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

Should you visit Brasilia or Vancouver?

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

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Vancouver?


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.


Vancouver is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city in Western Canada. It is also the largest city in British Columbia, and is dramatically positioned between the coast and mountains. It's a very international city, with a high level of energy and countless activites that you can enjoy while you're in town. In addition to offering all of the activities and entertainment of a modern city, it is also in jumping off distance to any number of outdoor activities.

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 10-Day Tours from Vancouver, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Canada.

Which place is cheaper, Vancouver 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 Vancouver is $142. 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 Vancouver in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $35
    Vancouver $87
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $70
    Vancouver $174
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Vancouver

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Vancouver? 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 Vancouver

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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 Vancouver Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Vancouver $12

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Vancouver

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

  • SkyTrain from Airport
  • Taxi from Airport to Downtown
  • 15 min Taxi Ride
  • SkyTrain DayPass

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vancouver

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

  • Airport Transfer: $156
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Vancouver YVR or Cruise Port to Vancouver by SUV: $131
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Vancouver Airport YVR to Vancouver in Luxury SUV: $128
  • Canada Place Cruise Port to Vancouver hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $94
  • Canada Place Cruise Port: Transfer to Vancouver hotels: $429
  • Departure Private Transfer Vancouver to Vancouver YVR or Cruise Port by Minibus: $150
  • Departure Private Transfer Vancouver to YVR Airport or Cruise Port- Business Car: $87
  • Departure Private Transfer from Vancouver to Vancouver YVR or Cruise Port by SUV: $103
  • Departure Private Transfer: Vancouver to Vancouver Airport YVR in Luxury Car: $164
  • Departure Private Transfer: Vancouver to Vancouver Airport YVR in Luxury SUV: $128
  • From Seaplane Transfer to Tofino: $246
  • Maximize Your Cruise Adventure: Vancouver Tour & Transfer: $290

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Vancouver?

Prices for flights to both Vancouver 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 $32
    Vancouver $31

Typical Food Prices in Vancouver

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

  • All You Can Eat Sushi Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vancouver

For Vancouver, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Vancouver Delicious Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour: $62
  • The Gastown Experience Walking Food Tour: $97
  • Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour: $100
  • Vancouver Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $101
  • VIP Granville Island Market Vancouver - Walking Food Tour: $125
  • Vancouver Authentic Chinese Food Tour: $134
  • Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Vancouver: $139
  • Authentic Asian Eats Walking Food Tour: $141
  • 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner: $152
  • Vancouver Evening Dinner Cruise: $157
  • Granville Island Uncorked Walking Food Tour: $160
  • Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour by Vancouver Water Adventures: $163

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $19
    Vancouver $36

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia Tour: $43

Tours and Activities in Vancouver

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

  • Vancouver self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide: $4.32
  • Self-Guided Smartphone Walking Tour of Gastown: $4.71
  • Vancouver Tips-Based Walking Tour | 3-Hour: $5.00
  • Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $5.07
  • Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.95
  • Bloedel Conservatory Admission Ticket: $6.50
  • Walking Tour Along Stanley Park's Seawall: $6.70
  • Historic Walking Tours of Vancouver with Then & Now Images!: $6.70
  • Vancouver Downtown: Espionage Adventure Outdoor Escape Game: $7.01
  • Self-Guided Smartphone Tour of Stanley Park: $7.25
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in North Vancouver by Wacky Walks: $10
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $14
    Vancouver $16

Sample the Local Flavors in Vancouver

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Vancouver:

  • Gastown Pub Crawl: $22
  • Vancouver Mansions Pub Crawl: $22
  • Vancouver - Granville Pub Crawl: $25
  • Gastown Pub Crawl: $26
  • 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour: $87
  • Vancouver Craft Brewery Tour Led by a Local: $89
  • Vancouver Behind-the-Scenes Brewery Tour: $93
  • Vancouver Wine Tour (Fraser Valley): $123
  • Fraser Valley Wine Tour with a light Lunch from Vancouver: $134
  • From Half-Day Fraser Valley Wine Tour: $137
  • From Fraser Valley Wine Tour with Local Tastings: $138
  • Taste of the Valley Wine Tour: $148

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasilia and Vancouver, we can see that Vancouver is more expensive. And not only is Brasilia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Brasilia is in South America and Vancouver is in North America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. 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 Vancouver would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Vancouver than you might in Brasilia.

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

Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Vancouver?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 20% larger than the population of Vancouver. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Vancouver, 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.