Should you visit Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?
Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar can help you decide which place is right for you.
Located in the Transylvania region of Romania, Sibiu is a historic city with Germanic origins which are evident in its architecture at its old town center. There are many charming squares which showcase landmarks like Gothic churches, a Baroque palace, medieval watchtowers, and more.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
Located in northeast Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the Transylvania region and one of the nation's most-visited cities. Many visitors come to experience the modern Transylvanian university culture, admire historic churches and other landmarks, see fortress ruins, and visit museums.
Which city is cheaper, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar or Sibiu?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Sibiu is $63, while the average daily cost in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $74. 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 Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar in more detail.
Sibiu's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $58. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $29.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is $88. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
Hotel or hostel for one person
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $44
Typical double-occupancy room
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar
While meal prices in Sibiu can vary, the average travelers spends about $21 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Sibiu should cost around $8.40 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sibiu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
The average traveler spends about $22 per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sibiu
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Sibiu.
Sheep cheese, cranberries & wild pear brandy - SIBIU WALKING FOOD TOUR:
Sibiu Food Tour:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $24 per day to get around in Sibiu.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $12 per day to get around in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $12
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:
Airport Transfer - from SBZ airport to any hotel in Sibiu:
Airport Transfer - from SBZ airport to any hotel in Sibiu (Mini-van):
Private Guided Transfer from Sibiu to Bucharest:
Private Transfer to Bucharest from Sibiu:
Sibiu - Brasov | Private Airport Transfer:
Sibiu - Timisoara transfer, Visit at Corvins Castle and City Tour in Timisoara:
Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar?
Prices for flights to both Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar and Sibiu 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $5.52 per person, per day in Sibiu. 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 $6.93 per person, per day in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar $6.93
Tours and Activities in Sibiu
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Sibiu are as follows:
Medieval Sibiu Private Tour: Old Town Exploration Game:
Luggage storage & Tourist centre in Sibiu:
City Tour Sibiu in English:
Private Walking Tour of Sibiu:
Gastronomical Walking Tour Sibiu - The European Region of Gastronomy 2019:
Sibiu Walking Tour:
Half Day Tour to Balea Lake and Clay Castle in Fairy Valley:
Half Day Tour In the Surroundings of Sibiu:
Day Tour to Sighisoara from Sibiu:
Gastronomical Tour in the Surroundings of Sibiu:
Day Tour to Brasov and Bran:
Tour to Corvin Castle in Hunedoara & Alba Iulia:
The average person spends about $6.86 on alcoholic beverages in Sibiu 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.92 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar, we can see that Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar is more expensive. And not only is Sibiu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sibiu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sibiu 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 Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvar than you might in Sibiu.
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