A Travel Price Comparison for Argentina La Plata vs. Cordoba for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit La Plata or Cordoba?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between La Plata and Cordoba can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: La Plata or Cordoba?

La Plata

Just over an hour from Buenos Aires, the bustling university city of La Plata is notable for being South America's first planned city. Indeed, also known as the City of Diagonal, La Plata's intricate grid system includes diagonal streets that run through it, contributing to easy navigation but confusing intersections.La Plata is the Capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, the main Argentine state, so you will find lots of elaborate government buildings alongside leafy green plazas in this laid back as well as active city. La Plata is a happening university town with a population of over 700,000. You can walk the width of it in under an hour, stopping at trendy craft beer bars, local music joints, and great restaurants along the way. Also, football is a religion in Argentina and if you're looking for some local atmosphere, La Plata is the place to go! Two of Argentina's biggest football teams, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Estudiantes de La Plata challenge each other each year. If you are around during that special day for the city, you will witness thousands of fans wearing the relevant colours heading off to watch the match and parade by calle 7.

Cordoba

Cordoba is the capital of the Cordoba province and the second largest city in all of Argentina. The city is in a beautiful setting surrounded by valleys and hills. Within the city you will find many colonial buildings and beautiful architecture. Cordoba also has many universities and scientific institutes, giving it the nickname "La Docta." Because of the large number of students, Cordoba's population is young and active, which keeps the atmosphere light and fun.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Buenos Aires, The Best 2-Week Tours from Buenos Aires, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Argentina, and The Best Adventure Tours to Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, Cordoba or La Plata?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in La Plata is $8.48, while the average daily cost in Cordoba is $8.26. 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 La Plata and Cordoba in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    La Plata $3.41
    Cordoba $3.00
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    La Plata $6.82
    Cordoba $6.00
Compare Hotels in La Plata and Cordoba

Looking for a hotel in La Plata or Cordoba? 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 La Plata


Hotels in Cordoba


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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: La Plata Hotel Prices and Cordoba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    La Plata $2.43
    Cordoba $2.04

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cordoba

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Cordoba are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.01

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

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

  • Transfer in private minivan from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport: $61

Is it cheaper to fly into La Plata or Cordoba?

Prices for flights to both Cordoba and La Plata 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
    La Plata $3.32
    Cordoba $3.77
Typical Food Prices in La Plata

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


  • Ice Cream
    $0.01

Typical Food Prices in Cordoba

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


  • Empanadas
    $0.01
  • Sandwich
    $0.00
  • Ice Cream
    $0.00

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    La Plata $2.13
    Cordoba $1.85
Typical Entertainment Prices in La Plata

For La Plata, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Sciencias Naturales Museum Entrance Fee
    $0.01

Tours and Activities in Cordoba

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

  • Alta Gracia: Unveiling Cordoba's Cultural Heritage Tour: $55
  • Córdoba CityTour FULLDAY x 2 pax: $60
  • Córdoba: Villa Carlos Paz Tour: $63
  • Caroya WineTour x 2 Pax: $60
  • Cordoba City Tour: $53
  • Cordoba City Tour with Optional Jesuitic Square: $69
  • Cordoba Cumbrecita Tour with Spanish Speaking Guide: $86
  • Cordoba Jesuit Legacy Tour: $86
  • Cumbrecita Tour: $86
  • El Inicio WineTour x 2 Pax (History and Wines): $85
  • Exploring Villa Carlos Paz: Guided Sightseeing Tour: $60
  • Full Day Jesuit Legacy Tour from Cordoba: $96

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    La Plata $1.18
    Cordoba $1.46

Sample the Local Flavors in Cordoba

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cordoba:

  • Full-Day Private Colonia Caroya Wine Tour from Córdoba: $122
  • Wine Tour Privado - Colonia Caroya: $130
  • Wine Tour Privado - Calamuchita: $150


When comparing the travel costs between La Plata and Cordoba, we can see that La Plata 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 La Plata Expensive? and Is Cordoba Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, La Plata or Cordoba?

Cordoba has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of La Plata. When comparing the sizes of La Plata and Cordoba, 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 La Plata or Cordoba?

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 La Plata or Cordoba in the Summer?

Both Cordoba and La Plata are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In January, La Plata is generally much warmer than Cordoba. Daily temperatures in La Plata average around 25°C (77°F), and Cordoba fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

It's quite sunny in Cordoba. La Plata usually receives less sunshine than Cordoba during summer. La Plata gets 191 hours of sunny skies, while Cordoba receives 277 hours of full sun in the summer.

In January, La Plata usually receives more rain than Cordoba. La Plata gets 86 mm (3.4 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    La Plata 25°C (77°F) 
    Cordoba 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit La Plata or Cordoba in the Autumn?

Both Cordoba and La Plata during the autumn are popular places to visit.

La Plata is a little warmer than Cordoba in the autumn. The daily temperature in La Plata averages around 18°C (65°F) in April, and Cordoba fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

In the autumn, La Plata often gets less sunshine than Cordoba. La Plata gets 156 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cordoba receives 196 hours of full sun.

La Plata usually gets more rain in April than Cordoba. La Plata gets 85 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    La Plata 18°C (65°F) 
    Cordoba 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit La Plata or Cordoba in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both La Plata and Cordoba.

In the winter, La Plata is much colder than Cordoba. Typically, the winter temperatures in La Plata in July average around 12°C (53°F), and Cordoba averages at about 27°C (81°F).

La Plata usually receives less sunshine than Cordoba during winter. La Plata gets 102 hours of sunny skies, while Cordoba receives 189 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, La Plata usually receives more rain than Cordoba. La Plata gets 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    La Plata 12°C (53°F) 
    Cordoba 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit La Plata or Cordoba in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to La Plata as well as Cordoba.

In October, La Plata is generally around the same temperature as Cordoba. Daily temperatures in La Plata average around 18°C (64°F), and Cordoba fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cordoba. In the spring, La Plata often gets less sunshine than Cordoba. La Plata gets 167 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cordoba receives 243 hours of full sun.

La Plata receives a lot of rain in the spring. La Plata usually gets more rain in October than Cordoba. La Plata gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Cordoba receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    La Plata 18°C (64°F) 
    Cordoba 19°C (66°F)

Typical Weather for Cordoba and La Plata

La Plata Cordoba
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 25°C (77°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Feb 24°C (75°F) 101 mm (4 in) 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Mar 22°C (71°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Apr 18°C (65°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 50 mm (2 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 12°C (53°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 24°C (75°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 12°C (53°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 13°C (55°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 18°C (64°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 21°C (69°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Dec 23°C (74°F) 96 mm (3.8 in) 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)