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

Should you visit Brasilia or Bogota?

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 Bogota can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Bogota?


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.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Brazil, The Best 2-Week Tours in Brazil, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, and The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia.

Which place is cheaper, Bogota 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 Bogota is $49. 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 Bogota in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $33
    Bogota $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $66
    Bogota $48
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Bogota? 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 Bogota

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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 Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $21
    Bogota $8.10

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

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

  • Taxi from Airport
  • Taxi Ride
  • 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: $39
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $89
  • Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour - No Transfers: $80
  • Bogotá to or from Villavieja or Tatacoa Desert Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogota Airport (BOG) to Downtown Round-Trip Private Transfer: $48
  • Bogota Airport BOG to Downtown Hotels Arrival Private Transfer: $24
  • Bogota Airport BOG to Downtown Hotels Round Trip Private Transfer: $48
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $119
  • Downtown to Bogota Airport (BOG) Departure Private Transfer: $24
  • El Dorado International Airport (BOG) - Private Round trip transfer Bogota: $80

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota 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
    Bogota $13

Typical Food Prices in Bogota

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

  • Breakfast
  • Hot Dog

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Bogota Local Food Tour in the City Center: $13
  • Street Food Tour in Bogotá with Tastings: $45
  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 12+ Tastings: $49
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $60
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Dinner and party at Andres Carne de Res DC: $100

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $19
    Bogota $12

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia Tour: $42

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

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

  • Beer

Tours and Activities in Bogota

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

  • Theatron Party-Tour, 19 Clubs, Map, cocktail, bottle, After-party: $3.00
  • Party Tour: 6 nightclubs, Disco-Truck, After Party, 1h openbar.: $5.00
  • Traditional Bogotá: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part I : $6.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part II: $6.99
  • Bike Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $12
  • Tour of the Colombian Armed Conflict: war, drug trafficking and peace: $13
  • Shared Tour of the Historic Candelaria in Bogotá: $13
  • Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $14
  • Full Day Tour to the Colonial Town of Villa de Leyva: $15
  • Alternative tour of Bogotá: gastronomic and cultural: $19
  • Bike Tour through Bogotá: $19

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $14
    Bogota $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Saturday Bar Crawl in La Candelaria, Bogotá: $25
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $42

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasilia and Bogota, we can see that Brasilia 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 Brasilia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brasilia than you might in Bogota.

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

Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Bogota?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Brasilia. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Bogota, 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.