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How Much Should I be Saving?

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I will be on a 6-12 month trek though central america, wanted to know some insight on how much would be needed in past experiences..of course lodging in hostels and not many souviniers being bought..any past experiences would be greatly appreciated thanks Greg
11 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #38972  
wanted to know some insight on how much would be needed in past experiences..of course lodging in hostels and not many souviniers being bought..any past experiences would be greatly appreciated thanks

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11 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #39052  
Hello Greg 😊

When I am considering how much money I need to travel in a certian country, what I do is look it up in the Lonely Planet book. You dont need to buy the book. Just go into the bookshop and look at the information about costs in the books.

Mel Reply to this

11 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #39055  
Here are a couple of threads which may interest you.

Money Money, it's so funny....



Cheapest and most expensive countries
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11 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #39253  
Thanks Mel! yea i just wanted to see from past experiences how much people spent along the way on a trip like mine. Reply to this

11 years ago, June 22nd 2008 No: 5 Msg: #39529  
Hi There

We were in Central and South America for 6 months in 2007 and we had a budget of £3000, 00 per person for the trip and it worked well. Some countries are cheaper than others and we spent a big chunk of our budget in Brazil and a lot less in Central America. Nicaragua and Guatemala are very cheap and accommodation can be as little as $5 for a double and even less for hammock space. However, if you want some comfort and/or party in backpacker places, you can easily spend a lot more. Lonely planet and other guides are useful but it really depends how and where you want to travel.
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