A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Sao Paulo vs. Bogota for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sao Paulo or Bogota?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Sao Paulo or Bogota, 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: Sao Paulo or Bogota?

Sao Paulo

With a population of around 11 million, and 20 million in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It's also one of the wealthiest cities in the southern hemisphere, although you don't have to look far to see the income disparities and inequalities that exist. The city is diverse and culturally rich, with excellent food, music, and entertainment.

Bogota

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 Sao Paulo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sao Paulo is $40, while the average daily cost in Bogota is $33. 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 Sao Paulo and Bogota in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sao Paulo $23
    Bogota $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sao Paulo $46
    Bogota $34
Compare Hotels in Sao Paulo and Bogota

Looking for a hotel in Sao Paulo or Bogota? 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 Sao Paulo


Hotels in Bogota


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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: Sao Paulo Hotel Prices and Bogota Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sao Paulo $4.47
    Bogota $5.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sao Paulo

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

  • Transfer: Guarulhos International Airport to Sâo Paulo Hotels: $55
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Sao Paulo City to Airport: $25
  • São Paulo x Paraty x São Paulo - Package Transfer IN + OUT: $98
  • São Paulo Hotel Private Minibus Transfer to Guarulhos Airport: $87
  • Private transfer: Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) to Sao Paulo: $86
  • Private Transfer: São Paulo to Congonhas-São Paulo Airport (CGH): $65
  • Private Transfer: Congonhas-São Paulo Airport (CGH) to São Paulo: $65
  • Private Transfer from Vila Olímpia to Sao Paulo (GRU) Airport: $75
  • Private Transfer from Vila Mariana to Sao Paulo (GRU) Airport: $66
  • Private Transfer from Vila Leopoldina to Sao Paulo (GRU) Airport: $81
  • Private Transfer from Vila Andrade to Sao Paulo (GRU) Airport: $85
  • Private Transfer from São Paulo airport to Hotels + quick City tour: $76

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bogota

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


  • Taxi from Airport
    $5.95
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.31
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.70

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $123
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus: $123
  • Salt Cathedral Zipaquira • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid: $120
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Luxury Van: $114
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $114
  • Private Bogota Layover Tour with transfer in & out - 4 hours: $106
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Business Car: $103
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $103
  • Andres Carne de Res Restaurant Round-Trip Transfer Private Tour: $99
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minivan: $87
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minivan: $87
  • Private Bogotá City Tour + In&Out Transfer + (9 hours): $85

Is it cheaper to fly into Sao Paulo or Bogota?

Prices for flights to both Bogota and Sao Paulo 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
    Sao Paulo $11
    Bogota $8.53

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sao Paulo

For Sao Paulo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Sao Paulo - Pinheiros Gourmet Food Tour (4 hours tour + 3 dishes included): $45
  • Brazilian Cooking Class: $79
  • Cooking Class in São Paulo: $268
  • Private Food Tour in São Paulo: $278

Typical Food prices in Bogota

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


  • Breakfast
    $1.24
  • Hot Dog
    $0.72

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: $52
  • Bogotá Street Food Tour: $52
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $52
  • Flavors of Colombia: Chapinero Street Food Tour: $59
  • Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Colombian Meal with a Professional Chef in Bogota: $74
  • Local Market Tour and Private Gourmet Cooking Lesson with a Chef in Bogotá: $90
  • Private Street Food Tour In Bogota: $119
  • Tropical Abundance: Interactive Cooking Class in Bogota: $138
  • Private Gastronomy Tour Including Cooking Class: $266

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sao Paulo $3.06
    Bogota $8.35

