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

Should you visit Cordoba or Lima?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cordoba or Lima, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cordoba or Lima?

Cordoba

Cordoba is the capital of the Cordoba province and the second largest city in all of Argentina. The city is in a beautiful setting surrounded by valleys and hills. Within the city you will find many colonial buildings and beautiful architecture. Cordoba also has many universities and scientific institutes, giving it the nickname "La Docta." Because of the large number of students, Cordoba's population is young and active, which keeps the atmosphere light and fun.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Lima or Cordoba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cordoba is $31, while the average daily cost in Lima is $59. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cordoba and Lima in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cordoba $11
    Lima $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cordoba $22
    Lima $76
Compare Hotels in Cordoba and Lima

Looking for a hotel in Cordoba 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 Cordoba


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: Cordoba Hotel Prices and Lima Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cordoba $7.74
    Lima $4.41
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cordoba

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.03

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

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

  • Transfer in Private Car from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport-COR: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport (COR): $19
  • Transfer in private minivan from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport: $56
  • Private transfer in Cordoba from Airport or Train Station: $75
  • Cordoba Private Arrival Transfer: $100
  • Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $100
  • Cordoba Private Departure Transfer: $100
  • Private transfer from/to Cordoba to/from Malaga: $261
  • Cordoba to Granada Private Transfer: $275
  • Private Transfer from Córdoba to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $336
  • Cordoba to Seville Private Transfer: $444
  • Private Transfer: Córdoba Airport (ODB) to Cordoba: $622

Typical Local Transportation prices in Lima

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $5.21
  • Taxi Ride
    $5.21
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $3.91

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lima

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lima:

  • Nazca lines private transfer from Lima: $790
  • LIMA - PERÚ, 4 Days and 3 Nights + acommodation *** + Transfer + 4 tours IN LIMA: $559
  • Private transfer from Lima Airport to Paracas (price per vehicle): $490
  • Nazca lines tour private transfer to Nazca: $490
  • Private transfer from Lima city to Paracas (price per vehicle): $480
  • From Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers: $125
  • Lima round trip transfers airport - hotel - airport + City Tour: $89
  • Private Largevan Transfer - Arrival Lima Airport to Hotel: $80
  • Round trip private transfer to Lima Airport: $80
  • Private Transfer from Lima Airport to hotels in Miraflores or Viceversa: $79
  • Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.: $75
  • Lima Jorge Chavez Airport Transfer: $66

Is it cheaper to fly into Cordoba or Lima?

Prices for flights to both Lima and Cordoba 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
    Cordoba $14
    Lima $14
Typical Food prices in Cordoba

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


  • Empanadas
    $0.06
  • Sandwich
    $0.02
  • Ice Cream
    $0.02

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cordoba

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

  • Cordoba Spanish Cooking Class & Market Tour: $118

Typical Food prices in Lima

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $4.17
  • Ice cream
    $3.39
  • Coffee
    $2.87
  • Donut
    $0.91

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lima

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

  • Virtual Peruvian Cooking Class "Lomo Saltado": $18
  • Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour: $45
  • #1 Lima Food Tour and Local Markets (Small Group): $46
  • #1 Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets (Small Group): $46
  • Delicious Food Tour through Local Markets: $46
  • #1 Dancing Horse Show & Dinner Buffet & Barranco Night Tour: $46
  • Dancing Horse Show & Dinner Buffet & Barranco Night Tour: $46
  • Dinner at the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant: $49
  • Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima: $52
  • Half-Day Fountains Tour with Dinner & Folklore Show: $53
  • Peruvian Food Tour Through Local Markets: $55
  • Dinner Show and Exhibition of Peruvian Horse including Pick up & drop off: $55

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cordoba $7.00
    Lima $6.65

Tours and Activities in Cordoba

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

  • Private Walking Tour of the Patios of San Basilio in Cordoba: $12
  • Cordoba Jewish Quartier Guided Tour: $15
  • Patios of Cordoba Festival Tour: $15
  • Guided Tour of Medina Azahara at Night: $17
  • Alcazar Skip the Line Guided Tour: $19
  • Guided Tour to the Popular Patios of Cordoba: $19
  • Patios tour in Cordoba: $19
  • Alcázar Reyes Cristianos Guided Tour with Tickets & Priority Access: $19
  • Olive Oil tasting breakfast & Tour: $19
  • Patios of Cordoba Walking Tour in Spanish: $20
  • Medina Azahara Tour from Cordoba: $21
  • Cordoba's Authentic Patios: 2-Hour Tour with Tickets: $22

