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Cost of Living - 40 Day Central America

Travel Budget

Your personal spending in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment and any activities outside of those included in your FnEZ adventure.

For the entirety of your 40 Day Central American Adventure -- "Surf, Sun and Seistas", we recommend a budget of $1800 - $2800. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"

The Hippie brings about $1800-$2000 for the 40 days. They eat local food, bargain well at the market, find good prices on drinks, and picks and chooses their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue traveling after their FnEZ trip is complete.

The Backpacker saves up about $2000-$2400 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. They take in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. The backpacker likes to party, but is always looking for a good deal.

The Rock Star throws down $2400 - $3000+: They are not too worried about their budget and they'll do almost everything, including lavish amounts of shopping and partying often. There won't be too much holding them back from activities, as this is their trip and don't want to let anything pass them by.

 

To help you work out your own budget, here are some examples of prices in Latin America. All prices listed in USD

Food and drinks:
Beer or Highball at the Bar $1.5
Bottle of Rum from the Store (750ml) $10-20
Bottle of Rum at the bar (750ml) $15
Dinner at a Restaurant $7-$20
Breakfast - $6-$10
Lunch - $7-$15
Dinner - $10-$30
Beer at the Store - $2.5
Beer in Bar- $2-6
Rum and Coke in a Bar $4-8
Bottle at Store - $8 - $25

Activities:
Booze Cruise Sailing Trip $70
Fishing Trip $20-$30
Volcano hike - $10
Horseback - $30
Volcano boarding - $35
Diving - $45 tank $75 discover dive
1 Day Surf Board Rental $10-15
Yoga $8- $10
Guided Kayak trip $30 (seasonal )
Open water Scuba Course (3 days) $315
Souvenir Hammock $10
Horseback Riding- $40-$50
1 Day Surf Board Rental- $15
Yoga- $10- $12
Zip Lining- $45
Bungee - $75
Night hike - $10
Chocolate / coffee tour - $25
Waterfall rappel - $80
Stand up Paddleboard - $40
1 Day Surf Board Rental- $10-$20
1 day Peddle Bike Rental- $5
Jaguar Rescue Center- $20
Booze Cruise Boat Trip- $65
Coral Surfing- $20
Zip Lining- $45
Bungee - $75
Night hike - $10
Chocolate / coffee tour - $25
Waterfall rappel - $80