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

Should you visit Debrecen or Zadar?

Should I visit Debrecen or Zadar? 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.

Zadar

You'll find Zadar in northern Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and is the center of Zadar County. It is both the historic center for the region and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar. There are a handful of sights around town, most of which can be explored on foot.

The climate for the city is a mix between humid subtropical and a Mediterranean climate. The winters are usually mild and wet, and the summers are humid and warm. The hottest months are July and August when temperatures can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Average yearly rainfall usually exceeds 917 mm. Fall months often remain warm and temperatures are often around 30 degrees Celsius as well. In general, the temperatures rarely drop below freezing, even during the coldest month of January. The rainiest months are October and November, although winter is considered the wet season. July is usually the driest month. Water temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius in July and August and it may be possible to swim any time between May and October.

Which city is cheaper, Zadar 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 Zadar is $72. 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 Zadar in more detail.




Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $34. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Debrecen the cost is $68 on average.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $47. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Zadar the cost is $94 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Debrecen $34
    Zadar $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Debrecen $68
    Zadar $94


Food

Debrecen food costs typically run travelers around $24 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.

On average, meal and food prices in Zadar cost around $21 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $8.40.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Debrecen $24
    Zadar $21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Zadar

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

  • Traditional Dalmatian dinner: $61
  • Zadar Market Tour and Cooking Class: $75
  • Zadar - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class: $167
  • From Taste Dalmatian Peka - Countryside Cooking Class: $253
  • Dalmatian dinner in rented holiday home: $773


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.

The average price of local transportation around Zadar is $5.85 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Debrecen $11
    Zadar $5.85

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Debrecen

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Debrecen:

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Zadar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Zadar:

  • Private Departure Airport Transfer From Zadar City to Zadar Airport: $23
  • Zadar Airport Transfers: $33
  • Transfers from Zadar airport to Zadar city: $33
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Day Tour Transfer: $37
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park - Day Tour Transfer: $37
  • Private Transfer from Zadar Port to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Private Transfer from Zadar City to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Private Transfer from Borik Zadar to Zadar Airport (ZAD): $42
  • Zadar CITY to Zadar AIRPORT | Private transfer: $60
  • Private Transfer from Zadar to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $172
  • Private Arrival Transfer to Novalja from Zadar Airport: $174
  • Vip Transfer Service: $182


Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $18 per person, per day in Debrecen. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Zadar's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $2.61 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Debrecen $18
    Zadar $2.61

Tours and Activities in Zadar

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

  • Zadar Walking Tour: $18
  • Zadar City Tour 90min Walk: $20
  • Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour: $20
  • Walking tour of Zadar city: $23
  • Zadar City Tour 120min Walk: $27
  • Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour: $30
  • Zadar Walking Tour: $32
  • Guided Communist City Tour of Zadar: $32
  • Zadar Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience: $34
  • Krka Waterfalls Day Tour from Zadar - simple, comfortable and safe: $37
  • Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap: $37
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Tour from Zadar - simple, comfortable and safe: $37


Alcohol

The average person spends about $9.56 on alcoholic beverages in Debrecen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $4.45 on alcoholic beverages in Zadar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Debrecen $9.56
    Zadar $4.45

Sample the Local Flavors in Zadar

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

  • Zadar Wine Tasting: $50



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