What it Cost: Bolivia
Mar 3 – 9, 2015
<This is a breakdown of the money we spent exclusively in Bolivia. This Post will give you the broader look at how we planned, saved, etc. for the trip in general.>
Total Cost: $1355.94
Nights in Country: 7
Exchange Rate: 6.7 Bolivianos = $1 (all amounts are in USD)
Total Per Day
Transportation* $524.85 $65.61
Housing* $158.57 $19.82
Food $119.18 $14.90
Entertainment* $524.52 $65.56
* A couple of notes and lessons learned in Bolivia
Transportation – We are tracking inter-country transportation separately. In the case of Bolivia, we took a bus around Lake Titicaca from Puno, Peru to Copacabana for $13.33. The costs above also include $120 in entry fees for Americans as well as an unexpected flight ($341.49) due to a bus driver’s strike!
Housing – Things are a bit skewed here as we were on the Salt Flats tour for 3 nights of the 7.
Entertainment – The VAST majority of this was the Salt Flats tour ($458) and it was worth every penny!
Gear – Everyone told us we’d need more cold weather gear for the Salt Flats tour (and they were right!), so we bought some wool hats/scarves/gloves.
Bolivia ended up being our MOST expensive country per day in South America, where usually it is everyone’s least! This is mainly due to the unexpected flight and rushing through in only 7 nights as we knew we needed to get to Patagonia before the winter snows. If we’d spent more time exploring the small towns like we usually do, it would have been much less.