A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belfast vs. La Paz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belfast or La Paz?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Belfast or La Paz, 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: Belfast or La Paz?


Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin. It has a population of about 270,000 and almost 500,000 in the metropolitan area. It's located on the mouth of the River Lagan and is set between many low hills that rise up around it.

One of the most famous, and tragic times in Belfast's history is referred to as "The Troubles." During this time, between 1969 and 1997, there were many bomb and gun attacks throughout the city. This left many areas as essentially no-go zones. Neighborhoods became completely lawless do to the lack of security and the damage is still visible today in some areas. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed and much of the politically motivated violence ended. The city actually received praise recently as the safest city in the UK based on crime rate. Tourism is growing and many visitors enjoy seeing this less popular travel destination. The city has a lot of character and will give you an interesting take on Irish and British history.

Belfast has a temperate climate and temperature and precipitation have little variation throughout the year. The climate is influenced by the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, making it warmer than many cities that are found at the same latitude. Rain is common with precipitation falling an average of 157 days a year. Snow is much less common, although it does happen about ten days a year. The warmest days during the summer may reach a temperature around 25 degrees Celsius and the coldest days have lows that drop just below freezing.

La Paz

La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, has a breathtaking setting. The city is the highest national capital in the world, with an altitude ranging from about 4,058 m (13,313 ft) above sea level in El Alto, where the airport is located, to 3,100 m (10,170 ft) in the lower residential area. The dynamic and chaotic city was built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River. La Paz is now a fusion of architectural styles, cultures and beliefs, welcoming everyday new boutique hotels, modern shops, delicious restaurants and reinventing standing establishments. However, generally speaking, Bolivia remains more a backpacker hit than a mainstream tourist destination.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to United Kingdom, The Best Tours for Seniors to United Kingdom, The Best Tours Under $1000 in Bolivia, and The Best Budget Tours to Bolivia.

Which place is cheaper, La Paz or Belfast?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Belfast is £133, while the average daily cost in La Paz is £35. 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 Belfast and La Paz in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belfast £68
    La Paz £13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belfast £136
    La Paz £26
Compare Hotels in Belfast and La Paz

Looking for a hotel in Belfast or La Paz? 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 Belfast

Hotels in La Paz

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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: Belfast Hotel Prices and La Paz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belfast £14
    La Paz £7.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belfast

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Belfast:

  • Private Transfer from Carryduff to Belfast Airport (BFS): $96
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City to Belfast Airport (BFS): $86
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Tynan: $149
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Tobermore : $163
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Tempo: $245
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Strangford: $111
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Stewartstown : $154
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Sion Mills: $252
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Saintfield : $68
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Rosslea: $217
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Poyntzpass: $124
  • Private Transfer from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Portstewart : $192

Typical Local Transportation Prices in La Paz

Some typical examples of transportation costs in La Paz are as follows:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in La Paz

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

  • La Paz:Private transfer from La Paz Hotels to El Alto Aiport: $19
  • Private Transfer Airport to Hotels Service 24/7: $19
  • El Alto Airport Transfer Service - Hotels in La Paz: $21
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from La Paz City - La Paz Airport (LPB): $21
  • Bus Station Transfer Out_night : $25
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from La Paz Airport (LPB) - La Paz City: $27
  • Private Transfer La Paz Airport LPB to La Paz City by MiniVan/Bus: $28
  • Private transfer 24/7 El Alto Airport - Hotels La Paz: $28
  • Private Departure Transfer: La Paz Hotels to El Alto International Airport: $37
  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Vehicle La Paz Airport (LPB) - La Paz City: $43
  • Airport Transfer In_night: $47
  • Private Transfer from Airport to your Hotel in La Paz City : $54

Is it cheaper to fly into Belfast or La Paz?

Prices for flights to both La Paz and Belfast 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
    Belfast £51
    La Paz £13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belfast

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

  • Guided Craft Beer and Street Food Tour: $97
  • The original Belfast Food Tour™️ with drinks: $106
  • Belfast Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $112
  • The Original Belfast Food Tour™ with Drinks: $116

Typical Food Prices in La Paz

For La Paz, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Fruit

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in La Paz

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

  • Bolivian Cooking Class: $30
  • La Paz Food Tour + Cable Car Cultural City tour: $65

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belfast £18
    La Paz £12
Typical Entertainment Prices in Belfast

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

  • Movie Tickets

Tours and Activities in Belfast

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

  • Belfast Taxi Tours Original Drivers who worked throughout The Troubles 2hrs: $258
  • Eclectic Belfast walking experience, along'The Marti Way': $29
  • 2 hours Belfast Original Drivers The Troubles Black Taxi Tour: $97
  • A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour : $29
  • An Eclectic Belfast. (Sm.Grp) Walking Experience .: $26
  • Award winners Express 2 hrs Black Taxi tours and Mural Taxi Tour: $165
  • Belfast : Sightseeing Private Custom Tour with a Local Guide: $71
  • Belfast Beer Bike tours: $26
  • Belfast Bike Tours: $39
  • Belfast Black Cab Taxi 2Hr private tour with original guides : $265
  • Belfast Day Tour with Peace walls, Titanic & Irish whiskey: $517

Tours and Activities in La Paz

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

  • Walking tour of the city of La Paz: $2.72
  • Walking city tour La Paz: $2.72
  • La Paz Half-Day Walking Tour: $3.00
  • La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets: $5.00
  • City Walking Tour in La Paz: $8.00
  • La Paz Walking City tour plus Cable cars: $10
  • City Tour plus Cable Car La Paz: $10
  • City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride: $10
  • Titicaca Lake - Bus Ticket - From La Paz City - Ow: $12
  • Half Day Guided Tour in El Alto City: $15
  • Cable Car, Cemetery, Shaman, and El Alto Tour: $20
  • Cable Car, Cementery, Shaman and El Alto Adventure in La Paz: $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belfast £7.86
    La Paz £8.37

Sample the Local Flavors in Belfast

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Belfast:

  • Pub Crawl and Bar Walking Tour with Two Drinks: $19
  • Belfast Pub Crawl: $20
  • Belfast Giant's Causeway and Titanic Distillery Whiskey Tour: $71
  • Giant's Causeway and Whisky Distillery tasting tour from Belfast : $73
  • VIP Skip-the Line Titanic Museum and Distillery Tasting Tour: $123

Sample the Local Flavors in La Paz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in La Paz:

  • Cultural Pub Crawl La Paz Nightlife Tour : $50

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

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

Which is Bigger, Belfast or La Paz?

La Paz has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Belfast. When comparing the sizes of Belfast and La Paz, 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.