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

Should you visit Foz do Iguacu or Curitiba?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Foz do Iguacu and Curitiba 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: Foz do Iguacu or Curitiba?

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.


Curitiba is a relatively large city that is convenient to visit if you're traveling to Iguazu Falls from either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. It is worth a day or two stop over because it has a great old city that has been restored. It's also the capital of Parana, Brazil. Curitiba is one of the more wealthy cities in the southern region of Brazil. It has a diverse population with many immigrants and some interesting cultural events.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Jungle Trekking Tours in Brazil, The Best Luxury Tours to Brazil, The Best Budget Tours to Brazil, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Brazil.

Which place is cheaper, Curitiba 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 $68, while the average daily cost in Curitiba is $74. 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 Foz do Iguacu and Curitiba in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Foz do Iguacu $30
    Curitiba $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Foz do Iguacu $60
    Curitiba $62
Compare Hotels in Foz do Iguacu and Curitiba

Looking for a hotel in Foz do Iguacu or Curitiba? 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 Foz do Iguacu

Hotels in Curitiba

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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: Foz do Iguacu Hotel Prices and Curitiba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $14
    Curitiba $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Foz do Iguacu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Foz do Iguacu:

  • Transfer IN IGU & Iguassu Falls Brazilian side & Macuco Boat Safari: $220
  • Private Transfer to Foz do Iguaçu from the Airport: $163
  • Shared Roundtrip Transfers with Brazilian and Argentinian sides: $140
  • Private E Bike Tour Iguaçu Waterfalls + Transfers + Tickets: $133
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfer in Foz do Iguaçu: $50
  • Transfer from Foz de Iguazu Airport to Hotels on the Argentine side: $42
  • Private transfer from Foz do Iguaçu airport and bus station: $22
  • Foz do Iguaçu Airport Private Transfer : $21
  • Transfer Cataratas Argentina: $19
  • IGU Airport Transfers: $17

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Curitiba

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Curitiba

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

  • Afonso Pena Airport (CWB) to Beach Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $88
  • Afonso Pena Airport CWB to Beach Resorts : Arrival Transfer: $44
  • Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Downtown - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Curitiba Airport CWB to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $17
  • Curitiba Airport PrivateTransfers Round Trip or One Way: $112
  • Curitiba to Afonso Pena Airport (CWB)- Departure Private Transfer: $18
  • Curitiba to Curitiba Airport (CWB) - Departure Private Transfer: $17
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport: $106
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Porto Belo Port : $76
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City Hotels to Porto Belo Port: $76
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City to Curitiba Airport (CWB): $35
  • Shared Transfer: Curitiba International Airport: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Foz do Iguacu or Curitiba?

Prices for flights to both Curitiba and Foz do Iguacu 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 Meals for one day
    Foz do Iguacu $23
    Curitiba $29

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.

  • Official Entrance: Dinner with Latin American Show at Rafain Steakhouse: $52
  • Transport to Acaray Casino + dinner (optional): $100
  • Dinner Show - Rafain Steakhouse : $100
  • Dinner Show at Rafain in Foz do Iguaçu: $113
  • Foz do Iguacu Dancing Musical Show with Dinner and Pickup: $208

Typical Food Prices in Curitiba

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

  • Chips

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Curitiba

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

  • Bar-hopping and Food Tour in Curitiba: $31
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $70
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $78
  • Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner: $94

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $25
    Curitiba $20

Tours and Activities in Foz do Iguacu

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

  • Private Day Tour to Two Sides of the Iguassu Falls : $145
  • 1-day Private Tour of the Falls on the Brazilian and Argentinean sides.: $102
  • 2 Days Private Tour Argentinean & Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls: $143
  • 2-Day Private Tour Iguaçu Falls Brazil and Argentina: $234
  • 2-Day Private Tour to Argentina and Brazil Falls: $172
  • 2-Days Private Brasil & Argentina Iguassu Falls Experience : $116
  • Argentina Bike Experience: Interact with indigenous communities: $91
  • Argentinean Side Iguassu Falls - Private Tour: $120
  • Argentinian Side of the Falls - All Tickets Included: $102
  • Argentinian Side of the Falls and Boat Tour Gran Aventura - All Tickets Included: $229
  • Bird Park Tour: $26
  • Brazilian Cataratas Private Tour - hotels leaving from Brazil: $59

Tours and Activities in Curitiba

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

  • Ticket MAI - Museum of Indigenous Art - Curitiba: $4.99
  • Walking tour from past to present: $12
  • Arte Bike Tour - Bike Tour with Kuritbike: $25
  • Half Day Curitiba Sightseeing Tour: $31
  • Private City Tour - Top Postcards from Curitiba by Pinheiro Turismo: $41
  • Historic City Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours: $41
  • Interparks Cycling Tour Curitiba for small groups: $51
  • Curitiba City Tour: $58
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Curitiba City: $71
  • A private city tour: $72
  • CRAFT BREWERS TOUR By Jens Tours: $73
  • Full-day tour in Curitiba: $80

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Foz do Iguacu $12
    Curitiba $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

Typical Alcohol Prices in Curitiba

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Curitiba:

  • Beer

When comparing the travel costs between Foz do Iguacu and Curitiba, we can see that Curitiba 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 Foz do Iguacu Expensive? and Is Curitiba Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Foz do Iguacu or Curitiba?

Curitiba has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Foz do Iguacu. When comparing the sizes of Foz do Iguacu and Curitiba, 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.