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

Should you visit Brasilia or Cali?

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

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Cali?

Brasilia

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.

Cali

Cali is Colombia's third largest city. Founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the architecture of churches and other national monuments, and visit the city's many museums. Being the salsa capital of the world, Cali is primarily a destination for salsa and party but it also offers some great days out in the nearby natural surroundings. In Cali, travelers can enjoy music festivals, learn about sugarcane farming, and take in the mountainous landscapes.

Which place is cheaper, Cali or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $85, while the average daily cost in Cali is $24. 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 Cali in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $36
    Cali $5.97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $72
    Cali $12
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Cali

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Cali? 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 Cali


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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 Cali Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Cali $5.58

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cali

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Cali:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cali

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

  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Vehicle Cali Airport (CLO) - Cali City: $43
  • Airport Transfers Cali (per way): $34
  • Alfonso Airport CLO to Cali or Palmira Hotels Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Alfonso Aragon Airport CLO to Cali Palmira Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Alfonso B.Aragon Airport (CLO) to Cali/Palmira-RoundTrip Transfer: $48
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Cali Airport CLO to Cali City by Minibus: $182
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Cali Airport CLO to Cali City by Minivan: $102
  • Arrival Transfer from Cali Airport CLO to Cali City by MiniSuv: $98
  • Cali or Palmira Hotels to Alfonso Airport CLO Departure Transfer: $24
  • Cali to Popayan Private Transfer: $272
  • Cali to Popayan Private Transfer: $272
  • Cali to or from Buenaventura Private Transfer: $84

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Cali?

Prices for flights to both Cali 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Brasilia $33
    Cali $8.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cali

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

  • Alameda Market Cali Food Tour: $16
  • Street Food Tour: $21
  • Alameda Market Food Tour: $55
  • Street Food Tour - Live A Unique Gastronomic Experience: $55
  • Flavors of Food tour at the local market: $59
  • Patio Santo Style Rumba Dinner: $168

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $20
    Cali $11

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia In-App Walking Audio Tour (ENG): $10
  • Brasilia Tour: $31

Tours and Activities in Cali

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

  • Shared Tour of the Historical and Cultural Center of Cali: $13
  • Gastronomic Tour at the Alameda Market Shared: $13
  • Cali Salsa Tour: Learn the history, dance and play instruments: $15
  • Cultural and heritage Cali tour: $15
  • Cali's Cultural and Historical Walking Tour: $16
  • Walking Tour in the Historic Center of Cali City: $25
  • Cali City Tour: $29
  • Tourist and private transportation in the city of Cali: $30
  • The Cali Street Food Walking Tour: $30
  • Walking tour of the historic center: $35
  • Private half day tour in Siloé Cali: $35
  • Walking Tour: $35

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $15
    Cali $8.41


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

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


Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Cali?

Cali has a larger population, and is about 8% larger than the population of Brasilia. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Cali, 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.