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How much does it cost to explore Ecuador?

South America is considered to be one of the most affordable continents for travellers. Below is our financial spend for our journey around Ecuador from January to March 2017. Check out our various blog posts on what we did during the 76 days we visited this country:

Country: Ecuador including GalápagosUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$5.5910%
Dining$7.6714%
Leisure$9.8818%
Accommodation$17.4332%
Miscellaneous$1.833%
Finance$0.210%
Health$0.150%
Travel$10.7720%
Government Costs$1.583%
Total USD per person per day$55.11

Below are the Ecuador country costs less the regional costs for the Galápagos Islands. Not everyone who visits Ecuador includes the Galápagos Islands and some of those that do, go on a multiday cruise trips which have different costs.

Country: Ecuador without Galápagos IslandsUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$5.8314%
Dining$6.0914%
Leisure$8.7421%
Accommodation$15.9938%
Miscellaneous$1.945%
Finance$0.231%
Health$00%
Travel$3.358%
Government Costs$00%
Total USD per person per day$42.18

The statistics and associated table above were compiled using the MoneyWiz application we use to track our spending.

Not considered was the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.

Travel budget web sites calculated the costs as shown in 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 Triphttp://www.budgetyourtrip.com/ecuador$34.00Travel style: All
Eardexwww.eardex.com$41.17Daily budget - tourist

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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