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

Should you visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

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

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

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

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Dubrovnik?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Dubrovnik is $80, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is $43. 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 Dubrovnik and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dubrovnik $41
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dubrovnik $82
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $34
Compare Hotels in Dubrovnik and Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hotels in Dubrovnik


Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dubrovnik $10
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $6.59
Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Bus Around Town
    $1.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubrovnik

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

  • 24 7 Airport transfer Dubrovnik: $60
  • Airport Private Transfer Dubrovnik: $25
  • Arrival Private Transfer Dubrovnik Airport DBV to Dubrovnik City by Business Car: $36
  • Cruiser Taxi Private group Airport transfers in Dubrovnik: $25
  • Departure Private Transfer Dubrovnik City to Dubrovnik Airport by Business Car: $36
  • Departure Private Transfer Dubrovnik City to Dubrovnik Airport by Minivan: $52
  • Departure Private Transfer Dubrovnik City to Split Airport SPU by Business Car: $249
  • Departure Private Transfer Dubrovnik City to Split Airport SPU by Minivan: $290
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Business Car: $31
  • Departure Private Transfers: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport DBV in Luxury Van: $34
  • Dubrovnik - Hvar : Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $639
  • Dubrovnik - Sarajevo Transfer with stop in Mostar: $299

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
    $0.70
  • Local Bus
    $0.02
  • Metro Ride
    $0.01
  • Taxi to airport
    $0.18
  • Taxi
    $0.48

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

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dubrovnik 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
    Dubrovnik $26
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $14
Typical Food prices in Dubrovnik

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


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubrovnik

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

  • 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner: $73
  • Unique Sunset and Dinner Cruise in the Magnificent Traditional Karaka boat: $96
  • Dubrovnik Traditional Food Tour: $108
  • Old Town Food Tour: $130
  • Flavours of Dubrovnik - Food Tour: $131
  • Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik: $147
  • Croatian Traditional Cuisine: Peka Cooking Lesson: $149
  • Traditional Cooking Class in Dubrovnik Countryside: $164
  • Cooking Classes Traditional Meals of Konavle region: $166
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour with Friendly Local Guide: $167
  • E-Bike Tour + Farm To Table Cooking Class: $184
  • Dubrovnik Food Tour by Vidokrug: $192

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
    $0.13
  • Cup of Coffee
    $0.08
  • Empandas
    $0.10
  • Espresso
    $0.05
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    $0.08
  • Ice Cream
    $0.07
  • Breakfast at Airport
    $0.19
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    $0.05
  • Sweets
    $0.03
  • Hot Dog
    $0.04
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    $0.07
  • Lunch for 2
    $0.86
  • Cake and Coffee
    $2.77
  • Dinner
    $9.83
  • Powerade
    $0.60
  • Lunch
    $4.36
  • Dinner
    $6.34
  • Chocolate
    $16

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dubrovnik $16
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $14
Typical Entertainment prices in Dubrovnik

For Dubrovnik, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
    $14
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    $55
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    $47

Tours and Activities in Dubrovnik

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

  • Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls: $5.99
  • Gornji Ugao Tower Admission Ticket: $7.66
  • Skip the Line: Love Stories Museum Admission Ticket: $8.71
  • Insider’s Virtual Tour of Dubrovnik: $8.71
  • Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik: $12
  • 'Up with the Chickens' Tour: $15
  • Dubrovnik 1-Hour Discovery Walking Tour: $15
  • Discovery Dubrovnik walking tour: $15
  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik Self-Guided Audio Tour: $16
  • 'Up with the Chickens' or "Sunset chasing" Old Town Tour: $16
  • Dubrovnik By Night Walking Tour: $17

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)
    $0.19
  • Movie Ticket
    $0.09
  • Tango Class
    $0.15
  • Bar entrance
    $3.02

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dubrovnik $12
    Buenos Aires, Argentina $7.55

Sample the Local Flavors in Dubrovnik

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Dubrovnik:

  • Sunset Sea Kayaking and Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik: $44
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston- Group Tour: $60
  • Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour from Dubrovnik: $61
  • Day Tour of Korcula Island from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting: $63
  • FAMOUS LEGENDS OF PELJESAC and KORCULA with WINE TASTING: $65
  • Island of Korcula with Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Korčula tour with wine tasting from Dubrovnik: $69
  • Wine tasting and visit to Ston: $72
  • Wine Tasting Pelješac and a visit to Ston: $72
  • Konavle Valley Wine Tour from Dubrovnik with Train Ride and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Smiley wine tasting on peninsula Peljesac: $76
  • Smiley Hercegovina wine tour: $77

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
    $0.06
  • Beer (0.66L)
    $0.10
  • Cocktail
    $0.16
  • Alcohol
    $3.48


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Dubrovnik and Buenos Aires, Argentina, we can see that Dubrovnik is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Dubrovnik is in Europe and Buenos Aires, Argentina is in South America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. 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 Dubrovnik would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubrovnik than you might in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


When is the best time to visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Buenos Aires, Argentina is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Dubrovnik has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Dubrovnik as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many visitors come to Dubrovnik in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Dubrovnik is generally around the same temperature as Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Temperatures in Dubrovnik average around 25°C (77°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays around 25°C (77°F).

It's quite rainy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dubrovnik usually gets less rain in July than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Dubrovnik gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 118 mm (4.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Dubrovnik 25°C (77°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Autumn?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dubrovnik are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Dubrovnik for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Dubrovnik is around the same temperature as Buenos Aires, Argentina in the autumn. The temperature in Dubrovnik is usually 18°C (64°F) in October, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays around 18°C (65°F)in April.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's quite rainy in Dubrovnik. In October, Dubrovnik usually receives more rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Dubrovnik gets 162 mm (6.4 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Dubrovnik 18°C (64°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Winter?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dubrovnik during the winter are popular places to visit. The winter months attract visitors to Dubrovnik because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Dubrovnik is cooler than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the winter temperatures in Dubrovnik in January are around 9°C (48°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina is about 12°C (53°F)in July.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik usually gets more rain in January than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Dubrovnik gets 139 mm (5.5 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 68 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Dubrovnik 9°C (48°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Dubrovnik or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Dubrovnik and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Dubrovnik this time of year.

In April, Dubrovnik is generally cooler than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Temperatures in Dubrovnik average around 14°C (57°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays around 18°C (64°F).

Buenos Aires, Argentina receives a lot of rain in the spring. Dubrovnik gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Dubrovnik usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Dubrovnik gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Dubrovnik 14°C (57°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 139 mm (5.5 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 26 mm (1 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 101 mm (4 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 18°C (64°F) 162 mm (6.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 198 mm (7.8 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 178 mm (7 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)


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