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.

Which city 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 £116, while the average daily cost in Buenos Aires, Argentina is £44. 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 Edinburgh and Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edinburgh £62
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edinburgh £124
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £34

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edinburgh £13
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £6.75
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: $70
  • Airport Transfers: $75
  • Airport Transfers , Edinburgh to Aberdeen , or Aberdeen to Edinburgh: $538
  • Arrival Private Transfer Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh City by Luxury Car: $84
  • Arrival Private Transfer Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Business Car: $77
  • Arrival Private Transfer Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh by Luxury Van: $84
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh City: $80
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Edinburgh Airport EDI to Edinburgh City: $93
  • Central Edinburgh Hotels to Edinburgh Airport Transfers 1-3 pax: $105
  • Departure Private Transfer Edinburg City to Glasgow GLA Airport by Business Car: $154
  • Departure Private Transfer Edinburgh City to Edinburgh Airport EDI by Luxury Van: $84
  • Departure Private Transfer Edinburgh City to Glasgow GLA Airport by Luxury Car: $196

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
    £0.71
  • Local Bus
    £0.02
  • Metro Ride
    £0.01
  • Taxi to airport
    £0.19
  • Taxi
    £0.50

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 £31
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £14
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:

  • Scottish Classic Desserts private cooking class with professional chef: $66
  • Discover Royal Mile-Old Town & ENJOY Indian Dinner ~ Walking Tour!: $79
  • 3-Hour Guided Secret Food Tour: $94
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Curry Cooking Class – pure comfort food for the soul!: $97
  • Curry Around The World Cooking Class: $97
  • Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Edinburgh: $106
  • Relaxing Handmade Pasta with meal and wine - Safe Cooking Class: $110
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Curry Private Cooking Class with professional chef: $116
  • "Curry Around The World" Private Cooking Class with professional chef: $116
  • Private Food Tour with a Local Expert including 10 Tastings in Edinburgh: $136
  • Handmade Pasta Cooking Class & Dinner with professional chef for private groups: $137
  • 3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option: $228

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
    £0.14
  • Cup of Coffee
    £0.08
  • Empandas
    £0.10
  • Espresso
    £0.05
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    £0.08
  • Ice Cream
    £0.07
  • Breakfast at Airport
    £0.20
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    £0.06
  • Sweets
    £0.03
  • Hot Dog
    £0.04
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    £0.07
  • Lunch for 2
    £0.88
  • Cake and Coffee
    £2.84
  • Dinner
    £10
  • Powerade
    £0.62
  • Lunch
    £4.46
  • Dinner
    £6.49
  • Chocolate
    £17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edinburgh £16
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £14
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:

  • City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour: $5.66
  • Harry Potter’s Explore the magic of the city on an audio walking tour: $5.99
  • The Witches Tour: $6.80
  • Edinburgh Audio Tour: Discover its History and Secrets: $8.26
  • Edinburgh Royal Mile (New Self Guided Tour): $8.26
  • Late Night Haunted Underground Vaults Tour: $12
  • Historic Underground Vaults Daytime Tour: $12
  • Old Town Historical Walking Tour: $12
  • Self-Guided City Experience: $12
  • Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt: $14
  • Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh: $14
  • Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh: $14

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)
    £0.20
  • Movie Ticket
    £0.09
  • Tango Class
    £0.15
  • Bar entrance
    £3.10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edinburgh £12
    Buenos Aires, Argentina £7.73
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
  • Pint of Beer
    £3.50

Sample the Local Flavors in Edinburgh

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

  • The Orange Pub Crawl - Edinburgh: $18
  • Edinburgh Brewery Tour: $22
  • Holyrood Distillery Gin and Whisky Guided Tour: $24
  • Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour: $24
  • Guided Gin Tasting at 56 North Distillery: $34
  • Pickering's Gin Distillery Tour with Gin Tastings: $34
  • Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh: $52
  • Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery from Edinburgh: $54
  • Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh: $66
  • Bike, beers and brewery tour: $90
  • Edinburgh and Golf and Distillery Tour with Private Driver: $259
  • Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh by Private Vehicle: $284

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)
    £0.11
  • Cocktail
    £0.16
  • Alcohol
    £3.56


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.


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 music scene and the family-friendly experiences.

Edinburgh is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer. The temperature in Edinburgh is usually 14°C (58°F) in July, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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 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 are around 10°C (49°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina is 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. At this time of the year, Edinburgh gets 90 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 220 hours of full sun.

Buenos Aires, Argentina receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Edinburgh usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. At this time of the year, Edinburgh gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain.


  • 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. Temperatures in Edinburgh average around 3°C (38°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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 natural beauty.

Edinburgh is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the spring. The temperature in Edinburgh is usually 7°C (45°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina stays 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. At this time of the year, Edinburgh gets 132 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 227 hours of full sun.

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. At this time of the year, Edinburgh gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain.


  • 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)


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