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

Should you visit Edinburgh or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina 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: Edinburgh or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the moderately sized capital of Scotland. It is a medieval city that has managed to perfect the combination of Georgian architecture and medieval relics with a cosmopolitan population and avant-garde atmosphere. The city's population is quite young, in large part because of the University of Edinburgh. This youthful vibe gives this city a lot of vitality. There's a thriving nightlife, many restaurants, theatres, galleries and museums.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 3-Day Tours in United Kingdom, The Best 2-Week Tours in United Kingdom, The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Argentina, and The Best Photography Tours in Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina or Edinburgh?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Edinburgh is £142, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is £7.79. 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 Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edinburgh £74
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £3.13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edinburgh £148
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £6.26
Compare Hotels in Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina

Looking for a hotel in Edinburgh or Buenos Aires, Argentina? 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 Edinburgh


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

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edinburgh £17
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £1.19
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Edinburgh

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Edinburgh:


  • Local Bus
    £3.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Edinburgh

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

  • Airport Transfer to/from Edinburgh City, St'Andrews etc.: $311
  • Airport Transfer: Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Business Car: $137
  • Airport Transfer: Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Luxury Car: $164
  • Airport Transfer: Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Luxury Van: $159
  • Airport Transfer: Edinburgh to Airport EDI by Luxury Van: $159
  • Arrival Transfer Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Minivan: $98
  • Central Edinburgh Hotels to Edinburgh Airport Transfers 1-3: $259
  • Departure Private Transfer Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport EDI by Business Car: $98
  • Departure Transfer: Edinburgh to Airport EDI by Business Car: $137
  • Departure Transfer: Edinburgh to Airport EDI by Luxury Van: $159
  • Edinburgh Accommodation to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - Departure Private Transfer: $59
  • Edinburgh Accommodation to Edinburgh Airport Departure Transfer: $59

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
    £0.10
  • Local Bus
    £0.00
  • Metro Ride
    £0.00
  • Taxi to airport
    £0.03
  • Taxi
    £0.07

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  • Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City - ROUND TRIP: $262
  • Transfer from EZEIZA or AEP Airport + Private City Tour: $210
  • Transfer from Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) to Cruise Terminal: $80
  • Transfer from Buenos Aires Int Airport (EZE) to Buenos Aires Port: $51
  • Transfer between airports (EZE-AEP): $75
  • Transfer Buenos Aires Downtown Hotel to Domestic (AEP) or Cruise Terminal: $44
  • Tango Show La Ventana only show exclusive with transfer: $76
  • Tango Porteño Show With Private Transfers From Port & Hotels In Buenos Aires: $70
  • Soccer Match in Buenos Aires with Transfers and Local Guide: $201
  • Small Group Buenos Aires City Tour and Airport Transfer Combo: $170
  • Shore Excursion: Rojo Tango Show Including Private Transfers: $250
  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Vehicle Ezeiza Airport (EZE) -Buenos Aires City: $29

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

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Edinburgh 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
    Edinburgh £39
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £2.46
Typical Food Prices in Edinburgh

For Edinburgh, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    £8.50
  • Dinner at Filling Station
    £10
  • Lunch for Two
    £15
  • Sandwich
    £1.85
  • Cheese & bread
    £7.23
  • Thai Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    £25
  • 2 Coffees and Scones
    £5.80
  • Turkish Delight
    £1.40
  • Soup at the Pub
    £5.90

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Edinburgh

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $32
  • Plant-based Food Tours of the Old Town: $70
  • Scottish Dinner and Folk Music Experience: $89
  • Edinburgh Holiday Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour: $90
  • Food Tour with drinks: $108
  • Edinburgh Food Tour with Drinks: $111
  • 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour: $117
  • A Taste Of Edinburgh Food Tour. Includes All Food & Drinks: $121
  • Edinburgh Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $124
  • Taste Of Edinburgh Food Tour With All Food & Drinks Included: $124
  • Traditional Scottish Cooking Class & Dinner with Edinburgh Local: $148
  • Edinburgh Food Tour with a Local Foodie Custom & Private: $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
    £0.02
  • Cup of Coffee
    £0.01
  • Empandas
    £0.01
  • Espresso
    £0.01
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    £0.01
  • Ice Cream
    £0.01
  • Breakfast at Airport
    £0.03
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    £0.01
  • Sweets
    £0.00
  • Hot Dog
    £0.01
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    £0.01
  • Lunch for 2
    £0.12
  • Cake and Coffee
    £0.40
  • Dinner
    £1.43
  • Powerade
    £0.09
  • Lunch
    £0.63
  • Dinner
    £0.92
  • Chocolate
    £2.36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Tango Porteño Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $35
  • 3-Hour Buenos Aires Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Class: $35
  • Premium Empanadas Cooking Class in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Premium Empanadas & Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Esquina Homero Manzi Tango Show Ticket Including Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Tango Show and Optional Dinner at Esquina Homero Manzi: $40
  • Esquina Homero Manzi Tango Show with Optional Transfer and Dinner: $41
  • Tango Dinner Show Homero Manzi menu Sur: $45
  • Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner: $45
  • Private tour Argentinian Flavours food tours on foot : $46
  • Small Group Empanadas Cooking Class & Wine Tasting: $49

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edinburgh £20
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £2.53
Typical Entertainment Prices in Edinburgh

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Edinburgh's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Show Tickets
    £32
  • Movie Tickets for Two
    £12
  • Donation for Storytellers
    £6.00