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)
    $16
  • Movie Tickets
    $2.22

Tours and Activities in Lima

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

  • #1 Artsy & Cultural Barranco Walking tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 Artsy Barranco & Lima City Tour (Small Group): $60
  • #1 Beautiful Fountains Park & Light Show - Night Tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 City Tour by Night & Magic Fountains Park - Light Show (Small Group): $34
  • #1 City Tour in Lima from the Airport (private service): $46
  • #1 Lima City Tour - Lunch & Pachacamac Archaeological site (Small Group): $80
  • #1 Lima Walking City Tour (Small Group): $30
  • #1 Lunahuana Valley & Rafting Experience - from Lima (Small Group): $140
  • #1 Miraflores, Barranco & San Isidro Tour (Small Group): $34
  • #1 Sandboarding - Buggy Tour & Huacachina Oasis - from Lima (Small Group): $146
  • #1 The Gold Museum of Peru & Lima City tour (Small Group): $80
  • #1 The Gold Museum of Peru Tour (Small Group): $40

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cordoba $5.52
    Lima $4.33

Sample the Local Flavors in Cordoba

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cordoba:

  • Evening Wine Tasting Córdoba: $25
  • Cordoba Mezquita Tour with Wine Tasting: $35
  • Córdoba Rooftop Experience with Wine Tasting: $107
  • Wine Tour Privado - Calamuchita: $130

Typical Alcohol prices in Lima

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


  • Bottle of Wine
    $7.01
  • Beer
    $3.91
  • Cocktail
    $3.13

Sample the Local Flavors in Lima

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lima:

  • Ballestas Islands + Huacachina Oasis + Wine Tour (Unique Experience): $226
  • Mysterious Nazca Lines, Overflight from Ica, Huacachina Oasis & Wine Tour!: $490


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


When is the best time to visit Cordoba or Lima?

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

Should I visit Cordoba or Lima in the Summer?

Both Lima and Cordoba during the summer are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Lima throughout the year.

Cordoba is much colder than Lima in the summer. The temperature in Cordoba is usually 10°C (50°F) in January, and Lima stays around 18°C (64°F)in July.

It's quite sunny in Cordoba. In the summer, Cordoba often gets more sunshine than Limain July. Cordoba gets 277 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 36 hours of full sun.

Cordoba usually gets more rain in January than Limain July. Cordoba gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Lima receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Cordoba 10°C (50°F) 
    Lima 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Cordoba or Lima in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cordoba and Lima. Plenty of visitors come to Lima because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the autumn, Cordoba is cooler than Lima. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cordoba in April are around 16°C (61°F), and Lima is about 19°C (66°F)in October.

Cordoba usually receives more sunshine than Lima during autumn. Cordoba gets 196 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 60 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In April, Cordoba usually receives more rain than Limain October. Cordoba gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Lima receives 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Cordoba 16°C (61°F) 
    Lima 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Cordoba or Lima in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cordoba as well as Lima. Lima attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In July, Cordoba is generally a little warmer than Limain January. Temperatures in Cordoba average around 27°C (81°F), and Lima stays around 23°C (73°F).

In the winter, Cordoba often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Limain January. Cordoba gets 189 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lima receives 185 hours of full sun.

Cordoba usually gets more rain in July than Limain January. Cordoba gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lima receives 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Cordoba 27°C (81°F) 
    Lima 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cordoba or Lima in the Spring?

Both Lima and Cordoba are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Lima throughout the year.

Cordoba is cooler than Lima in the spring. The temperature in Cordoba is usually 19°C (66°F) in October, and Lima stays around 22°C (72°F)in April.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cordoba. Cordoba usually receives more sunshine than Lima during spring. Cordoba gets 243 hours of sunny skies, while Lima receives 182 hours of full sun in the spring.

In October, Cordoba usually receives more rain than Limain April. Cordoba gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Lima receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Cordoba 19°C (66°F) 
    Lima 22°C (72°F)

Typical Weather for Lima and Cordoba

Cordoba Lima
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 4 mm (0.2 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 50 mm (2 in) 22°C (72°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 22°C (72°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)


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