A Travel Price Comparison for Colorado Pueblo vs. Boulder for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pueblo or Boulder?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Pueblo or Boulder, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Pueblo or Boulder?


Pueblo is a surprisingly large community in the state of Colorado that has a population of more than 100,000. Many travelers pass through this area if they're heading into the mountain area from the southeast. It's sits along Interstate Highway 25 and is only forty five miles from Colorado Springs. There's a regional airport in the area as well. In town there is a bus service run by the City Of Pueblo Transit. Rides cost $1.00, but it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle when visiting town.


Boulder is located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Colorado. As home to the University of Colorado at Boulder, it's a college town with a liberal vibe and progressive values. In recent years, Boulder's economy has received a boost from the tech industry, which has grown rapidly in the area.

Boulder is also a great city to visit. It's surrounded by a beautiful mountain setting and there are countless outdoor sporting activities that you can enjoy. One unique aspect of Boulder is its role as home to many serious athletes who come here to train in the area's top facilities and programs.

Boulder's climate is similar to most of Colorado. It's a dry city with plenty of sunshine. Winters can vary dramatically from mild to incredibly cold and snowfall averages 44 inches a season. Summers are warm and dry with temperatures climbing above 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the warmest months.

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Which place is cheaper, Boulder or Pueblo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Pueblo is $284, while the average daily cost in Boulder is $191. 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 Pueblo and Boulder in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pueblo $276
    Boulder $102
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pueblo $552
    Boulder $204
Compare Hotels in Pueblo and Boulder

Looking for a hotel in Pueblo or Boulder? 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 Pueblo

Hotels in Boulder

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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: Pueblo Hotel Prices and Boulder Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pueblo -
    Boulder $51

Is it cheaper to fly into Pueblo or Boulder?

Prices for flights to both Boulder and Pueblo 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
    Pueblo $7.64
    Boulder $54

Typical Food Prices in Boulder

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

  • 2 Coffees
  • Nice Dinner for Two

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pueblo -
    Boulder $33

Tours and Activities in Boulder

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

  • Smartphone Driving Tour between Boulder and Vail / Breckenridge: $7.99
  • Boulder, CO: Murder Mystery Detective Experience: $15
  • Murder Mystery Detective Experience Boulder, CO: $15
  • Boulder Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game: $25
  • Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour with Remote Guide: $25
  • Downtown Boulder Mural Walking Tour: $30
  • Boulder Puzzling Adventure: $35
  • Amazing Boulder Scavenger Hunt Adventure: $44
  • Astronomy Tour: $45
  • Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour: $49
  • "Boulder Peaks & Wilderness Tours: Mallory Cave Trail": $65
  • Boulder Flatirons Private Photo Adventure: $85

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pueblo -
    Boulder $27

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

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

Which is Bigger, Pueblo or Boulder?

Pueblo has a larger population, and is about 14% larger than the population of Boulder. When comparing the sizes of Pueblo and Boulder, 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.