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How Much Money to Travel in Guyana

Guyana’s reputation as an expensive has kept budget travelers out for a long time. The cost of living here is relatively high due in part to the fact that most items are imported and the lack of transportation infrastructure.

How much is accommodation in Guyana?

The cheapest budget hotels tend to charge at least $25/night for a single. Many places will charge around $20/night for you to even hang up your hammock there. If you are looking to stay longer, rent per month in a typical family accomodation is around $500/month.

How much does food cost?

A meal in an inexpensive restaurant will cost you around $15. Of course, buying your own food in the grocery store is cheaper, but it is still more expensive than other countries in South America, with a liter of milk costing around $1.50 and a dozen eggs costing around $1.30.

What is the price of transportation?

Minibuses are the cheapest way to travel short distances, but not the safest or most secure, it is usualluy $1-$5 depending on the length of the ride. The main bus company, Intraserv, is the public transportation option for budget travelers covering long distances. The cost from Georgetown to Lethem is $50 for a one-way ticket for a journey that takes 12-16 hours.

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After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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