A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Fortaleza vs. Montevideo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Fortaleza or Montevideo?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Fortaleza and Montevideo 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: Fortaleza or Montevideo?

Fortaleza

A major city on Brazil's northeastern coast and the capital city of Ceara state, Fortaleza is best characterized by its city landscape lined with beaches and palm trees. It also features some great seafood as well as long-standing folk traditions in culture and dance.

Montevideo

As the morning sun tinges the calm waters of the Rio de la Plata with a golden hue, the Rambla and its city awakens to life with new adventures for those near and far. From tanning on the luxurious beaches to peering into Uruguayan history at local museums, one can be far from bored while staying in Montevideo. Combining the quaintness of the countryside with the excitement of urban life, this city holds a unique trait that cannot easily be replicated.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Brazil, The Best Budget Tours to Brazil, The Best Cultural Tours in Uruguay, and The Best Adventure Tours to Uruguay.


Which place is cheaper, Montevideo or Fortaleza?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fortaleza is $68, while the average daily cost in Montevideo is $63. 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 Fortaleza and Montevideo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fortaleza $30
    Montevideo $40
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fortaleza $60
    Montevideo $80
Compare Hotels in Fortaleza and Montevideo

Looking for a hotel in Fortaleza or Montevideo? 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 Fortaleza


Hotels in Montevideo


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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: Fortaleza Hotel Prices and Montevideo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fortaleza $21
    Montevideo $7.34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fortaleza

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

  • Transfer Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $300
  • Jericoacoara Private Transfer From Fortaleza: $273
  • Transfer 4 X 4 Fortaleza to Jericoacoara or Jericoacoara to Fortaleza: $240
  • 4x4 Private Transfer Service : $179
  • Private Transfer from Fortaleza to Canoa Quebrada: $173
  • Fortaleza Airport to Canoa Quebrada One–Way Transfer: $163
  • Transfer Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $154
  • Private Transfer from Fortaleza (FOR) Airport to Icaraí-Amontada : $132
  • Private Transfer from Fortaleza (FOR) Airport to Canoa Quebrada: $118
  • Jericoacoara - Fortaleza x Jericoacoara transfer: $110
  • Shared Transfer from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $104
  • Shared Transfer from Fortaleza to Aquiraz: $88

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montevideo

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

  • Private Transfer from or to Carrasco Airport in Montevideo: $120
  • Carrasco International Airport (MVD) to Montevideo hotels - Round-Trip Transfer: $99
  • Private Transfer - Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Punta Del Este Port: $86
  • TRANSFER FROM OR TO THE AIRPORT (4 to 12 paxs): $80
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport MVD to Punta Del Este Port: $73
  • Private Transfer from Punta Del Este Port to Carrasco Airport MVD: $73
  • 1 - way - Transfer from Carrasco Interational Airport to Montevideo: $51
  • Transfer from Montevideo to Carrasco Airport: $45
  • Private 1-Way or Round Trip MVD Airport Transfer: $45
  • Airport-Hotel or Hotel-Airport Transfers: $36
  • Shared 1-Way or Round Trip MVD Airport Transfer: $35
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Montevideo Port: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Fortaleza or Montevideo?

Prices for flights to both Montevideo and Fortaleza 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
    Fortaleza $23
    Montevideo $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fortaleza

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

  • Thematic Show with Rotation of Pizzas in Aquiraz: $28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montevideo

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

  • The best Montevideo Dinner Show. Tango and Candombe. El Milongon.: $85
  • El Milongon Dinner & Show: Candombe, Tango and Folklore: $98

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fortaleza $15
    Montevideo $21

Tours and Activities in Fortaleza

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

  • Águas Belas Tour: $15
  • 3 Beaches in 1 Day Tour Leaving Fortaleza: $13
  • Beach Park Full-Day Trip Including Brief Tour of Fortaleza: $35
  • Canoa Quebrada Beach Tour with Nettour: $20
  • Canoe Quebrada Full Day Tour - Departure from Fortaleza by Vitorino Turismo: $19
  • City Tour Fortaleza - Full Day Cumbuco Beach Tour by Nettour: $26
  • City-Tour and Fortaleza (central market, cathedral, Fort, Theaters, encetur, P.ferreira: $56
  • Cumbuco Beach Tour: $12
  • Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza: $16
  • Exploring Lagoinha: 1-Day Tour: $61
  • Fortaleza City Tour : $26
  • Fortaleza Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31

