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

Should you visit Bangkok or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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

Bangkok

Bangkok: a name synonymous with all things exotic. The vibrant and exciting capital of Thailand is not just a hub for Southeast Asia, but also a destination into itself. Known for an active nightlife and party scene, as well as great food, historic temples, and busy markets, Bangkok offers a diversity to entertain even the most experienced travelers.

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 Bangkok?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bangkok is $78, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is $11. 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 Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bangkok $42
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $4.30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bangkok $84
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $8.60
Compare Hotels in Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bangkok $5.89
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.64
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
    $2.23
  • Skytrain Ticket
    $4.46
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
    $0.89
  • Ferry Ride
    $0.72
  • Taxi From Airport
    $6.96
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $2.51
  • Boat Taxi
    $1.39
  • Trains to airport
    $4.46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • DMK Airport to Pattaya Private Arrival Transfer: $65
  • 3 Temple Bangkok City Tour without Admission Ticket & Transfer: $47
  • Affordable Bangkok Airport Transfer: $22
  • Airport Transfer to‚Äč or from Hotel in Bangkok (Private Transport): $51
  • Airport transfer to Bangkok downtown: $23
  • Ancient City (Mueang Boran) Entrance Tickets With Hotel Transfer: $45
  • Arrival Private Airport Transfer : Bangkok Airport to Hotel in Bangkok: $31
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bangkok Airport BKK or DMK to Bangkok City Business MPV: $19
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bangkok Airport BKK or DMK to Bangkok City Luxury Car: $118
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bangkok Airport BKK or DMK to Bangkok City by Minivan: $26
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bangkok Airport BKK or DMK to Bangkok City by Sedan Car: $17
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Bangkok Airport BKK to Bangkok in Business Car: $72

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
    $0.14
  • Local Bus
    $0.00
  • Metro Ride
    $0.00
  • Taxi to airport
    $0.04
  • Taxi
    $0.10

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 Bangkok or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bangkok 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
    Bangkok $19
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.38
Typical Food Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (for Two)
    $25
  • Casual Lunch of Prawns (for Two)
    $5.57
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
    $1.25
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
    $0.84
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
    $5.57
  • Pad Thai
    $1.95
  • Airport Lunch for 2
    $15
  • Lunch for 2
    $21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bangkok

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

  • Bangkok Food Tour and Sightseeing with Tuktuk: $17
  • White Orchid Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $19
  • Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise Ticket: $21
  • Baiyoke Observation Deck with Lunch/Dinner Buffet: $22
  • Viva Alangka Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $23
  • River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $24
  • Meridian Sunset Dinner Cruise - Floating Paradise From ICONSIAM Bangkok: $24
  • Twilight Dinner Cruise Along Chao Phraya River in Bangkok: $26
  • 2-Hour Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $26
  • Nopparat Thai Dinner with Classical Dance: $27
  • Chao Phraya Buffet Dinner Viva Alangka Cruise: $28
  • Alangka Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music: $28

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
    $0.03
  • Cup of Coffee
    $0.02
  • Empandas
    $0.02
  • Espresso
    $0.01
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    $0.02
  • 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
    $0.17
  • Cake and Coffee
    $0.55
  • Dinner
    $1.96
  • Powerade
    $0.12
  • Lunch
    $0.87
  • Dinner
    $1.26
  • Chocolate
    $3.24

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.
    Bangkok $16
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.47
Typical Entertainment Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Movie Ticket
    $4.46
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
    $9.75
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
    $1.39
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
    $5.57
  • Club Cover Charge
    $10
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
    $67
  • Fish Pedicure
    $4.18
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
    $2.78
  • Siriraj Museum (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

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

  • Thailand's Road to Democracy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $1.99
  • Bangkok Noi Canal: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.13
  • Bangkok Chinatown Eats: A Self-guided Audio Tour: $5.13
  • Bangkok's Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.13
  • Road to Democracy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Thailand's Modern Politics: $5.20
  • Skip the Line: Ayutthaya Floating Market Admission Ticket: $5.49
  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket: Ayutthaya Floating Market: $5.50
  • Skip the line Admission Ticket: Ayutthaya Floating Market: $5.71
  • Bangkok's Wireless Road: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour: $8.00
  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket of Ayothaya Floating Market: $8.57
  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket of Ayothaya Floating Market: $8.57

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
    $0.60

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
    Bangkok $6.09
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.88
Typical Alcohol Prices in Bangkok

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


  • Beer
    $1.11

Sample the Local Flavors in Bangkok

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bangkok:

  • Pub Crawl and Club Night With Shots & VIP Entrance: $22
  • 6-Hour Pub Crawl in Bangkok: $25

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
    $0.69

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 Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina, we can see that Bangkok is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bangkok is in Asia 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 Bangkok would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bangkok 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 Bangkok Expensive? and Is Buenos Aires, Argentina Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bangkok or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Bangkok. When comparing the sizes of Bangkok 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 Bangkok or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bangkok experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

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

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bangkok are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bangkok throughout the year.

In the summer, Bangkok is a little warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the summer temperatures in Bangkok in July average around 29°C (84°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 25°C (77°F)in January.

It's quite sunny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bangkok usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during summer. Bangkok gets 176 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. It's quite rainy in Bangkok. In July, Bangkok usually receives more rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Bangkok gets 155 mm (6.1 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
    Bangkok 29°C (84°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

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

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bangkok during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bangkok because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In October, Bangkok is generally much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Daily temperatures in Bangkok average around 28°C (83°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (65°F).

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Bangkok. In the autumn, Bangkok often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Bangkok gets 206 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. It rains a lot this time of the year in Bangkok. Bangkok usually gets more rain in October than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Bangkok gets 242 mm (9.5 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain this time of the year. November to February is the dry season in Bangkok. May to October is the rainy season in Bangkok.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Bangkok 28°C (83°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

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

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bangkok year-round.

Bangkok is much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the winter. The daily temperature in Bangkok averages around 27°C (80°F) in January, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 12°C (53°F)in July.

In Bangkok, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bangkok usually receives more sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during winter. Bangkok gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 143 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bangkok usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Bangkok gets 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 68 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the winter. November to February in Bangkok is the dry season.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Bangkok 27°C (80°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

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

The spring brings many poeple to Bangkok as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bangkok attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In the spring, Bangkok is much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the spring temperatures in Bangkok in April average around 31°C (87°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 18°C (64°F)in October.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bangkok this time of the year. In the spring, Bangkok often gets more sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Bangkok gets 262 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. Bangkok usually gets less rain in April than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Bangkok gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain this time of the year. May to October in Bangkok is the rainy season.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Bangkok 31°C (87°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bangkok

Bangkok Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 29°C (85°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 31°C (87°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 30°C (86°F) 220 mm (8.7 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 29°C (85°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 29°C (84°F) 155 mm (6.1 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 29°C (84°F) 197 mm (7.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 28°C (83°F) 344 mm (13.5 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 28°C (83°F) 242 mm (9.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)