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

Should you visit Montevideo or Bogota?

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

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

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.

Bogota

Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.

Which city is cheaper, Bogota or Montevideo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Montevideo is $50, while the average daily cost in Bogota is $33. 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 Montevideo and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montevideo $31
    Bogota $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montevideo $62
    Bogota $34
Compare Hotels in Montevideo and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Montevideo or Bogota? 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 Montevideo


Hotels in Bogota


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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: Montevideo Hotel Prices and Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Montevideo $5.75
    Bogota $5.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montevideo

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

  • Transfer MV Uruguay: $37
  • Transfer Airport to Hotel Regular: $20
  • TRANSFER IN/OUT (Airport, Port (MVD) - Hotel in MVD - Airport, Port (MVD)): $20
  • TRANSFER IN - OUT (Airport or Port / Hotel) - private transfer: $25
  • Private transfer: Montevideo Airport (MVD) to Montevideo: $622
  • Private Transfer Montevideo Airport: $20
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Montevideo Airport: $70
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Montevideo Airport to Hotel: $70
  • Private Airport Transfer: Montevideo to Carrasco International Airport (MVD): $40
  • Private Airport Transfer: Carrasco International Airport (MVD) to Montevideo: $40
  • PACK 3: Transfer in - Tour Montevideo - Punta del Este - Colonia - Transfer out: $190
  • PACK 2: Transfer in - Tour Montevideo - Punta del Este - Transfer out: $110

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $5.95
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.31
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.70

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $123
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus: $123
  • Salt Cathedral Zipaquira • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid: $120
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $114
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $114
  • Private Bogota Layover Tour with transfer in & out - 4 hours: $106
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $103
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $103
  • Andres Carne de Res Restaurant Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour: $99
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minivan: $87
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $87
  • Private Bogotá City Tour + In&Out Transfer + (9 hours): $85

Is it cheaper to fly into Montevideo or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota and Montevideo 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
    Montevideo $11
    Bogota $8.53

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.: $75
  • El Milongon Dinner & Show: Candombe, Tango & Folklore in Montevideo: $105

Typical Food prices in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    $1.24
  • Hot Dog
    $0.72

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $52
  • Bogotá Street Food Tour: $52
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $52
  • Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour: $59
  • Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Colombian Meal with a Professional Chef in Bogota: $74
  • Local Market Tour and Private Gourmet Cooking Lesson with a Chef in Bogotá: $90
  • Private Street Food Tour In Bogota: $119
  • Tropical Abundance: Interactive Cooking Class in Bogota: $138
  • Private Gastronomy Tour Including Cooking Class: $266

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montevideo $16
    Bogota $8.35

Tours and Activities in Montevideo

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

  • 2-day Uruguay Pass: City Tour Montevideo + Excursion to Punta del Este: $142
  • 2-day Uruguay Pass: Montevideo City Tour + Excursion to Colonia de Sacramento: $185
  • BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours: $45
  • Best Private & Personalized City Tour for cruise passengers (full day): $170
  • Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.: $145
  • Best-Tours: $1,090
  • Bouza Winery Tour from Montevideo with Tastings and Tapas (Esp, Eng, Port): $75
  • City Tour Montevideo: $25
  • City Tour Montevideo: $28
  • Colonia del Sacramento - Full day tour from Montevideo: $70
  • Colonia del Sacramento - Full day tour from Montevideo: $75
  • Discover Montevideo Private Tour with a Local: $75

Typical Entertainment prices in Bogota

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Beer
    $1.03

Tours and Activities in Bogota

For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2-Day Private Tour to the Tatacoa Desert from Bogotá: $273
  • 2-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva Town & Surroundings from Bogota: $508
  • 23 Day Ultimate Colombia Experience: $6,768
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $363
  • 3-Hour StopOver—Sightseeing Walking Tour: Historical Center + Flagship Museums: $48
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour and Musical Picnic in the Heart of Ibague: $23
  • 4-Day Jungle Tour to the Amazon from Bogota: $933
  • 4-Hour Private Transportation with an Experienced Driver in Bogota: $30
  • 4-hour Paragliding Adventure from Bogota: $152
  • 5 hour Bogotá City & Monserrate Hill Tour: $85
  • 5-hour Bogota Coffee Experience: from roaster to cup: $96
  • 5-hour Bogota Night City Tour: $81

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montevideo -
    Bogota $8.66

Sample the Local Flavors in Montevideo

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

  • Wine Tasting Tour - from Montevideo: $75
  • Private Winery Tour + Wine Tasting (Minimum 4 people): $80
  • Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers: $89
  • Wine tasting - Uruguayan Tannat in Montevideo: $103
  • Private Visit to Uruguayan Winery + Lunch + Wine tasting (minimum 5 people): $105
  • Juanico Wine Tour Lunch: $120
  • Pack 5: Tour Montevideo, Punta del Este & Wine Tasting Tour: $145
  • Guided Private Wine Tour with Tasting and Lunch: $182
  • Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience: $200
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour: $200
  • Private Wine Tours by Wine Explorers Uruguay: $205
  • Private Montevideo Wine Tour & Flight Tour: $259

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Brewery and Craft Beer Tour in Bogotá: $41
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $45
  • Pub Crawl Tour in La Candelaria: $58
  • Gay bar crawling in Bogotá!: $120


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


When is the best time to visit Montevideo or Bogota?

Montevideo has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Montevideo or Bogota in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Montevideo and Bogota. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the summer, Montevideo is much warmer than Bogota. Typically, the summer temperatures in Montevideo in January are around 24°C (75°F), and Bogota is about 14°C (57°F)in July.

In January, Montevideo usually receives more rain than Bogotain July. Montevideo gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Montevideo 24°C (75°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Montevideo or Bogota in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Montevideo as well as Bogota. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In April, Montevideo is generally a little warmer than Bogotain October. Temperatures in Montevideo average around 17°C (63°F), and Bogota stays around 14°C (57°F).

It's quite rainy in Bogota. Montevideo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Montevideo usually gets less rain in April than Bogotain October. Montevideo gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Montevideo 17°C (63°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Montevideo or Bogota in the Winter?

Both Bogota and Montevideo are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

Montevideo is cooler than Bogota in the winter. The temperature in Montevideo is usually 11°C (52°F) in July, and Bogota stays around 14°C (57°F)in January.

In July, Montevideo usually receives more rain than Bogotain January. Montevideo gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Montevideo 11°C (52°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Montevideo or Bogota in the Spring?

Both Bogota and Montevideo during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the spring, Montevideo is a little warmer than Bogota. Typically, the spring temperatures in Montevideo in October are around 17°C (63°F), and Bogota is about 15°C (59°F)in April.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Montevideo. Montevideo usually gets more rain in October than Bogotain April. Montevideo gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Montevideo 17°C (63°F) 
    Bogota 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Bogota and Montevideo

Montevideo Bogota
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 24°C (75°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 23°C (73°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 21°C (70°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 11°C (52°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 11°C (52°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 12°C (54°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 22°C (72°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)


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