A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Sibiu vs. Zadar for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sibiu or Zadar?

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 Zadar can help you decide which place is right for you.

Sibiu

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.

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 Sibiu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sibiu is $57, while the average daily cost in Zadar is $75. 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 Zadar in more detail.



Accommodation

Sibiu's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $52. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $26.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $43. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Zadar the cost is $86 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sibiu $26
    Zadar $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sibiu $52
    Zadar $86

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $22 per day to get around in Sibiu.

The average price of local transportation around Zadar is $8.05 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.
    Sibiu $22
    Zadar $8.05

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sibiu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sibiu:

  • Airport Transfer - from SBZ airport to any hotel in Sibiu: $31
  • Airport Transfer - from SBZ airport to any hotel in Sibiu (Mini-van): $44
  • Sibiu - Brasov | Private Airport Transfer: $117
  • Sibiu - Timisoara transfer, Visit at Corvins Castle and City Tour in Timisoara: $149
  • Private Guided Transfer from Sibiu to Bucharest: $218
  • Private Transfer to Bucharest from Sibiu: $236

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Sibiu or Zadar?

Prices for flights to both Zadar 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.





Food

While meal prices in Sibiu can vary, the average travelers spends about $19 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Sibiu should cost around $7.60 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.

On average, meal and food prices in Zadar cost around $24 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 $9.60.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Sibiu $19
    Zadar $24

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: $108
  • Sibiu Food Tour: $128

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

Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $5.00 per person, per day in Sibiu. 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 $16 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.
    Sibiu $5.00
    Zadar $16

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: $3.47
  • Luggage storage & Tourist centre in Sibiu: $3.72
  • City Sightseeing Tour: $23
  • City Tour Sibiu in English: $24
  • Private Walking Tour of Sibiu: $24
  • Gastronomical Walking Tour Sibiu - The European Region of Gastronomy 2019: $38
  • Sibiu Walking Tour: $50
  • Half Day Tour to Balea Lake and Clay Castle in Fairy Valley: $65
  • Half Day Tour In the Surroundings of Sibiu: $73
  • Surrounding Villages Guided Tour: $78
  • From Day Tour to Brasov and Dracula's Castle: $85
  • Day Tour to Sighisoara from Sibiu: $87

Tours and Activities in Zadar

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

  • Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket: $11
  • Zadar Walking Tour: $18
  • Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour: $20
  • Zadar City Tour 90min Walk: $20
  • Walking tour of Zadar city: $23
  • Zadar City Tour 120min Walk: $27
  • Virtual Reality Walking Tour of Zadar's History: $29
  • 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
  • Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap: $37

Alcohol

The average person spends about $6.22 on alcoholic beverages in Sibiu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $9.81 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
    Sibiu $6.22
    Zadar $9.81

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 we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sibiu and Zadar, we can see that Zadar 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 Zadar would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Zadar than you might in Sibiu.

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