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

Should you visit Brasilia or Punta Arenas?

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 Punta Arenas can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Punta Arenas?

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.

Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is in the far south of Chile and has a long history of maritime commerce, oil extraction, and sheep farming. It's the most populated city on the Strait of Magellan and has all the facilities you might need as a traveler, including banks, markets, drugstores and equipment shops. With a population of about 130,000, the city is a comfortable place to spend time. It serves as a base for Antarctic expeditions, although many expeditions also start in Ushuaia, Argentina, and Christchurch New Zealand.

Which place is cheaper, Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas is $62. 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 Punta Arenas in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $36
    Punta Arenas $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $72
    Punta Arenas $62
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Punta Arenas

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Punta Arenas? 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 Punta Arenas


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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 Punta Arenas Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Punta Arenas $1.77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Punta Arenas

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

  • Private Transfer - Punta Arenas Airport(PUQ) to Punta Arenas Port: $72
  • Private Transfer - Punta Arenas Port to Punta Arenas Airport(PUQ): $72
  • Private Transfer Punta Arenas Airport to/from Punta Arenas: $34
  • Private Transfer from Punta Arenas Hotels to Punta Arenas Port: $72
  • Private Transfer from Punta Arenas Port to Punta Arenas Hotels: $72
  • Private Transfer from Punta Arenas Port to Punta Arenas hotels: $65
  • Private Transfer from Punta Arenas hotels to Punta Arenas Port: $65
  • Punta Airport (PUQ) to Punta Arenas - Arrival Private Transfer: $50
  • Punta Airport (PUQ) to Punta Arenas - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $99
  • Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to Punta Arenas - Arrival Transfer: $50
  • Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to Punta Arenas - Round-Trip Transfer: $67
  • Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales Private Transfer: $80

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Punta Arenas?

Prices for flights to both Punta Arenas 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
    Punta Arenas $21

Typical Food Prices in Punta Arenas

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


  • Donut
    $1.03
  • Dinner
    $25

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $20
    Punta Arenas $6.34

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 Punta Arenas

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

  • Punta Arenas Sightseeing Tour: $64
  • Regular city cruise tour: $65
  • Bike Tour in Punta Arenas, 100% local tour.: $70
  • Fort Bulnes cruises: $70
  • King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour: $138
  • Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas: $153
  • Punta Arenas Private City Tour Shore Excursion: $155
  • King Penguin & Tierra del Fuego Tour: $157
  • Magallanes Reserva and City Tour. Private Shore Excursion.: $158
  • Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas: $172
  • Full day Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas ,Regular tours: $180
  • Mountain Bike Adventure in Punta Arenas: $192

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $15
    Punta Arenas $4.78

Typical Alcohol Prices in Punta Arenas

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Punta Arenas:


  • Alcohol
    $7.22


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

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


Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Punta Arenas?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Punta Arenas. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Punta Arenas, 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.