What it Cost: Ecuador
Dec 11 – Feb 8, 2015
<This is a breakdown of the money we spent exclusively in Ecuador. This Post will give you the broader look at how we planned, saved, etc. for the trip in general.>
Total Cost: $3,048.81
Nights in Country: 60
Exchange Rate: Ecuador used the US dollar
Total Per Day
Transportation* $87.40 $1.46
Housing* $770.00 $12.83
Food $1,128.60 $18.81
Entertainment $351.50 $5.86
* A couple of notes and lessons learned in Ecuador
Transportation – We are tracking inter-country transportation separately. In the case of Ecuador, we flew from Panama City to Guayaquil on Copa Air partially using credit card points and partially ($451.90) on the credit card.
Housing – Big savings here as we did some house-sitting for 3 weeks AND we had a room which literally collapsed around our ears, so didn’t end up paying full price for it. That helped keep the costs quite low overall!
Gear – After travelling for a few months, we learned a few things about our original gear and decided it was time for some upgrades! Luckily our hostess from the housesit agreed to let us ship her some stuff in Canada to bring back with her: a 2nd Kindle was a must and replacing a bit of our clothing which didn’t turn out to be as quick-dry as we expected (why would anyone make a bathing suit that isn’t quick-dry???). Great to get some new additions.
Postage – This was not just postcards. It also includes a payment ($30) to our housesit host who is sending some of our souveniers and slow-dry clothes home for us (via her family who can ship them safely from Canada to the US).
Gifts – With the internet, we could still order holiday gifts for the nieces and nephews!