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How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Paraguay

How Much Money do I Need to Travel in Paraguay? Paraguay is a South American country that can be explored very cheaply. The local currency is the Guarani. As of September 2011, the exchange rate was 3,960 PAraguayan Guarani to the US dollar. A budget traveler will do alright on $15 a day, an extreme [...]

How Much Money do I Need to Travel in Paraguay?

Paraguay is a South American country that can be explored very cheaply. The local currency is the Guarani. As of September 2011, the exchange rate was 3,960 PAraguayan Guarani to the US dollar. A budget traveler will do alright on $15 a day, an extreme budget traveler with camping gear can do even less. A single budget hotel room in Asuncion should cost around $12. Dorms are around $7. If you are looking to stay for a little while, a small unfurnished one bedroom apartment is around $200 a month in Asuncion.

Paraguay money sign

Buses are the most common form of public transport, and so are priced for affordability. Food is also cheap. Street food can be bought for $2-3 and a meal at an inexpensive restaurant is around $3-$5. You can buy a domestic beer for less than $1. In general, even the budget traveler can travel well in Paraguay.

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