debrecen are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Debrecen is cooler than Podgorica. Typically, the summer temperatures in Debrecen in July average around 20°C (68°F), and Podgorica averages at about 26°C (80°F).

It's quite sunny in Podgorica. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Debrecen. Debrecen usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during summer. Debrecen gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 341 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Debrecen usually receives more rain than Podgorica. Debrecen gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Debrecen 20°C (68°F) 
    Podgorica 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Podgorica in the Autumn?

Both Podgorica and Debrecen during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Debrecen is generally much colder than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around 11°C (52°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

In Podgorica, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Debrecen often gets less sunshine than Podgorica. Debrecen gets 160 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 203 hours of full sun.

Podgorica gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Debrecen usually gets less rain in October than Podgorica. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 166 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Podgorica 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Podgorica in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Debrecen and Podgorica.

Debrecen can be very cold during winter. Debrecen is much colder than Podgorica in the winter. The daily temperature in Debrecen averages around -2°C (28°F) in January, and Podgorica fluctuates around 6°C (42°F).

Debrecen usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during winter. Debrecen gets 55 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 121 hours of full sun in the winter.

Podgorica receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Debrecen usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Debrecen -2°C (28°F) 
    Podgorica 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Podgorica in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Debrecen as well as Podgorica.

In the spring, Debrecen is cooler than Podgorica. Typically, the spring temperatures in Debrecen in April average around 11°C (52°F), and Podgorica averages at about 14°C (58°F).

In the spring, Debrecen often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Podgorica. Debrecen gets 191 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 194 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Podgorica. Debrecen usually gets less rain in April than Podgorica. Debrecen gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 144 mm (5.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Podgorica 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Podgorica and Debrecen

Debrecen Podgorica
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (28°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 6°C (42°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Feb 0°C (32°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 26°C (80°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 50 mm (2 in) 26°C (79°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (53°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 217 mm (8.5 in)