Your personal spending in Nicaragua will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment and any activities outside of those included your FNEZ adventure.
For the entirety of your 20 Day Nicaragua Trip -- "The Secret of Central America", we recommend a budget of $800 - $1600. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"
The Hippie: Brings about $800-$1000 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: $1000-$1300 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: $1300 - $1600: 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 of how much things cost in Nicaragua.
1 Day Surf Board Rental $10
1 Day Paddle Board Rental $20
Yoga $8- $10
Beer or Highball at the Bar $1.5
Bottle of Rum from the Store (750ml) $10
Bottle of Rum at the bar (750ml) $15
Dinner at a Restaurant $7-$15
Booze Cruise Sailing Trip $50
Fishing Trip $20-$50
Guided Volcano hike $10-$15
Guided Kayak trip $30
Guided Volcano Boarding trip on Volcan Cerro Negro $30
Scuba Diving in Little Corn 2 tank dive $65
Open water Scuba Course (4 days) $305
Guided Snorkelling tour $30
Souvenir Hammock $10