Expenses in Central America

Here a summary of our expenses whilst touring through Central America, might come handy if you’re trying to figure out a budget.

Expenses are given in USD per DAY for BOTH OF US TOGETHER (so divide by 2 to get a per person figure)

The accommodation cost for average/day does ONLY  include the days spent in HOTELS (so, excluding free stays and camp spots that had to be paid for) so you can get an idea of hotel costs (double room)

abbreviations: P (stayed with a person), P camp (camped at someone’s), WS (warmshowered)

Mexico

Mexico

Other

  • Taxi: From the airport into Cancun, 45 USD
  • Parcel: We shipped 4 fatbike tires down to Bogota for 100 USD
  • Fuel: We filled up our fuel bottle (for our stove) for merely 1.5 USD

Belize

Belize

Other

  • Border fee: 38 USD (on departure/entering Guatemala)

Guatemala

Guatemala

Other

  • Fee on the way from R to Lanquin: 1.3 USD
  • Sunscreen: 13 USD
  • Semuch Champey: 13 USD
  • Sunglasses: 1 USD

El Salvador

ElSalvador

Other

  • Lancha to cross estruary: 5 USD
  • Boat from El Salvador to Nicaragua (including our two bikes): 70 USD
  • Customs charge entering Nicaragua: 24 USD

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Other

  • Gas refill: 0.8 USD
  • Boat one-way to Ometepe Island: around 5 USD
  • Sunglasses: 4 USD
  • Peanutbutter: The occasional jar is pricey anywhere in CA, usually included in the average, here taken out to show you its cost of 4 USD

Costa Rica

CostaRica

*what you can normally expect for a double room

Other

  • Border fee: 5 USD
  • Petrol: 1 USD
  • Spoon: 0.8 USD
  • Pizza (a rare expensive meal, therefore an exception): 15 USD
  • Ferry from peninsula to puntarenas: 3 USD
  • Little booklet: 2 USD

Panama

Panama

*what you can normally expect for a double room

Other

  • Bus: 2 USD (whilst Dan fixed some punctures I had to go back to the firestation we’d stayed at the night before to get our knife we’d left there)
  • Sunscreen: 10 USD
  • Pizza: 10 USD
  • Seasickness Medication: 5 USD
  • Boat from Panama to Colombia (on the Luka): 550 USD each

costgraphCA

Looking at our bank withdrawals, we spent 2350 USD over 3 months cycling (plus 1050 for the Panama-Colombia boat), equals 780 per month for both of us, or 390 per month per person.

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