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Cost of Living - 10 Day Costa Rica and Panama

Travel Budget

Your personal spending in 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 10 Day Costa Rica and Panama Trip -- "Carribean Retreat", we reccomend a budget of $700 - $1200. Any travel budget will flutuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"

The Hippie brings about $600-$800 for the 10 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 $800-$1000 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 $1000 - $1200+: 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 to give you an idea what you will be spending in Costa Rica and Panama. All prices listed in USD

Food and Drinks:
Breakfast - $4-$9
Lunch - $5-$12
Dinner - $8-$20
Beer at the store- $2-$4
Beer in bar- $2-$4
Rum and Coke in a bar $2-$6
Bottle of rum from store (750ml)- $8-$20

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