Should you visit Bogota or Pucon?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Pucon, 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.
A popular hub for adventure tourism, Pucon is a town in the Lake District of the South American nation of Chile. Located on Lake Villarirca with the snowcapped Villarrica volcano looming above and plenty of forested valleys below, the town has become a home base year-round for a full range of outdoor activities.
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Which city is cheaper, Pucon or Bogota?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $40, while the average daily cost in Pucon is $93. 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 Pucon 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 $20, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $40.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Pucon is $80. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
Food in Bogota costs travelers about $10 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.
Pucon food costs typically run travelers around $35 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
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:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pucon
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Pucon.
Learn to Cook Like a Local: Private Cooking Class in a Viña del Mar Home:
To get around in Bogota, the average visitor spends $6.70 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 cost of a taxi ride in Pucon is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pucon.
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 Pucon
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pucon:
Pucon Temuco Airport Private Transfer:
Private Transfer from Pucon To Temuco Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Bogota or Pucon?
Prices for flights to both Pucon and Bogota 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.
In Bogota, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $10 per person, per day.
Entertainment and activities in Pucon typically cost an average of $34 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
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 Pucon
Here are a few actual costs in Pucon for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Full Day Tour to Conguillio National Park from Pucon:
Half Day Tour to The Eyes Of Caburgua from Pucon:
Mapuche Reserve Horseback Riding Tour in Pucon:
Pucón Sightseeing City Tour:
Sightseeing Tour in Pucon with optional Villarica:
Villarrica Volcanic Caves Park Admission Ticket:
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 Pucon may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $25 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!:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bogota and Pucon, we can see that Pucon is more expensive. And not only is Bogota much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bogota would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bogota 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 Pucon would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pucon than you might in Bogota.
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