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

Should you visit Moscow or Sighisoara?

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 Sighisoara. 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 Sighisoara?


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.


Located in the historic region of Transylvania in Romania, Sighisoara takes its roots from German craftsmen and merchants, called the Transylvanian Saxons, who were invited by the King of Hungary during the 12th century to settle and defend the area. Today it is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stands as a preserved example of a small fortified city from the medieval era.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, and The Best Budget Tours to Romania.

Which place is cheaper, Sighisoara 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 Sighisoara is $61. 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 Sighisoara in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $41
    Sighisoara $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $82
    Sighisoara $56
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Sighisoara

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Sighisoara? 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 Sighisoara

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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: Sighisoara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.37
    Sighisoara $18
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

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

  • Two Metro Passes

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Suka Mulia to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $168
  • Private Transfer from Rangkiang Luluih to Padang Airport (PDG): $168
  • Private Transfer from Padang Panjang to Padang Airport (PDG): $134
  • Private Transfer from Solok to Padang Airport (PDG): $134
  • Private Transfer from Nagari Sungai Asam to Padang Airport (PDG): $134
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Kebun Bunga: $93
  • Private Transfer from 8 ILIR to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Duku: $93
  • Private Transfer from Bukit Baru to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Talang Jambe to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Karya Baru: $93
  • Private Transfer from Karya Baru to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sighisoara

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

  • Sighisoara to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $473
  • Bucharest to Sighisoara - Private Transfer: $430

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Sighisoara?

Prices for flights to both Sighisoara 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 Meals for one day
    Moscow $15
    Sighisoara $22
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

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

  • Lunch for Two
  • Lunch in the Center Market
  • Breakfast for 2

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $17
    Sighisoara $7.91
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

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

  • Theater Tickets
  • Kremlin Entry (2)

Tours and Activities in Moscow

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

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

Tours and Activities in Sighisoara

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Sighisoara.

  • 3 Days Private Guided Tour in Romania: $859
  • City Tour Sighisoara in English: $43
  • From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania: $1,397
  • From Bucharest: Transylvania's Treasures In a 3-Day Tour: $752
  • From Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan: $84
  • Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan from Sighisoara: $86
  • Sighisoara Citadel super - private walking tour: $97
  • Sighisoara Defend the Fortress Quest Experience: $7.07
  • Sighisoara candlelight tour at Dracula's birth town -Outdoor experience: $38
  • Sighisoara private tour, citadel visit, museum entrance free: $64
  • 2-Hour City Tour: $42
  • Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town: $30

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $8.19
    Sighisoara $6.45

When comparing the travel costs between Moscow and Sighisoara, we can see that Moscow 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 Moscow Expensive? and Is Sighisoara Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Moscow or Sighisoara?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 330 times larger than the population of Sighisoara. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Sighisoara, 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.