BACKPACKER INDEX: US$31.27
Montevideo hotel prices
Montevideo hotels have their high season from early December through March, and are particularly busy during January and February when all the locals are on vacation. Better deals are available during the rest of the year, especially at the fancier places and between June and August.
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Montevideo doesn’t seem to get too much tourism all on its own, but it is a very popular (and quick) side trip from nearby Buenos Aires. The city may not be too special, but it’s the gateway to many wonderful ranch-stays in the region, and it’s worth a couple days at the very least.
Generally speaking everything in Montevideo is a bit cheaper than it is in Buenos Aires. Most of the main sights and attractions are either free or cheap, so one doesn’t have to spend a fortune once they have a place to sleep.
Hotels in Montevideo usually offer good value, with more expensive places usually having the premium locations. There are also plenty of hostels in the city that offer great value to the backpacking set.
Food and drinks are quite a bargain to most people, with amazing pieces of beef and good quality wine being as cheap or even cheaper than in Buenos Aires.
Montevideo attraction prices
|Sightseeing bus tour||This 2.5-hour bus tour takes you past all the main highlights of the city and area. Good value for those not long in town.||adults||28.75|
|Torres Garcia Museum||Houses the works of a prominent Uruguayan artist.||adults||3.05|
Montevideo Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||20.51 - 47.99|
|Public bus from airport to city center||1.35|
|3km taxi ride in Montevideo||2.62 - 4.36|
|Public bus ride in Montevideo||0.87|
Montevideo food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||If your hotel doesn't include breakfast you can find cheap options at nearby corner restaurants.||2.62 - 3.93|
|Budget lunch||The filling local sandwiches make for a good cheap lunch, and even excellent beef meals can be this cheap at the main market.||3.05 - 5.24|
|Budget dinner||Sitting down at a proper restaurant will make for a wide variety of prices, but avoid touristy places and you'll get great value, especially on the local beef.||4.36 - 6.98|
|Beer (.5l bottle)||At restaurants and corner bars you can get local lager at great deals. Imports will cost more, of course.||1.75 - 2.62|
|McDonalds Big Mac||You can find far better beef sandwiches for half this price at local lunch counters.||4.58|
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|Airports||Carrasco International Airport (MVD)|
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Montevideo, just like nearby Buenos Aires, has a fairly mild and pleasant climate all year round. Summers, from December through March, are usually warm and fairly humid, but without abundant rainfall. The rest of the year is cooler and less humid, but it almost never freezes or problematically cold.
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