Should you visit Salvador or Pereira?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Salvador or Pereira, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Salvador de Bahia was the first capital of Brazil, founded by the Portuguese in 1549. Also known as "Brazil's capital of happiness," Salvador is famous for its plentiful and spirited street festivals. The third most populous city in Brazil, Salvador is also well-known for its Afro-Brazilian culture and Portuguese colonial architecture.
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.
Which city is cheaper, Pereira or Salvador?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Salvador is $36, while the average daily cost in Pereira is $51. 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 Salvador and Pereira in more detail.
A hotel room in Salvador is about $40 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $42 for a double occupancy room in Pereira.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $4.95 per day to get around in Salvador.
The cost of a taxi ride in Pereira is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pereira.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Salvador
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Salvador:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Salvador
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Salvador:
Grand Palladium Imbassai Private Transfer 4 to 12 Pax:
Iberostar Praia do Forte or Bahia Private Transfer 4 to 12 Pax:
Ivan Bahia, Private Transfer Lençois (Chapada Diamantina) to / from Salvador BA:
Morro de São Paulo Shared Transfer From/To Salvador:
Praia do Forte Private Transfer From Salvador:
Praia do Forte Shared Transfer From Salvador:
Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Salvador de Bahia Airport to Salvador City:
Private Airport Transfer: Salvador Int. Airport (SSA) to Salvador de Bahia:
Private Airport Transfer: from Salvador de Bahia to Salvador Int. Airport (SSA):
Private Arrival Transfer from Salvador de Bahia Airport to Salvador City:
Private Departure Transfer from Salvador City to Salvador de Bahia Airport:
Private One Way Airport Transfer - Morro de São Paulo:
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):
Is it cheaper to fly into Salvador or Pereira?
Prices for flights to both Pereira and Salvador 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.
In Salvador travelers spend around $11 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
On average, meal and food prices in Pereira cost around $18 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 $7.20.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Salvador
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Salvador:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Salvador
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Salvador.
Pelourinho By Night - Dinner & Show:
Pelourinho By Night With Folkloric Show and Dinner:
Private Tour to Cultural Show and Dinner in Salvador:
Baiana Cooking Class with Market Visit & Lunch:
Private Cooking Experience in Salvador:
Bahia By Night: Dinner and Folkloric show:
Bahia By Night Dinner and Dance Show Ticket:
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:
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $4.67 per person, per day in Salvador. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Entertainment and activities in Pereira typically cost an average of $14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Tours and Activities in Salvador
Here are a few actual costs in Salvador for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Guided Tour Including Entrance Ticket:
Discover the Ancient Deities of Brazil's Candomblé (Online Experience):
Salvador Panoramic City Tour:
Salvador Historical City Center Tour:
Panoramic Salvador Half Day City Tour:
Historical Salvador City Tour:
Shared Salvador City Tour:
Half Day Historical City Tour (Private):
Historic City Tour in Salvador:
Panoramic Sightseeing City Tour:
Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador:
Half Day Panoramic City Tour in Salvador, Brazil:
Tours and Activities in Pereira
Here are a few actual costs in Pereira for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
[Online Experience] Enjoy the Awakening of Birds:
[Online Experience] Explore the Coffee Process_From Tree to Cup:
Coffee Tour Santa Rosa de Cabal:
Pereira Full Day Bike Tour: Nature and Coffee:
Pereira Full Day Bike Tour: Local Means of Transport Route:
Full Day Tour of Cocora Valley, Salento, and Filandia Coffee Town (from Pereira):
Full Day Tour of Cocora Valley, Salento, and Coffee Farm Tour (from Pereira):
Cocora Tour, Water Star:
Salento: Private Hacienda Venecia Coffee Tour:
2-Day Biking and Hiking Tour in the Coffee Region from Pereira:
Romantic tour in Pereira:
The Best of Pereira Walking Tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Salvador may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $6.25 per day on alcoholic beverages.
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.
Typical Alcohol prices in Salvador
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Salvador:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Salvador and Pereira, we can see that Pereira is more expensive. And not only is Salvador much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Salvador would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Salvador 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 Salvador.
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