A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brisbane vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

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 Brisbane and Buenos Aires, Argentina can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Brisbane

Although Brisbane is often overlooked as a travel destination in Australia, it is the capital of the state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia. It's a very young and vibrant city with an active nightlife and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It's a modern and economically thriving city and, if you do have time to visit, it actually has a lot to offer travelers. It has some beautiful scenery, a wonderful warm climate all year long, and is actually one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, federal capital of Argentina, also known as "The City of Tango", is best known for its energetic and unpredictable character. Like a restless child, Buenos Aires is a dynamic and modern city full of surprises. While its French-style palaces, rooftop restaurants, wide avenues and green plazas resemble European-style architecture, Buenos Aires preserves its musical, literary and culinary traditions. You can't miss dining in front of a Tango show, walking around the colourful streets of La Boca and visiting the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, designed by Argentina's most important architects and home to hundreds of illustrious corpses.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Walking Tours in Australia, The Best Eco Tours in Australia, The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Argentina, and The Best Photography Tours in Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Brisbane?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brisbane is $133, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is $9.99. 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 Brisbane and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brisbane $82
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $4.02
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brisbane $164
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $8.04
Compare Hotels in Brisbane and Buenos Aires, Argentina

Looking for a hotel in Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina? 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 Brisbane


Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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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: Brisbane Hotel Prices and Buenos Aires, Argentina Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brisbane $18
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.53
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Brisbane

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Brisbane:


  • Airtrain to the City
    $9.95
  • Go Card
    $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brisbane

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

  • Airport Transfer: Brisbane Airport BNE to Brisbane in Luxury Car: $148
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Brisbane hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $36
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Brisbane hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $71
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE): Private Transfer to Brisbane Port: $208
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE): Private Transfer to Brisbane hotels: $187
  • Brisbane Airport Private Transfer Service to Brisbane City: $112
  • Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City Round-trip Shuttle Transfer: $41
  • Brisbane Airport to Brisbane Hotels Private Round-Trip Transfer: $71
  • Brisbane Airport to Sunshine Coast Transfer Service: $55
  • Brisbane Airport: One-Way Private Transfer to Brisbane city: $35
  • Brisbane Airport: Shared Transfer to Gold Coast: $52
  • Brisbane Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Brisbane hotels: $208

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Taxi from Airport
    $0.13
  • Local Bus
    $0.00
  • Metro Ride
    $0.00
  • Taxi to airport
    $0.03
  • Taxi
    $0.09

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  • Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City - ROUND TRIP: $264
  • Rojo Tango Show with private transfers in Buenos Aires: $259
  • Private City Tour & Transfer to the International Airport: $250
  • Rojo Tango Show: Skip the Line Ticket including Private Transfer: $250
  • Shore Excursion: Rojo Tango Show Including Private Transfers: $250
  • Ministro Pistarini Airport to Gualeguaychú Round Trip Transfer: $242
  • Rojo Tango Show Ticket with Private Transfers From Port & Hotels in Buenos Aires: $229
  • Transfer from EZEIZA or AEP Airport + Private City Tour: $210
  • Querandi Tango show Vip with private transfer: $210
  • LOCAL AIRPORT TRANSFER (AEP) ROUND TRIP with english speaking driver: $200
  • Private Transfer: Round trip transfer from/to EZE International Airport: $190
  • Private Transfer Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) In Buenos Aires: $185

Is it cheaper to fly into Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brisbane 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
    Brisbane $32
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.16
Typical Food Prices in Brisbane

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


  • Hamburger Lunch
    $5.31
  • Cup of Coffee
    $1.99
  • Chinese Food Lunch
    $8.29
  • Ice cream
    $3.65
  • Japanese Meal
    $14
  • Smoothie
    $4.31
  • Japanese Soup
    $7.63
  • Coffee & Muffin
    $4.64
  • Morning Mint Tea
    $2.32
  • Veggie Burger & Chips
    $9.28
  • Bread
    $1.72

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brisbane

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

  • Vertigo Dinner: Dining on the edge!: $165

Typical Food Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Lunch
    $0.02
  • Cup of Coffee
    $0.01
  • Empandas
    $0.02
  • Espresso
    $0.01
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    $0.01
  • Ice Cream
    $0.01
  • Breakfast at Airport
    $0.04
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    $0.01
  • Sweets
    $0.01
  • Hot Dog
    $0.01
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    $0.01
  • Lunch for 2
    $0.16
  • Cake and Coffee
    $0.52
  • Dinner
    $1.83
  • Powerade
    $0.11
  • Lunch
    $0.81
  • Dinner
    $1.18
  • Chocolate
    $3.03

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Tango Porteño Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $35
  • Esquina Homero Manzi Tango Show Ticket Including Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Premium Empanadas & Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Premium Empanadas Cooking Class in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Tango Show and Optional Dinner at Esquina Homero Manzi: $40
  • Tango Dinner Show Homero Manzi menu Sur: $45
  • Private tour Argentinian Flavours food tours on foot : $46
  • Tango Porteño Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $54
  • El Aljibe Tango Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $55
  • Argentine Cooking Experience in Palermo: $55
  • Aljibe Earlier Tango Show Skip the Line Ticket W/Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $55
  • El Querandi Tango Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $58

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brisbane $24
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.24
Typical Entertainment Prices in Brisbane

For Brisbane, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Concert Tickets
    $13