Tours and Activities in Edinburgh

For Edinburgh, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Escape Game and Tour: $3.75
  • App self-guided: Tour Edinburgh in Scotland: $4.28
  • Old Town's Highlights Walking Tour: $4.41
  • City Highlights Walking Tour: $4.44
  • Audio Tour Royal Mile: del Castillo hasta "The Tron Kirk": $5.34
  • Edinbourgh, Royal mile: walking tour with audio guide: $5.35
  • Self Guided Royal mile Audio Tour in Edinburgh: $5.51
  • Edinburgh City of Wizards: Quest Experience: $5.56
  • Edinburgh Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour: $5.57
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • Audio Tour through History of Crime: $7.00

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)
    £0.03
  • Movie Ticket
    £0.01
  • Tango Class
    £0.02
  • Bar entrance
    £0.44

Tours and Activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few actual costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2x1: Día de Campo + Tour Nocturno en Buenos Aires: $220
  • Experience the Night of Buenos Aires with electric bikes: $59
  • Small Group Walking Tour: Urban Art Palermo: $50
  • 1-hour Paramotor Experience in Buenos Aires Argentina: $100
  • 2 hrs. Walking Tour in San Telmo & Market : $10
  • 3 hours Private La Boca Street Art Walking Tour: $127
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour Getting to Know the Best of Buenos Aires: $35
  • 3-Hour Private Street Art Tour in La Boca and Barraca: $45
  • 3-Hour Tour in Buenos Aires Parisian: $45
  • 5hs Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires (optional street food): $35
  • A Back-Street Beer Brewing Tour of Buenos Aires: $137
  • Argentina Polo Experience by La Guapeada Polo: $267

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edinburgh £15
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £1.37
Typical Alcohol Prices in Edinburgh

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Edinburgh from other travelers:


  • Beer & Wine
    £14
  • Half Pint at Tollbooth Tavern
    £1.65

Sample the Local Flavors in Edinburgh

Also in Edinburgh, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl with Free Shots & Discounts: $11
  • Edinburgh Bar Crawl: 5+ Venues, Free Shots, Free Club Entry: $19
  • Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour with "Real-Actors": $25
  • The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour: $26
  • East Lothian: Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting: $27
  • Guided Gin Tasting at 56 North Distillery: $28
  • Pickering's Gin Jolly Distillery Tasting Tour: $32
  • Whisky Tasting and Tales at Summerhall Distillery: $32
  • Lind & Lime Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting: $32
  • Pub Crawl 7 Bars with 6 Shots: $32
  • Port of Leith Distillery Tour & Tasting: $33
  • Holyrood Distillery Guided Tour with Tasting: $34

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
    £0.01
  • Beer (0.66L)
    £0.01
  • Cocktail
    £0.02
  • Alcohol
    £0.50

Sample the Local Flavors in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also in Buenos Aires, Argentina, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Argentine Wine Tasting in Caminito with Appetizers Included: $30
  • Wine tasting at the Barolo Palace: $35
  • Wine Tasting and Tapas with Expert Sommelier in Buenos Aires: $40
  • Wine Tasting of Argentina's Most Classic and Popular Wines: $42
  • Wine Tasting at Downtown Buenos Aires Ego Experience: $42
  • Wine Tasting in Palermo, City of Buenos Aires.: $42
  • Unique Wine Tasting in a Boutique Hotel : $45
  • Wine Tasting and Blending Experience: $55
  • Wine tasting in OASIS Palermo: $55
  • Buenos Aires Small-Group Wine Tasting: $55
  • Buenos Aires Premium Wine Tasting: $58
  • Wine Tasting Boutique in Buenos Aires: $62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina, we can see that Edinburgh is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Edinburgh than you might in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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


Which is Bigger, Edinburgh or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Edinburgh. When comparing the sizes of Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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.


When is the best time to visit Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

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

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Edinburgh during the summer are popular places to visit. The summer months attract visitors to Edinburgh because of the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Edinburgh is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer. The daily temperature in Edinburgh averages around 14°C (58°F) in July, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 25°C (77°F)in January.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the summer, Edinburgh often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Edinburgh gets 163 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 279 hours of full sun.

Buenos Aires, Argentina gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Edinburgh usually gets less rain in July than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Edinburgh gets 56 mm (2.2 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
    Edinburgh 14°C (58°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

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

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Edinburgh this time of year.

In the autumn, Edinburgh is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Edinburgh in October average around 10°C (49°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 18°C (65°F)in April.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Buenos Aires, Argentina this time of the year. Edinburgh usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during autumn. Edinburgh gets 90 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 220 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Buenos Aires, Argentina receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Edinburgh usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Edinburgh gets 67 mm (2.6 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
    Edinburgh 10°C (49°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

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

The winter brings many poeple to Edinburgh as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many travelers come to Edinburgh for the museums, the shopping scene, the theater shows, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Edinburgh. In January, Edinburgh is generally much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Daily temperatures in Edinburgh average around 3°C (38°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the winter, Edinburgh often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Edinburgh gets 48 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 143 hours of full sun.

Edinburgh usually gets less rain in January than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Edinburgh gets 61 mm (2.4 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
    Edinburgh 3°C (38°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

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

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Edinburgh are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Edinburgh in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Edinburgh is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the spring. The daily temperature in Edinburgh averages around 7°C (45°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (64°F)in October.

It's quite sunny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Edinburgh usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during spring. Edinburgh gets 132 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 227 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In April, Edinburgh usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Edinburgh gets 40 mm (1.6 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
    Edinburgh 7°C (45°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Edinburgh

Edinburgh Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (38°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 3°C (38°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 5°C (41°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 10°C (49°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 14°C (58°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 14°C (58°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 10°C (49°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 4°C (39°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)