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

Should you visit Brasilia or Cordoba?

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

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Cordoba?


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.


Cordoba is the capital of the Cordoba province and the second largest city in all of Argentina. The city is in a beautiful setting surrounded by valleys and hills. Within the city you will find many colonial buildings and beautiful architecture. Cordoba also has many universities and scientific institutes, giving it the nickname "La Docta." Because of the large number of students, Cordoba's population is young and active, which keeps the atmosphere light and fun.

Which place is cheaper, Cordoba 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 Cordoba is $8.74. 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 Cordoba in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $36
    Cordoba $3.18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $72
    Cordoba $6.36
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Cordoba

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Cordoba? 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 Cordoba

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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 Cordoba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Cordoba $2.16

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cordoba

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

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

  • Transfer in private minivan from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport: $61

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Cordoba?

Prices for flights to both Cordoba 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 $33
    Cordoba $3.99

Typical Food Prices in Cordoba

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

  • Empanadas
  • Sandwich
  • Ice Cream

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $20
    Cordoba $1.96

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 Cordoba

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

  • Half Day Tour to Villa Carlos Paz from Cordoba: $43
  • Half Day Tour to Alta Gracia from Cordoba: $43
  • Traditional Córdoba CityTour x 2 Pax: $45
  • Cordoba City Tour: $50
  • Private Cordoba City Tour: $53
  • Cordoba City Tour with Optional Jesuitic Square: $54
  • Córdoba: Villa Carlos Paz Tour: $59
  • Caroya WineTour x 2 Pax: $60
  • Córdoba CityTour FULLDAY x 2 pax: $60
  • Full Day Tour to Punilla Valley from Cordoba: $65
  • Full Day Tour to Traslasierra Valley from Cordoba: $68
  • Full Day Jesuit Legacy Tour from Cordoba: $70

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $15
    Cordoba $1.54

Sample the Local Flavors in Cordoba

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cordoba:

  • Wine Tour Privado - Colonia Caroya: $120
  • Full-Day Private Colonia Caroya Wine Tour from Córdoba: $121
  • Wine Tour Privado - Calamuchita: $140

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

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

Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Cordoba?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 55% larger than the population of Cordoba. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Cordoba, 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.