A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Amsterdam vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital, and most popular tourist destination in the Netherlands. There are over one million residents in the metro area. Amsterdam is most famous for its canals that criss cross across the city, but it also has a rich history, interesting culture, and liberal vibe that appeal to all types of travelers. The architecture, bridges, and cycling culture help this metropolitan area maintain its small town vibe, despite being the largest city in the country as well as the financial center.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, federal capital of Argentina, also known as "The City of Tango", is best known for its energetic and unpredictable character. Like a restless child, Buenos Aires is a dynamic and modern city full of surprises. While its French-style palaces, rooftop restaurants, wide avenues and green plazas resemble European-style architecture, Buenos Aires preserves its musical, literary and culinary traditions. You can't miss dining in front of a Tango show, walking around the colourful streets of La Boca and visiting the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, designed by Argentina's most important architects and home to hundreds of illustrious corpses.

Which place is cheaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Amsterdam?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Amsterdam is €175, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is €9.88. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amsterdam 102
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amsterdam 204
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 7.94
Compare Hotels in Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hotels in Amsterdam


Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Amsterdam Hotel Prices and Buenos Aires, Argentina Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amsterdam 20
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.52
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Amsterdam

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amsterdam:


  • Ride on Tram
    3.20
  • Renting a Bike
    15
  • One Hour Canal Cruise
    10
  • Single Day Transit Pass
    2.60
  • Transit Pass to Amsterdam Airport
    3.40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amsterdam

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amsterdam:

  • 1 - 15 persons Minibus Amsterdam City transfer: $121
  • 1-15 pers Taxi/Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to 's-Hertogenbosch: $291
  • 1-15 pers Taxi/Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Hoek van Holland: $202
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Airport Amsterdam to Amsterdam : $138
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Airport Amsterdam to Den Haag: $276
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Alkmaar: $157
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Almere: $157
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Amersfoort: $202
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Den Helder: $258
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Dordrecht: $291
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Enkhuizen: $224
  • 1-15 persons Taxi or Bus Transfer Amsterdam Airport to Haarlem: $106

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Taxi from Airport
    0.13
  • Local Bus
    0.00
  • Metro Ride
    0.00
  • Taxi to airport
    0.03
  • Taxi
    0.09

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  • Ezeiza Airport One-way Private Transfer to Buenos Aires City Center: $40
  • Airport Transfer: $110
  • Airport Transfer Buenos Aires (to/from Ezeiza & Aeroparque): $90
  • Airport Transfer: Buenos Aires to Jorge Newbery Airfield Airport (AEP): $18
  • Airport Transfer: Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) to Buenos Aires : $30
  • Airport Transfer: Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP) to Buenos Aires: $18
  • Aljibe Tango Earlier Show With Private Transfers From Port & Hotels Buenos Aires: $85
  • Arrival Private Transfer Buenos Aires Airport AEP to Buenos Aires City by Sedan: $32
  • Arrival Private Transfer Buenos Aires Airport AEP to Buenos Aires City by Van: $54
  • Arrival Private Transfer Buenos Aires Cruise Port to Buenos Aires in Luxury Van: $58
  • Arrival Private Transfer Ezeiza Airport EZE to Buenos Aires City Center by Sedan: $46
  • Arrival Private Transfer Pistarini Airport EZE to Buenos Aires in Luxury Van: $79

Is it cheaper to fly into Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Amsterdam change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Amsterdam 43
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.12
Typical Food Prices in Amsterdam

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Amsterdam:


  • Afternoon Tea
    6.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amsterdam

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Amsterdam.

  • 2 Hours Food Tour in Amsterdam (Tip Based): $5.52
  • Amsterdam Self-Guided Food Tour in De Pijp Neighbourhood : $8.27
  • 3-course Jamaican dinner party at Ashs Plek: $11
  • 2-course Jamaican dinner party at Ashs Plek: $11
  • Self-Guided Food Tour in De Jordaan Neighbourhood: $14
  • Self-Guided Food Tour in De Pijp Neighbourhood: $14
  • Self-Guided Food Tour of Amsterdam's De Jordaan District: $14
  • Dinner Cruise with Fries Bitterballen and Drink from Amsterdam: $30
  • Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam with Set Lunch or Dinner: $31
  • Dinner Cruise with Fries, Bitterballen and Drink: $34
  • Food Tour Jordaan District: $35
  • Pizza Cruise with Drinks: $41

Typical Food Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Lunch
    0.02
  • Cup of Coffee
    0.01
  • Empandas
    0.02
  • Espresso
    0.01
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    0.01
  • Ice Cream
    0.01
  • Breakfast at Airport
    0.04
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    0.01
  • Sweets
    0.01
  • Hot Dog
    0.01
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    0.01
  • Lunch for 2
    0.16
  • Cake and Coffee
    0.51
  • Dinner
    1.81
  • Powerade
    0.11
  • Lunch
    0.80
  • Dinner
    1.17
  • Chocolate
    2.99

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Argentinean Empanadas cooking (Virtual Live experience): $12
  • Private tour Argentinian Flavours food tours on foot : $34
  • Small-Group Empanadas Cooking Class: $35
  • Tango Porteño Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $35
  • 3-Hour Buenos Aires Empanadas and Alfajores Guided Cooking Class: $35
  • Tango Show and Optional Dinner at Esquina Homero Manzi: $37
  • Premium Empanadas Cooking Class in Buenos Aires: $37
  • Esquina Homero Manzi Tango Show Ticket Including Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Argentinian grilled pizza class in boutique hotel in Palermo: $40
  • Argentine Empanadas Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Private Walking Tour & Argentinian pizzas Tasting: $41

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amsterdam 37
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.21
Typical Entertainment Prices in Amsterdam

