Against our tradition, we will not wait until the end of the month to summarize expenses. As we are leaving South America behind, it is time to wrap up the finances and move on to the next chapter.
From Quito, Ecuador, we arrived in Bogotá, a city we explored in only two days. Next, we visited the famous coffee region of Colombia, experiencing how delicious coffee is made. We ended our stay with a visit to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, before flying back to Bogotá for one last night.
A detailed list of expenses per country is listed below. The amounts per person are based on our two-person journey. Flights are listed separately (and are not included in the countries’ budget) as we booked these in advance.
We visited eight countries in South America over the past three months. After accumulating the budgets of all the South American countries we visited, we stayed on budget: the difference is 330$. The total amount spent per day per person is 91$. A bit more expensive than the 45.40$ in Asia, but generally South America is more expensive, as we budgeted.
Below are the numbers for your reference - we are extremely happy with what we spent and what we saw, it is a good balance between price and quality we reckon. In total, we spent 76$ per person per day.
The next two weeks we will explore the Pacific Northwest with visits to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. On April 25, we will be back in Los Angeles boarding a flight to Sydney, Australia, before finally settling down in Melbourne.
We, Mark & Herta, are currently backpacking through Europe, and eventually planning to settle in London. Beyond that? The possibilities are endless.Read Mark & Herta’s full story.