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Cost of Living - 20 Days 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 your FNEZ adventure.

For the entirety of your 20 Day Costa Rica and Panama Trip  we recommend a budget of $1300 - $2200. Any travel budget will flutuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"

The Hippie: Brings about $1200-$1500 for the 10 days. Eats local food, bargains well at the market, finds good prices on drinks and picks, and chooses their optional activities wisely! This traveler is often likely to continue travelling after their FNEZ trip is complete.

The Backpacker: $1500-$1750 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. Takes in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. Likes to party, but always looking for a good deal.

The Rock Star: $1750 - $2200: Not too worried about their budget, 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.

Breakfast - $4-$9
Lunch - $5-$12
Dinner - $8-$20
Beer at the store- $1-$2
Beer in bar- $2-$4
Rum and Coke in a bar $2-$6
Bottle of rum from the Bar (750ml)- $8-$20
1 Day Surf Board Rental- $10-$15
1 day Peddle Bike Rental- $10
Jaguar Rescue Center- $15
Sailing Day trip- $50
Booze Cruise Boat Trip- $50
Coral Surfing- $20-$30
Red Frog Beach Day Trip- $12