South America - have I got enough money?

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1. Posted by Gems2005 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am arriving in South America next week and will be staying for 4 months travelling through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.

I will be doing an organised tour and all of my accommodation, transport and most food is already paid for.

I have £1800 spending money which is about the same as 2660 euros or 3300 USD. This is to pay for all extra excursions, entrance fees, drinks, souvenirs etc.

Is this going to be anywhere near enough money or should I start worrying now?

Any comments would be appreciated!

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

we've been calculating that for eight month on a similar trek we would need about €25 per day....

I think a lot of it depends on what you plan to do and see, we're planning on camping, staying in dorms etc to keep costs low, eat in non tourist areas, etc....

how long will you be planning on staying in each place, after all some of them are cheaper then the others ...

have a great time !!

edit : sorry just reread the question again, your budget should be fine !!! our one is to cover all our costs from sleeping to eating to sight seeing.....

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 12, 2006 2:53 AM by Rraven ]

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If that's your budget after everything is paid for then you are fine. In fact, you could get by on that if you have to pay for everything on that budget.
On my trip, we had 1500 pounds for two of us for two months. So if I was alone, I could have gone 4 months on 1500. That included all transport, food, accomidation etc

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

With accomodation, transportation and food paid for, that seems like a lot of money. That works out to about $US 27 a day. When I was there in 2003 (mostly in Chile, one of the most expensive of the South American countries), I was spending $US 40 a day for everything including accomodation, transportation and food.