Is Curitiba Expensive?

Is Curitiba expensive to visit?

While Curitiba is a popular place for travelers, it is also somewhat affordable and less expensive to visit. The average daily cost is $72, 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 Salto and Valdivia.



Downtown Curitiba, Brazil

How expensive is Curitiba?

For a trip to Curitiba, travelers spend on average $72 per day (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations from previous visitors. As this is an average cost, your individual spending may vary, especially since there's a wide range of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment options here. If you stick to moderately-priced hotels and restaurants, as well as take advantage of some of free things to do in the area, you can stick close to the average budget. See more travel costs for Curitiba here to see how all of the average spending costs pan out.

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

On average, a weekend trip to Curitiba costs about $216 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 weekend trip costs $432.

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

A one week trip to Curitiba costs about $504 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,007.

Is it expensive to backpack in Curitiba?

With more than 5 hostels in the area, Curitiba is a fairly popular backpacker destination for travelers looking to stay on a tight budget and have a fun time along the way. Here, hostels cost an average of $11 per night for a dorm bed, with private rooms being more expensive. (See hostel prices in Curitiba here.) There's a wide range in prices for beds, as the cheapest hostels cost $9, but the most expensive can be more than $11 per night.

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

  • $9 for a dorm bed at Social Hostel
  • $11 for a dorm bed at Hostel Matilda
  • $10 for a dorm bed at Hostel Kaizen

Are hotels expensive in Curitiba?

When we look at our analysis of hotel prices in Curitiba, we find them to be very economical in comparison to the rest of the world. The average nightly cost for a hotel room here is approximately $32. The area boasts about 1 five-star hotels with an average rate of $144 per night. For those seeking a balance between comfort and affordability, three-star hotels offer an average rate of $33 per night, while two-star hotels provide an even more budget-friendly option at $21 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Curitiba
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $144
4 stars 17 $51
3 stars 74 $33
2 stars 25 $21
1 star 4 $15
No rating 7 $33

Rua Nunes Machado 68, Curitiba
Overall Rating 9.0
Rua Silviera Peixoto, 1297 Batel, Curitiba
Overall Rating 8.9

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Curitiba?

In Curitiba, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $19 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is more than the country's average of $0.

    • Full-day tour in Curitiba: $79
    • Full Day Tour to Vila Velha and Buraco do Padre: $156
    • Arte Bike Tour - Bike Tour with Kuritbike: $25
    • Gastronomic Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours: $79
    • Complete Tour to Ilha do Mel: $147
    • Private Bike Tour in Vila Velha State Park: $258
    • Wine, Craft Beer and Cachaça: Serra do Mar Tour from Curitiba: $169
    • Ticket MAI - Museum of Indigenous Art - Curitiba: $4.90

    Is food expensive in Curitiba?

    In Curitiba, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $28 per day on food, which is more than the country's average of $20.

    • Bar-hopping and Food Tour in Curitiba: $31
    • Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner: $94
    • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $70
    • Curitiba: 4-Hour City-By-Night Tour with Dinner: $97
    • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $76

    Is transportation expensive in Curitiba?

    Exploring local transportation in Curitiba shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $16 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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