A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bratislava vs. Lima for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bratislava or Lima?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Bratislava or Lima? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Bratislava or Lima?

Bratislava

The capital and largest city of Slovakia, Bratislava is set on the shores of the Danube River near the borders of Austria and Hungary. While the city is skirted by mountains and vineyards, its 18th century old town center is crossed with cobbled walkways and surrounded by historic landmarks and architecture. One such monument is the Bratislava Castle, set atop a hill overlooking it all-the old town, the river, and the bustle of people in the charming city below.

Lima

Lima, the capital city of Peru, is likely to be your point of entry for the country. Lima was founded in 1535 and was the seat of the Spanish rule for 300 years. It's a surprisingly modern city despite its rich history, but many beautiful churches and colonial architecture remain today. There are also large slum areas that highlight the poverty that exists in the city. The city and its surrounding metropolitan area have a population of about 8.5 million people, many of whom came from the Andes Mountains in search of work. Unfortunately the work opportunities are limited and the poverty is obvious as you arrive in Lima.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Slovakia, The Best Luxury Tours to Slovakia, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Peru, and The Best Adventure Tours to Peru.


Which place is cheaper, Lima or Bratislava?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bratislava is €122, while the average daily cost in Lima is €70. 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 Bratislava and Lima in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bratislava 49
    Lima 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bratislava 98
    Lima 90
Compare Hotels in Bratislava and Lima

Looking for a hotel in Bratislava or Lima? 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 Bratislava


Hotels in Lima


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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: Bratislava Hotel Prices and Lima Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bratislava 26
    Lima 5.23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bratislava

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bratislava:

  • Airport to Hotel Private Transfer Service: $24
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Piestany - Arrival Private Transfer: $47
  • Bratislava Airport to Bojnice Resorts - Arrival Private Transfer: $65
  • Private Direct Transfer From Bratislava to Vienna City Center: $87
  • Bratislava Airport BTS to Piestany Round Trip Private Transfer: $94
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava City to Vienna City: $98
  • Private Transfer Vienna Airport Hotel in Bratislava or vice versa: $100
  • Vienna Airport VIE to Bojnice Resorts Round Trip Private Transfer: $131
  • Bratislava Airport (BTS) to Bojnice Resorts - Round Trip Transfer: $131
  • Bratislava - Budapest Transfer: $199
  • Private Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest with 2h of Sightseeing: $202
  • Private transfer from Bratislava to Vienna: $262

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Lima

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


  • Taxi Ride
    4.95
  • Taxi Ride
    4.95
  • Short Taxi Ride
    3.71

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lima

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lima:

  • QuickLlama: Door-to-door transfer from Miraflores to Lima Airport: $5.50
  • QuickLlama: Transfer from Lima Airport to Miraflores Kennedy Park: $5.50
  • QuickLlama: Door-to-door transfer from Lima Airport to Miraflores: $5.50
  • Lima Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Miraflores: $5.63
  • Lima Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Lima city center: $6.00
  • Private Transfer: Lima City Center to Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM) : $13
  • Private Taxi Transfers Lima Airport: $14
  • Private Transfer: Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM) to Lima City Center: $14
  • Private transfers from Lima Airport or to Lima Airport: $17
  • Transfer To Lima Airport: $18
  • Lima Jorge Airport (LIM) to Miraflores - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Miraflores City to Lima Airport(LIM) - Departure Private Transfer: $23

Is it cheaper to fly into Bratislava or Lima?

Prices for flights to both Lima and Bratislava 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
    Bratislava 45
    Lima 16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bratislava

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bratislava.

  • Local Beer & Food Tour: $142
  • Bratislava Traditional Food Tour: $175

Typical Food Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of dining costs in Lima are as follows:


  • Lunch for Two
    3.96
  • Ice cream
    3.22
  • Coffee
    2.72
  • Donut
    0.87

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lima

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Lima.

  • Lima Market Food Tour: $33
  • Ceviche Cooking Class Including Pisco Sour Lesson: $40
  • Peruvian Food Tour Through Local Markets: $40
  • Lima Street Food Tour: $40
  • Lima Market Food Tour: $43
  • Lima Street Food Tour: $45
  • Street Food Tour in Miraflores District: $45
  • Lima Food Tour: $45
  • Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour: $45
  • Barranco Tour with Dinner: $47
  • Bohemian tour of Barranco with Dinner: $47
  • Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima: $48

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bratislava 30
    Lima 7.89

Tours and Activities in Bratislava

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bratislava are as follows:

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Top experience walking tour with bonus and castle: $4.35
  • Bratislava Old Town In App Audio Tour (ENG): $5.43
  • City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava: $5.44
  • Guided City and Castle Tour from Bratislava: $5.46
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.42
  • Bratislava Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self Guided Tour: $6.55
  • Gallery Multium Entrance Ticket: $6.96
  • Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $6.96
  • Gallery Multium Entrance Ticket: $7.09
  • Bratislava Castle: Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide: $7.27

