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

Should you visit Bangkok or Sucre?

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 Sucre 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 Sucre?


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.


Sucre is famous for its gorgeous town center and delightful climate, making it for many Bolivia's most beautiful city. Also considered the symbolic heart of the nation, 'La ciudad blanca' or the white city has preserved stunning whitewashed buildings sheltering pretty patios and other beauties of colonial architecture. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991 and is under strict controls on development. It offers many attractions including historic buildings and a renowned theatre, but you can also wander around prehistoric sites and discover indigenous culture in the surrounding towns and countryside.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Thailand, The Best Wildlife Tours to Thailand, The Best 10-Day Tours in Bolivia, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Bolivia.

Which place is cheaper, Sucre or Bangkok?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bangkok is $76, while the average daily cost in Sucre is $44. 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 Sucre in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bangkok $41
    Sucre $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bangkok $82
    Sucre $22
Compare Hotels in Bangkok and Sucre

Looking for a hotel in Bangkok or Sucre? 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 Bangkok

Hotels in Sucre

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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: Bangkok Hotel Prices and Sucre Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bangkok $5.76
    Sucre $12
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bangkok

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

  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
  • Skytrain Ticket
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
  • Ferry Ride
  • Taxi From Airport
  • Short Taxi Ride
  • Boat Taxi
  • Trains to airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • Don Mueang Airport: One-Way Private Transfer to Koh Chang: $300
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Chiang Rai with 2h of Sightseeing: $292
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK): Transfer to Pattaya: $288
  • Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK): Transfer to Pattaya hotels: $288
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Krabi with 2h of Sightseeing: $282
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with 2h of Sightseeing: $262
  • Private Transfer from Bangkok to Surat Thani with 2h of Sightseeing: $243
  • Don Mueang Airport: One-Way Private Transfer to Koh Chang: $243
  • Private Transfer from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Aranyaprathet: $219
  • Private Transfer from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Trat: $217
  • Bangkok Hotel Transfer: to/from Koh Chang Hotel Transfer: $215
  • From Damnoen and Maeklong Markets Private Transfer: $209

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Sucre

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sucre

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

  • Departure Transfer from Sucre to Sucre Airport by MiniVan or Bus: $27
  • Private MiniVan or Bus Transfer from Sucre Airport SRE to Sucre: $28
  • Private Transfer from Sucre Airport SRE to Sucre by SUV or Car: $23
  • Private transfer Sucre - Uyuni, stopover in Potosí Mines: $227

Is it cheaper to fly into Bangkok or Sucre?

Prices for flights to both Sucre 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 Meals for one day
    Bangkok $18
    Sucre $18
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)
  • Casual Lunch of Prawns (for Two)
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
  • Pad Thai
  • Airport Lunch for 2
  • Lunch for 2

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bangkok

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

  • White Orchid Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $19
  • Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise Ticket: $20
  • Baiyoke Observation Deck with Lunch/Dinner Buffet: $21
  • River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess: $23
  • Calypso Cabaret Show with Thai Set Dinner: $25
  • Twilight Dinner Cruise Along Chao Phraya River in Bangkok: $25
  • Viva Alangka Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise: $27
  • Alangka Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music: $27
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket with Lunch or Dinner : $27
  • Chao Phraya Buffet Dinner Viva Alangka Cruise: $27
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket With Dinner or Lunch: $28
  • Riverside Dinner Buffet Cruise On Chao Phraya: $29

Typical Food Prices in Sucre

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Sucre:

  • Dinner
  • Juice
  • Juice
  • Chocolate
  • Cappuccino

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sucre

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

  • Traditional Bolivian Cooking Class w/ Cocktail Making by La Boca del Sapo, Sucre: $40

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bangkok $16
    Sucre $16
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
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
  • Club Cover Charge
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
  • Fish Pedicure
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
  • Siriraj Museum (2)

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

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

  • Ayutthaya Historic Park Group Tour from Bangkok: $65
  • Ayutthaya Historic Park Tour Group Tour from Bangkok: $55
  • Ayutthaya Historic Park Tour Group Tour from Bangkok: $55
  • Bangkok 5 Hour Cultural & Temples Tour Private: $93
  • Bangkok Hindu Landmark City, Grand Palace & Temples Tours with Lunch: $287
  • Bangkok Thrilling Tuk Tuk Tour (Private & All-Inclusive): $95
  • Maeklong Railway & Floating Market Tour (Private & All-Inclusive): $146
  • Mystical Waterfall and River Kwai Tour (Private & All-Inclusive): $198
  • Sunset Sail, Glittering Temspls at Afternoon Ayutthaya Tours : $60
  • Tuk-Tuk Tour Bangkok By Night With Chinatown Street: $64
  • "Bangkok Walking Hopping Tour" show city’s historic sights are located.: $68
  • 1 Hour Axe Throwing Experience : $17

Tours and Activities in Sucre

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Sucre.

  • Free Walking tour (History, culture and traditions): $0.40
  • Walking tour in History, Culture & Amazing Views: $16
  • Walking tour Sucre: $18
  • Guided Walking Tour in Sucre: $20
  • Private Cultural Tour in Sucre with Visit to 3 Museums: $45
  • Sucre - Walking City Tour - Half Day - English Speaking guide: $64
  • JATUN YAMPARA - Nucleo Indigena, Agroartesanal - Half Day Tours: $66
  • JATUN YAMPARA - Agro-artisan Indigenous Nucleus -Full Day Tours + Lunch: $85
  • 2-Day Icla Canyon Tour from Sucre: $87
  • City Tour & Museums - Private Service: $106
  • Sucre City Tour With Visit to Cretaceous Park: $123
  • From Uyuni salt flat tour 2 days 1 night: $125

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bangkok $5.96
    Sucre $13
Typical Alcohol Prices in Bangkok

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

  • Beer

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bangkok and Sucre, we can see that Bangkok is more expensive. And not only is Sucre much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bangkok is in Asia and Sucre 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 Sucre would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sucre 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 Sucre.

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

Which is Bigger, Bangkok or Sucre?

Bangkok has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Sucre. When comparing the sizes of Bangkok and Sucre, 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.