A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Antwerp vs. Bogota for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antwerp or Bogota?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Antwerp and Bogota can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Antwerp or Bogota?

Antwerp

Antwerp is a very popular tourist destination in Belgium. It's a lovely city in the region of Flanders and its people are known for their friendly, open and welcoming personalities. It's a very relaxed and low stress city, making it an excellent place to spend a few days in the midst of a hectic trip. The city itself is known to have a very high standard of living and a great quality of life. Antwerp is also an economic center in Belgium, because of its importance in the diamond trade. It is known as the "world's leading diamond city" with about seventy percent of all diamonds traded through Antwerp.

Bogota

Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Belgium, The Best Tours for Seniors to Belgium, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, and The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia.


Which place is cheaper, Bogota or Antwerp?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antwerp is €123, while the average daily cost in Bogota is €47. 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 Antwerp and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antwerp 71
    Bogota 23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antwerp 142
    Bogota 46
Compare Hotels in Antwerp and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Antwerp or Bogota? 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 Antwerp


Hotels in Bogota


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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: Antwerp Hotel Prices and Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antwerp 12
    Bogota 7.77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antwerp

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antwerp:

  • Transfer from Antwerp Airport ANR to Antwerp by Luxury Car or Van: $74
  • Round Trip Private Transfer Brussels Airport BRU to Antwerp City by Business Car: $239
  • Private Transfer from Antwerp to Bruges or ZeeBrugge By Luxury car: $143
  • Private Departure Transfer from Antwerp to Brussels By luxury car: $154
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Antwerp to Brussels By luxury car: $165
  • Arrival Private Transfer Antwerp Airport ANR to Antwerp by Sedan: $70
  • Antwerp Shuttle Transfer <-> Schipol Airport Amsterdam (1 to 8 Places): $178

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bogota are as follows:


  • Taxi from Airport
    6.70
  • Taxi Ride
    0.35
  • 2 Bus Passes
    0.79

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

Also for Bogota, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $119
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $89
  • Bogotá to or from Barichara or San Gil Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogotá to or from Villavieja or Tatacoa Desert Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogota Airport (BOG) to Downtown Round-Trip Private Transfer: $49
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $119
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $134
  • El Dorado International Airport (BOG) - Private Round trip transfer Bogota: $80
  • Premium Private Transfer from Bogota Hotels to El Dorado Airport: $17
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: El Dorado Airport (One Way): $13

Is it cheaper to fly into Antwerp or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota and Antwerp 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
    Antwerp 39
    Bogota 12

Typical Food Prices in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    1.39
  • Hot Dog
    0.81

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bogota Local Food Tour in the City Center: $13
  • Peruvian cooking workshop: $26
  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 12+ Tastings: $49
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour: $70
  • Dinner and party at Andres Carne de Res DC: $100
  • Private Street Food Tour in Candelaria Bogota: $133

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antwerp 8.21
    Bogota 12

Tours and Activities in Antwerp

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

  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Antwerp : $233
  • 3-Hour Antwerp Bike Tour: $36
  • 3-Hour Private Tour in Antwerp: $50
  • Antwerp - Private Historic Walking Tour: $381
  • Antwerp : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour: $82
  • Antwerp : Private Custom Walking Tour with Local Guide: $60
  • Antwerp Beer Tour: $97
  • Antwerp Bike Tours: $33
  • Antwerp City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $7.09
  • Antwerp In App Audio Tour : Belgian Port City (EN, DU): $7.59
  • Antwerp Private Tour From Brussels: $432
  • Antwerp Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $249

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Beer
    1.16

Tours and Activities in Bogota

For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Theatron Party-Tour, 19 Clubs, Map, cocktail, bottle, After-party: $5.00
  • Colonial Bogotá: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of La Candelaria: $5.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part II: $6.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part I : $6.99
  • Bike Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $12
  • Tour of the Colombian Armed Conflict: war, drug trafficking and peace: $13
  • Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $14
  • Tour Quebrada delights Bogotá: $15
  • Full Day Tour to the Colonial Town of Villa de Leyva: $15
  • Cycling tour in Simon Bolivar Park and Virgilio Barco Library: $17
  • Alternative tour of Bogotá: gastronomic and cultural: $19
  • Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market: $20

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antwerp 18
    Bogota 12

Sample the Local Flavors in Antwerp

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

  • City Brewery De Koninck Interactive Tour: $17
  • Tour and Tasting if alcoholic Ginger-beer in a gluten-free nano-brewery: $63
  • Antwerp Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $67
  • Pub Crawl in the Historical City: $98

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Pub Crawl Colombian Version - Centro Historico Bogotá: $39
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $42
  • Pub Crawl in Bogota - Ancient Brews : $103


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antwerp and Bogota, we can see that Antwerp is more expensive. And not only is Bogota much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antwerp is in Europe and Bogota 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 Bogota would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bogota 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 Antwerp would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antwerp than you might in Bogota.

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


Which is Bigger, Antwerp or Bogota?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Antwerp. When comparing the sizes of Antwerp and Bogota, 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 Antwerp or Bogota?

Antwerp has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Antwerp or Bogota in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Antwerp as well as Bogota. The city activities and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Antwerp this time of year. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

In July, Antwerp is generally a little warmer than Bogota. Daily temperatures in Antwerp average around 17°C (63°F), and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

Antwerp usually gets more rain in July than Bogota. Antwerp gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antwerp 17°C (63°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Antwerp or Bogota in the Autumn?

Both Bogota and Antwerp are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Antwerp for the city's sights and attractions and the shopping scene. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Antwerp is cooler than Bogota in the autumn. The daily temperature in Antwerp averages around 12°C (54°F) in October, and Bogota fluctuates around 14°C (57°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Bogota. In October, Antwerp usually receives less rain than Bogota. Antwerp gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antwerp 12°C (54°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Antwerp or Bogota in the Winter?

Both Bogota and Antwerp during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Antwerp in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round.

Antwerp can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Antwerp is much colder than Bogota. Typically, the winter temperatures in Antwerp in January average around 3°C (38°F), and Bogota averages at about 14°C (57°F).

Antwerp usually gets more rain in January than Bogota. Antwerp gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antwerp 3°C (38°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Antwerp or Bogota in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Antwerp and Bogota. Most visitors come to Antwerp for the activities around the city during these months. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In April, Antwerp is generally much colder than Bogota. Daily temperatures in Antwerp average around 8°C (47°F), and Bogota fluctuates around 15°C (59°F).

In April, Antwerp usually receives less rain than Bogota. Antwerp gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antwerp 8°C (47°F) 
    Bogota 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Bogota and Antwerp

Antwerp Bogota
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (38°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 3°C (38°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 8°C (47°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 15°C (59°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 17°C (63°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 75 mm (2.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 5°C (40°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)