COLOMBIA TRAVEL BUDGET COST
November 9, 2019
Colombia is a cheap country to visit, and you will not spend that much of your travel budget here. I stayed there for more than two months and spent the same amount in Europe for three weeks. My top expenses were accommodation, food, and a party (I know, right? Party here is excellent! ).
HOW DID I CUTBACK ON EXPENSES?
I stayed in an apartment in Medellin with a German friend, and we shared the rental cost. Aside from that, we were cooking our food most of the time, which helped us save a lot of money. And also, tap water in both Medellin and Bogota is potable, which also helped cut back on expenses. Lastly, I got a Civica card, which gave me discounts on some public transportation in the city.
MY COLOMBIA TRAVEL BUDGET BREAKDOWN
So there you have it! Here´s the exact breakdown of my trip to Colombia. I tried to live there as a local, so I did not do much touristy stuff.
You need to increase your budget if you plan to visit coastal cities such as Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Santa Marta because living there is more expensive. And also, certain activities such as Paragliding in San Felix, attending a Spanish or Salsa class, and joining a Ciudad Perdida tour will also take a toll on your budget, so keep that in mind when you plan your travel budget here.