Montevideo Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

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.

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Travel Costs to Montevideo

Population 1,400,000
Area 2,000,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Uruguayan peso
Airports Carrasco International Airport (MVD)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$55.78
1 USD = 38.4400 UYU
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Montevideo

Montevideo Hotel Seasons

Montevideo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.48 - 28.62
starstarstarstarstar25.18 - 42.33
starstarstarstarstar48.83 - 77.76
starstarstarstarstar31.53 - 85.43
starstarstarstarstar89.23 - 124.95

Montevideo Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.13 - 11.94

Montevideo Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Sightseeing bus tourThis hop-on, hop-off bus is a great introduction to the main sights.
24-hour ticket
48-hour ticket
12.17
18.73
Torres Garcia MuseumHouses the works of a prominent Uruguayan artist.
adults
residents
4.42
2.60
National History MuseumCovering 5 different buildings, this museum showcases the country's rich history.
all ages
0.00

Montevideo Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you can find cheap options at nearby corner restaurants.4.16 - 6.24
Budget lunchThe filling local sandwiches make for a good cheap lunch, and even excellent beef meals can be this cheap at the main market.5.46 - 7.80
Budget dinnerSitting 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.8.06 - 13.01
Beer (.5l bottle)At restaurants and corner bars you can get local lager at great deals. Imports will cost more, of course.2.86 - 3.90

Montevideo Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center41.62
Public bus from airport to city center1.46
3km taxi ride in Montevideo1.95 - 2.60
Public bus ride in Montevideo0.86
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When to visit Montevideo

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January83622.9
February82612.6
March78593.9
April71533.9
May64483.3
June59433.2
July58432.9
August59433.1
September63463.0
October68492.6
November74542.9
December79593.1

Montevideo Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:49am6:55pm
21 Jun7:52am5:41pm
21 Sep6:36am6:40pm
21 Dec6:28am8:58pm

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