Costs to Travel in Bolivia

The Cost of 10 Days in Bolivia

So far, the daily cost of traveling around Bolivia has remained under $50 US Dollars per day. I’ve been able to get by really comfortably without a lot of concern for my daily spending. I’ve even splurged a few nights and gotten a room to myself when the dorms lose their appeal. Here’s a breakdown of the costs of the first 10 days.

Accommodations
– Hostel dorms (6 nights): $53.57
– Single rooms (3 nights): $37.65
– Overnight bus (1 night): $16.22
Accommodation Total: $107.44

Food: $105.22
I eat out for every meal because most of the hostels I’ve stayed at don’t have communal kitchens.

Tours: $153.20
So far I have taken three tours and found them all to have been worth the money even the mine which I didn’t go into (that was the cheapest tour) but buying dynamite was an added bonus.

Transportation: $31.13
This includes busses and Taxis

Supplies: $17.82

Souvenirs: $21.28

10 day total: $436.09

Daily average: $43.61

Bolivia entry visa: $135

Total for Bolivia: $571.09

Up till now, the cost has been pretty low. Going to the jungle this weekend is going to be expensive so it’ll be good to see if it all evens out.

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Cost per Day

Bolivia is really amazingly cheap to visit. So far my average costs here have been under $50 US dollars per day and that includes days I have taken busses, expensive tours, and bought a SIM card for my phone.

Below is what an average day wandering around in La Paz costs in US dollars:

Hostel costs per night: $9.42 for a 4 girl dorm room

Breakfast, lunch, dinner: between $2-5 each

Costs of my first day in Bolivia:

Cab from airport: $10.13
Breakfast: $2.17
Bottled water: $0.87 (do not drink tap water!)
Lunch: $2.89
City tour: free through hostel
Tour guide tip: $2.89
Dinner: $3.62
Beer(1): $3.18
Hostel room: $9.42

Total: $35.17