Is Brasilia Expensive?

Is Brasilia expensive to visit?

While Brasilia is a popular place for travelers, it is also somewhat affordable and less expensive to visit. The average daily cost is $83, which is one of the many reasons for its popularity with tourists. When compared to other destinations in South America, many visitors find it to be a moderately priced destination. It's in the top 50% of places in South America for its travel costs, and our cost analysis found it to be comparable to Temuco and Puerto Montt.



Brasilia, Brazil

How expensive is Brasilia?

The average cost of traveling to Brasilia can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $83 (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 Brasilia here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Brasilia?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Brasilia will cost around $250 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $501.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Brasilia?

On average, a one week trip to Brasilia costs about $584 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 $1,168.

Is it expensive to backpack in Brasilia?

While Brasilia attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Brasilia is $18 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $18 and the most expensive rooms cost around $18. (See hostel prices in Brasilia here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Brasilia.

  • $18 for a dorm bed at Joy Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Brasilia?

From our analysis of hotel prices in Brasilia, we can see that they are fairly affordable and lower in price in comparison to the rest of the world. On average, a night in a hotel room costs approximately $38. The area hosts around 3 five-star hotels, averaging $74 per night. For those with an eye on both comfort and economy, three-star hotels present a reasonable choice at an average of $37 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more economical option at $27 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Brasilia
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 3 $74
4 stars 31 $54
3 stars 43 $37
2 stars 39 $27
1 star 9 $38
No rating 9 $35

SHN Quadra 5 Bloco J, Lote L - Asa Norte, Brasilia
Overall Rating 9.0
ST SHN Quadra 01, CJ A, BL A, Entrada B, Brasilia
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Brasilia?

Activities and things to do in Brasilia 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 $20 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $0.

    • Brasilia Tour: $45

    Is food expensive in Brasilia?

    Food in Brasilia can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $32 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $20. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in Brasilia?

    Exploring local transportation in Brasilia shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $22 per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $12. If you want to save money, use public transit as it's much cheaper than taxis or private drivers.

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    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.



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