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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Cultural Tours in Uruguay, The Best Adventure Tours to Uruguay, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, and The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia.


Which place 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 $63, while the average daily cost in Bogota is $53. 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 Montevideo and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montevideo $39
    Bogota $26
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montevideo $78
    Bogota $52
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 $7.32
    Bogota $8.77

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montevideo

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

  • Transfer in private vehicle from Montevideo City - Montevideo Airport (MVD): $21
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Montevideo Airport (MVD) -Montevideo City: $21
  • Transfer from Montevideo to Carrasco Airport: $45
  • Transfer from Montevideo to Carrasco Airport: $20
  • Transfer from Carrasco International Aiport to Montevideo: $45
  • TRANSFER FROM OR TO THE AIRPORT (4 to 12 paxs): $80
  • Private Transfer from or to Carrasco Airport in Montevideo: $120
  • Private Transfer from Montevideo Cruise Port to Montevideo city: $29
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Montevideo Port: $29
  • Shared 1-Way or Round Trip MVD Airport Transfer: $35
  • Private 1-Way or Round Trip MVD Airport Transfer: $45
  • Carrasco International Airport (MVD) to Montevideo hotels - Round-Trip Transfer: $98

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $7.56
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.39
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.89

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Private Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Salt Mines + In & out Transfer + (8 hours): $242
  • Private Visit to Zipaquira's Town & Salt Cathedral + In&Out Transfer + (6 hours): $176
  • Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.) : $149
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $118
  • Bogotá Private Luxury Transfer - Airport Pick Up or Drop Off - SUV Mercedes Benz: $97
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $89
  • Bogotá to or from Villa de Leyva Private Transfer: $80
  • El Dorado International Airport (BOG) - Private Round trip transfer Bogota: $80
  • Private Bogota Airport drop-off Transfer: $59

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 $13
    Bogota $14

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 & Folklore in Montevideo: $98

Typical Food Prices in Bogota

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


  • Breakfast
    $1.57
  • Hot Dog
    $0.92

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

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

  • Peruvian cooking workshop: $26
  • Bogotá Bites: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $45
  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 13+ Tastings: $49
  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Bogotá Food Tour - La Candelaria: $61
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Dinner and party at Andres Carne de Res DC: $100

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montevideo $21
    Bogota $13

Tours and Activities in Montevideo

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

  • Colonia del Sacramento - Regular Tour: $65
  • 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: $110
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers : $110
  • Best custom Montevideo Private Tour in Electric SUV! (BMW Option): $120
  • City Tour de Montevideo con ingreso al Palacio Legislativo: $65
  • City Tour of Montevideo: $40
  • City Tour, the best option for small groups: $160
  • Discover Mix of Sightseeing & City Attractions!: $140

Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

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


  • Beer
    $1.31

Tours and Activities in Bogota

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

  • Bogotá Architecture Private Tour (6 Hrs.): $149
  • Bogota Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Private Tour + Lunch: $80
  • Express Salt Cathedral Tour• Guided Tour & Tickets • 5h: $219
  • La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Half Day Tour: $234
  • *Private tour* to Guatavita sacred lagoon + Nemocon salt mine: $152
  • 2 Day Tour in Barichara: $220
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $299
  • 3 Hour Road Bike Shared Tour in Bogota: $80
  • 3 days- private tour Chingaza-Guatavita Savannah Expedition: $60
  • 3-4 Hours Tour in flight connection: $180
  • 4 Hour Bogota Bike Tour: $36
  • 4-Hours E-Bike Tour in Bogotá City, Colombia: $48

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montevideo -
    Bogota $14

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: $120
  • Wine tour - Lunch & Tasting with Wine Explorers: $198
  • Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience: $210

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Thursday Bar Crawl in Bogotá: $25
  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá : $25


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.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Montevideo Expensive? and Is Bogota Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Montevideo or Bogota?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Montevideo. When comparing the sizes of Montevideo and Bogota, 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 Montevideo or Bogota?

Montevideo has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny 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. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In the summer, Montevideo is much warmer than Bogota. Typically, the summer temperatures in Montevideo in January average around 24°C (75°F), and Bogota averages at 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. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.

In April, Montevideo is generally a little warmer than Bogotain October. Daily temperatures in Montevideo average around 17°C (63°F), and Bogota fluctuates 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. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Montevideo is cooler than Bogota in the winter. The daily temperature in Montevideo averages around 11°C (52°F) in July, and Bogota fluctuates 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round.

In the spring, Montevideo is a little warmer than Bogota. Typically, the spring temperatures in Montevideo in October average around 17°C (63°F), and Bogota averages at 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)