Nicaragua Budget

Total Amount Spent in Nicaragua: $1205.50

Number of Days Spent in Nicaragua: 23 (October 13–November 5, 2008)

Average Per Day Spending: $52.41

BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY

  • Transportation: $107
  • Accommodations: $437*
  • Food: $209
  • Activities: $422**
  • Shopping: $2
  • Internet Access: $6
  • Laundry: $12.50
  • Travel Formalities: $10***

*One week’s worth of meals is also included in this amount as it was part of our homestay fee.
**Our Spanish lessons, at $135 per person, account for nearly 2/3 of our activities spending.
***Nicaragua charges an entry fee of $5 per person.

SAMPLE PRICES

  • Double Room with Private Bath: $15-$20
  • Bus from Managua to Granada: $1
  • Express Bus from Managua to Esteli: $3
  • Full Day Volcano Trek with Lunch: $20
  • Guided Turtle Spotting Night Hike: $10
  • Dinner at Dave’s Shark Pit: $11.50 for the two of us (our most expensive meal was about $13)
  • Lunch at a Hamburger Stand in Leon: $2.50 for the two of us
  • Pineapple at the Market: $0.40
  • Admission to the Art Museum in Leon: $1.50 ($0.50 with student card)
  • Day-long Rental of Kayaks at Las Penitas: $20 for double kayak
  • Guided Hike in Miraflor: $12 (for up to 3 people)
  • Boat Tour of the Isletas: $9
  • Airport Taxi: $10-$15
  • Taxi Within Managua: $2-$3

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