Should you visit Pereira or Bogota?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Pereira and Bogota. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Situated in a small valley in the western Andes, Pereira is the capital city of Risaralda, Colombia. The city is surrounded by coffee producing agriculture and sits in the middle of a triangle of cities including Bogota, Medillin and Cali, each of which is about a three to five hour drive away.
The city itself is very much student oriented, as there are many universities around town and at least one quarter of the population is made up of students. There is also a very European vibe to the city and you will find the area beautiful with many parks and museums.
Pereira's economy is based on government, agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, trade, commerce, and tourism. Agricultural products include sugarcane, cacao, rubber, cereals, coffee, and livestock. Apparel is the main manufacturing product, along with aluminium goods, motorcycles and telecommunications technology.
Pereira is found in a warm moorland area with an average temperature of around 72 degrees. The temperatures remain relatively consistent throughout the year with highs in the high 70s Fahrenheit to low 80s Fahrenheit. Low temperatures are usually in the low 60s Fahrenheit. Rain is heaviest during the months of April and May as well as October and November.
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 Pereira?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Pereira is $52, while the average daily cost in Bogota is $42. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Pereira and Bogota in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $42 for a double occupancy room in Pereira.
The prices for places to stay in Bogota can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $21, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $42.
On average, meal and food prices in Pereira cost around $19 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $7.60.
Food in Bogota costs travelers about $11 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Pereira
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Pereira:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pereira
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Pereira.
Private Tropical Cooking Class in Pereira with Fruit Tasting:
Typical Food prices in Bogota
For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
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:
Bogotá Street Food Tour:
PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax:
Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour:
Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Colombian Meal with a Professional Chef in Bogota:
Local Market Tour and Private Gourmet Cooking Lesson with a Chef in Bogotá:
Private Street Food Tour In Bogota:
Tropical Abundance: Interactive Cooking Class in Bogota:
Private Gastronomy Tour Including Cooking Class:
The cost of a taxi ride in Pereira is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pereira.
To get around in Bogota, the average visitor spends $6.99 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Pereira
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Pereira are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pereira
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pereira:
Private Transfer Pereira to Salento (or vice versa):
Typical Local Transportation prices in Bogota
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bogota are as follows:
Taxi from Airport
2 Bus Passes
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota
Also for Bogota, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Andres Carne de Res Chia • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid:
Andres Carne de Res Restaurant Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour:
Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car:
Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by 2x4 Vehicle:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus:
Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan:
Bogota Airport Pick-up (transfer service):
Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van:
Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG by 2x4 Vehicle:
Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus:
Is it cheaper to fly into Pereira or Bogota?
Prices for flights to both Bogota and Pereira 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.
Entertainment and activities in Pereira typically cost an average of $15 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
In Bogota, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $11 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Pereira
Here are a few actual costs in Pereira for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
2-Day Biking and Hiking Tour in the Coffee Region from Pereira:
5-Day Biking Tour Including Coffee and Cultural from Pereira:
7-Day Biking Tour: Coffee, Cultural and Cocora Valley from Pereira:
Cocora Tour, Water Star:
Coffee Tour Santa Rosa de Cabal:
Full Day Tour of Cocora Valley, Salento, and Coffee Farm Tour (from Pereira):
Full Day Tour of Cocora Valley, Salento, and Filandia Coffee Town (from Pereira):
Pereira Full Day Bike Tour: Local Means of Transport Route:
Pereira Full Day Bike Tour: Nature and Coffee:
Romantic tour in Pereira:
The Best of Pereira Walking Tour:
[Online Experience] Enjoy the Awakening of Birds:
Typical Entertainment prices in Bogota
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:
Tours and Activities in Bogota
For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
The Walking Tour At Home:
Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Bogota Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Bogotá: La Macarena to Parque Nacional Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap:
Paranormal Candelaria: Find the terror and the stories. Tour Immersive 3D:
Divercity Bogotá Admission Ticket:
Shared Monserrate Tour:
La Macarena & Perseverancia walking tour-The Other History of Bogota Colonial:
Shared Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá:
Shared Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá:
Cycling tour in Simon Bolivar Park and Virgilio Barco Library:
Memories of political violence : Bogota alternative walking tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Pereira may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $11 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typically, people visiting Bogota spend on average $11 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:
Brewery and Craft Beer Tour in Bogotá:
Pub Crawl in Bogotá:
Pub Crawl Tour in La Candelaria:
Gay bar crawling in Bogotá!:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pereira and Bogota, we can see that Pereira 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 Pereira would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pereira than you might in Bogota.
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