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 city 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 €138, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is €40. 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 city. 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 79
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amsterdam 158
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 32
Compare Hotels in Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Argentina

Looking for a hotel in Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, Argentina? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

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 16
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 6.17
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:

  • Amsterdam Airport Arrival Transfer in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Viano or S-Class: $84
  • Amsterdam Airport Departure Transfer: $58
  • Amsterdam Airport Departure Transfer (Amsterdam Hotels to Amsterdam Airport): $83
  • Amsterdam Airport Private Departure Transfer: $52
  • Amsterdam Airport Transfer (Airport to Hotel or address in Amsterdam) ROUND-TRIP: $167
  • Amsterdam Airport Transfers : Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport AMS in Luxury Car: $96
  • Amsterdam Airport Transfers : Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport AMS in Luxury Van: $85
  • Amsterdam City Center - Schiphol Airport Transfer: $143
  • Amsterdam City Center - Schiphol Airport Transfer (MiniVan): $160
  • Amsterdam City Departure Private Transfer to Amsterdam Port in Luxury Car: $79
  • Amsterdam City Departure Private Transfer to Amsterdam Port in Luxury Van: $60
  • Amsterdam City Departure Private Transfer to Amsterdam Train Station in Business Car: $52

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
    0.65
  • Local Bus
    0.01
  • Metro Ride
    0.01
  • Taxi to airport
    0.17
  • Taxi
    0.45

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 35
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 13
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.

  • Live online cooking class from Classic European 2-course meal: $23
  • Amsterdam Evening Pizza Cruise: $40
  • Three course lunch/dinner voucher: $42
  • Walking Food Tour: $43
  • 3 Course Dinner in the Dark: $48
  • Withlocals the 10 Tastings: Amsterdam's Favourite Private Food Tour with a Local: $50
  • Private Pizza Canal Cruise Amsterdam: $62
  • Dinner with an Amsterdam artist on the river: $62
  • Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket & VIP Dinner at Hard Rock CafĂ©: $63
  • Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour: $69
  • Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market Amsterdam: $73
  • Delicious Dutch Dinner in an Amsterdam Canalhouse: $75

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
    0.12
  • Cup of Coffee
    0.07
  • Empandas
    0.09
  • Espresso
    0.05
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    0.07
  • Ice Cream
    0.07
  • Breakfast at Airport
    0.18
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    0.05
  • Sweets
    0.03
  • Hot Dog
    0.04
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    0.07
  • Lunch for 2
    0.80
  • Cake and Coffee
    2.59
  • Dinner
    9.20
  • Powerade
    0.57
  • Lunch
    4.08
  • Dinner
    5.93
  • Chocolate
    15

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amsterdam 30
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 13
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:

  • A tasty stroll through Pijp: An audio tour of some of Amsterdam great food spots: $5.00
  • An Amsterdam introduction: Explore the origins of Amsterdam on an audio tour: $5.00
  • Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.41
  • Amsterdam West Specialty Coffee Spots Cycling Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.41
  • Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • Amsterdam Private Tour: Red Light District Exploration Game: $5.65
  • Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights: $5.67
  • The Red Light District self-guided Virtual Experience: The Highlights: $7.45
  • Absolutely Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours): $8.09
  • Red Light District 1-hour Smartphone Audio Tour: $9.06
  • Amsterdam Red Light District: A Walking Audio Tour on your Phone (1hour): $9.94
  • Silent Disco Club Experience: $9.95

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)
    0.18
  • Movie Ticket
    0.08
  • Tango Class
    0.14
  • Bar entrance
    2.83

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amsterdam 19
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 7.06

Sample the Local Flavors in Amsterdam

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

  • Distillery Tour & Tasting: $22
  • Amsterdam Bar Crawl: $27
  • Amsterdam Shared Bar Crawl: $31
  • Private Amsterdam Red Light District and pub tour: $61
  • Guided Craft Beer Brewery Bus Tour with Tastings: $67
  • 4 hour Amsterdam Brewery Tour: $81
  • High Class Culinary Lunch in Amsterdam - Self-Guided Food & Wine Tour: $102
  • Drew's 3-Hour Amsterdam Brewery and Bar Tour to Top Rated Bars: $106
  • Discover 3 gastronomic restaurants in Amsterdam - self-guided food & wine tour: $129
  • Experience 4 Culinary Restaurants in Amsterdam Self-Guided Food & Wine Tour: $152
  • Amsterdam Bachelor Party Bar Crawl: $488

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
    0.06
  • Beer (0.66L)
    0.10
  • Cocktail
    0.15
  • Alcohol
    3.26


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.


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 temperature in Amsterdam is usually 17°C (62°F) in July, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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 are around 11°C (51°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina is 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. Temperatures in Amsterdam average around 2°C (36°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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 temperature in Amsterdam is usually 8°C (46°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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)


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