Tours and Activities in Sao Paulo

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

  • 2-Hour Boat and Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure in São Paulo, Brazil: $275
  • 3 Beaches Hiking Santo Amaro Island - Paradise Route Tour from São Paulo: $85
  • 4 Hour Customized "Private Tour" Drinking, Dining and Entertainment: $400
  • 4-Day Private Guided Tour From São Paulo To Rio de Janeiro – Coastal Trip: $990
  • 4-hour Private Tour - Hidden Gems and Top Sights of São Paulo: $105
  • 4-hour Sum-up Private Tour Of São Paulo Including Its Major Attractions: $87
  • 4WD One Day Tour visiting Water Fall and the Big Stone from Sao Paulo: $270
  • 5-hour Private Street Art Tour Of São Paulo – The Coolest Urban Art Scenes: $106
  • 5-hour Private Tour Of São Paulo With Its Main Sights – Optional Airport Pickup: $97
  • 5h City Tour (pick up & delivery within SaoPaulo city): $189
  • 7-hour Private Tour Overview Of São Paulo – Optional For GRU Airport Pickup: $134
  • 8-Day São Paulo Tour: From City to Beaches, Waterfalls & Caves: $2,490

Typical Entertainment prices in Bogota

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


  • Beer
    $1.03

Tours and Activities in Bogota

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

  • 2-Day Private Tour to the Tatacoa Desert from Bogotá: $273
  • 2-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva Town & Surroundings from Bogota: $508
  • 23 Day Ultimate Colombia Experience: $6,768
  • 3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars: $363
  • 3-Hour StopOver—Sightseeing Walking Tour: Historical Center + Flagship Museums: $48
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour and Musical Picnic in the Heart of Ibague: $23
  • 4-Day Jungle Tour to the Amazon from Bogota: $933
  • 4-Hour Private Transportation with an Experienced Driver in Bogota: $30
  • 4-hour Paragliding Adventure from Bogota: $152
  • 5 hour Bogotá City & Monserrate Hill Tour: $85
  • 5-hour Bogota Coffee Experience: from roaster to cup: $96
  • 5-hour Bogota Night City Tour: $81

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sao Paulo $2.67
    Bogota $8.66

Sample the Local Flavors in Sao Paulo

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

  • 4 Hours Pub Crawl in Vila Madalena: $69

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Brewery and Craft Beer Tour in Bogotá: $41
  • Pub Crawl in Bogotá: $45
  • Pub Crawl Tour in La Candelaria: $58
  • Gay bar crawling in Bogotá!: $120


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sao Paulo and Bogota, we can see that Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sao Paulo than you might in Bogota.


When is the best time to visit Sao Paulo or Bogota?

Sao Paulo has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bogota experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Sao Paulo or Bogota in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Sao Paulo and Bogota. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.


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In the summer, Sao Paulo is much warmer than Bogota. Typically, the summer temperatures in Sao Paulo in January are around 25°C (77°F), and Bogota is about 14°C (57°F)in July.

Sao Paulo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Sao Paulo usually receives more rain than Bogotain July. Sao Paulo gets 170 mm (6.7 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Sao Paulo 25°C (77°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Sao Paulo or Bogota in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Sao Paulo as well as Bogota. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.


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In April, Sao Paulo is generally much warmer than Bogotain October. Temperatures in Sao Paulo average around 22°C (72°F), and Bogota stays around 14°C (57°F).

It's quite rainy in Bogota. Sao Paulo usually gets less rain in April than Bogotain October. Sao Paulo gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Sao Paulo 22°C (72°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Sao Paulo or Bogota in the Winter?

Both Bogota and Sao Paulo are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year.


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Sao Paulo is a little warmer than Bogota in the winter. The temperature in Sao Paulo is usually 19°C (66°F) in July, and Bogota stays around 14°C (57°F)in January.

In July, Sao Paulo usually receives less rain than Bogotain January. Sao Paulo gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Sao Paulo 19°C (66°F) 
    Bogota 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Sao Paulo or Bogota in the Spring?

Both Bogota and Sao Paulo during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.


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In the spring, Sao Paulo is a little warmer than Bogota. Typically, the spring temperatures in Sao Paulo in October are around 21°C (70°F), and Bogota is about 15°C (59°F)in April.

Sao Paulo usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Bogotain April. Sao Paulo gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Bogota receives 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Sao Paulo 21°C (70°F) 
    Bogota 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Bogota and Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Bogota
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 25°C (77°F) 170 mm (6.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Feb 25°C (77°F) 170 mm (6.7 in) 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 24°C (75°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Apr 22°C (72°F) 50 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 23°C (73°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 24°C (75°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)


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