Colombia is a very cheap place to travel, which is just one of many reasons that makes it so much fun! Your personal spending on the trip will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment, and any activities outside of those included in your FnEZ adventure.
For the entirety of our 20 Day Colombia Trip -- we would recommend a budget of $1100 - $1900. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"
The Hippie brings about $1100-$1300 for the 20 days. They eat local food, bargain well at the market, find good prices on drinks and picks, and choose their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue travelling after their FnEZ trip is complete.
The Backpacker saves up about $1300-$1600 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 $1600 - $1900+: 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 budget, here are some examples to give you an idea what you will be spending in Colombia. All prices in USD.
Food and Drink:
Typical Breakfast/Lunch: $4-$10
Typical Dinner: $8 - $15
Bottle of Beer: $1.50 - $3
Bottle of Wine (750ml): $7 - $12
Iced Coffee: $1
Bottle of Water (1.5L): $1
Cocktail at a Bar: $3 - $7
Entertainment and Activities aside from already included:
Surfing - $3 - $5/ hour
Whitewater rafting $15
Paragliding in Medellin: $75
Mountain biking $40
Discovery dive ( non cert ) - $69
2 tank dive $55