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How much does it cost to explore Dominica?

Paul Ryken Last Updated: Monday 30 March 2020 Afford your trip, Dominica Leave a Comment

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Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Nature Isle of the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend on our journey around Dominica in June 2017. Check out our article on what we did during the three weeks we explored Dominica.

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 Dominica and the destinations we explored
Map of Dominica and the destinations we explored

Leisure activities

Our leisure activities included national park entry fees, guide fees and car hire for one day. The government costs were the costs to obtain a Dominican Driver’s Licence and the Airport Departure Tax. Our accommodation costs were higher than anticipated due to an upgrade required in Soufriere: We had booked a tent, which turned out to be unsuitable upon arrival and ended up staying in a massively overpriced cabin, but due to limited supply in the area we had no other option.

Government Costs

The government costs were the costs to obtain a Dominican Driver’s Licence and the Airport Departure Tax.

Accommodation

Our accommodation costs were higher than anticipated due to an upgrade required in Soufriere: We had booked a tent, which turned out to be unsuitable upon arrival and ended up staying in a massively overpriced cabin, but due to limited supply in the area we had no other option.

Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoriesUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$8.0016%
Dining$3.297%
Leisure$6.6013%
Accommodation$28.5957%
Miscellaneous$0.601%
Finance$0.190%
Health$00%
Travel$1.773%
Government Costs$1.613%
Total USD per person per day$50.65

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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.

NameWebsiteDaily Amount Per Person - USDComments
Budget Your Tripwww.budgetyourtrip.com$72Travel Style: Budget (cheap)
Lonely Planetwww.LonelyPlanet.com$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 been to Dominica? What did you budget? And what did it cost?

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

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