Typical Entertainment Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Lima are as follows:


  • Entrance to Museo Larco (for 2)
    15
  • Movie Tickets
    2.10

Tours and Activities in Lima

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Lima are as follows:

  • Lima Historic Center Walking Tour: $8.00
  • Peru's Best Bike Experience since 2014 - 4 Hours Hire: $9.90
  • Customize your trip to Peru with Lima Experience: $12
  • bike tour: $12
  • Private City Kickstart Tour: Lima: $14
  • Peruvian Coffee Tasting Experience in Lima: $15
  • Jogging Activity through Tourist Places facing the Sea in Lima: $15
  • Peruvian Craft Coffee Tasting Experience - 1 hr: $15
  • Party tour Fridays Barranco / Saturdays Miraflores: $18
  • Private Bike Tour in Lima: $19
  • Miraflores and Barranco Private Bike Tour: $19
  • Tour Lima de día en bus panorámico + Catacumbas de San Francisco: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bratislava 19
    Lima 5.13

Sample the Local Flavors in Bratislava

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bratislava:

  • Quick Wine Tasting in Michalská: $11
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier in Bratislava: $14
  • Wine Tasting with Sommelier: $15
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $20
  • Wine Tasting IN THE DARK!: $21
  • Private Pub Crawl Tour with Local Guide in Bratislava: $30
  • Bratislava 3-Hour Wine Tasting: $104
  • Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting: $158
  • Bratislava Food and Wine Tour: $185
  • Little Carpathian Wine Tour: $201
  • 6-Hour Carpathian Wine Tour and Tasting: $209
  • Wine Tasting in the Countryside with Professional Photo Shoot: $267

Typical Alcohol Prices in Lima

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Lima are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    6.66
  • Beer
    3.71
  • Cocktail
    2.97

Sample the Local Flavors in Lima

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lima:

  • Gin and Rum Distillery Tour: $12
  • Party Tour in Miraflores with Bar Crawl and Drinks: $20
  • Party tour in Miraflores with Bar Crawl Lima: $20
  • Pub Crawl in Lima: $25
  • Local Wine Tour: $50


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bratislava and Lima, we can see that Bratislava is more expensive. And not only is Lima much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bratislava is in Europe and Lima is in South 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 Lima would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lima 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 Bratislava would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bratislava than you might in Lima.

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


Which is Bigger, Bratislava or Lima?

Lima has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Bratislava. When comparing the sizes of Bratislava and Lima, 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.


When is the best time to visit Bratislava or Lima?

Bratislava has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Lima experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Bratislava or Lima in the Summer?

Both Lima and Bratislava are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Bratislava for the family-friendly experiences during these months. Plenty of visitors come to Lima because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Bratislava is a little warmer than Lima in the summer. The daily temperature in Bratislava averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Lima fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Bratislava. Bratislava usually receives more sunshine than Lima during summer. Bratislava gets 255 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 36 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bratislava usually receives more rain than Lima. Bratislava gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Lima receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bratislava 23°C (73°F) 
    Lima 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Lima in the Autumn?

Both Lima and Bratislava during the autumn are popular places to visit. The autumn months attract visitors to Bratislava because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Lima year-round.

In the autumn, Bratislava is much colder than Lima. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bratislava in October average around 12°C (54°F), and Lima averages at about 19°C (66°F).

In the autumn, Bratislava often gets more sunshine than Lima. Bratislava gets 140 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 60 hours of full sun.

Bratislava usually gets more rain in October than Lima. Bratislava gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Lima receives 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bratislava 12°C (54°F) 
    Lima 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Lima in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Bratislava and Lima. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Bratislava this time of year. Lima attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

It's quite cold in Bratislava in the winter. In January, Bratislava is generally much colder than Lima. Daily temperatures in Bratislava average around 2°C (36°F), and Lima fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

Bratislava usually receives less sunshine than Lima during winter. Bratislava gets 65 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 185 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bratislava usually receives more rain than Lima. Bratislava gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Lima receives 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bratislava 2°C (36°F) 
    Lima 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Bratislava or Lima in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Bratislava as well as Lima. Many travelers come to Bratislava for the natural beauty. The warm climate attracts visitors to Lima throughout the year.

Bratislava is much colder than Lima in the spring. The daily temperature in Bratislava averages around 13°C (55°F) in April, and Lima fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bratislava this time of the year. In the spring, Bratislava often gets more sunshine than Lima. Bratislava gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 182 hours of full sun.

Bratislava usually gets more rain in April than Lima. Bratislava gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Lima receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bratislava 13°C (55°F) 
    Lima 22°C (72°F)

Typical Weather for Lima and Bratislava

Bratislava Lima
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 23°C (73°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Feb 4°C (38°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Mar 8°C (46°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in) 22°C (72°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Sep 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 19°C (66°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Nov 7°C (45°F) 50 mm (2 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)