A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Rome vs. Brasilia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rome or Brasilia?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Rome and Brasilia 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: Rome or Brasilia?


Rome is the capital and largest city in Italy. It is also a common entry point for most visitors flying into the country. Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for the last millenium, making it one of the most famous and popular destinations in not only Europe, but the world. The influence of the Roman Empire can be seen across continents.


The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Italy, The Best Budget Tours to Italy, The Best Eco Tours in Brazil, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Brazil.

Which place is cheaper, Brasilia or Rome?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rome is €170, while the average daily cost in Brasilia is €78. 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 Rome and Brasilia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rome 89
    Brasilia 33
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rome 178
    Brasilia 66
Compare Hotels in Rome and Brasilia

Looking for a hotel in Rome or Brasilia? 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 Rome

Hotels in Brasilia

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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: Rome Hotel Prices and Brasilia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rome 21
    Brasilia 21
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rome

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Rome:

  • Metro Ride (for Two)
  • Train to the Airport
  • Taxi to Airport
  • Bicycle Rental (Full Day)

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rome

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rome:

  • Rome Private Transfer To Civitavecchia Sea port: $96
  • Rome hotels to Venice Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $294
  • Transfer from Civitavecchia port to Fco Rome airport or Rome : $248
  • Transfer from and to Airport - from and to Port - from and to hotel: $163
  • All Italy: Private Premium Transfers in Rome: $76
  • Appian Catacombs Guided Tour with Transfere: $69
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport CIA to Rome City in Business Car: $95
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport FCO to Rome City in Luxury Van: $126
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport FCO to Rome in Business Car: $115
  • Arrival in Seamless Private Hotel Transfer: $81
  • Catacombs Guided Tour and Capuchin Crypt with Dedicated Transfer: $86
  • Catacombs Rome Tour with Private Transfer and Tickets: $175

Is it cheaper to fly into Rome or Brasilia?

Prices for flights to both Brasilia and Rome 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
    Rome 47
    Brasilia 30
Typical Food Prices in Rome

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Rome:

  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
  • 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Cafe e doce
  • Pizza (Fast Food)
  • Sitdown Lunch (for Two)
  • Cheese and bread
  • Espresso
  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rome

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Rome.

  • Award-Winning Roman Food Tours: $15
  • Eat Pasta in Rome, Testaccio - Self-Guided Walking Food Tour: $17
  • Tasty Trionfale Farmers Market Food Tour and Local Wines Tasting: $26
  • Hard Rock Cafe Rome with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • Rome City Center Largest Farmers Market and Street Food Tour : $32
  • Wine Tasting and Food Tour at Vatican and Trionfale Farmers: $32
  • Vatican Street Food Tour around the Biggest Fresh Market in Rome: $32
  • Food Tour of the Vatican with Farmers Market and Wine Tasting: $32
  • Guided Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings: $32
  • Dinner in Carbonara,Amatriciana,Cacio&Pepe e wine tasting : $35
  • Cooking Class with Wine - Become a Roman Master Chef: $36
  • Roman Dinner & History Tour: An Epic Journey Through Time: $37

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rome 36
    Brasilia 18
Typical Entertainment Prices in Rome

Here are a few typical costs in Rome for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Rome Museum Vaticano (for 2)
  • Coliseum Tickets (for Two)
  • Roma Pass
  • Hop on Hop Off Bus (All Day)
  • Segway Tour

Tours and Activities in Rome

Here are a few actual costs in Rome for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Bergamo Old Town: Discovery Walk & Reading Walking Tour: $3.19
  • Cambridge: Discovery Walk & Reading Walking Tour: $3.19
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Self-Guided Audio Tour: $3.27
  • From 1-Way Bus Ticket to Naples or Vice Versa: $4.22
  • Bergamo Old Town: City Exploration Game and Tour: $5.32
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Rome: $5.34
  • Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome: $5.45
  • Rome Walking Tour Including the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain: $5.45
  • Civitavecchia's Stories and Secrets: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.50
  • An insider's look at A Self-Guided Audio Tour : $5.61
  • What Emperor Hadrian Lost: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Ancient Rome: $5.99
  • PANTHEON Rome Audio Tour Experience: $5.99

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rome 18
    Brasilia 14
Typical Alcohol Prices in Rome

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

  • Bottle of Wine
  • Pint of Beer
  • Beer

Sample the Local Flavors in Rome

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

  • Casella's Follies a Night of Live Music and Burlesque: $17
  • Trionfale and Prati Food and Wine Tasting Tour: $31
  • Vatican Food and Wine Tasting Tour next to the Sistine Chapel: $32
  • Trionfale Farmers Market and Vatican Quarter Food and Wine Tour: $32
  • Cabaret & Burlesque Show: $32
  • Bar Crawl with Local Guide & Drinks: $52
  • Roman Night Life and Burlesque Show Tour: $54
  • Guided Wine Tasting Experience in a Roman Vineyard: $54
  • Local Wine Tasting: $60
  • Small-Group Exclusive Winery and Wine Tasting Tour in Frascati: $60
  • Pasta Making Class & Wine Tasting in a Trasteve Villa: $67
  • E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting: $68

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rome and Brasilia, we can see that Rome is more expensive. And not only is Brasilia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Rome is in Europe and Brasilia is in South America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Brasilia would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Brasilia 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 Rome would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rome than you might in Brasilia.

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

Which is Bigger, Rome or Brasilia?

Rome has a larger population, and is about 16% larger than the population of Brasilia. When comparing the sizes of Rome and Brasilia, 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.