Should you visit Bogota or Copacabana?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Copacabana, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.
Copacabana, Bolivia, is a small, bright and enchanting town located on the Bolivian shore of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Situated relatively close to the capital of La Paz, it is a popular resort mostly destination for foreign travellers, meaning that you may feel like there are more Argentinians and Americans than locals. Copacabana is the perfect jump-off point for visiting Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna and makes a pleasant stopover between La Paz and Puno or Cusco. Featuring beautiful nature walks, ancient sites, stunning sunsets and quaint little restaurants, Copacabana is a travelers' favorite destination to soak in the panoramic views, savor freshly caught trucha, and explore what the Incas believed to be the birthplace of their empire.
Which city is cheaper, Copacabana or Bogota?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $43, while the average daily cost in Copacabana is $34. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bogota and Copacabana in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Bogota can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $22, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $44.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $18 for a double occupancy room in Copacabana.
Food in Bogota costs travelers about $11 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
The price of a meal in Copacabana can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $14 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $5.60 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Bogota
For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota
For Bogota, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá:
Bogotá Street Food Tour:
PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax:
Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour:
Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Colombian Meal with a Professional Chef in Bogota:
Local Market Tour and Private Gourmet Cooking Lesson with a Chef in Bogotá:
Private Street Food Tour In Bogota:
Tropical Abundance: Interactive Cooking Class in Bogota:
Private Gastronomy Tour Including Cooking Class:
Typical Food prices in Copacabana
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Copacabana:
To get around in Bogota, the average visitor spends $7.23 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
The average price of local transportation around Copacabana is $11 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bogota
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bogota are as follows:
Taxi from Airport
2 Bus Passes
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota
Also for Bogota, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Andres Carne de Res Chia • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid:
Andres Carne de Res Restaurant Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour:
Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by 2x4 Vehicle:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan:
Bogota Airport Pick-up (transfer service):
Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van:
Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG by 2x4 Vehicle:
Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copacabana
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Copacabana:
Private Transfer from La Paz to Uyuni.:
In Bogota, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $11 per person, per day.
Copacabana's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $15 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Typical Entertainment prices in Bogota
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:
Tours and Activities in Bogota
For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
The Walking Tour At Home:
Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Bogota Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Bogotá: La Macarena to Parque Nacional Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Paranormal Candelaria: Find the terror and the stories. Tour Immersive 3D:
Divercity Bogotá Admission Ticket:
Shared Monserrate Tour:
La Macarena & Perseverancia walking tour-The Other History of Bogota Colonial:
Shared Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá:
Shared Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá:
Cycling tour in Simon Bolivar Park and Virgilio Barco Library:
Memories of political violence : Bogota alternative walking tour:
Tours and Activities in Copacabana
Here are a few actual costs in Copacabana for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
2-Day Moon & Sun Island Tour from La Paz:
2-Day Private Tour from La Paz: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island:
La Paz City Tour - Fullday (FD):
La Paz and Moon Valley Half-Day Tour:
Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley:
Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island from La Paz:
Titicaca Touristic Bus from Copacabana to La Paz_Everyday_1:00 pm:
Typically, people visiting Bogota spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Copacabana may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $9.33 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:
Brewery and Craft Beer Tour in Bogotá:
Pub Crawl in Bogotá:
Pub Crawl Tour in La Candelaria:
Gay bar crawling in Bogotá!:
Typical Alcohol prices in Copacabana
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Copacabana from other travelers:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bogota and Copacabana, we can see that Bogota is more expensive. And not only is Copacabana much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Copacabana would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Copacabana 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 Bogota would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bogota than you might in Copacabana.
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