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Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay

How much does it cost to travel to Montevideo?

You should plan to spend around $64 ($U2,439) per day on your vacation in Montevideo. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 ($U519) on meals
  • $7.38 ($U282) on local transportation
  • $80 ($U3,042) on hotels

A one week trip to Montevideo for two people costs, on average, $893 ($U34,145). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Montevideo cost?

A one week trip to Montevideo usually costs around $447 ($U17,072) for one person and $893 ($U34,145) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Montevideo on average costs around $893 ($U34,145) for one person and $1,787 ($U68,289) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Montevideo will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Montevideo on average costs around $1,914 ($U73,167) for one person and $3,828 ($U146,334) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Montevideo has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Montevideo expensive to visit?

Montevideo is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Uruguay, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Montevideo is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cochabamba or Punta Arenas.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Montevideo Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Montevideo?

The average Montevideo trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Montevideo travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $U3,042 ($80)
Local Transportation 1 $U282 ($7)
Food 2 $U519 ($14)
Entertainment 1 $U791 ($21)
Accommodation Budget in Montevideo
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Montevideo is $40 ($U1,521). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Montevideo is $80 ($U3,042). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Montevideo

Looking for a hotel in Montevideo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Montevideo based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $53. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Montevideo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Montevideo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.38 ($U282) per person, per day, on local transportation in Montevideo.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Montevideo
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Montevideo can vary, the average cost of food in Montevideo is $14 ($U519) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Montevideo should cost around $5.44 ($U208) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Montevideo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Montevideo
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Montevideo typically cost an average of $21 ($U791) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Water Budget in Montevideo
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  • On average, people spend $1.55 ($U59) on bottled water in Montevideo per day. The public water in Montevideo is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Sep 6, 2023
Montevideo on a Budget
Montevideo Montevideo, Uruguay
As the morning sun tinges the calm waters of the Rio de la Plata with a golden hue, the Rambla and its city awakens to life with new adventures for those near and far. From tanning on the luxurious beaches to peering into Uruguayan history at local museums, one can be far from bored while staying in Montevideo. Combining the quaintness of the countryside with the excitement of urban life, this city holds a unique trait that cannot easily be replicated.
If you are looking for a place to play sports, tan, or swim, look no further than Playa Pocitos, or Pocitos Beach. Cast along the Rambla, an avenue that goes along the coastline of Uruguay, it is occupied by mostly the youth culture of Uruguay. Pocitos Beach is always bustling with life as soccer, volleyball, and other nautical events consistently take place. With the Rambla so conveniently tucked beside it, it is easy for tourists and inhabitants alike to sleep lazily in the sun in the morning and then later go for a jog or walk along the avenue in the afternoon or evening.

Nevertheless, if you thirst for live entertainment, the Teatro Solis, and Solis Theatre, will formidably quench you. Varying between plays, musicals, and philharmonic orchestras, Solis Theatre is the most renowned theatre of the arts throughout Uruguay. A relic to Uruguayan theatre and music, the theatre was first opened in 1856 and premiered the first work of Uruguayan opera in history, Tomás Giribaldi's La Parisina, in 1878. Solis Theatre is conveniently located in Ciudad Vieja, next to the Plaza Independencia.

Ciudad Vieja, however, is a trip in itself. With many nightclubs and shops within the Plaza Independencia, Montevideo's oldest town has easily become the most up-to-date. Throughout the historic city of Ciudad Vieja lays sparkling cathedrals, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, and dazzling government buildings that truly capture the essence of the Uruguayan colonial era. Whether you are looking for fresh foods alongside the Mercado del Puerto to exploring museums of Uruguayan history at the Museo Torres García, there is something for everyone in Ciudad Vieja.

For those who want to experience a more peaceful setting in Montevideo, the city holds a multitude of parks where one can sit, walk, and socialize with locals. Both a barrio, or neighborhood district, and park, Parque Prado, or Prado Park, are important venues to its inhabitants. Along the residential streets of the neighborhood, it provides peaceful, suburban scenery with trees lined along it. The park itself has been noted to be quite gorgeous, with a rose garden, fountains, and monuments scattered throughout. The Miguelete Creek flows through the park and into the Rio de la Plata. Other significant parks include Parque Rodo, La Plaza Fabini o Plaza del Entrevero, and Parque Lecocq.

Food and Dining
There are a wide variety of eateries located within Montevideo, making the fine dining experience far from a scarcity. The Uruguay Natural Parrilla Gourmet is one of the many restaurants that perfect the taste of South American cuisine. Mainly priding itself on traditional Uruguayan barbeque, the restaurant is known by many for having outstanding customer service as well as delicious meats and seasonings.

However, if you are looking for a wider range of food groups, Chef Gabriel Coquel can happily oblige. His restaurant Tandory was named the Traveler's Choice of TripAdvisor in 2015. Prepared with only the freshest ingredients, Tandory acquires all types of entrees that should surely satisfy one's taste buds. With over twelve years of success, Tandory still remains an excellent choice for those seeking a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Getting around in Montevideo is relatively painless. If you are looking for a cheap, convenient alternative, do not hesitate in calling up the local taxi companies. Scattered throughout the city, but especially around the airport, it is not too difficult to hail a cab and get where you need to go for $10 or less. If you are looking to take a bus, the terminal is located east of the historic center. A very modern terminal, the station provides all the amenities that you need, including an Internet cafe, ATMs, restaurants, tourist information kiosks, and left-luggage. Depending on your route, the total fare is no more than a dollar.

However, if you are looking to travel to other parts of South America and don't want to pay for outrageous airfare, take the ferry, both a pleasant and convenient alternative! These boats are stocked with all the comforts, such as cushioned seats, quality food services, and pleasant views of the ocean. The terminal is near the center of Montevideo and the fare is relatively reasonable. This is but another opportunity to explore the fantastic continent of South America!

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.