A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasilia vs. Atlanta for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasilia or Atlanta?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Brasilia and Atlanta can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Atlanta?


The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.


Atlanta is a city rich in history but modern in its development and industry. It has a population of just under 500,000 with more than five million people living in the metropolitan area. It is also the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States The city is rich in culture and was at the center of the civil rights movement. It is the capital of the state of Georgia, and was home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It has the world's busiest airport and arguably some of the country's worst traffic, but the residents are recognized for their friendly and welcoming nature and the city is lush with green trees and wonderful parks.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Brazil, The Best 2-Week Tours in Brazil, The Best 2-Week Tours from Los Angeles, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to United States of America.

Which place is cheaper, Atlanta or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $79, while the average daily cost in Atlanta is $173. 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 Brasilia and Atlanta in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $33
    Atlanta $90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $66
    Atlanta $180
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Atlanta

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Atlanta? 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 Brasilia

Hotels in Atlanta

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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: Brasilia Hotel Prices and Atlanta Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $21
    Atlanta $44

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Atlanta

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Atlanta:

  • MARTA Subway Ticket

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Atlanta

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

  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Arrival Private Transfer: $108
  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Atlanta - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $216
  • Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Lithia Springs -Arrival Private Transfer: $36
  • Atlanta International Airport: Transfer to Atlanta City: $70
  • Atlanta to Atlanta Airport (ATL) - Departure Private Transfer: $108
  • One Way Hartsfield-Jackson ATL Airport Transfer Svc: $100
  • Transfer from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport: $150
  • Transfer from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport: $150
  • Black SUV Hourly Service & Luxury Airport Transfers: $75
  • Departure Private Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL in Luxury Car: $261
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL by Luxury SUV: $134
  • Departure Transfer: Atlanta to Atlanta Airport ATL in Luxury SUV: $134

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Atlanta?

Prices for flights to both Atlanta and Brasilia 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
    Brasilia $30
    Atlanta $43

Typical Food Prices in Atlanta

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

  • Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Atlanta

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

  • City Lights Night Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • City Lights Atlanta Night-Time Tour with Photos & Dinner Stop: $69
  • 2 Hour Historic Market Food Tour and Hands-On Biscuit Class: $70
  • Historic Market Food Tour and Biscuit Cooking Class: $70
  • Ponce City Market 2.5-Hour Weekend Food Tour: $99
  • Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline: $99
  • Walking Food Tour: $100
  • Secret Food Tours Atlanta w/ Private Tour Option: $109
  • Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tour: $129

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $19
    Atlanta $56

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

Here are a few actual costs in Brasilia for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Brasilia Tour: $43

Tours and Activities in Atlanta

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

  • Civil Rights Self-Guided Audio App Walking Tour: $6.75
  • Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $8.00
  • Olympic Park & Pemberton Place: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Civil Rights Movement in A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Atlanta's Hidden Gems: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Atlanta's Icons: $13
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $13
  • Atlanta Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $14
  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience in Decatur GA: $15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $14
    Atlanta $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Atlanta

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Atlanta:

  • Drag Queen Guided Pub Crawl and Cabaret Show: $36
  • ATLANTA Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl : $40
  • Half-Day Wine Tastings in the North Georgia Mountains : $115
  • Full-Day Wine Country Wine Tastings From Atlanta : $120
  • North Georgia Mountains Three Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $144
  • North Georgia Mountains Two Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour: $155

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

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

Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Atlanta?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Atlanta. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Atlanta, 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.