Tours and Activities in Brisbane

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

  • Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide: $14
  • Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Audio Tour FREE Ticket: $15
  • Camel Farm Tour and Taste: $17
  • True Crime Tour: $22
  • Fortitude Valley Historical Crime Walking Tour: $22
  • Brisbane Dark Stories True Crime Tour: $23
  • Winery Tour and Tasting: $23
  • Haunted Brisbane CBD Ghost Tour: $24
  • Bloody Brisbane CBD Crime Tour - Crime Tours Australia | Jack Sim: $24
  • Ultimate Urban Adventure | Clue-Guided Experience: $25
  • Themed Adventure Game: $30
  • Midday River Sightseeing Cruise: $32

Typical Entertainment Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few typical costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Entry to Japanese Gardens (for 2)
    $0.04
  • Movie Ticket
    $0.02
  • Tango Class
    $0.03
  • Bar entrance
    $0.56

Tours and Activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

  • Experience the Night of Buenos Aires with electric bikes: $59
  • Premium Buenos Aires by Night Small-Group City Tour: $59
  • Small Group Walking Tour: Urban Art Palermo: $50
  • 1-hour Paramotor Experience in Buenos Aires Argentina: $100
  • 100% Gaucho Experience in a Traditional Estancia: $244
  • 2 Hours Football and Street Art Walking Tour in Buenos Aires : $30
  • 2 hrs. Walking Tour in San Telmo & Market : $10
  • 3 hours Private La Boca Street Art Walking Tour: $127
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour Getting to Know the Best of Buenos Aires: $35
  • 3-Hour Tour in Buenos Aires Parisian: $45
  • 5hs Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires (optional street food): $35
  • 8 Hours Guided Bike Tour in Delta El Tigre: $140

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brisbane $51
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.76
Typical Alcohol Prices in Brisbane

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


  • Evening at the Bar
    $9.95
  • Sixpack of Beer
    $9.28
  • Guiness Beer
    $5.64
  • Sixpack of Beer
    $8.61

Sample the Local Flavors in Brisbane

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Brisbane:

  • XXXX Beer Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting: $24
  • XXXX Brewery Tour: $25
  • Artisinal Wine Tasting and Local 2-Course Meal: $49
  • City Winery Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $51
  • Brewery Tour River Cruise in Brisbane: $67
  • Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting in Brisbane: $102
  • Wine tasting tour to Tamborine Mountain: $105
  • Half Day Gold Coast Brewery Tour: $107
  • Hinterland Heritage Wine Tour : $122
  • Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch: $125
  • From Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch: $132
  • Gold Coast Full Day Brewery Tour: $134

Typical Alcohol Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Buenos Aires, Argentina from other travelers:


  • Beer
    $0.01
  • Beer (0.66L)
    $0.02
  • Cocktail
    $0.03
  • Alcohol
    $0.65

Sample the Local Flavors in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also in Buenos Aires, Argentina, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine tasting at the Barolo Palace: $35
  • Wine Tasting and Tapas with Expert Sommelier in Buenos Aires: $40
  • Wine Tasting at Downtown Buenos Aires Ego Experience: $42
  • Wine Tasting of Argentina's Most Classic and Popular Wines: $42
  • Wine tasting in OASIS Palermo: $55
  • Buenos Aires Small-Group Wine Tasting: $55
  • Small Group Wine Tasting and Blending Experience: $55
  • Wine Tasting and Blending Experience: $55
  • Buenos Aires Premium Wine Tasting: $58
  • Buenos Aires Wine Tasting Tour: $79
  • Premium Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires: $79
  • Bodega Gamboa Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $85


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

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


Which is Bigger, Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Brisbane. When comparing the sizes of Brisbane and Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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 Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Brisbane as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many travelers come to Brisbane for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences.

In January, Brisbane is generally around the same temperature as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daily temperatures in Brisbane average around 25°C (77°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Brisbane this time of the year. In the summer, Brisbane often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 256 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 279 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane receives a lot of rain in the summer. Brisbane usually gets more rain in January than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 169 mm (6.7 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 118 mm (4.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Brisbane 25°C (77°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Autumn?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brisbane are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Brisbane in the autumn for the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, and the shopping scene.

Brisbane is a little warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the autumn. The daily temperature in Brisbane averages around 22°C (71°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (65°F).

It's quite sunny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Brisbane. Brisbane usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Buenos Aires, Argentina during autumn. Brisbane gets 214 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 220 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's quite rainy in Brisbane. In April, Brisbane usually receives around the same amount of rain as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Brisbane 22°C (71°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Winter?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brisbane during the winter are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Brisbane for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Brisbane is a little warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the winter temperatures in Brisbane in July average around 15°C (59°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 12°C (53°F).

It's quite sunny in Brisbane. In the winter, Brisbane often gets more sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 226 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 143 hours of full sun.

Brisbane usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 68 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Brisbane 15°C (59°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Brisbane or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Brisbane and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The spring months attract visitors to Brisbane because of the beaches and the activities around the city.

In October, Brisbane is generally a little warmer than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daily temperatures in Brisbane average around 21°C (69°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Buenos Aires, Argentina this time of the year. In Brisbane, it's very sunny this time of the year. Brisbane usually receives more sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during spring. Brisbane gets 259 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 227 hours of full sun in the spring.

Buenos Aires, Argentina receives a lot of rain in the spring. In October, Brisbane usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brisbane gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Brisbane 21°C (69°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brisbane

Brisbane Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 25°C (77°F) 169 mm (6.7 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 25°C (77°F) 152 mm (6 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 24°C (75°F) 146 mm (5.7 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 22°C (71°F) 112 mm (4.4 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 16°C (61°F) 77 mm (3 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 15°C (59°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 16°C (61°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 23°C (73°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 24°C (76°F) 127 mm (5 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)