A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasilia vs. San Miguel de Tucuman for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasilia or San Miguel de Tucuman?

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 San Miguel de Tucuman can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or San Miguel de Tucuman?

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.

San Miguel de Tucuman

The capital of the Tucuman Province in Argentina, San Miguel de Tucuman is the largest city in the country's northwest. The city is probably most well known as the sight where the Declaration of Independence from Spain took place on July 9, 1816. The location of this event, a colonial-style house called "Casa Historica" or "Casita de Tucuman", remains an important landmark in the city.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Brazil, The Best 2-Week Tours in Brazil, The Best Photography Tours in Argentina, and The Best Luxury Tours to Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, San Miguel de Tucuman or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $82, while the average daily cost in San Miguel de Tucuman is $11. 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 San Miguel de Tucuman in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $35
    San Miguel de Tucuman $4.71
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $70
    San Miguel de Tucuman $9.42
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and San Miguel de Tucuman

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or San Miguel de Tucuman? 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 San Miguel de Tucuman


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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 San Miguel de Tucuman Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    San Miguel de Tucuman $2.99

Typical Local Transportation Prices in San Miguel de Tucuman

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in San Miguel de Tucuman:


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.01

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or San Miguel de Tucuman?

Prices for flights to both San Miguel de Tucuman 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 $32
    San Miguel de Tucuman $3.90

Typical Food Prices in San Miguel de Tucuman

For San Miguel de Tucuman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Sandwich
    $0.01

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $19
    San Miguel de Tucuman $3.20

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia Tour: $44

Tours and Activities in San Miguel de Tucuman

For San Miguel de Tucuman, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Entrance ticket to Aerial Park, Zip Line and Palestra: $27
  • Yungas Half-Day Tour from Tucuman: $58
  • Rio Hondo Hot Springs Full Day Tour from Tucuman: $93
  • Discover Tafí del Valle and Quilmes Ruins in a Day Tour: $93

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $14
    San Miguel de Tucuman $2.01


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

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


Which is Bigger, Brasilia or San Miguel de Tucuman?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of San Miguel de Tucuman. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and San Miguel de Tucuman, 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.