GUATEMALA TRAVEL BUDGET COST

Guatemala is a country that most people assume to be cheap. Well, coming from Mexico, I would say that it is not. Every traveler I met there agreed that every aspect of Guatemala is more expensive than Mexico, especially transportation costs. I underestimated my Guatemala travel budget, which I anticipated will be lower. In the end, I had to adjust my budget just so that I can still enjoy the wonderful sites here.

WHY IS TRANSPORTATION COSTLY HERE?

According to some Guatemalans I met, the reason why transportation here is expensive is because of the maras. The driver or the bus company regularly pay some bribe so that the maras will not bother them en route to their destination, and this bribe is then passed on to commuters.

GUATEMALA TRAVEL COST BREAKDOWN

And there you have it! Guatemala may be costlier than Mexico, but I still enjoyed my stay here, and I met some wonderful friends with whom I am still in contact with till now. Besides, the sites in the country are worth visiting, and this country is the best place to study Spanish.

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