Budget for traveling in South America by car
Latin America has an infinite number of places and cultures to discover. In general, it is an area where it is quite economical to travel, although everything will depend on how much you want to spend and the currency of your country of origin.
And if you plan to visit each of these places, but you want it to be cheap, the best thing to do is to look for cheap accommodations, without spending too much on hotels, meals or other extra activities that will increase the price of your trip.
If you decide to have a coffee in any of its restaurants or bars, it will be around 12 BOB (1.40 €), while a half liter of beer will cost you 14 BOB (1.70 €). As you can see, it is almost more expensive to drink than to eat, so don’t miss the opportunity to fill up on local food.
Having a coffee and half a liter of beer in this country will cost you the same, an average of $1,30 (1,10 €). Here we can’t recommend you anything, although we have a clear idea of what we would go for…
FoodEating in Bolivia is very cheap. For me, the best option is to eat in the market stalls or in the places where they put “family lunch”, where they will serve you starter + main course + soup + dessert for USD 3 or less. Depending on where you come from, maybe the first few days you will find that they are not the cleanest places, but there is no doubt that the food is very fresh since most of the people eat there and there is a large rotation. ExcursionsThe most important thing that can make your budget skyrocket in Bolivia are the tours you take, since there are some places you will surely want to visit and you cannot go alone, such as the Uyuni Salt Flat, for example, a classic 3 days / 2 nights tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat will cost you between USD 80 – 120, plus the entrance fee to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Reserve, which costs another USD 22. This can be reduced by bargaining (as I said before, it is essential in Bolivia), getting a price if you travel with someone else and not entering the Reserve, but to give you an idea, the excursions are what can add the most to your budget.Discover 16 things to do in Bolivia, the cheapest country in South America and be sure to read these tips to combat altitude sickness.2- Paraguay
The truth is that there is no definitive answer to the classic question of how much money is needed to travel the world. Each one of us has different habits and tastes, which will make each one of us spend on what suits us best.
Some people will want to spend a little more on certain amenities and others will prefer cheap options to save as much as they can. What you should take into account is that, if you want to travel in the long term, you have to spend as little as possible if you want your money to last longer.
First of all, it is important for you to know that some countries require you to get a visa, while others do not. Whatever the case, find out how much it costs. The Visa HQ website can guide you on prices and requirements.
In Central and West Africa, fufu is very popular, considering that it is a food originating in Ghana. In South Africa, the cuisine is so diverse that you will find influences from all over, especially from European and Asian countries.
Budget for motorcycle travel in South America
What budget do I need for backpacking in South America? Is transportation very expensive? Is it possible to camp? How do I travel so cheaply? These and many other questions are the most frequently asked when planning a trip for the first time.
There are as many answers as there are travelers. In this kind of guide I will try to share the keys that made Juan and me be able to travel for 18 months with U$D 7 per day between the two of us. The more gas-guzzling/scratchy/broken version of me (and not for that reason unhappy, much less dirty) is about to be revealed.
So if you’re thinking of taking a trip and don’t have a lot of money, put the water for tea (I don’t drink mate), bring your notebook, and stay put. Coming soon is a guide on how to put together a backpacking budget for traveling in South America.
Normally, and regardless of the type of trip, the budget is divided into three basic elements: transportation, food and lodging. The first part (except within the cities) is solved by hitchhiking. Even in countries like Bolivia, where buses are very cheap, we choose to extend the thumb: we do not do it only for economic reasons.