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How much does it cost to explore Canada?

Paul Ryken Last Updated: Thursday 30 April 2020 Afford your trip, Canada Leave a Comment

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Below is our financial spend for our journey around Canada in November 2016. Check out what we did during the 17 days exploring Canada.

Assumptions

  • The costs are based upon a couple travelling together.
  • We did not travel as part of an organised tour but as individual travelers.
  • Not considered is the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.

Where We Travelled

Map of Canada and the cities we explored
Map of Canada and the cities we explored

Transport

Our Greyhound bus into Canada was USD125 for the two of us. We used air miles getting out of Canada, and only paid taxes.

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Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoriesUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$9.0813%
Dining$22.5131%
Leisure$7.9911%
Accommodation$18.4826%
Miscellaneous$1.011%
Finance$0.240%
Health$00%
Travel$12.990%
Government Costs$00%
Total USD per person per day$72.30

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Other Cost Summaries and Budgets

Travel budget websites calculated the costs as shown in the below table. We are unsure whether their data includes entry/exit cost. However, it is good to compare our actual versus their data.

NameDaily Amount Per Person - USDComments
Budget Your Trip$45Travel Style: Budget (cheap)
Lonely Planet$100Budget (up to)

Other web sites such as Numbeo and Price Of Travel do not show consolidated daily averages but break it down by the various items (eg bread, milk, etc).

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Have you explored Canada? What was your budget?

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How much does it cost to explore Canada?
How much does it cost to explore Canada?
How much does it cost to explore Canada?

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