GUATEMALA TRAVEL BUDGET COST

Guatemala is a country that most people assume to be cheap. Well, frankly speaking, 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 account just so that I can still enjoy the beautiful sites here.

WHY IS TRANSPORTATION COSTLY HERE?

According to some Guatemalans I met, transportation here is expensive 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 then they pass it to commuters.

GUATEMALA TRAVEL BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Flores budget
Flores budget
Antigua budget
Antigua budget
Ciudad de Guatemala budget
Ciudad de Guatemala budget

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 now. Besides, the country’s sites are worth visiting, and this country is the best place to study Spanish.

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