A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Foz do Iguacu vs. Buzios

Should you visit Foz do Iguacu or Buzios?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Foz do Iguacu and Buzios can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu is a larger city in Brazil that is most famous for the Iguacu Falls. The city serves as an entry point for Paraguay and Argentina as well. The obvious reason to visit the city is to see the beautiful falls, and together with Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, it makes up one of the largest tourism sights in South America.

Buzios

Initially a fishing village, ArmašŃo dos Buzios is a small beach resort town about three hours from Rio de Janeiro by bus. Buzios is a common weekend getaway destination for Cariocas. With 23 beaches, visitors from all over come to swim, snorkel, surf and enjoy sun and sand.

Which city is cheaper, Buzios or Foz do Iguacu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Foz do Iguacu is $52, while the average daily cost in Buzios is $62. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Foz do Iguacu and Buzios in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Foz do Iguacu is $46. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $60 in Buzios For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Foz do Iguacu $23
    Buzios $30
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Foz do Iguacu $46
    Buzios $60

Food

Food in Foz do Iguacu costs travelers about $18 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

The price of a meal in Buzios can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $19 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $7.60 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Foz do Iguacu $18
    Buzios $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Foz do Iguacu

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Foz do Iguacu.

  • Churrascaria Rafain - Show And Dinner: $50
  • Dinner and Show at Rafain Churrascaria with round trip transfer included: $52
  • Argentinian Ice Bar, Wine and Dinner Experience: $79
  • Dinner Show at Rafain in Foz do Igua├žu: $88
  • Dinner Show - Rafain Steakhouse: $110

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Foz do Iguacu is $11 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Buzios than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $15 on transportation in Buzios on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $11
    Buzios $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Foz do Iguacu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Foz do Iguacu:

  • Iguazu Falls Panoramic Helicopter Flight With Optional Transfers: $225
  • Shared Roundtrip Transfers with Brazilian and Argentinian sides: $90
  • Iguazu: Transfer from Brazil Side: $59
  • Private Transfer: Foz do Igua├žu International Airport (IGU) to Foz do Iguacu: $56
  • Private Transfer: Foz do Iguacu to Foz do Igua├žu International Airport (IGU): $56
  • Bird Park Tickets with Round Trip Transfer Included: $45
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cataratas International Airport (IGU) to Iguazu: $42
  • Foz do Igua├žu Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $35
  • Foz do Igua├žu Airport Private Transfer: $23
  • Foz do Igua├žu Airport Shared Transfer: $14
  • Transfer Paraguay Shopping (CDE): $9.00

Entertainment

Foz do Iguacu's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $20 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Sightseeing expenses in Buzios, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $21 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $20
    Buzios $21

Tours and Activities in Foz do Iguacu

Here are a few actual costs in Foz do Iguacu for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3-Day Tour of Iguassu Falls National Park: $390
  • 4-Day Iguassu Falls Tour: $480
  • Argentinean Falls Great Adventure with Boat Ride from Foz do Igua├žu: $112
  • Argentinean Side Iguassu Falls - Private Tour Belmond Exclusive: $177
  • Beer experience 277 Craftbeer: $31
  • Bird Park Admission Ticket: $20
  • Bird Park General Admission Ticket and Tour: $63
  • Bird Park Tour: $21
  • Blue Park Tour: $73
  • Boat Ride and Walking Tour of Iguazu Falls in Argentina: $85
  • Brazilian Side of the Falls - All Tickets Included: $62
  • Brazilian Side of the Falls and Boat Tour Macuco Safari - All Tickets Included: $167

Tours and Activities in Buzios

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

  • Tour in Boat Tour in Buzios: $14
  • Half-Day Schooner Sightseeing Trip in Buzios Peninsula Beaches: $28

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Foz do Iguacu may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $9.59 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Buzios, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $14.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Foz do Iguacu $9.59
    Buzios $14
Typical Alcohol prices in Foz do Iguacu

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


  • Beer
    $0.88


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Foz do Iguacu and Buzios, we can see that Buzios is more expensive. And not only is Foz do Iguacu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Foz do Iguacu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Foz do Iguacu 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 Buzios would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Buzios than you might in Foz do Iguacu.

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