The average price of a 7-day trip to Rio de Janeiro is $1,812 for a solo traveler, $3,254 for a couple, and $6,101 for a family of 4. Rio de Janeiro hotels range from $13 to $257 per night with an average of $52, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $530 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) are between $1,162 and $1,830 per person for economy flights and $3,646 to $5,743 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $29 to $64 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Rio de Janeiro, BR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SDU and stay in a Rio de Janeiro hotel:

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • March 5th to March 18th
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Rio de Janeiro is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Rio de Janeiro Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $1,002-$2,833($143-$405 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $64 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $619 to $1,629 for economy

Lodging: $30 to $61 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $103 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $2,910-$5,312($416-$759 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $128 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,238 to $3,258 for economy

Lodging: $30 to $61 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $103 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $3,648-$9,520($521-$1,360 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $256 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,476 to $6,516 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $122 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $144 to $202 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Rio de Janeiro

How cheap can you make a vacation to Rio de Janeiro? The cheapest trip to Rio de Janeiro is about $113 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $11.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $790-$2,085($113-$298 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $15 to $30 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $619 to $1,629 for economy

Lodging: $11 to $13 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $1,514-$3,924($216-$561 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $60 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,238 to $3,258 for economy

Lodging: $11 to $13 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $3,028-$7,752($433-$1,107 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $120 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,476 to $6,516 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $26 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $66 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Rio de Janeiro cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Rio de Janeiro Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Rio de Janeiro.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $2,070-$11,066($296-$1,581 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $122 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,238 to $4,170 for first class

Lodging: $78 to $257 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,007 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $3,672-$16,090($525-$2,299 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $244 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,476 to $8,340 for first class

Lodging: $78 to $257 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,007 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Rio de Janeiro for a week is $7,344-$29,762($1,049-$4,252 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $488 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,952 to $16,680 for first class

Lodging: $156 to $514 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $742 to $1,611 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Rio de Janeiro Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Rio de Janeiro is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Rio de Janeiro due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Rio de Janeiro Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Rio de Janeiro hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Flight Costs to Rio de Janeiro

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,830 average in early to mid July to a low of $1,162 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $1,394. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Rio de Janeiro our data includes 127 originating airports, and 54 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Rio de Janeiro from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $7,313 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Eurico de Aguiar Salles (VIX) in Vitoria (Brazil) at an average of just $76.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Rio de Janeiro, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $667, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Rio de Janeiro can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $15 per person. Private tours can cost $443 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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