Skip Navigation

budgeting central america

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean budgeting central america

1. Posted by mccloskm (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

hi everyone,

im putting together a trip to central america for the end of may. i would like to stay in CA for 6 weeks or so. im not interested in adhering to a schedule, and i understand that costs vary depending on country. my timeline is very flexible. What i want to ask at this point is what i can expect to budget for the six week period. it looks like hostels will be from $15 USD - $30 USD?

it also sounds like buses are the way to get around. What about daily cost of food? would an estimate of $50 USD be accurate?

im trying to get a rough concept of what i need to save (- airfare), and any advice, expertise, or direction would be outstanding


2. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

You're about right, except that for hostels, depending upon where you will be, you may want to budget $ 10 a day more. :)

3. Posted by mccloskm (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

what is the best way to carry currency around? cash, debit card, travelers checks?