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 city 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 $60, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is $43. 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 Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bangkok $33
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bangkok $66
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $34
Compare Hotels in Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hotels in Bangkok


Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bangkok $4.03
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $6.59
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bangkok

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


  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
    $2.24
  • Skytrain Ticket
    $4.48
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
    $0.90
  • Ferry Ride
    $0.73
  • Taxi From Airport
    $7.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $2.52
  • Boat Taxi
    $1.40
  • Trains to airport
    $4.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • 6 Seater SUV transfer service between Bangkok airport and downtown Bangkok: $41
  • Airport Transfer from Trang Airport to Hotels: $13
  • Airport Transfer outside Bangkok: $87
  • Airport transfer to Bangkok downtown: $24
  • Amazing Muay Thai Show Bangkok include Transfer: $45
  • Amphawa Floating Market Day Tour Bangkok Private Transfer Roud Trip: $145
  • Arrival Private Airport Transfer : Bangkok Airport to Hotel in Bangkok: $37
  • Private Car Transfer Bangkok Airport (SUV-DMK) - Hua Hin Hotel: $91
  • Private Car Transfer Bangkok City - Hua Hin Hotel: $91
  • Private Car Transfer Bangkok City - Pattaya City: $51
  • Private Car Transfer Bangkok City Center - Donmaung Airport: $36
  • Private Car Transfer Bangkok City Center - Suvarnabhumi Airport: $36

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
    $0.70
  • Local Bus
    $0.02
  • Metro Ride
    $0.01
  • Taxi to airport
    $0.18
  • Taxi
    $0.48

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 $15
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $14
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)
    $5.60
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
    $1.26
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
    $0.84
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
    $5.60
  • Pad Thai
    $1.96
  • 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.

  • Silom Village Authentic Thai Dinner and Performance Ticket: $17
  • Luxurious Afternoon Tea or Dinner at the Erawan Tea Rooms: $26
  • Skip the Line: Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket with Lunch or Dinner: $26
  • Bangkok Thai Classical Dance with Thai Set Dinner Ticket: $27
  • 2-Hour Dinner & Shows on White Orchid River Cruise: $30
  • Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show With Optional Dinner & Transfers: $31
  • Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show Tour With Optional Dinner.: $31
  • Skip the Line:Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show Ticket w/(optional) Dinner &Transfers: $32
  • Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (Optional Transfers): $34
  • Bangkok Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River: $34
  • Bangkok White Orchid Dinner Cruise: $34
  • Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River: $34

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
    $0.13
  • Cup of Coffee
    $0.08
  • Empandas
    $0.10
  • Espresso
    $0.05
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    $0.08
  • Ice Cream
    $0.07
  • Breakfast at Airport
    $0.19
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    $0.05
  • Sweets
    $0.03
  • Hot Dog
    $0.04
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    $0.07
  • Lunch for 2
    $0.86
  • Cake and Coffee
    $2.77
  • Dinner
    $9.83
  • Powerade
    $0.60
  • Lunch
    $4.36
  • Dinner
    $6.34
  • Chocolate
    $16

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bangkok $11
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $14
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
    $4.48
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
    $9.81
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
    $1.40
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
    $5.60
  • Club Cover Charge
    $11
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
    $67
  • Fish Pedicure
    $4.20
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
    $2.80
  • Siriraj Museum (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

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

  • Old Bangkok Instagram Tour: $4.70
  • Road to Democracy Audio Tour: Discover Thailand's volatile modern politics: $5.00
  • Red Lights, Hummus, and a Beer Stop or Three: Audio Tour of Nana by VoiceMap: $5.13
  • Bangkok Chinatown Eats Self-guided Walking and Eating Tour by VoiceMap: $5.13
  • Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket: $9.39
  • Kids Special: Bangkok Fantasia Lagoon Water Park Tickets: $10
  • Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show Ticket: $10
  • Art in Paradise Bangkok Entrance (Ticket Only): $10
  • Calypso Cabaret Show Ticket in Bangkok: $10
  • 1-Hour Guided Patpong Museum Tour: $11
  • Art in Paradise Bangkok Tickets: $12
  • The Patpong Museum Bangkok Ticket: $14

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)
    $0.19
  • Movie Ticket
    $0.09
  • Tango Class
    $0.15
  • Bar entrance
    $3.02

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bangkok $6.68
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $7.55
Typical Alcohol prices in Bangkok

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


  • Beer
    $1.12

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
    $0.16
  • Alcohol
    $3.48


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.


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 tropical climate with fairly warm 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. Plenty of visitors come to Bangkok because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the summer, Bangkok is a little warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the summer temperatures in Bangkok in July are around 29°C (84°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina is 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. Bangkok attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In October, Bangkok is generally much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Temperatures in Bangkok average around 28°C (83°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bangkok throughout the year.

Bangkok is much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the winter. The temperature in Bangkok is usually 27°C (80°F) in January, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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. Plenty of visitors come to Bangkok because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Bangkok is much warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the spring temperatures in Bangkok in April are around 31°C (87°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina is 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)


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