A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brussels vs. La Paz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brussels or La Paz?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Brussels and La Paz. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Brussels or La Paz?


Brussels is the capital of Belgium and also the sight of the headquarters of the European Union. Generally speaking, it's an expensive city that sees a good amount of travelers. It is also a highly political city that has an air of importance and power. It's an incredibly international city, with people from all over the world flocking to it due to its political, economical, and cultural significance.

La Paz

La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, has a breathtaking setting. The city is the highest national capital in the world, with an altitude ranging from about 4,058 m (13,313 ft) above sea level in El Alto, where the airport is located, to 3,100 m (10,170 ft) in the lower residential area. The dynamic and chaotic city was built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River. La Paz is now a fusion of architectural styles, cultures and beliefs, welcoming everyday new boutique hotels, modern shops, delicious restaurants and reinventing standing establishments. However, generally speaking, Bolivia remains more a backpacker hit than a mainstream tourist destination.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Belgium, The Best Tours for Seniors to Belgium, The Best Tours Under $1000 in Bolivia, and The Best Budget Tours to Bolivia.

Which place is cheaper, La Paz or Brussels?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brussels is €137, while the average daily cost in La Paz is €41. 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 Brussels and La Paz in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brussels 73
    La Paz 15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brussels 146
    La Paz 30
Compare Hotels in Brussels and La Paz

Looking for a hotel in Brussels or La Paz? 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 Brussels

Hotels in La Paz

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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: Brussels Hotel Prices and La Paz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brussels 17
    La Paz 8.68
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Brussels

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

  • Subway Pass
  • Atomium train ticket (2)

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brussels

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brussels:

  • VIP Transfer between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Antwerp: $250
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Brussels HTL-APT(BRU): $81
  • Transfer from Antwerp <-> Amsterdam Shuttle (1 to 8 Places): $178
  • Transfer Shuttle Leuven <-> Schipol Airport Amsterdam (1 to 8 Places): $178
  • Transfer Shuttle Leuven <-> Amsterdam (1 to 8 Places): $178
  • Transfer Chauffeur Limousines Services: $131
  • Private transfer on arrival from Brussels Airport to Ghent by luxury car : $139
  • Private Transfert from Bruges to Brussels Airport By Business car: $166
  • Private Transfers Between Brussels Airport and the City: $109
  • Private Transfer: Brussels to Brussels Airport BRU by Luxury Van: $92
  • Private Transfer from Brussels to Tomorrowland Dreamville by luxury car: $119
  • Private Transfer from Brussels to Luxembourg with Luxury car: $239

Typical Local Transportation Prices in La Paz

Some typical examples of transportation costs in La Paz are as follows:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in La Paz

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

  • Airport Transfer In_night: $47
  • Bus Station Transfer Out_night : $25
  • El Alto Airport Transfer Service - Hotels in La Paz: $21
  • Private Transfer Airport to Hotels Service 24/7: $19
  • La Paz:Private transfer from La Paz Hotels to El Alto Aiport: $19
  • Private Departure Transfer: La Paz Hotels to El Alto International Airport: $37
  • Private Transfer From Bus Station to Hotel in La Paz City : $68
  • Private Transfer From Bus Station to your Hotel in La Paz City : $54
  • Private Transfer From Hotel to Airport in La Paz City : $68
  • Private Transfer From your Hotel to Bus Station in La Paz City : $68
  • Private Transfer La Paz Airport LPB to La Paz City by MiniVan/Bus: $28
  • Private Transfer from Airport to your Hotel in La Paz City : $54

Is it cheaper to fly into Brussels or La Paz?

Prices for flights to both La Paz and Brussels 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
    Brussels 38
    La Paz 15
Typical Food Prices in Brussels

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Brussels:

  • Ice Cream & Macaroons
  • Dessert (Turkish Delights)
  • Cheese
  • Olives and Snacks
  • Waffle

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brussels

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $29
  • Hard Rock Cafe Brussels with Set Lunch or Dinner : $30
  • City Center Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $62
  • Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local: $90
  • Food Tour in Brussels - Do Eat Better Experience: $108
  • Brussels Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $133
  • Secret Food Tours Brussels: $142
  • Brussels Private Custom Food Tour with a Local Foodie : $197

Typical Food Prices in La Paz

For La Paz, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Fruit

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in La Paz

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

  • Bolivian Cooking Class: $30
  • La Paz Food Tour + Cable Car Cultural City tour: $65

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brussels 23
    La Paz 14

Tours and Activities in Brussels

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

  • Beer Tasting Tour in Brussels: $25
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.42
  • Christmas Gems of Brussels - Walking Tour: $266
  • 2 Hours Walking Tour in Brussel: $33
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels' Secret Places and Untold Stories: $5.99
  • A Self-Guided Tour of From Medieval to Modern Times: $8.99
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Medieval to Modern Times: $8.99
  • A day in the life of Brussels - Private tour with a local: $151
  • Architecture Tour of Brussels: $28
  • Beer Tasting Experience in Brussels: $27
  • Best intro tour of Brussels with a Local: $144
  • Bruges Unveiled: A Private Full-Day Tour from Brussels: $1,174

Tours and Activities in La Paz

For La Paz, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Walking tour of the city of La Paz: $2.72
  • Walking city tour La Paz: $2.72
  • La Paz Half-Day Walking Tour: $3.00
  • La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets: $5.00
  • City Walking Tour in La Paz: $8.00
  • La Paz Walking City tour plus Cable cars: $10
  • City Tour plus Cable Car La Paz: $10
  • City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride: $10
  • Titicaca Lake - Bus Ticket - From La Paz City - Ow: $12
  • Half Day Guided Tour in El Alto City: $15
  • Cable Car, Cemetery, Shaman, and El Alto Tour: $20
  • Cable Car, Cementery, Shaman and El Alto Adventure in La Paz: $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brussels 13
    La Paz 9.82
Typical Alcohol Prices in Brussels

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

  • Bottle of Wine
  • Beer

Sample the Local Flavors in Brussels

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brussels:

  • Brussels Pub Crawl - Nightlife & Party Experience: $18
  • Pub Crawl and Nightlife Party Experience: $18
  • Beer Yoga at Tipsy Tribe Brewery & Distillery: $23

Sample the Local Flavors in La Paz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in La Paz:

  • Cultural Pub Crawl La Paz Nightlife Tour : $50

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

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

Which is Bigger, Brussels or La Paz?

Brussels has a larger population, and is about 25% larger than the population of La Paz. When comparing the sizes of Brussels and La Paz, 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.