Here are a few typical costs in Amsterdam for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Two tickets to the Houseboat Museum
    6.00
  • Entry for two to the Anne Frank House
    17

Tours and Activities in Amsterdam

Here are a few actual costs in Amsterdam for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Golden Age Canals Walking Tour: $1.08
  • Amsterdam Through The Eyes Of Rembrandt (Art Tour): $1.08
  • Photo Tour in Amsterdam 2 Hours: $2.64
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Amsterdam: $3.25
  • City Exploration Game and Walking Tour: $3.25
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • The Anne Frank Tour (Tip Based) Amsterdam : $3.30
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Amsterdam: $3.30
  • The Amsterdam Walking Tour 2 hours: $3.30
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Amsterdam (CYHIT): $3.31
  • Free Walking Tour of Haunted Amsterdam: $3.31
  • Free walking tour of haunted Amsterdam: $4.33

Typical Entertainment Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few typical costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Entry to Japanese Gardens (for 2)
    0.04
  • Movie Ticket
    0.02
  • Tango Class
    0.03
  • Bar entrance
    0.56

Tours and Activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few actual costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Heart of Colonial Buenos Aires Walking Audio Tour: $5.34
  • Introduction to Argentina (Virtual Live Experience): $6.67
  • History of Tango (Virtual Live Experience): $8.00
  • A day with an Argentinean Football Fan (Virtual Live Experience): $8.00
  • The Life of Pope Francis in Argentina (Virtual Live Experience): $8.00
  • Urban Legends and Myths Tour of the Recoleta Cemetery: $9.00
  • Buenos Aires Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Recoleta Cemetery Tour in English : $9.99
  • Recoleta Cemetery Walking Tour: $10
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour Evita Peron: Don't cry for me Argentina : $10
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Discover Caminito and Tango: $10
  • Literature Self-Guided Audio Tour in Buenos Aires: $10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amsterdam 24
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.73

Sample the Local Flavors in Amsterdam

Also in Amsterdam, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Amsterdam Private Self-Guided Pub Crawl Pub Quiz: $22
  • Amsterdam Private Self Guided Pub Crawl: $22
  • Private Pub Crawl with Beer Maid: $25
  • Original Pub Crawl Party with VIP Entrance: $26
  • Cheese and Wine tasting in Amsterdam: $27
  • Central Pub Crawl and Nightlife Experience: $27
  • Red Light District Pub Crawl: $27
  • Central Pub Crawl and Nightlife Experience: $28
  • Leidseplein and Red Light Pub Crawl: 2 Night Pass: $31
  • Kings Night Ultimate Party Pub Crawl: $32
  • Original Amsterdam Pub Crawl: $33
  • Red Light District Tour | Pub Crawl Mystery: $38

Typical Alcohol Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Buenos Aires, Argentina from other travelers:


  • Beer
    0.01
  • Beer (0.66L)
    0.02
  • Cocktail
    0.03
  • Alcohol
    0.64

Sample the Local Flavors in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also in Buenos Aires, Argentina, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine tasting at the Barolo Palace: $35
  • Wine Tasting in Palermo, City of Buenos Aires.: $38
  • Wine Tasting of Argentina's Most Classic and Popular Wines: $42
  • Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires with Tapas: $45
  • Unique Wine Tasting in a Boutique Hotel : $45
  • Tango Lesson and Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires, Argentina: $48
  • Buenos Aires Small-Group Wine Tasting: $55
  • Wine Tasting Sessions: $58
  • Wine Tasting Boutique in Buenos Aires: $62
  • Buenos Aires Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Argentinian Private Premium Wine Tasting Live+Guided Walking tour: $66
  • Argentine Experience: Immersive 6 Course Menu + Wine Tasting : $69


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina, we can see that Amsterdam is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amsterdam is in Europe and Buenos Aires, Argentina is in South America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Buenos Aires, Argentina and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Amsterdam would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amsterdam than you might in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Amsterdam Expensive? and Is Buenos Aires, Argentina Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Amsterdam. When comparing the sizes of Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Buenos Aires, Argentina is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Amsterdam has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Summer?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Amsterdam are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Amsterdam this time of year.

Amsterdam is cooler than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer. The daily temperature in Amsterdam averages around 17°C (62°F) in July, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 25°C (77°F)in January.

It's quite sunny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Amsterdam. Amsterdam usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during summer. Amsterdam gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 279 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In July, Amsterdam usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Amsterdam gets 75 mm (3 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 118 mm (4.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Amsterdam 17°C (62°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Autumn?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Amsterdam during the autumn are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Amsterdam for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Amsterdam is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Amsterdam in October average around 11°C (51°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 18°C (65°F)in April.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the autumn, Amsterdam often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Amsterdam gets 99 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 220 hours of full sun.

Buenos Aires, Argentina gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Amsterdam usually gets less rain in October than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Amsterdam gets 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Amsterdam 11°C (51°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many visitors come to Amsterdam in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Amsterdam can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Amsterdam is generally much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Daily temperatures in Amsterdam average around 2°C (36°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

Amsterdam usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during winter. Amsterdam gets 46 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 143 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Amsterdam usually receives around the same amount of rain as Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Amsterdam gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 68 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Amsterdam 2°C (36°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Amsterdam as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most visitors come to Amsterdam for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

Amsterdam is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the spring. The daily temperature in Amsterdam averages around 8°C (46°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (64°F)in October.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the spring, Amsterdam often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Amsterdam gets 166 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 227 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Amsterdam usually gets less rain in April than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Amsterdam gets 52 mm (2 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Amsterdam 8°C (46°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Amsterdam

Amsterdam Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 5°C (41°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 52 mm (2 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 15°C (59°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 17°C (62°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 11°C (51°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 3°C (38°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)