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

Should you visit Montevideo 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 Montevideo 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: Montevideo or Curitiba?


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.


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.

Which place is cheaper, Curitiba or Montevideo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Montevideo is $62, while the average daily cost in Curitiba is $75. 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 Curitiba in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montevideo $39
    Curitiba $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montevideo $78
    Curitiba $62
Compare Hotels in Montevideo and Curitiba

Looking for a hotel in Montevideo 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 Montevideo

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: Montevideo Hotel Prices and Curitiba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Montevideo $7.23
    Curitiba $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montevideo

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

  • Departure Private Transfer Montevideo to Montevideo Airport MVD in a Minibus: $217
  • Arrival Private Transfer Montevideo Airport to Montevideo City in Minibus: $217
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Punta del Este to Montevideo Carrasco Airport: $192
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Montevideo Carrasco Airport to Punta del Este: $192
  • Private Transfer from or to Carrasco Airport in Montevideo: $120
  • Carrasco International Airport (MVD) to Montevideo hotels - Round-Trip Transfer: $99
  • Carrasco Airport MVD to Montevideo Hotels Round Trip Transfer: $99
  • Private Transfer - Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Punta Del Este Port: $86
  • TRANSFER FROM OR TO THE AIRPORT (4 to 12 paxs): $80
  • Private Transfer from Carrasco Airport MVD to Punta Del Este Port: $72
  • Private Transfer from Punta Del Este Port to Carrasco Airport MVD: $72
  • Departure Private Transfer Montevideo to Montevideo Airport MVD in Business Car: $69

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:

  • Curitiba Airport PrivateTransfers Round Trip or One Way: $114
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport: $106
  • Afonso Pena Airport (CWB) to Beach Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $88
  • Shared transfer between Curitiba Airport and Hotels: $77
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City Hotels to Porto Belo Port: $76
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Porto Belo Port : $76
  • Afonso Pena Airport CWB to Beach Resorts : Arrival Transfer: $44
  • Shared Transfer: Curitiba International Airport: $39
  • Private Transfer from Curitiba City to Curitiba Airport (CWB): $35
  • Curitiba Airport (CWB) to Downtown - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $33
  • Curitiba to Afonso Pena Airport (CWB)- Departure Private Transfer: $18
  • Curitiba to Curitiba Airport (CWB) - Departure Private Transfer: $16

Is it cheaper to fly into Montevideo or Curitiba?

Prices for flights to both Curitiba 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 Meals for one day
    Montevideo $13
    Curitiba $29

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
  • Montevideo private city tour with dinner included and tango show: $200

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: $32
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $70
  • Curitiba's History Food Tour: $76
  • Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner: $94

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montevideo $20
    Curitiba $20

Tours and Activities in Montevideo

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

  • Colonia del Sacramento - Regular Tour: $65
  • Montevideo, Half Day City Tour: $95
  • Punta del Este, City Tour from Montevideo: $140
  • Afternoon/Night Tour In Montevideo Personalized Boys Groups!!: $75
  • Best City Tour for Cruisers: $160
  • Best City Tour, convenience, security and value in a personalized tour: $160
  • Best Private & Personalized Tour of Montevideo: $185
  • Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.: $165
  • Best Private Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $225
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers: $100
  • Best Shared Tour of Montevideo for Cruise Passengers : $100
  • Castillo Viejo Winery Tour, Tasting of High-end Wine CataMayor: $50

Tours and Activities in Curitiba

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

  • Full Day Tour to Vila Velha and Buraco do Padre: $162
  • 2-Day Rafting and Rappelling Adventure in Tibagi: $196
  • 4-Hour Private Tour of Curitiba City: $72
  • Arte Bike Tour - Bike Tour with Kuritbike: $25
  • CRAFT BREWERS TOUR By Jens Tours: $74
  • Complete Tour to Ilha do Mel: $153
  • Curitiba City Tour: $58
  • A complete city tour: $109
  • A private city tour: $73
  • Full-day tour in Curitiba: $81
  • Gastronomic Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours: $82
  • Half Day Curitiba Sightseeing Tour: $31

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montevideo -
    Curitiba $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Montevideo

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

  • Guided tour of Castillo Viejo Winery and Wine tasting and Lunch: $30
  • Half Day Tour at Pizzorno Winery with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $120
  • Juanico Wine Tour Lunch: $132
  • The best wine tour: $140
  • Montevideo Wine Tour with Tasting and Lunch: $178
  • Exclusive Cruise Wine Tour curated for a small group: $180
  • Private Wine Tours by Wine Explorers Uruguay: $205
  • Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience: $210

Typical Alcohol Prices in Curitiba

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

  • Beer

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

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

Which is Bigger, Montevideo or Curitiba?

Curitiba has a larger population, and is about 35% larger than the population of Montevideo. When comparing the sizes of Montevideo 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.