A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Brasilia vs. Rosario Islands

Should you visit Brasilia or Rosario Islands?

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 Rosario Islands can help you decide which place is right for you.

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. For more information about this, check out this guide to architecture in Brasilia.

Rosario Islands

The Rosario Islands, also referred to as Coral Islands of Rosario, is an archipelago located off the coast of Colombia, approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Cartagena. The Rosario Islands are integrated by 28 islands and all of them form one of the 46 Natural National Parks of Colombia, created to protect one of the most important coral reefs in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Only three of these islands are property of the Colombian state. Before establishing the national park in 1977, wealthy families used this natural paradise to build their summer houses, but then the government allowed them to keep their properties, only if they paid annual rent and taxes to be there, and complied with certain rules to preserve the ecosystem of the islands. People can visit the national park area of the islands, and tours are available. Isla Rosario has an aquarium and open-sea oceanarium that people can visit. Activities on the Rosario Islands include swimming, snorkeling and fishing, among others. The best time to visit Colombia in general, and especially the Rosario Islands is the dry-season months from December to March. These uninterrupted sunny days are just perfect for a Caribbean coastal experience and to enjoy all the activities it has to offer.

Which city is cheaper, Rosario Islands or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $67, while the average daily cost in Rosario Islands is $72. 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 Rosario Islands in more detail.



Accommodation

Brasilia's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $56. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $28.

Rosario Islands's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $56. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $28.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $28
    Rosario Islands $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $56
    Rosario Islands $56

Food

The price of a meal in Brasilia can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $26 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.

The average traveler spends about $23 per day in Rosario Islands for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Brasilia $26
    Rosario Islands $23

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $18 per day to get around in Brasilia.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $38 per day to get around in Rosario Islands.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $18
    Rosario Islands $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasilia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasilia:

  • Private Airport Transfer: Brasilia International Airport (BSB) to Brasilia: $37
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Brasilia to Brasilia International Airport (BSB): $37
  • Private Transfer: Brasilia to International Airport of Brasilia (BSB): $68
  • Private Transfer: International Airport of Brasilia (BSB) to Brasilia: $68

Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $16 per person, per day in Brasilia. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $11 per person, per day in Rosario Islands. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $16
    Rosario Islands $11

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • City Tour Brasilia Noturna: $91
  • Half Day city Tour: $138
  • Half Day Cultural Tour: $138

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Brasilia may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $12 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Rosario Islands may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $4.95 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $12
    Rosario Islands $4.95


When comparing the travel costs between Brasilia and Rosario Islands, we can see that Rosario Islands is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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