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

Should you visit Moscow or Tihany?

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 Tihany. 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 Tihany?


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 on the northern coast of Lake Balaton in Hungary, Tihany is a historic village with quaint streets and bustling squares - all centered on the twin-towered Tihany Benedictine Abbey which dates back to the 11th century.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Bicycle Tours in Hungary, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Hungary.

Which place is cheaper, Tihany or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $66, while the average daily cost in Tihany is $45. 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 Tihany in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $42
    Tihany $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $84
    Tihany $38
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Tihany

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Tihany? 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 Tihany

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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: Tihany Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.44
    Tihany $11
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 Balai Batu Sadara to Padang Airport (PDG): $171
  • Private Transfer from Rangkiang Luluih to Padang Airport (PDG): $171
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Alam to Padang Airport (PDG): $136
  • Private Transfer from Nagari Sikucur to Padang Airport (PDG): $136
  • Private Transfer from Batusangkar to Padang Airport (PDG): $136
  • Private Transfer from Sei Selayur to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94
  • Private Transfer from Duku to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Kebun Bunga: $94
  • Private Transfer from Kebun Bunga to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94
  • Private Transfer from Palembang Airport (PLM) to Sei Selayur: $94
  • Private Transfer from 8 ILIR to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94
  • Private Transfer from Bukit Baru to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Tihany?

Prices for flights to both Tihany 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
    Tihany $18
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
    Tihany $4.91
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 Days Private Tour to See Bull Race and Raflesia Arnoldi Flower: $250
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $145
  • Palembang - ONE DAY CITY TOUR & SUNGAI MUSI: $82

Tours and Activities in Tihany

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

  • The best of Keszthely walking tour: $100
  • Erotic Renaissance Wax Museum Entrance Ticket: $5.56
  • Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park: $44
  • Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany: $44
  • Romantic tour around Keszthely for couples: $100
  • Special Magical Christmas Walking Tour in Keszthely: $222

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $8.27
    Tihany $6.71

Sample the Local Flavors in Tihany

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

  • From Budapest: Wine Tasting At Balaton Full Day Private Tour: $1,245

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

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

Which is Bigger, Moscow or Tihany?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 7220 times larger than the population of Tihany. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Tihany, 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 Tihany?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Moscow or Tihany in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Tihany.

In the summer, Moscow is around the same temperature as Tihany. Typically, the summer temperatures in Moscow in July average around 19°C (67°F), and Tihany averages at about 21°C (70°F).

In July, Moscow usually receives more rain than Tihany. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Tihany receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Tihany 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Tihany in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Tihany.

In October, Moscow is generally much colder than Tihany. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 6°C (43°F), and Tihany fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in October than Tihany. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Tihany receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Tihany 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Tihany in the Winter?

Both Tihany and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Tihany can be very cold during winter. Moscow can get quite cold in the winter. Moscow is much colder than Tihany in the winter. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around -8°C (17°F) in January, and Tihany fluctuates around -1°C (31°F).

In January, Moscow usually receives more rain than Tihany. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Tihany receives 34 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Tihany -1°C (31°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Tihany in the Spring?

Both Tihany and Moscow during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Moscow is much colder than Tihany. Typically, the spring temperatures in Moscow in April average around 7°C (45°F), and Tihany averages at about 12°C (53°F).

Moscow usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Tihany. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Tihany receives 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Tihany 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Tihany and Moscow

Moscow Tihany
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) -1°C (31°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 2°C (35°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 7°C (44°F) 27 mm (1 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 12°C (53°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 16°C (62°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 20°C (67°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 21°C (69°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)