Should you visit Brasilia or Puerto Varas?
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 Puerto Varas can help you decide which place is right for you.
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. For more information about this, check out this guide to architecture in Brasilia.
Puerto Varas is a city in Southern Chile, in the Los Lagos (Lakes) Region, Llanquihue Province. It is a charming town, only 23 km away from Puerto Montt and surrounded by the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes as well as the impressive Llanquihue lake. In terms of landscape, accommodation and activities, Puerto Varas is well served! Kayak, paddle, canyoning, rock climbing, trekking, ski, fishing, you name it! If you decide to stop in that area, we recommend that you stay in Puerto Varas, as it provides the perfect starting point for many memorable excursions in the area.
Which city is cheaper, Puerto Varas or Brasilia?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $65, while the average daily cost in Puerto Varas is $115. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Brasilia and Puerto Varas in more detail.
Brasilia's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $54. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $27.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Puerto Varas is $142. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The price of a meal in Brasilia can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $25 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $10 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Puerto Varas food costs typically run travelers around $26 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
Puerto Varas $26
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $17 per day to get around in Brasilia.
The average price of local transportation around Puerto Varas is $22 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasilia
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasilia:
Private Airport Transfer: Brasilia International Airport (BSB) to Brasilia:
Private Airport Transfer: from Brasilia to Brasilia International Airport (BSB):
Private Transfer: Brasilia to International Airport of Brasilia (BSB):
Private Transfer: International Airport of Brasilia (BSB) to Brasilia:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Puerto Varas
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Puerto Varas:
Cruce Andino Office Private Transfer from Puerto Varas:
Cruce Andino Office Shuttle Transfer from Puerto Varas:
Puerto Montt Departure Transfer from Hotel in Puerto Varas:
Puerto Varas Airport Private Transfer:
Puerto Varas Airport Shuttle Transfer:
Puerto Varas Bus Terminal Private Transfer:
Transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt Airport:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $15 per person, per day in Brasilia. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Puerto Varas's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $20 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Brasilia
Here are a few actual costs in Brasilia for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
City Tour Brasilia Noturna:
Half Day city Tour:
Half Day Cultural Tour:
Tours and Activities in Puerto Varas
Here are a few actual costs in Puerto Varas for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Osorno Volcano Tour:
Frutillar Tour: Southern Traditions:
Sightseeing Tour Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt:
Half day, traditional city tour:
Speed Boat City Tour in Puerto Varas:
Petrohue Waterfalls & Osorno Volcano Half-Day Tour:
Half-Day Small-Group Rafting Experience in Petrohué River:
Greater Island Chiloe Tour from Puerto Varas:
Full-Day Guided Tour to Villa Peulla from Puerto Varas:
Speed Boat and Walking City Tour in Puerto Varas:
Frutillar Bike Tour from Puerto Varas:
Private Sightseeing Tour in Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Brasilia may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $11 per day on alcoholic beverages.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Puerto Varas may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.86 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Puerto Varas
Also in Puerto Varas, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Osorno Volcano & Brewery Tour in Puerto Varas:
Heritage City Tour and Brewery in Puerto Varas:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasilia and Puerto Varas, we can see that Puerto Varas is more expensive. And not only is Brasilia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Puerto Varas would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Puerto Varas than you might in Brasilia.
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