I’ve been keeping a log of our expenses for anyone interested. Traveling isn’t really as expensive as many think. Take a look at the numbers below for proof. The point that I like to make is that if you travel slower (we have moved every 2-4 days); the cost’s can be even cheaper!!
Exchange rate: Aprox 7 (bob) :1 (usd)
Total Days: 19
Breakdown: (Note: All costs have been converted to USD)
We nearly always choose private room with private bath when available. Usually with free breakfast and wi-fi.
Total $369 Daily Average $19.42
This is a combination of street food and multiple restaurants. Travel and in-room munchies went under Misc.
Total $133 Daily Average $ 7.00
When available and for longer distances we went with the higher priced ‘cama’ or ‘semi-cama’ (sleeper) busses.
Total $ 93.5 Daily Average $ 4.92
This includes costs for gifts, souvenirs, toiletries, cigarettes, snacks, water, etc
Total $166.5 Daily Average $ 8.76
This includes city tour in LaPaz, Salt Flat Tour, Private taxi from Sucre to Potosi and Carnival Seats in Oruro
Total $260 Daily Average $13.68
GRAND Total $1022
Daily Average $53.79