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How much does it cost to explore Guatemala?

Paul Ryken Last Updated: Tuesday 5 May 2020 Afford your trip, Guatemala Leave a Comment

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Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit Guatemala? Below is our financial spend for our journey around Guatemala in August 2017. Check out what we did during the 28 days we explored Guatemala.

When reading our travel costs for Guatemala, please keep the following in mind:

  • The costs are based upon a couple travelling together.
  • We did not travel as part of an organised tour group but as independent travelers.
  • Not considered is the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.
  • We are digital nomads so base ourselves in accommodation that has good Wi-Fi.
  • Included in the overall daily costs (for the period of time we are in the country) are:

Where We Travelled

Map of Guatemala and the destinations that we explored
Map of Guatemala and the destinations that we explored

Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoriesUSD per person per day
Communications$0.341%
Groceries$1.955%
Dining$10.3026%
Leisure$5.0813%
Accommodation$14.7137%
Miscellaneous$2.496%
Finance$0.431%
Health$1.243%
Travel$3.098%
Government Costs$00%
Total USD per person per day$39.62

Guatemala has (so far) been the cheapest country for us to explore as part of our journey in 2017. Our leisure activities included Sandra’s week of Spanish lessons in Antigua (USD99), our hike up Pacaya Volcano, entry fees into the various National Parks and Mayan sites as well as the transport to and from them.

Other Cost Summaries and Budgets

Travel budget websites calculated the costs as shown in below widget and 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
Lonely Planet$54.51Budget (up to)
Travel Your Memories$48.00Rounded amounts for 21-night visit
Brittany’s Adventures$115.06Breakdown of actual
Expert Vagabond$26Breakdown of actual
Snarky Nomad$29.60Breakdown of actual
Bunch of backpackers$46.00Breakdown of atual

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

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