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8 months in South America

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1. Posted by Rano (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi! Im planning on going to Peru next January ( I know its a long time away, but I need to plan my finances now!)to volunteer in a childrens centre in the Sacred valley for 4 months. The project costs £2600, and incl. flights, transfers, accommodation ,spanish lessons and a few touristy things. So for these 4 months I should only need money for food and daily expenses. Any ideas roughly how much this would be?

I then hope to travel for about 4 months after the project, hopefully see some more of Peru, (incl. Inca trail), Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and maybe Chile.

My question really is, if Im planning on travelling cheaply as possible, roughly how much money will I need to get by for 4 months?

Any help would be so greatly appreciated, just so I can figure out if my plans are realistic or not!

Thanks! :)

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Brazil and Chile are more expensive than the other countries listed. When I was in Chile, I was spending around $US 40 a day. That was for food, shelter and various other daily expenses. I was always staying in private rooms with my own private bathroom, though, so you could probably get by for around $US 30 a day by going dorm style where available, but I wouldn't budget less than that for Chile.

Bolivia and Argentina are much less expensive. In Argentina, I was probably spending around $US 30 a day (again for private room / bath hotels). Food is dirt cheap in Argentina. You could easily eat fantastically for less than $US 10 a day.


3. Posted by Peruvian (Budding Member 39 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rano How are you??? well you account with me for you lodging in Lima, i need practice English :) well i and my family help you....i from Lima Perú, I like to know people and to do new friends above all of other cultures to learn more

than them, if you like can contact with me when visit Peru.


4. Posted by SpiritB (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Bring as much money as you can. You can budget, but that isnt as much fun as buying what you want, and eating wherever you want. I just spent a month in Peru, which is much cheaper than where you are traveling, and I had to budget 1,500. It was hard. I spent every penny.

5. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 302 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Is that $1500 or £1500??