A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Asuncion vs. Lima for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Asuncion or Lima?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Asuncion or Lima, 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: Asuncion or Lima?

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.

Lima

Lima, the capital city of Peru, is likely to be your point of entry for the country. Lima was founded in 1535 and was the seat of the Spanish rule for 300 years. It's a surprisingly modern city despite its rich history, but many beautiful churches and colonial architecture remain today. There are also large slum areas that highlight the poverty that exists in the city. The city and its surrounding metropolitan area have a population of about 8.5 million people, many of whom came from the Andes Mountains in search of work. Unfortunately the work opportunities are limited and the poverty is obvious as you arrive in Lima.

Which city is cheaper, Lima or Asuncion?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Asuncion is $57, while the average daily cost in Lima is $58. 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 Asuncion and Lima in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asuncion $19
    Lima $37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asuncion $38
    Lima $74
Compare Hotels in Asuncion and Lima

Looking for a hotel in Asuncion or Lima? 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 Asuncion


Hotels in Lima


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asuncion $7.36
    Lima $4.32

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asuncion

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

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

Typical Local Transportation prices in Lima

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $5.11
  • Taxi Ride
    $5.11
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $3.83

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lima

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lima:

  • Transfer from the Airport to Hotel/Airbnb Miraflores/San Isidro/Barranco: $13
  • Transfer from lima airport: $20
  • Transfer from Lima city to the airport: $20
  • Transfer from Hotel/Airbnb Miraflores/San Isidro/Barranco to Airport: $13
  • Round trip private transfer to Lima Airport: $80
  • Round Trip Transfer from and to the Airport in Miraflores/Barranco/Sani: $25
  • QuickLlama: Door-to-door transfer from Miraflores to Lima Airport: $6.00
  • Private transfer in medium van to Lima Airport (QuickLlama Airport Shuttle): $40
  • Private transfer in medium van from Lima Airport (QuickLlama Airport Shuttle): $40
  • Private transfer in large van from Lima Airport (QuickLlama Airport Shuttle): $60
  • Private transfer from Lima city to Paracas (price per vehicle): $480
  • Private transfer from Lima Airport to Paracas (price per vehicle): $490

Is it cheaper to fly into Asuncion or Lima?

Prices for flights to both Lima and Asuncion 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
    Asuncion $14
    Lima $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Asuncion

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

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

Typical Food prices in Lima

Some typical examples of dining costs in Lima are as follows:


  • Lunch for Two
    $4.09
  • Ice cream
    $3.32
  • Coffee
    $2.81
  • Donut
    $0.89

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lima

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

  • Virtual Peruvian Cooking Class "Lomo Saltado": $18
  • Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour: $45
  • #1 Lima Food Tour and Local Markets (Small Group): $46
  • #1 Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets (Small Group): $46
  • Delicious Food Tour through Local Markets: $46
  • #1 Dancing Horse Show & Dinner Buffet & Barranco Night Tour: $46
  • Dancing Horse Show & Dinner Buffet & Barranco Night Tour: $46
  • Dinner at the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant: $49
  • Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima: $52
  • Half-Day Fountains Tour with Dinner & Folklore Show: $53
  • Peruvian Food Tour Through Local Markets: $55
  • Dinner Show and Exhibition of Peruvian Horse including Pick up & drop off: $55

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asuncion $14
    Lima $6.53

Tours and Activities in Asuncion

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

  • Asunción Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • City Tour Asunción: $48
  • 2 Hours Catamaran Tour from the Asunción Bay with Audio Guide: $55
  • Private Tour: Golden Circuit from Asuncion: $64
  • Asuncion Birding Tour: $70
  • Asunción City Market Tour: $72
  • Asunción Small-Group Art and Cultural Walking Tour: $78
  • Cultural City 3 Hour Tour in Asuncion by Bus: $99
  • Private Half day city tour in Asuncion, Paraguay: $100
  • Golden Triangle Tour: $110
  • Crystal Fall - day tour in a reduced group: $110
  • Shopping tour in Asuncion: $115

Typical Entertainment prices in Lima

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Lima are as follows:


  • Entrance to Museo Larco (for 2)
    $15
  • Movie Tickets
    $2.17

Tours and Activities in Lima

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Lima are as follows:

