A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Curitiba vs. Valdivia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Curitiba or Valdivia?

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 Valdivia 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 Valdivia?

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.

Valdivia

Valdivia is a vibrant university city situated in southern Chile. It sits at the meeting point of three rivers in the aptly named Region de Los Rios (The Rivers Region) and is approximately 200 kilometers from both Temuco and Puerto Montt. Due to a large student population, Valdivia boasts a youthful and energetic vibe that is visible in its many bars, cafes and restaurants. The city is also known for having one of Chile's best craft beer cultures, which had its early beginnings when German settlers arrived in the 1840s. The rivers, nearby Pacific coastline and wetlands offer plenty for lovers of the outdoors, too.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Brazil, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Brazil, The Best 10-Day Tours in Chile, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Valdivia or Curitiba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Curitiba is $69, while the average daily cost in Valdivia is $72. 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 Valdivia in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Curitiba $29
    Valdivia $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Curitiba $58
    Valdivia $84
Compare Hotels in Curitiba and Valdivia

Looking for a hotel in Curitiba or Valdivia? 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 Valdivia


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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 Valdivia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Curitiba $15
    Valdivia $8.42
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Curitiba

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

  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport: $106
  • Curitiba Airport PrivateTransfers Round Trip or One Way: $104
  • Afonso Pena Airport (CWB) to Beach Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $87
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City Hotels to Porto Belo Port: $75
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Porto Belo Port : $75
  • Shared transfer between Curitiba Airport and Hotels: $70
  • Afonso Pena Airport CWB to Beach Resorts : Arrival Transfer: $44
  • Shared Transfer: Curitiba International Airport: $39
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City to Curitiba Airport (CWB): $35
  • Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Downtown - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Curitiba to Afonso Pena Airport (CWB)- Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Curitiba Airport CWB to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Valdivia

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

  • Valdivia Airport Private Transfer: $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Curitiba or Valdivia?

Prices for flights to both Valdivia 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 $27
    Valdivia $22
Typical Food Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Chips
    $0.83

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: $29
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $70
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $71
  • 4-Hour City-By-Night Tour with Dinner: $93
  • Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner: $94

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Curitiba $18
    Valdivia $14

Tours and Activities in Curitiba

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

  • Full Day Tour to Vila Velha and Buraco do Padre: $148
  • 2-Day Rafting and Rappelling Adventure in Tibagi: $179
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Curitiba City: $66
  • Arte Bike Tour - Bike Tour with Kuritbike: $23
  • CRAFT BREWERS TOUR By Jens Tours: $68
  • Complete Tour to Ilha do Mel: $139
  • Curitiba City Tour: $58
  • A complete city tour: $100
  • A private 4 hour city tour: $67
  • Tour in Barigui Park: $115
  • Walking tour from past to present: $11
  • From Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour: $139

Tours and Activities in Valdivia

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

  • Sightseeing Tour in Valdivia : $89
  • Valdivia SUP Cruises for 6 People with Transportation Included: $35

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Curitiba $13
    Valdivia $4.99
Typical Alcohol Prices in Curitiba

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


  • Beer
    $0.42


When comparing the travel costs between Curitiba and Valdivia, we can see that Valdivia is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Curitiba or Valdivia?

Curitiba has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Valdivia. When comparing the sizes of Curitiba and Valdivia, 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.