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

Should you visit Debrecen or Prague?

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

Should I visit Debrecen or Prague? 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 Prague?

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.

Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Which place is cheaper, Prague or Debrecen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Debrecen is $68, while the average daily cost in Prague is $111. 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 Prague in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $34
    Prague $68
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $68
    Prague $136
Compare Hotels in Debrecen and Prague

Looking for a hotel in Debrecen or Prague? 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 Prague


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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 Prague Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Prague $8.21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $169

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Bus Transfer Between Prague Airport and the City: $5.01
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague to Prague Airports: $17
  • Prague Airport Shared Arrival Transfer: $18
  • Prague Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $18
  • Private Transfer from Prague Hotels to Prague Airport: $22
  • Private Transfer from Prague Airport to Prague Hotels: $22
  • Private Transfer from Prague City Center to Vaclav Airport (PRG): $23
  • Private Transfer from Vaclav Airport (PRG) to Prague City Center: $23
  • Bus Transfer to/from Bratislava Center: $23
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Prague Airport: $24
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Prague Airport to Hotels: $25
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Prague Hotel to Prague Airport: $25

Is it cheaper to fly into Debrecen or Prague?

Prices for flights to both Prague 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
    Prague $26

Typical Food Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of dining costs in Prague are as follows:


  • Fruit
    $4.27
  • Lunch for One
    $13
  • Bananas
    $0.60
  • Cookies
    $0.34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $17
  • Anti Tour Prague - Self Guided Beer and Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Prague with Set Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Dinner Cruise Tour in Prague: $40
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Buffet Dinner: $42
  • Vltava River Evening Dinner Cruise: $53
  • 3-Hour Beer Tour and Traditional Czech Dinner: $54
  • Small-Group Local Pubs Walking Tour And Traditional Czech Dinner: $55
  • Folkloric Dinner Show with Unlimited Drinks: $56
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks: $56
  • Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $57

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $18
    Prague $16

Typical Entertainment Prices in Prague

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Prague are as follows:


  • Opera Tickets
    $4.27
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    $5.98
  • Image Theatre for Two
    $41

Tours and Activities in Prague

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

  • Bachelorette / Bachelor Party - City sightseeing Trike Tour: $2.75
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Electric Trike Tour: $2.96
  • Sunset View & Adventurous Retro E-Bike Tour: $3.01
  • Prague Historical & Viewpoints Retro E-Bike Group Tour: $3.01
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party - City sightseeing E-Bike Tour: $3.05
  • Adventurous Sightseeing & Historical Live Guided Trike Tour: $3.05
  • Royal Prague City sightseeing Retro E-Bike Live Guided Tour: $3.09
  • Prague City sightseeing in Night Trike Tour: $3.09
  • Gorgeous Prague Night Retro E-Bike Tour ( Live Guided ): $3.13
  • Walking Tour Prague complete: Old Town + Castle (Tip-based): $3.23
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.23
  • New Town: 20th Century with WWII and Communism (Tip based tour): $3.30

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.51
    Prague $11

Typical Alcohol Prices in Prague

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Prague from other travelers:


  • A Bottle of Wine
    $6.79

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

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

  • Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting: $13
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl with Drinks and Shots: $23
  • Clock Tower Bar Crawl in Prague: $26
  • Pub Crawl in Prague: $32
  • Pub Crawl and International Party: $34
  • Pub Crawl with Open Bar and VIP Entry: $34
  • Prague Pub Crawl: $35
  • Pub Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar at Drunken Monkey: $36
  • Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl: $36
  • Staropramen Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting & Refreshment: $40
  • The secret of Beer, Staropramen brewery: $41
  • Golden BURLESQUE: $42


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


Which is Bigger, Debrecen or Prague?

Prague has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Debrecen. When comparing the sizes of Debrecen and Prague, 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 Prague?

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 Prague in the Summer?

Both Prague and Debrecen are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Prague because of the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Debrecen is generally around the same temperature as Prague. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around 20°C (68°F), and Prague fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

It's quite sunny in Prague. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Debrecen. Debrecen usually receives more sunshine than Prague during summer. Debrecen gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 216 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Debrecen usually receives around the same amount of rain as Prague. Debrecen gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Prague receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Debrecen 20°C (68°F) 
    Prague 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Prague in the Autumn?

Both Prague and Debrecen during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Prague this time of year.

Debrecen is around the same temperature as Prague in the autumn. The daily temperature in Debrecen averages around 11°C (52°F) in October, and Prague fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In the autumn, Debrecen often gets more sunshine than Prague. Debrecen gets 160 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 124 hours of full sun.

Debrecen usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Prague. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Prague 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Prague in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Debrecen and Prague. Also, many travelers come to Prague for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Prague. It's quite cold in Debrecen in the winter. In the winter, Debrecen is much colder than Prague. Typically, the winter temperatures in Debrecen in January average around -2°C (28°F), and Prague averages at about 1°C (33°F).

Debrecen usually receives more sunshine than Prague during winter. Debrecen gets 55 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 49 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Debrecen usually receives around the same amount of rain as Prague. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Debrecen -2°C (28°F) 
    Prague 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Prague in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Debrecen as well as Prague. Also, many visitors come to Prague in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Debrecen is generally a little warmer than Prague. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around 11°C (52°F), and Prague fluctuates around 10°C (49°F).

In the spring, Debrecen often gets more sunshine than Prague. Debrecen gets 191 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 145 hours of full sun.

Debrecen usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Prague. Debrecen gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Prague receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Prague 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Prague and Debrecen

Debrecen Prague
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (28°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 0°C (32°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in) 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 50 mm (2 in) 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 50 mm (2 in) 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)