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Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel to Brasilia?

You should plan to spend around $86 (R$423) per day on your vacation in Brasilia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (R$163) on meals
  • $23 (R$112) on local transportation
  • $73 (R$358) on hotels

A one week trip to Brasilia for two people costs, on average, $1,208 (R$5,927). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Brasilia cost?

A one week trip to Brasilia usually costs around $604 (R$2,963) for one person and $1,208 (R$5,927) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Brasilia on average costs around $1,208 (R$5,927) for one person and $2,416 (R$11,854) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Brasilia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Brasilia on average costs around $2,589 (R$12,701) for one person and $5,178 (R$25,401) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Brasilia has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Brasilia expensive to visit?

Brasilia is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Brazil, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Brasilia is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Rosario Islands or Puerto Natales.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Brasilia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Brasilia?

The average Brasilia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Brasilia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) R$358 ($73)
Local Transportation 1 R$112 ($23)
Food 2 R$163 ($33)
Entertainment 1 R$100 ($20)
Alcohol 2 R$37 - 111 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Brasilia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Brasilia is $36 (R$179). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Brasilia is $73 (R$358). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Brasilia

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Brasilia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $38. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Brasilia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Brasilia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (R$112) per person, per day, on local transportation in Brasilia.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Brasilia
How much does it cost to go to Brasilia? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Brasilia
The price of renting a car in Brasilia will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Brasilia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Brasilia can vary, the average cost of food in Brasilia is $33 (R$163) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Brasilia should cost around $13 (R$65) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Brasilia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Brasilia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Brasilia typically cost an average of $20 (R$100) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Brasilia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $15 (R$74) on alcoholic beverages in Brasilia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Brasilia On a Budget
Brasilia Brasilia, Brazil
The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.
The Monumental Axis is the central avenue of the city and is the site of many important government buildings, monuments, and memorials, all with interesting buildings. For more information about this, check out this guide to architecture in Brasilia. At the eastern end of the Axis is what is known as the Three Powers Square (or Praça dos Tres Poderes), where the country's three highest authorities are located-the Congress, the Presidential Palace (called Palacio do Planalto), and the Supreme Court. Other attractions lining this central avenue are the Television Tower right in the middle of the Axis, the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial and museum on the western part of the Axis, and the modern Cathedral of Brasilia designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1970. The President's official residence Palacio da Alvorada (Palace of Dawn) is located on Paranoa Lake, though it is not open to visitors.

Brasilia is also a hub for art and entertainment. Its main theatre, the National Theater Claudio Santoro, features three main halls for plays and concerts, art galleries, and temporary art exhibitions. There are also many public works of art around the city featured in architecture, landscape designs, and sculptures by many famous Brazilian artists. Another center for the arts is the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, which houses contemporary art galleries, a cinema, and a cafe.
The city is designed in the shape of a giant bird or airplane, with various separated zones assigned for specific functions such as housing, commerce, hospitals, and banking. The Eixo Monumental (or "Monumental Axis") runs down the center of the city between the two "wings," with government buildings stationed at the end. The Monumental Axis divides the city into north and south sectors. The zones are usually referred to by acronyms; those ending in N refer to sectors on the northern side of the axis, while those ending in S are on the south. The city is divided as follows:

SHS/SHN - Hotel sectors (Setor Hoteleiro)
SCS/SCN - Commercial sectors (Setor Comercial)
SQS/SQN - Residential sectors (Superquadras)
CLS/CLN (or SCLS/SCLN) - Local commerce sectors (Comercio Local) along the wings.
SES/SEN - Embassies sector (Setor de Embaixadas)

The arched "wings" of the city are mainly residential zones, with several rows of medium-rise apartment blocks and several small commercial districts. The intersection is the commercial and cultural hub, with stores, hotels, museums, and the Cathedral of Brasilia. The "nose" of the city faces Paranoa Lake.

Visitors can spend days in Brasilia admiring the treasure trove of modern architecture-each unique building designed by world-renowned architects, and each housing important government facilities, cultural venues, art, and more.

For something a little different, go lakeside at Paranoa Lake and watch the sunset over the city, or visit Brasilia National Park which offers an array of indigenous plant and bird species as well as a natural swimming hole.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Brazil varies greatly by region, usually a mix of indigenous, European, and African influences. As the capital city of Brazil, Brasilia has a full range of flavors from traditional dishes to international fare. Brasilia itself does not have a typical, regional cuisine; however, restaurants do serve food from many Brazilian states. Rice and beans are central to traditional Brazilian cooking, as are root vegetables like cassava and yams, as well as fruits including acai, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, guava, orange, passion fruit, and pineapple.

Brazilian feijoada is considered to be the national dish, a kind of black bean and meat stew typically served with rice and oranges. It is occasionally topped with vegetables such as cabbage, kale, potatoes, carrots, okra, pumpkin, chayote, and sometimes banana. The national beverage is coffee. Another popular tradition in Brazil are salgadinhos, or small savory snacks similar to Spanish tapas. Some of the more popular small bites include a kind of cheese bread called pao de queijo, a chicken croquette called coxinha, and a Lebanese-inspired snack called kibe/quibe made from cracked wheat, minced onions, and finely ground meat that can be served baked, fried, or raw.

As a national air travel hub, Brasilia is host to flights to and from many destinations. The primary airport serving the city is Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, located about 11 kilometers from the city center. Most flights are domestic, however several non-stop international flights operate to and from Orlando, Buenos Aires, Paris, Lisbon, Lima, Bogota, Miami, Panama City, Montevideo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Atlanta, Punta Cana, and seasonal to Santiago and Aruba.

The city can be reached from the airport by bus or taxi. Brasilia is also well-connected by bus to the rest of Brazil. Travel times are about 15 hours from São Paulo, 18 hours from Rio, 10 hours from Belo Horizonte, and 3 hours from Goiania.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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