Should you visit Cali or San Miguel de Tucuman?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Cali and San Miguel de Tucuman can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Cali is Colombia's third largest city. Founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the architecture of churches and other national monuments, and visit the city's many museums. Being the salsa capital of the world, Cali is primarily a destination for salsa and party but it also offers some great days out in the nearby natural surroundings. In Cali, travelers can enjoy music festivals, learn about sugarcane farming, and take in the mountainous landscapes.
San Miguel de Tucuman
The capital of the Tucuman Province in Argentina, San Miguel de Tucuman is the largest city in the country's northwest. The city is probably most well known as the sight where the Declaration of Independence from Spain took place on July 9, 1816. The location of this event, a colonial-style house called "Casa Historica" or "Casita de Tucuman", remains an important landmark in the city.
Which city is cheaper, San Miguel de Tucuman or Cali?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Cali is $19, while the average daily cost in San Miguel de Tucuman is $75. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cali and San Miguel de Tucuman in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $9.38 for a double occupancy room in Cali If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around $64 in San Miguel de Tucuman For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Hotel or hostel for one person
San Miguel de Tucuman $32
Typical double-occupancy room
San Miguel de Tucuman
Cali food costs typically run travelers around $6.73 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
The price of a meal in San Miguel de Tucuman can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $27 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $11 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cali
For Cali, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Culinary Journeys: Cooking Workshop + Dinner Party:
Night City Tour in Cali + Dinner:
Dinner Show in Cali:
Typical Food prices in San Miguel de Tucuman
For San Miguel de Tucuman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in San Miguel de Tucuman
For San Miguel de Tucuman, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Experiencia Gastronomica - Food Cooking&tasting Experience:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Cali than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $4.39 on transportation in Cali on average per day.
San Miguel de Tucuman's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $20 per person, per day on transportation in San Miguel de Tucuman.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
San Miguel de Tucuman $20
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cali
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Cali:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cali
Also for Cali, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer in Private Minivan from Cali City to Cali Airport (CLO):
Transfer in Cali:
Private transfer: Cali to Cali International Airport (CLO):
Private Transfer to / from Buenaventura:
Private Transfer from Cali City to Cali Airport (CLO):
Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Cali to Alfonso B. Aragon Airport (CLO):
Departure Private Transfer from Cali City to Cali Airport CLO by Minivan:
Departure Private Transfer from Cali City to Cali Airport CLO by Minibus:
Departure Private Transfer from Cali City to Cali Airport CLO by 2x4 Vehicle:
Cali to Popayan Private Transfer:
Cali to Popayan Private Transfer:
Typical Local Transportation prices in San Miguel de Tucuman
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in San Miguel de Tucuman:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in San Miguel de Tucuman
Also for San Miguel de Tucuman, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Tucuman Airport Transfer To Yerba Buena:
Tucuman Airport Transfer:
Is it cheaper to fly into Cali or San Miguel de Tucuman?
Prices for flights to both San Miguel de Tucuman and Cali 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Cali, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $8.30 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in San Miguel de Tucuman can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $22 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
San Miguel de Tucuman $22
Tours and Activities in Cali
For Cali, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
A Unique Gastronomic Experience With Fruit Tour:
Alameda Market Fruit Tour:
Cali ATV tour - Recorrido en Cuatrimoto por ríos y cañaduzales:
Cali City Tour:
Cali City Tour:
Cali City Tour - The Best Of Cali In Comfort:
Cali Salsa Tour:
City Tour Cali:
Coffee Tour - Taste And Live The Authentic Colombian Coffee Experience:
Cristo Rey + Tertulia Museum + Downtown Cali City Tour 7H:
Experience Salsa Dance Class in Cali:
Historical Walking Cali City Tour 3H:
Tours and Activities in San Miguel de Tucuman
For San Miguel de Tucuman, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Full Day Adventure:
Rio Hondo Hot Springs Full Day Tour from Tucuman:
Tafi del Valle Half-Day Tour from Tucuman:
Tafi del Valle and Quilmes Ruins Full-Day Tour from Tucuman:
Yungas Half-Day Tour from Tucuman:
Typically, people visiting Cali spend on average $6.63 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting San Miguel de Tucuman spend on average $14 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cali and San Miguel de Tucuman, we can see that San Miguel de Tucuman is more expensive. And not only is Cali much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cali would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cali 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 San Miguel de Tucuman would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in San Miguel de Tucuman than you might in Cali.
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