Is Buenos Aires, Argentina Expensive?

Is Buenos Aires, Argentina expensive to visit?

While Buenos Aires, Argentina is a popular destination, it is also very affordable and not expensive to visit. The average daily cost is just $10. This is actually one of the main reasons why it's so popular with tourists. When compared to other cities in South America, many travelers find it to be a very affordable destination. It's in the top 10% of destinations in South America for its affordability, and our cost analysis found it to be comparable to Salta and San Miguel de Tucuman.



Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

How expensive is Buenos Aires, Argentina?

The average cost of traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $10 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Buenos Aires, Argentina here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina will cost around $30 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $61.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina?

On average, a one week trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina costs about $71 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $142.



Is it expensive to backpack in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina is a popular backpacker destination with more than 40 hostels. Dorm beds in hostels cost, on average, $15 per night. (See hostel prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina here.) You'll find quite a range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $86 and the cheapest around $0 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • $15 for a dorm bed at America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires
  • $18 for a dorm bed at Milhouse Hostel Hipo
  • $23 for a dorm bed at Milhouse Hostel Avenue

Are hotels expensive in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Considering our analysis of hotel prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it becomes apparent that they are very affordable in comparison to hotels in other cities. On average, you can expect to spend around $64 per night for a hotel room. The city is home to approximately 23 five-star hotels, presenting an average rate of $183 per night. For a balanced choice catering to both comfort and cost-effectiveness, three-star hotels provide an average rate of $66 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more budget-friendly alternative at $43 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 23 $183
4 stars 130 $81
3 stars 193 $66
2 stars 69 $43
1 star 50 $55
No rating 14 $69

Gurruchaga 1848, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires
Overall Rating 9.8
Gorriti, 4746, Buenos Aires
Overall Rating 9.5


Buenos Aires

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Activities and things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $3 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $3.

    • Exclusive Full-Day Private Tour in Buenos Aires: $140
    • Buenos Aires: Football Soccer Match Day Experience: $85
    • City Tour Privado Ciudad de Buenos Aires con Guia local: $180
    • Cocktail tour in Buenos Aires: $68
    • Private DELTA TOUR Tigre - 5 to 7 hours TRIP Guided in EN, SPA or FR : $190
    • Buenos Aires Asado Experience with Wine Pairing: $150
    • Tango Adventure Experience: Culture, Cuisine & Live Performances: $65
    • Private and Customized Walking Tour by BA Off the Beaten Path Tours: $148

    Is food expensive in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

    Food in Buenos Aires, Argentina can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $3 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $3. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • 3 Hours Food Tour Chacarita and Vermouth: $80
    • Experience in Madero Tango Dinner Show with Tango Class: $145
    • Executive Dinner Show at Señor Tango: $185
    • Private Tour: Buenos Aires by Night with Optional Dinner: $125
    • Authentic Argentinian Dinner in a 19th Century Apartment: $146
    • El Viejo Almacen Tango Show Skip The Line Ticket W/ Optional Dinner Buenos Aires: $65

    Is transportation expensive in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

    The prices of local transportation in Buenos Aires, Argentina can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $2 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $2. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.



    Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
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