A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Asuncion vs. Guayaquil

Should you visit Asuncion or Guayaquil?

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

Asuncion

Asuncion is a vastly underrated city. It is the capital but also the administrative economic and cultural center of Paraguay. It is located in the south central part of the country, near the border with Argentina and it is one of the oldest cities in South America, with people living here since almost 500 years. The city has a beautiful and simple center, with a few unique colonial and beaux arts buildings, international cuisine, shady plazas and friendly people. Its handful of historic buildings around the Plaza de los Heroes, Plaza Uruguaya and Manzana de la Ribera, two or three small museums, old bars and cafes, but also smart suburbs, ritzy shopping malls and fashionable nightclubs will keep you entertained for a day or two. It is a very charming city for travellers and apart from the sights, the city boasts a good tourist infrastructure with hotels and restaurants.

Guayaquil

Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and seaport. From a tourist perspective, the city acts primarily as a transportation gateway to the country and the Galapagos Islands. While the city can be skipped altogether, should you have a free day to spend here, there are a few noteworthy things to do, as well as some terrific dining and nightlife options. Guayaquil抯 main tourist attraction is Las Penas, a hill with old, colorfully painted buildings at the north end of the Malecon, where you can walk the 400 steps to the lighthouse at the top for good views of the city. The neighborhood is filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, and art galleries and is relatively safe. Other important sights include the Malecon 2000, a massive urban development project that has brought new life to the riverside in the city center and the Parque Seminario, filled with fountains, trees and iguanas, located at 10 de Agosto Ave and Chile Ave.

Which city is cheaper, Guayaquil or Asuncion?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Asuncion is $59, while the average daily cost in Guayaquil is $76. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Asuncion and Guayaquil in more detail.




Accommodation

The prices for places to stay in Asuncion can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $19, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $38.

The prices for places to stay in Guayaquil can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $25, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $50.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asuncion $19
    Guayaquil $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asuncion $38
    Guayaquil $50


Food

In Asuncion travelers spend around $15 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

In Guayaquil travelers spend around $23 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Asuncion $15
    Guayaquil $23

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Asuncion

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

  • Asunci贸n Dinner and Show Experience: $93
  • Private Tour: Asuncion at Night with Dinner Show: $103
  • Dinner Show in Asuncion: $149

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Guayaquil

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

  • Homemade Local Food Tour in Guayaquil: $95
  • Cooking Class with Market Visit!: $103
  • Half Day :Eco Cooking Class and culinary Experience (Departure from Guayaquil): $135


Local Transportation

To get around in Asuncion, the average visitor spends $7.62 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

Guayaquil's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $12 per person, per day on transportation in Guayaquil.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asuncion $7.62
    Guayaquil $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asuncion

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

  • Transfer in private minivan from Asuncion City to Silvio Pettirosi Airport: $37
  • Transfer in private car from Asuncion City to Asuncion Silvio Pettirosi Airport: $30
  • Round Trip Transfer Silvio Pettirossi Airport (ASU) to Asuncion City Center: $46
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Asunci贸n Airport: $47
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Asunci贸n Airport to Hotel: $47
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Asuncion to Silvio Pettirossi Int. Airport (ASU): $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Guayaquil

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

  • Transfer from Guayaquil Airport to Hotel: $20
  • Transfer Guayaquil Hotel - Aeropuerto: $27
  • Transfer Airport - Guayaquil Hotel: $27
  • Private Transfer: Jos茅 J. de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) to Guayaquil: $622
  • Private Transfer: Guayaquil to Jos茅 J. de Olmedo International Airport (GYE): $622
  • Private Transfer from Guayaquil to Cuenca: $83
  • Private TRANSFER OUT from Hotel to Guayaquil Airport: $15
  • Private TRANSFER OUT from Hotel to Guayaquil Airport: $15
  • Private TRANSFER IN from Guayaquil Airport to Hotel: $15
  • Private TRANSFER IN from Guayaquil Airport to Hotel: $15
  • Private Airport Transfer from Guayaquil Airport to Hotel: $19
  • Guayaquil PRIVATE Departure Transfer from Hotels to the Airport: $13


Entertainment

In Asuncion, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $14 per person, per day.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Guayaquil can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $17 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asuncion $14
    Guayaquil $17

Tours and Activities in Asuncion

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

  • 2 Hours Catamaran Tour from the Asunci贸n Bay with Audio Guide: $55
  • Asuncion Birding Tour: $70
  • Asunci贸n City Market Tour: $72
  • Asunci贸n Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Asunci贸n Small-Group Art and Cultural Walking Tour: $78
  • Birding and Nature Chaco Tour: $140
  • City Tour Asunci贸n: $48
  • Crystal Fall - day tour in a reduced group: $110
  • Cultural City 3 Hour Tour in Asuncion by Bus: $99
  • Day Tour 鈥淐errito鈥: $231
  • Day tour to 鈥淣ational Park Ybycu铆鈥: $265
  • Day tour 鈥淐ircuito San Bernardino鈥: $214

Tours and Activities in Guayaquil

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

  • 'Hacienda La Danesa' Cacao & Chocolate Experience: $200
  • 'Tren del Hielo I' Experience: Riobamba - Urbina - La Moya - Riobamba: $206
  • 3 Days - Sun Route of Ecuador & Monta帽ita Experiences from Guayaquil: $1,242
  • 3-Day Tour to Salinas and Monta帽ita from Guayaquil: $469
  • 4 Days Guayaquil " Total Experiences ": $734
  • 9-Day Ecuadorian Coast Tour Including Isla de la Plata from Guayaquil: $2,295
  • Canal del Morro Boat Tour and Varadero Beach from Guayaquil: $195
  • Canyoning level IV Adventure day trip near Guayaquil: $86
  • City Tour Guayaquil: $20
  • City Tour in Guayaquil, Ecuador: $55
  • Contrasts of Ecuador 7-Day Adventure Tour: $1,012
  • Cultural tour, 3 days, INCA EXPRESS Ingapirca - Cuenca - Cajas Nationalpark: $667


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Asuncion spend on average $8.95 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

Typically, people visiting Guayaquil spend on average $14 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asuncion $8.95
    Guayaquil $14
Typical Alcohol prices in Asuncion

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Asuncion are as follows:


  • Beer
    $1.32

Sample the Local Flavors in Guayaquil

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Guayaquil:

  • Process and Wine Tasting in Cellar Two Hemispheres - Puerto El Morro: $294



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

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