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

Should you visit Buenos Aires, Argentina or Sucre?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sucre can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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

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.

Sucre

Sucre is famous for its gorgeous town center and delightful climate, making it for many Bolivia's most beautiful city. Also considered the symbolic heart of the nation, 'La ciudad blanca' or the white city has preserved stunning whitewashed buildings sheltering pretty patios and other beauties of colonial architecture. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991 and is under strict controls on development. It offers many attractions including historic buildings and a renowned theatre, but you can also wander around prehistoric sites and discover indigenous culture in the surrounding towns and countryside.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Argentina, The Best Photography Tours in Argentina, The Best 3-Day Tours from La Paz, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Bolivia.


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

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Buenos Aires, Argentina is $10, while the average daily cost in Sucre is $44. 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sucre in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $4.07
    Sucre $11
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $8.14
    Sucre $22
Compare Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sucre

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


Hotels in Sucre


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

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.55
    Sucre $12
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:

  • 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
  • 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 from AEP Airport to EZE Airport or Viceversa: $187
  • Private Transfer Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) In Buenos Aires: $185
  • Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires: $175
  • Buenos Aires Airport Transfers: Buenos Aires to Airport EZE in Luxury Car: $163
  • Buenos Aires Airport Transfers: Buenos Aires to Airport EZE in Luxury Van: $141

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Sucre

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.45

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sucre

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

  • Departure Transfer from Sucre to Sucre Airport by MiniVan or Bus: $27
  • Private MiniVan or Bus Transfer from Sucre Airport SRE to Sucre: $28
  • Private Transfer from Sucre Airport SRE to Sucre by SUV or Car: $23
  • Private transfer Sucre - Uyuni, stopover in Potosí Mines: $227

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

Prices for flights to both Sucre and Buenos Aires, Argentina 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
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.19
    Sucre $18
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
    $0.03
  • 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
    $1.85
  • Powerade
    $0.11
  • Lunch
    $0.82
  • Dinner
    $1.19
  • Chocolate
    $3.07

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.

  • 3-Hour Buenos Aires Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Class: $35
  • Small-Group Empanadas Cooking Class: $39
  • Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Tango Show and Optional Dinner at Esquina Homero Manzi: $40
  • Tango Porteño Show with Optional Dinner and Tango Class: $42
  • Tango Dinner Show Homero Manzi menu Sur: $45
  • Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner: $45
  • Private tour Argentinian Flavours food tours on foot : $46
  • Skip the Line Ticket for Tango Porteño Show with Dinner : $53
  • Mansion Tango Show And Dinner: $55
  • Aljibe Earlier Tango Show Skip the Line Ticket W/Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $55
  • Tango Show and Dinner at: Tango Porteño: $58

Typical Food Prices in Sucre

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


  • Dinner
    $4.49
  • Juice
    $0.87
  • Juice
    $1.01
  • Chocolate
    $1.74
  • Cappuccino
    $4.34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sucre

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

  • Traditional Bolivian Cooking Class w/ Cocktail Making by La Boca del Sapo, Sucre: $40

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.28
    Sucre $16
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
    $0.57

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
  • 3 hours Private La Boca Street Art Walking Tour: $127
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour Getting to Know the Best of Buenos Aires: $35
  • 5hs Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires (optional street food): $35
  • 8 Hours Guided Bike Tour in Delta El Tigre: $140
  • @argentinahighlights Private City Tour in Buenos Aires: $97
  • A Back-Street Beer Brewing Tour of Buenos Aires: $123
  • Argentine Asado by Maru. Private experience in Buenos Aires: $150
  • Argentine Flavors Tour By Grupo Summa: $125
  • Argentine Women Bike Tour: $40

Tours and Activities in Sucre

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

  • Sucre City Tour with a German local! Something different!: $17
  • Walking tour in History, Culture & Amazing Views: $18
  • Walking tour Sucre: $18
  • Guided Walking Tour in Sucre: $20
  • Private Cultural Tour in Sucre with Visit to 3 Museums: $44
  • JATUN YAMPARA - Nucleo Indigena, Agroartesanal - Half Day Tours: $58
  • Sucre - Walking City Tour - Half Day - English Speaking guide: $64
  • Private Half Day Tour: Sucre Walking Tour with Hotel Pick up: $67
  • JATUN YAMPARA - Agro-artisan Indigenous Nucleus -Full Day Tours + Lunch: $79
  • 2-Day Icla Canyon Tour from Sucre: $87
  • City Tour & Museums - Private Service: $106
  • Sucre City Tour With Visit to Cretaceous Park: $123

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $1.78
    Sucre $13
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 in Palermo, City of Buenos Aires.: $42
  • Wine Tasting at Downtown Buenos Aires Ego Experience: $45
  • Unique Wine Tasting in a Boutique Hotel : $45
  • Buenos Aires Premium Wine Tasting: $58
  • Argentinian Private Premium Wine Tasting Live+Guided Walking tour: $76
  • Buenos Aires Wine Tasting Tour: $79
  • Premium Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires: $79
  • Bodega Gamboa Premium Wine Tasting with Lunch: $82
  • Upscale Asado & Wine Tasting Experience (BBQ): $90
  • Argentine Experience: Immersive 6 Course Menu with Wine Tasting : $98
  • Wine Tour to Colonia Del Sacramento Uruguay: $147


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sucre, we can see that Sucre is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Sucre would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sucre 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina Expensive? and Is Sucre Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Sucre?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Sucre. When comparing the sizes of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sucre, 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.