Travel Budget for Curitiba

Estado do Parana, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel to Curitiba?

How much money will you need for your trip to Curitiba? You should plan to spend around R$42 ($7.59) per day on your vacation in Curitiba, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, R$19 ($3.39) on meals for one day and R$5.68 ($1.04) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Curitiba for a couple is R$30 ($5.48). So, a trip to Curitiba for two people for one week costs on average R$582 ($106). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Curitiba for one week usually costs around R$291 for one person. So, a trip to Curitiba for two people costs around R$582 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs R$1,164 in Curitiba. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Curitiba can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Curitiba?

How much does a trip to Curitiba cost? Is Curitiba expensive? The average Curitiba trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Curitiba prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Curitiba can vary, the average cost of food in Curitiba is R$19 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Curitiba should cost around R$7 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Curitiba is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Curitiba is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent R$6 per person, per day, on local transportation in Curitiba.

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  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Curitiba

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How much money do I need for Curitiba?

Typical travel prices in Curitiba are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Curitiba. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Curitiba can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Curitiba

How much do tours to Curitiba cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 1625
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    17 days
    $ 2000
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 750
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1400
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Curitiba Downtown Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba is a relatively large city that is convenient to visit if you're traveling to Iguazu Falls from either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. It is worth a day or two stop over because it has a great old city that has been restored. It's also the capital of Parana, Brazil. Curitiba is one of the more wealthy cities in the southern region of Brazil. It has a diverse population with many immigrants and some interesting cultural events.

The city has an oceanic climate. It sits on a plateau and has flat terrain with flooded areas that keep the winters mild but damp. The average temperature during the coldest month is 45 degrees Fahrenheit and temperatures occasionally dip below freezing at night. During the summer months the average day time temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit but it can climb into the high 80s on the hottest days.
There are some interesting attractions throughout the city, but do note that most are closed on Mondays and the tourist bus ceases to run on this day as well. Sights you might want to check out include several fountains such as the Jerusalem Fountain, Memory Fountain, and Maria Lata D'Agua Fountain. Pedreiras Park is worth a visit as is Curitiba Memorial, which uses art and traditional folk work to memorialize the city's culture.

Other sights around town include Guaira Theater, Paiol Theater, Merces Tower, Rosicrucian Order, and the Sao Francisco Ruins.

Parks in the city include German Wood, Barigui Park, Barreirinha Park, the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Gutierrez Wood, Iguacu Park, and Passauna Park, among others.
The most interesting part of Curitiba is the old city, referred to as cidade velha. It is well maintained and has been impressively restored. A particularly interesting time to visit is on a Sunday when there is a large arts and crafts fair that highlights a lot of the local handicrafts. This historical area has the oldest buildings in the city. These include the Romario Martins House and the Church of the Third Order of Saint Francis, which dates back to 1737.

Tiradentes Square is the main square in the city. Basilica Cathedral Minor of Our Lady of Light is on the north side of the square.

24 Horas Street is between Visconde de Nacar and Visconde do Rio Branco Streets. It has many shops that are always open and is a great place for dining, nightlife, or relaxation.

Santa Felicidade is along Manoel Ribas Avenue. This is the neigborhood where many of hte first Italian immigrants settled. This area has the greatest concentration of restaurants in town and there are many wineries and wine bars as well.

Many visitors to Curitiba come specifically for the Serra Verde Express. This is a train that travels to the coastal town of Morretes and it can be enjoyed as a day trip from the city. The views are breathtaking as it descends into the Atlantic rainforest. The train departs every day at 8:15 in the morning.
Food and Dining
Curitiba has a range of good restaurants and bars. You can typically find something to fit your budget, whether it's a shoestring budget or you're looking for more of a splurge. Options include traditional Brazilian, Japanese, pizzerias, and even Swiss or Slavic. Because much of the population has European ancestry, there are a surprisingly large number of European restaurants and bars.

The city's downtown area has restaurants that cater specifically to the business lunch crowd and close at night. On Sundays the downtown restaurants and bars are usually closed all day.

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The best way to travel around Curitiba is by public transportation. The city has a really great network of buses that navigate the city. There are at least three different types of buses that each fill different functions. Prices are cheap and the system is relatively efficient and easy to figure out. Special services run specific routes. The City Center Circulator travels throughout the city center. The Touristic Route connects more the 20 tourist attractions and lets a rider visit 4 different attractions without paying an additional fare. The Airport Shuttle is operated by minibuses that connect the city's downtown with Afonso Pena Airport. Alternatively, you can travel from the airport to the downtown by a city bus called "Aeroporto". This option is cheaper than the airport shuttle.


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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.

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Travel Tips

The Serra Verde Express to Morretes

By backpackguru in Entertainment
A great day excursion from Curitiba is to takethe Serra Verde Express to the town of Morretes on the coast. Its a beautiful, scenic route along the way and passes through the Atlantic rainforeset. You can catch the train at 8:15am any morning. There are classes of tickets, but the reality is the difference is too substantial, so buy the cheapest you can. Often the economy class is sold out so plan accordingly.

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