  • #1 Artsy & Cultural Barranco Walking tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 Artsy Barranco & Lima City Tour (Small Group): $60
  • #1 Beautiful Fountains Park & Light Show - Night Tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 City Tour by Night & Magic Fountains Park - Light Show (Small Group): $34
  • #1 City Tour in Lima from the Airport (private service): $46
  • #1 Lima City Tour - Lunch & Pachacamac Archaeological site (Small Group): $80
  • #1 Lima Walking City Tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 Lunahuana Valley & Rafting Experience - from Lima (Small Group): $140
  • #1 Miraflores, Barranco & San Isidro Tour (Small Group): $34
  • #1 Sandboarding - Buggy Tour & Huacachina Oasis - from Lima (Small Group): $146
  • #1 The Gold Museum of Peru & Lima City tour (Small Group): $80
  • #1 The Gold Museum of Peru Tour (Small Group): $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asuncion $8.64
    Lima $4.24
Typical Alcohol prices in Asuncion

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


  • Beer
    $1.28

Typical Alcohol prices in Lima

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


  • Bottle of Wine
    $6.88
  • Beer
    $3.83
  • Cocktail
    $3.07

Sample the Local Flavors in Lima

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lima:

  • Ballestas Islands + Huacachina Oasis + Wine Tour (Unique Experience): $226
  • Mysterious Nazca Lines, Overflight from Ica, Huacachina Oasis & Wine Tour!: $490


When comparing the travel costs between Asuncion and Lima, we can see that Lima is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Asuncion or Lima?

Asuncion has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Lima experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Asuncion or Lima in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Asuncion as well as Lima. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Lima throughout the year.

Asuncion is much warmer than Lima in the summer. The temperature in Asuncion is usually 29°C (84°F) in January, and Lima stays around 18°C (64°F)in July.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Asuncion this time of the year. In the summer, Asuncion often gets more sunshine than Limain July. Asuncion gets 249 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 36 hours of full sun.

Asuncion receives a lot of rain in the summer. Asuncion usually gets more rain in January than Limain July. Asuncion gets 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Lima receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Asuncion 29°C (84°F) 
    Lima 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Asuncion or Lima in the Autumn?

Both Lima and Asuncion are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Lima because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the autumn, Asuncion is a little warmer than Lima. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Asuncion in April are around 24°C (75°F), and Lima is about 19°C (66°F)in October.

Asuncion usually receives more sunshine than Lima during autumn. At this time of the year, Asuncion gets 199 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 60 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Asuncion. In April, Asuncion usually receives more rain than Limain October. At this time of the year, Asuncion gets 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Lima receives 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Asuncion 24°C (75°F) 
    Lima 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Asuncion or Lima in the Winter?

Both Lima and Asuncion during the winter are popular places to visit. Lima attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In July, Asuncion is generally cooler than Limain January. Temperatures in Asuncion average around 19°C (66°F), and Lima stays around 23°C (73°F).

In the winter, Asuncion often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Limain January. Asuncion gets 191 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 185 hours of full sun.

Asuncion usually gets more rain in July than Limain January. Asuncion gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Lima receives 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Asuncion 19°C (66°F) 
    Lima 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Asuncion or Lima in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Asuncion and Lima. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Lima throughout the year.

Asuncion is a little warmer than Lima in the spring. The temperature in Asuncion is usually 25°C (77°F) in October, and Lima stays around 22°C (72°F)in April.

In Asuncion, it's very sunny this time of the year. Asuncion usually receives more sunshine than Lima during spring. At this time of the year, Asuncion gets 206 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 182 hours of full sun.

Asuncion gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Asuncion usually receives more rain than Limain April. At this time of the year, Asuncion gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Lima receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Asuncion 25°C (77°F) 
    Lima 22°C (72°F)

Typical Weather for Lima and Asuncion

Asuncion Lima
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 29°C (84°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 140 mm (5.5 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Mar 26°C (79°F) 140 mm (5.5 in) 23°C (73°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 19°C (66°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 21°C (70°F) 50 mm (2 in) 17°C (63°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Nov 26°C (79°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)


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