A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Debrecen vs. Varna

Should you visit Debrecen or Varna?

Should I visit Debrecen or Varna? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

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.

Varna

Varna is a coastal city on the Black Sea. It's the third largest city in Bulgaria and many people consider it the summer capital of the country. It's a major tourist destination and it can make for a relaxing escape at the beach if you're in Bulgaria during the summer. It is the only city in Bulgaria that cruises visit, and as such, it's tourist infrastructure has grown. In addition to being a tourist destination, Varna is also a business and university center, seaport, and the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

Which city is cheaper, Varna or Debrecen?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Debrecen is $65, while the average daily cost in Varna is $58. 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 Debrecen and Varna in more detail.



Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $33. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Debrecen the cost is $66 on average.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Varna is $62. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $33
    Varna $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $66
    Varna $62

Food

Debrecen food costs typically run travelers around $23 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.

Varna food costs typically run travelers around $21 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
    Debrecen $23
    Varna $21

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $11 per day to get around in Debrecen.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $8.31 per day to get around in Varna.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Varna $8.31

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

  • Debrecen - Budapest Transfer: $188
  • Debrecen Airport Transfer: $15
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Debrecen International Airport to Debrecen City - One Way: $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Varna

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Varna:

  • Private Transfer from Varna (VAR) Airport to Varna City: $25
  • Private Transfer from Varna City to Varna (VAR) Airport: $25
  • VARNA One-Way Private Airport Transfer: $27
  • Private Transfer from Varna (VAR) Airport to Saints Constantine and Helena: $29
  • Private Transfer from Varna (VAR) Airport to Golden Sands: $40
  • Private Transfer from Golden Sands to Varna (VAR) Airport: $40
  • Private One-way Transfer Varna Airport to Hotel or vice versa: $42
  • Private Transfer from Varna to Golden Sands: $45
  • Private Transfer from Varna (VAR) Airport to Albena: $47
  • Private Minibus Transfer from Varna to Golden Sands: $50
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Varna Airport to Sunny Beach: $57
  • Private Transfer from Varna to Nessebar, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $61

Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $17 per person, per day in Debrecen. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $7.62 per person, per day in Varna. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $17
    Varna $7.62

Tours and Activities in Varna

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

  • Self-guided Retro Museum Varna Tour: $8.96
  • Self-guided tour in Varna Archaeological Museum + ticket: $9.70
  • Audio Guide for All Varna Sights, Attractions or Experiences: $17
  • Pok√©mon GO Varna Private Tour: $19
  • Private Virtual Tour in Varna with a Local Guide: $24
  • The Ultimate Private Communist Tour of Varna: $61
  • Bulgaria Day Bike Tours - countryside & seaside: $82
  • Unique Boat Trip Experience from Varna: $86
  • Varna - Aladza Monastery - Balchik - Kaliakra Cape Tour: $187
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour to the North of Varna: $223
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour to the South of Varna: $235

Alcohol

The average person spends about $9.10 on alcoholic beverages in Debrecen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Varna may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $7.58 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.10
    Varna $7.58

Sample the Local Flavors in Varna

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

  • Vineyards tour & wine tasting near Varna: $5.31
  • Varna Exquisite Wine Tasting: $40
  • Private Exploration: French Influence in Varna + Walking + Wine tasting tour: $49
  • The Ultimate Private Varna Walking, Culture & Wine Tasting Tour: $61
  • Private Varna Gourmet Tour with Superb Wine Tasting: $61


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