A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bogota vs. Ushuaia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bogota or Ushuaia?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Ushuaia, 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: Bogota or Ushuaia?

Bogota

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.

Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a city on the Tierra del Fuego island of Argentina on the Beagle Strait. The city is considered to be one of the southernmost cities in the world and is often used as a base for cruises to Antarctica. Ushuaia's close proximity to Antarctica and their amazing hiking trails have made it a popular tourist destination over the past few decades.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia, The Best Wildlife Tours to Argentina, and The Best Eco Tours in Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, Ushuaia or Bogota?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $49, while the average daily cost in Ushuaia is $11. 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 Bogota and Ushuaia in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bogota $24
    Ushuaia $5.41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bogota $48
    Ushuaia $11
Compare Hotels in Bogota and Ushuaia

Looking for a hotel in Bogota or Ushuaia? 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 Bogota


Hotels in Ushuaia


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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: Bogota Hotel Prices and Ushuaia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bogota $8.10
    Ushuaia -
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $6.99
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.36
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.82

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Private Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Salt Mines + In & out Transfer + (8 hours): $242
  • Private Visit to Zipaquira's Town & Salt Cathedral + In&Out Transfer + (6 hours): $176
  • Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.) : $149
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $119
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $119
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minivan: $89
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $89
  • El Dorado International Airport (BOG) - Private Round trip transfer Bogota: $80
  • Arrival Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota by MiniSuv: $66

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ushuaia

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.03

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ushuaia

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

  • Shared One-way Airport Transfer: $10
  • Escondido and Fagnano Lakes with transfer: $84
  • Ushuaia to Ushuaia Airport (USH) - Departure Private Transfer: $32
  • Ushuaia city to Ushuaia Airport(USH) - Departure Private Transfer: $23
  • Ushuaia Airport(USH) to Ushuaia hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $23
  • Ushuaia Airport Shared Transfer: $8.95
  • Ushuaia Airport Shared Transfer: $8.80
  • Ushuaia Airport Departure Transfer: $10
  • Ushuaia Airport Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in shared service: $19
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel in shared service: $19
  • Transfer Ushuaia Airport - Hotel in Ushuaia - Ushuaia Airport : $35

Is it cheaper to fly into Bogota or Ushuaia?

Prices for flights to both Ushuaia 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bogota $13
    Ushuaia $2.10
Typical Food Prices in Bogota

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


  • Breakfast
    $1.45
  • Hot Dog
    $0.85

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 12+ Tastings: $49
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Gastronomy & Cooking Class Private Tour (6 Hrs.): $229

Typical Food Prices in Ushuaia

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $0.06

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ushuaia

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

  • The Martial Glacier at Night with Dinner Included: $118
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park PM - with Dinner included: $179
  • Ushuaia at night: A Snow and Fire dinner, sledding and adventure: $290

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bogota $12
    Ushuaia $12
Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Beer
    $1.21

Tours and Activities in Bogota

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

  • Bogotá Architecture Private Tour (6 Hrs.): $149
  • Bogota Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Private Tour + Lunch: $80
  • Express Salt Cathedral Tour• Guided Tour & Tickets • 5h: $219
  • La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Half Day Tour: $234
  • Lake Guatavitá Private Day Tour: $255
  • Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure: $80
  • *Private tour* to Guatavita sacred lagoon + Nemocon salt mine: $153
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $299
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour and Musical Picnic in the Heart of Ibague: $23
  • 3h 30 -Hour StopOver—Walking Tour: Bogota Historical Center: $54
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Bogotá with Guide and Transportation: $77
  • 4-hour Paragliding Adventure from Bogota: $206

Tours and Activities in Ushuaia

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

  • 2-day tour: Tierra del Fuego National Park + Fagnano and Escondido Lakes: $115
  • 2-day tour:Tierra del Fuego NP + Beagle Channel Navigation + Fagnano & Escondido: $190
  • 3-Hour Tour Sailing through the Beagle Channel: $105
  • 4×4 Off Road Tour to Escondido and Khami Lakes: $122
  • 4-Hour National Park - USHUAIA (Shared tour): $75
  • 5-hour adventure in Panorama Blanco: $179
  • 5.5-Hour Nat Park w/ Hiking *Shore Excursion* USHUAIA (Shared tour for cruises): $130
  • 5hrs of Trekking Experience in Martial Glacier: $115
  • 7-Hour Lakes Escondido & Fagnano - USHUAIA (Shared tour): $165
  • Adventure 360º in Quads with Lunch: $219
  • An Hour Tour in the City of Ushuaia: $32
  • Andean Silence Adventure in the night: $190

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bogota $13
    Ushuaia -

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá, Colombia: $25
  • Saturday Bar Crawl in La Candelaria, Bogotá: $25
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $40

Typical Alcohol Prices in Ushuaia

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


  • Wine
    $0.05
  • Beer
    $0.01


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

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


Which is Bigger, Bogota or Ushuaia?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 120 times larger than the population of Ushuaia. When comparing the sizes of Bogota and Ushuaia, 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.


When is the best time to visit Bogota or Ushuaia?

Ushuaia has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bogota or Ushuaia in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bogota and Ushuaia. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round.

Bogota is a little warmer than Ushuaia in the summer. The daily temperature in Bogota averages around 14°C (57°F) in July, and Ushuaia fluctuates around 10°C (50°F)in January.

In July, Bogota usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ushuaiain January. Bogota gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Ushuaia receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Ushuaia 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Ushuaia in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bogota as well as Ushuaia. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In the autumn, Bogota is much warmer than Ushuaia. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bogota in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Ushuaia averages at about 6°C (43°F)in April.

Bogota receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Bogota usually gets more rain in October than Ushuaiain April. Bogota gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Ushuaia receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Ushuaia 6°C (43°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Ushuaia in the Winter?

Both Ushuaia and Bogota are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

It's quite cold in Ushuaia in the winter. In January, Bogota is generally much warmer than Ushuaiain July. Daily temperatures in Bogota average around 14°C (57°F), and Ushuaia fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

In January, Bogota usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ushuaiain July. Bogota gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Ushuaia receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Ushuaia 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Ushuaia in the Spring?

Both Ushuaia and Bogota during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Bogota is much warmer than Ushuaia in the spring. The daily temperature in Bogota averages around 15°C (59°F) in April, and Ushuaia fluctuates around 6°C (43°F)in October.

Bogota usually gets more rain in April than Ushuaiain October. Bogota gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Ushuaia receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Bogota 15°C (59°F) 
    Ushuaia 6°C (43°F)

Typical Weather for Ushuaia and Bogota

Bogota Ushuaia
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 10°C (50°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in) 8°C (46°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 6°C (43°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 3°C (37°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 1°C (34°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (36°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (36°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 4°C (39°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 6°C (43°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 8°C (46°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 9°C (48°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)