A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bonn vs. Asuncion for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bonn or Asuncion?

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

Should I visit Bonn or Asuncion? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Bonn or Asuncion?

Bonn

Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (previously, West Germany) and it has a population of about 315,000 people. It sits on the Rhine River just twenty kilometers away from Cologne. Many people travel to Bonn for conferences and business, but Bonn also has a lot of cultural and historical sights to offer visitors. The city is also famous as the birth place of Ludwig van Beethoven. There's a strong student culture in the city as well, and it actually shares many characteristics with Italian cities because of its many cafes and restaurants which line the streets. Outdoor beer gardens are popular and Bonn is a particular good summer destination when the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the outdoor setting. The city's location also makes it a great base for day trips to Cologne, Dusseldorf, and the Rhine and Eifel regions.

Asuncion

Asuncion is a vastly underrated city. It is the capital but also the administrative economic and cultural center of Paraguay. It is located in the south central part of the country, near the border with Argentina and it is one of the oldest cities in South America, with people living here since almost 500 years. The city has a beautiful and simple center, with a few unique colonial and beaux arts buildings, international cuisine, shady plazas and friendly people. Its handful of historic buildings around the Plaza de los Heroes, Plaza Uruguaya and Manzana de la Ribera, two or three small museums, old bars and cafes, but also smart suburbs, ritzy shopping malls and fashionable nightclubs will keep you entertained for a day or two. It is a very charming city for travellers and apart from the sights, the city boasts a good tourist infrastructure with hotels and restaurants.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours Under $1000 in Germany, and The Best Luxury Tours to Germany.


Which place is cheaper, Asuncion or Bonn?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bonn is €154, while the average daily cost in Asuncion is €61. 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 Bonn and Asuncion in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bonn 85
    Asuncion 20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bonn 170
    Asuncion 40
Compare Hotels in Bonn and Asuncion

Looking for a hotel in Bonn or Asuncion? 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 Bonn


Hotels in Asuncion


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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: Bonn Hotel Prices and Asuncion Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bonn 23
    Asuncion 7.84

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bonn

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

  • Bonn hotels Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) - Departure Private Transfer: $56

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asuncion

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

  • RoundTrip Transfer in Private Minivan Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $46
  • RoundTrip Private Transfer Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $33
  • Transfer in private minivan from Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $23
  • Transfer in private minivan Asuncion City - Silvio Pettirosi Airport (ASU): $23
  • Transfer in Private Car from Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $17
  • Transfer in private car from Asuncion City - Asuncion Airport (ASU): $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Bonn or Asuncion?

Prices for flights to both Asuncion and Bonn 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
    Bonn 49
    Asuncion 15

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bonn 34
    Asuncion 14

Tours and Activities in Bonn

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

  • Autumn tours with a live guide: $21
  • Bonn : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ): $120
  • Bonn : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ): $122
  • Bonn Crime-Experience: self-guided crime tour: $42
  • Bonn Exploration Game and City Tour on your Phone: $6.21
  • Bonn Musikerviertel Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour: $42
  • Bonn Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $226
  • Bonn Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.66
  • Bonn Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $12
  • Bonn Self Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide: $7.39
  • Bonn Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour: $7.61
  • Bonn Walking Tour (In the footsteps of Ludwig Van Beethoven): $326

Tours and Activities in Asuncion

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

  • Asunción Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Asuncion : Custom Walking Tour with A Guide (Private Tour): $34
  • Asuncion Birding Tour: $70
  • Birding and Nature Chaco Tour: $140
  • Crystal Fall - day tour in a reduced group: $76
  • Cultural City 3 Hour Tour in Asuncion by Bus: $115
  • Day Tour “Cerrito”: $231
  • Day tour “Circuito San Bernardino”: $214
  • Day tour “Circuito Sapucai”: $221
  • Day tour “Pai Pukú”: $230
  • Full day Paraguay River Nature and Wildlife Boat Tour: $230
  • Golden Triangle Tour: $110

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bonn 23
    Asuncion 9.21

Typical Alcohol Prices in Asuncion

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


  • Beer
    1.09


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

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


Which is Bigger, Bonn or Asuncion?

Asuncion has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Bonn. When comparing the sizes of Bonn and Asuncion, 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 Bonn or Asuncion?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Asuncion is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Bonn has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Bonn or Asuncion in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bonn and Asuncion. Many travelers come to Bonn for the family-friendly experiences.

Bonn is much colder than Asuncion in the summer. The daily temperature in Bonn averages around 19°C (66°F) in July, and Asuncion fluctuates around 29°C (84°F)in January.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Asuncion this time of the year. Bonn usually receives less sunshine than Asuncion during summer. Bonn gets 191 hours of sunny skies, while Asuncion receives 249 hours of full sun in the summer.

Asuncion receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Bonn usually receives less rain than Asuncionin January. Bonn gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Bonn 19°C (66°F) 
    Asuncion 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Asuncion in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bonn as well as Asuncion. Many visitors come to Bonn in the autumn for the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Bonn is much colder than Asuncion. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bonn in October average around 12°C (53°F), and Asuncion averages at about 24°C (75°F)in April.

In the autumn, Bonn often gets less sunshine than Asuncionin April. Bonn gets 109 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asuncion receives 199 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Asuncion. Bonn usually gets less rain in October than Asuncionin April. Bonn gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Bonn 12°C (53°F) 
    Asuncion 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Asuncion in the Winter?

Both Asuncion and Bonn are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Bonn for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Bonn can be very cold during winter. In January, Bonn is generally much colder than Asuncionin July. Daily temperatures in Bonn average around 3°C (37°F), and Asuncion fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

Bonn usually receives less sunshine than Asuncion during winter. Bonn gets 45 hours of sunny skies, while Asuncion receives 191 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bonn usually receives more rain than Asuncionin July. Bonn gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Bonn 3°C (37°F) 
    Asuncion 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Asuncion in the Spring?

Both Asuncion and Bonn during the spring are popular places to visit.

Bonn is much colder than Asuncion in the spring. The daily temperature in Bonn averages around 10°C (50°F) in April, and Asuncion fluctuates around 25°C (77°F)in October.

In Asuncion, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the spring, Bonn often gets less sunshine than Asuncionin October. Bonn gets 145 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asuncion receives 206 hours of full sun.

Asuncion gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bonn usually gets less rain in April than Asuncionin October. Bonn gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Bonn 10°C (50°F) 
    Asuncion 25°C (77°F)

Typical Weather for Asuncion and Bonn

Bonn Asuncion
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 47 mm (1.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Apr 10°C (50°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
May 14°C (58°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 19°C (66°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 12°C (53°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 25°C (77°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Nov 7°C (44°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Dec 4°C (39°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)