A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Curitiba vs. Lake Titicaca (Puno) for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Curitiba or Lake Titicaca (Puno)?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Curitiba and Lake Titicaca (Puno) 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: Curitiba or Lake Titicaca (Puno)?

Curitiba

Curitiba is a relatively large city that is convenient to visit if you're traveling to Iguazu Falls from either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. It is worth a day or two stop over because it has a great old city that has been restored. It's also the capital of Parana, Brazil. Curitiba is one of the more wealthy cities in the southern region of Brazil. It has a diverse population with many immigrants and some interesting cultural events.

Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Lake Titicaca, which directly translates to "puma stone" in Quechua, is located high in the Andes Mountains straddling Peru and Bolivia, with about 60% of the lake in Peru and 40% in Bolivia. Among the lake are three main islands, the most popular of which are the Uros Islands, also known as the floating islands, where the Uros people live on totora reeds that grow in the lake.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Brazil, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Brazil, The Best Photography Tours in Peru, and The Best Jungle Trekking Tours in Peru.


Which place is cheaper, Lake Titicaca (Puno) or Curitiba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Curitiba is $73, while the average daily cost in Lake Titicaca (Puno) is $55. 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 Curitiba and Lake Titicaca (Puno) in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Curitiba $30
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Curitiba $60
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $52
Compare Hotels in Curitiba and Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Looking for a hotel in Curitiba or Lake Titicaca (Puno)? 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 Curitiba


Hotels in Lake Titicaca (Puno)


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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: Curitiba Hotel Prices and Lake Titicaca (Puno) Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Curitiba $16
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $10
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.97

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Curitiba

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

  • Curitiba to Curitiba Airport (CWB) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Curitiba Airport CWB to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $17
  • Curitiba to Afonso Pena Airport (CWB)- Departure Private Transfer: $18
  • Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Downtown - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City to Curitiba Airport (CWB): $35
  • Shared Transfer: Curitiba International Airport: $39
  • Afonso Pena Airport CWB to Beach Resorts : Arrival Transfer: $44
  • Shared transfer between Curitiba Airport and Hotels: $75
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City Hotels to Porto Belo Port: $76
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Porto Belo Port : $76
  • Afonso Pena Airport (CWB) to Beach Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $89
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport: $106

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Lake Titicaca (Puno):


  • Taxi
    $0.81

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lake Titicaca (Puno):

  • Private Transfer From Puno to Chivay With a 2 Hour Stop: $300
  • Private Transfer From Puno to Oruro with English Speaking Driver: $245
  • Private Transfer from Puno to Frontera Kasani: $205
  • Private Transfer from Puno to Desaguadero: $196
  • Private transfer airport-puno-viceverse: $60
  • Puno Arrival Transfer from Juliaca Airport: $45
  • Puno Airport Private Transfer: $44
  • Private Transfer from Puerto de Puno to Hotel Puno: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Curitiba or Lake Titicaca (Puno)?

Prices for flights to both Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Curitiba 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
    Curitiba $29
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $15
Typical Food Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Chips
    $0.89

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Curitiba

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

  • Bar-hopping and Food Tour in Curitiba: $31
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $70
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $78
  • Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner: $94
  • 4-Hour City-By-Night Tour with Dinner: $99

Typical Food Prices in Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Some typical examples of dining costs in Lake Titicaca (Puno) are as follows:


  • Tamales
    $1.48

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Curitiba $19
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $29

Tours and Activities in Curitiba

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

  • Ticket MAI - Museum of Indigenous Art - Curitiba: $4.93
  • Walking tour from past to present: $12
  • Arte Bike Tour - Bike Tour with Kuritbike: $25
  • Half Day Curitiba Sightseeing Tour: $31
  • Private City Tour - Top Postcards from Curitiba by Pinheiro Turismo: $40
  • Historic City Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours: $40
  • Interparks Cycling Tour Curitiba for small groups: $50
  • Curitiba City Tour: $58
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Curitiba City: $70
  • CRAFT BREWERS TOUR By Jens Tours: $72
  • Full-day tour in Curitiba: $79
  • Gastronomic Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours: $80

Tours and Activities in Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Lake Titicaca (Puno) are as follows:

  • 2 Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile from Puno: $65
  • 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour with Stay in a Local Family Home: $109
  • 2-Hour Crop Circles Private Tour on Lake Titicaca from Puno: $130
  • 3 Hour Guided Kayaking Tour in Lake Titicaca: $50
  • 3-day Classic Puno Tour Package: $226
  • 3h Boat Tour to Uros Island from Puno: $38
  • A Full Day Tour View: Uros and Taquile Islands on the Titicaca Lake from Puno: $50
  • Andean Homestay Connection 2 Days Cultural Experience: $85
  • Aymara's route 1 day tour in Puno: Inca Uyo, Aramu Muru, Molloco: $90
  • Bus Ticket from Puno to Cusco with Stop.: $108
  • Full Day Guided Tour of the Aymara Route from Puno: $40
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca Tour to Uros and Taquile Islands: $52

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Curitiba $14
    Lake Titicaca (Puno) $13
Typical Alcohol Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Beer
    $0.44


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Curitiba Expensive? and Is Lake Titicaca (Puno) Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Curitiba or Lake Titicaca (Puno)?

Curitiba has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Lake Titicaca (Puno). When comparing the sizes of Curitiba and Lake Titicaca (Puno), 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.