Tours and Activities in Montevideo

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

  • Colonia del Sacramento - Regular Tour: $65
  • Private Tour to Tourist Places in Montevideo: $260
  • Audio Guided Tour in Montevideo City for Cruisers: $26
  • Best Private & Personalized Tour of Montevideo: $200
  • Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.: $165
  • Best Private Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $250
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $120
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers : $120
  • Best custom Montevideo Private Tour in Electric SUV! (BMW Option): $130
  • City Tour of Montevideo: $40
  • City Tour, the best option for small groups: $160
  • City tour Montevideo: $27

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fortaleza $9.87
    Montevideo -

Sample the Local Flavors in Montevideo

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

  • Half Day Tour at Pizzorno Winery with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $119
  • Juanico Wine Tour Lunch: $132
  • The best wine tour: $140
  • Montevideo Wine Tour with Tasting and Lunch: $191
  • Wine tour - Lunch & Tasting with Wine Explorers: $198
  • Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience: $210


When comparing the travel costs between Fortaleza and Montevideo, we can see that Fortaleza 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 Fortaleza Expensive? and Is Montevideo Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Fortaleza or Montevideo?

Fortaleza has a larger population, and is about 89% larger than the population of Montevideo. When comparing the sizes of Fortaleza and Montevideo, 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 Fortaleza or Montevideo?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Fortaleza or Montevideo in the Summer?

Both Montevideo and Fortaleza are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Fortaleza is a little warmer than Montevideo. Typically, the summer temperatures in Fortaleza in January average around 28°C (82°F), and Montevideo averages at about 24°C (75°F).

It's quite sunny in Montevideo. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Fortaleza. Fortaleza usually receives less sunshine than Montevideo during summer. Fortaleza gets 221 hours of sunny skies, while Montevideo receives 296 hours of full sun in the summer.

It's quite rainy in Fortaleza. In January, Fortaleza usually receives more rain than Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 119 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Montevideo receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Montevideo 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Montevideo in the Autumn?

Both Montevideo and Fortaleza during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In April, Fortaleza is generally much warmer than Montevideo. Daily temperatures in Fortaleza average around 27°C (80°F), and Montevideo fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

In the autumn, Fortaleza often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 159 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montevideo receives 171 hours of full sun.

Montevideo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Fortaleza. Fortaleza usually gets more rain in April than Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 356 mm (14 in) of rain, while Montevideo receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Fortaleza 27°C (80°F) 
    Montevideo 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Montevideo in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Fortaleza and Montevideo.

Fortaleza is much warmer than Montevideo in the winter. The daily temperature in Fortaleza averages around 26°C (79°F) in July, and Montevideo fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

In Fortaleza, it's very sunny this time of the year. Fortaleza usually receives more sunshine than Montevideo during winter. Fortaleza gets 256 hours of sunny skies, while Montevideo receives 135 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, Fortaleza usually receives more rain than Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 95 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Montevideo receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Fortaleza 26°C (79°F) 
    Montevideo 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Montevideo in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Fortaleza as well as Montevideo.

In the spring, Fortaleza is much warmer than Montevideo. Typically, the spring temperatures in Fortaleza in October average around 28°C (82°F), and Montevideo averages at about 17°C (63°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Montevideo. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Fortaleza this time of the year. In the spring, Fortaleza often gets more sunshine than Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 287 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montevideo receives 248 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Montevideo. Fortaleza usually gets less rain in October than Montevideo. Fortaleza gets 13 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Montevideo receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Montevideo 17°C (63°F)

Typical Weather for Montevideo and Fortaleza

Fortaleza Montevideo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 24°C (75°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 205 mm (8.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Mar 27°C (80°F) 323 mm (12.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Apr 27°C (80°F) 356 mm (14 in) 17°C (63°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
May 27°C (80°F) 256 mm (10.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 26°C (80°F) 142 mm (5.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 95 mm (3.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 28°C (82°F) 13 mm (0.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Nov 28°C (82°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Dec 28°C (82°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)