A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Moscow vs. Pecs for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Moscow or Pecs?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Pecs. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Pecs?

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.

Pecs

Located in southwest Hungary, Pecs is a pleasant university town with a history that dates back to Roman times - a history evident in its ancient architecture. Some of the most sought after sites include the Early Christian Necropolis, the Mosque of Pasha Quasim, and the Cathedral of Pecs.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Hungary, and The Best Historical Tours in Hungary.


Which place is cheaper, Pecs or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $65, while the average daily cost in Pecs is $79. 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 Moscow and Pecs in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $41
    Pecs $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $82
    Pecs $74
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Pecs

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Pecs? 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 Moscow


Hotels in Pecs


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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: Pecs Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.37
    Pecs $17
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Moscow are as follows:


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from 8 ILIR to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Bukit Baru to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Delima to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Kampung Bandar to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Kampung Dalam to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Karya Baru to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Labuh Baru Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Limbungan Baru to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Meranti Pandak to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $44
  • Private Transfer from Nagari Sungai Asam to Padang Airport (PDG): $134
  • Private Transfer from Padang Panjang to Padang Airport (PDG): $134
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Duku: $93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pecs

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pecs:

  • Pécs - Budapest Transfer: $149

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Pecs?

Prices for flights to both Pecs and Moscow 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
    Moscow $15
    Pecs $29
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.19
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.38
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

Typical Food Prices in Pecs

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Pecs:


  • Dinner for Two
    $24

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $17
    Pecs $17
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

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


  • Theater Tickets
    $13
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Moscow

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

  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $143

Tours and Activities in Pecs

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

  • Mineral Museum Entrance Ticket: $4.36

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $8.19
    Pecs $8.24


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Moscow and Pecs, we can see that Pecs is more expensive. And not only is Moscow much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Moscow would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Moscow 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 Pecs would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pecs than you might in Moscow.

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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Pecs?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Pecs. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Pecs, 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 Moscow or Pecs?

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 Moscow or Pecs in the Summer?

Both Pecs and Moscow during the summer are popular places to visit.

In July, Moscow is generally cooler than Pecs. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 19°C (67°F), and Pecs fluctuates around 22°C (71°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in July than Pecs. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Pecs receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Pecs 22°C (71°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Pecs in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Pecs.

Moscow is much colder than Pecs in the autumn. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around 6°C (43°F) in October, and Pecs fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

In October, Moscow usually receives more rain than Pecs. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Pecs receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Pecs 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Pecs in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Pecs.

Pecs can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Moscow. In the winter, Moscow is much colder than Pecs. Typically, the winter temperatures in Moscow in January average around -8°C (17°F), and Pecs averages at about 0°C (32°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in January than Pecs. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Pecs receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Pecs 0°C (32°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Pecs in the Spring?

Both Pecs and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In April, Moscow is generally much colder than Pecs. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 7°C (45°F), and Pecs fluctuates around 12°C (54°F).

In April, Moscow usually receives less rain than Pecs. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Pecs receives 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Pecs 12°C (54°F)

Typical Weather for Pecs and Moscow

Moscow Pecs
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 0°C (32°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 3°C (37°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 7°C (45°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 20°C (68°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (71°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 22°C (71°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 18°C (65°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 7°C (44°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 2°C (36°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)