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

Should you visit Debrecen or Sarajevo?

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

Should I visit Debrecen or Sarajevo? 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 Sarajevo?

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.

Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and is one of the most culturally and historically interesting cities to visit in Europe. The city was at the crossroads where the Eastern and Western Roman Empires divided, and the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches divided. Today it is most associated with the Civil War that occurred here between 1992 and 1995. There are still many remnants of the war left, from the cemeteries that dot the countryside to the leftover damage done by bombs. Despite its brutal history, Sarajevo has begun to thrive again, both economically and as a tourist destination.

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 Cultural Tours in Bosnia and Herzegowina, and The Best Budget Tours to Bosnia and Herzegowina.


Which place is cheaper, Sarajevo 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 Sarajevo is $71. 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 Sarajevo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $33
    Sarajevo $27
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $66
    Sarajevo $54
Compare Hotels in Debrecen and Sarajevo

Looking for a hotel in Debrecen or Sarajevo? 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 Sarajevo


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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 Sarajevo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Sarajevo $7.06

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $169

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Sarajevo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Sarajevo:


  • Tram Tickets (for 2)
    $1.64

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sarajevo

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

  • One-way Private Airport Transfer to Sarajevo: $15
  • Airport transfer Sarajevo - Bosnia: $16
  • Airport Transfers Sarajevo for Individual Clients: $27
  • Airport Transfers & Private Tours with Luxury minibus Bosnia: $27
  • Sarajevo Airport Private Transfers (from/to): $30
  • Sarajevo Airport Private Transfer: $32
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Lukavica: $33
  • Sarajevo Airport Private Transfers (from/to) : $33
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Krivoglavci: $52
  • Private Sarajevo Airport Transfer: $55
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo Airport One-way Transfers: $61
  • Private Transfer from Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) to Vogošća: $68

Is it cheaper to fly into Debrecen or Sarajevo?

Prices for flights to both Sarajevo 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 $23
    Sarajevo $31

Typical Food Prices in Sarajevo

For Sarajevo, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sarajevo

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

  • Walking Food Tour with Local Craft Experience: $43
  • Traditional Bosnian Dinner with your Host Family: $44
  • Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family: $64
  • The 10 Tastings of Sarajevo Private Food Tour : $143

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $17
    Sarajevo $12

Typical Entertainment Prices in Sarajevo

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Sarajevo's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • National Museum (for 2)
    $7.68

Tours and Activities in Sarajevo

For Sarajevo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 Entrance Ticket: $6.30
  • SARAJEVO CITY TOUR: $13
  • Old Town Sarajevo Walking Tour: $13
  • 2 hours Small Group Old Town of Sarajevo Walking Tour with Local Tour Guide: $13
  • Grand Walking Tour: $16
  • Tito's Bunker Tour: $16
  • Sarajevo Grand Walking Tour: $16
  • Discover Sarajevo Walking Tour with Local Guide: $17
  • Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide: $18
  • Sarajevo genuine walking tour: Steps through history: $19
  • Tunnel of Hope Siege Tour: $20
  • 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour: $20

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.17
    Sarajevo $7.38


When comparing the travel costs between Debrecen and Sarajevo, we can see that Sarajevo 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.

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


Which is Bigger, Debrecen or Sarajevo?

Sarajevo has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Debrecen. When comparing the sizes of Debrecen and Sarajevo, 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 Sarajevo?

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 Sarajevo in the Summer?

Both Sarajevo and Debrecen during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Sarajevo because of the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Debrecen is generally cooler than Sarajevo. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around 20°C (68°F), and Sarajevo fluctuates around 26°C (78°F).

In Sarajevo, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Debrecen. In the summer, Debrecen often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 282 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 323 hours of full sun.

Debrecen usually gets more rain in July than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Debrecen 20°C (68°F) 
    Sarajevo 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Sarajevo in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Debrecen and Sarajevo. Also, the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Sarajevo this time of year.

Debrecen is much colder than Sarajevo in the autumn. The daily temperature in Debrecen averages around 11°C (52°F) in October, and Sarajevo fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

Debrecen usually receives less sunshine than Sarajevo during autumn. Debrecen gets 160 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 178 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Sarajevo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Debrecen usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 153 mm (6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Debrecen 11°C (52°F) 
    Sarajevo 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Debrecen or Sarajevo in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Debrecen as well as Sarajevo. Also, many travelers come to Sarajevo for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Debrecen in the winter. In the winter, Debrecen is much colder than Sarajevo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Debrecen in January average around -2°C (28°F), and Sarajevo averages at about 6°C (42°F).

In the winter, Debrecen often gets less sunshine than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 55 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sarajevo receives 113 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Sarajevo. Debrecen usually gets less rain in January than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 148 mm (5.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Debrecen or Sarajevo in the Spring?

Both Sarajevo and Debrecen are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Sarajevo in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Debrecen is generally cooler than Sarajevo. Daily temperatures in Debrecen average around 11°C (52°F), and Sarajevo fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

Debrecen usually receives more sunshine than Sarajevo during spring. Debrecen gets 191 hours of sunny skies, while Sarajevo receives 174 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sarajevo. In April, Debrecen usually receives less rain than Sarajevo. Debrecen gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Sarajevo receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


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

Typical Weather for Sarajevo and Debrecen

Debrecen Sarajevo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -2°C (28°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 6°C (42°F) 148 mm (5.8 in)
Feb 0°C (32°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)
Apr 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (58°F) 127 mm (5 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 26°C (78°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 50 mm (2 in) 26°C (78°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 22°C (71°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 50 mm (2 in) 11°C (52°F) 203 mm (8 in)
Dec 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)