A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Recife vs. Salta for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Recife or Salta?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Recife and Salta 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.

Recife

One of the largest cities on Brazil's northeast coast, Recife is also the capital of the state of Pernambuco. The city gets its name from the Portuguese word for "reef," as it was built around a landscape of natural reef beaches. Many people visit to enjoy these beaches, experience the culture, and explore the history of this important Brazilian city.

Salta

Located in the heart of the famous Northwest region of Argentina, at 1200m of elevation and at the foot of the Cerro San Bernardo, Salta is the largest city of the region and perhaps the most beautiful colonial city of Argentina. Founded in 1582 by the Spanish, Salta was an important stop for merchants who followed the usual trade road through Bolivia and Peru. Argentines call this city nestled in the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by mountains, of just over half a million inhabitants, Salta La Linda (Salta the Beautiful) and it's easy to see why. Young and traditional at the same time, Salta and its renowned museums, plaza side cafes and live musica folklorica of its bustling penas, is a sophisticated and lively city day and night.

Which city is cheaper, Salta or Recife?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Recife is $127, while the average daily cost in Salta 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Recife and Salta in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Recife $68
    Salta $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Recife $136
    Salta $38

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Recife $6.50
    Salta $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Recife

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Recife:

  • Transfer Recife Airport x Porto de Galinhas: $28
  • Transfer to Boa Viagem/ Piedade: $34
  • Airport to Porto de Galinhas Transfer: $40
  • Recife Airport: 1-Way and Round-Trip Shared Transfers: $14
  • Private transfer: Recife to Recife International Airport (REC): $22
  • Private transfer: Recife International Airport (REC) to Recife: $25
  • Private transfer from Recife Airport to and from Maragogi: $121
  • Private Transfer from Recife City to Recife (REC) Airport: $52
  • Private Transfer from Recife (REC) Airport to Vitória de Santo Antão: $154
  • Private Transfer from Recife (REC) Airport to Triunfo: $708
  • Private Transfer from Recife (REC) Airport to Tamandaré: $182
  • Private Transfer from Recife (REC) Airport to São Miguel dos Milagres: $322

Typical Local Transportation prices in Salta

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.04

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Salta

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

  • One-Way or Round Trip Airport Transfer: $5.50
  • Shared 1-Way or Round Trip SLA Airport Transfer: $6.85
  • Salta Airport Shuttle Transfer: $9.97
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport to Salta: $19
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Salta Hotels to Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport: $27
  • Private Airport Transfer: Martin Miguel de Guemes Int. Airport (SLA) to Salta: $30
  • Private Airport Transfer: Salta to Martin Miguel de Guemes Int. Airport (SLA): $30
  • Salta Airport Private Transfer: $50
  • Salta City Tour & Round Trip Transfers airport - hotel: $62
  • Humahuaca, 7-color Hill & round trip transfers airport - hotel in Salta: $127

Is it cheaper to fly into Recife or Salta?

Prices for flights to both Salta and Recife 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
    Recife $54
    Salta $18

Typical Food prices in Salta

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


  • Emplanadas
    $0.04
  • Ice Cream
    $0.05
  • Lunch
    $4.62
  • Coffee
    $0.96

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Recife $8.63
    Salta $19

Tours and Activities in Recife

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Recife are as follows:

  • 5-Day Pernambuco Tour from Recife: $385
  • Carneiros Beach Day Tour: $40
  • City Tour Olinda And Recife Antigo: $26
  • City Tour of Olinda Including Instituto Ricardo Brennand: $77
  • City Tour of Recife Including the Park of Sculptures: $64
  • Cultutal Tour in Recife with Ricardo Brennand Institute: $26
  • Day Trip to Igarassu and Itamaracá Island Tour from Recife: $29
  • From Recife Old Town and Olinda City Tour: $17
  • Gastronomic and Boat Evening Tour in Recife: $100
  • Half-Day Tour: Oficina Francisco Brennand and Ricardo Brennand Institute plus Park of Sculptures in Recife: $71
  • Igarassu And Itamaraca Island Tour: $38
  • Maragogi Beach Tour from Recife: $43

Typical Entertainment prices in Salta

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


  • Gondola Ride
    $0.12
  • Pool
    $0.40
  • Wine and Cheese night
    $29

Tours and Activities in Salta

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

  • Salta City Half Day Tour: $14
  • citytour salta y alrededores: $17
  • 4-Hour Guided Highlights City Tour: $19
  • Salta City Sightseeing Tour: $21
  • Salta City Tour: $21
  • From Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi: $22
  • Full-Day Tour Cafayate Calchaqui Valleys with Wine: $27
  • One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta: $28
  • Half Day Salta City Tour: $33
  • Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta: $33
  • Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta: $35
  • Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca from Salta: $37

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Recife -
    Salta $7.52

Typical Alcohol prices in Salta

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Salta are as follows:


  • Beer
    $0.08
  • Alcohol
    $2.39

Sample the Local Flavors in Salta

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Salta:

  • Full-day Cafayate, Lerma Valley, and Wine Tasting from Salta: $24
  • Luxury Colome wine tour: $806


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

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