what we spent: month eight

budget: £30 GBP / $50 USD per day 

total budget: £930 / $1550

total spent: £886 / $1385

avg. daily spend : £28.6 / $44.7

all costs are for two people

days on budget: 0%

days under budget: 64.5%

days over budget: 35.5%


We spent this entire month in Nicaragua, taking on the dirt roads of Ometepe by motorbike, the colonial grandeur of Granada by foot and the tropical paradise that is Little Corn - a must see on any trip to this country! 

With a few sick days and a few more work days we didn't cover as many miles as we would normally, but considering our travel time in these few weeks included 31 hours on a cargo boat, we think we deserved a slightly quieter month. 

And despite indulging in fresh fish and the odd lobster on one of our many restaurant trips in the Corn Islands, we still came in under budget - almost certainly something to do with the crazy low accommodation costs in Granada (absolutely a budget backpacker's dream location)


£236 / $369

Average cost double room: £7.6 / $11.9

accommodation: 26.5%


£92 / $144

Overland to the Corn Islands is still costly, but MUCH cheaper than a flight!

transport: 10.5%


£181 / $283

A large portion of our budget spent here this month, but we don't regret a single shrimp.

eating out: 21.5%


£93 / $145

Yeah, we drank A LOT of rum in the Caribbean!

alcohol: 10.5%


£132 / 224

groceries: 15%


£34 / $53

When it's hot, you've got to have ice-cream!

sweets & treats: 4%


£27 / $42

Stocking up on sun-cream can prove costly!

toiletries: 3%


£42.5 / $66.5

Most expensive: £25 / $40

Snorkelling trip off Little Corn - sharks included!

activities: 5%


£2.5 / $4

 

clothes: 0.5%


£32 / $50

A 45 minute turn-around across the Nicaraguan - Costa Rican border for a new visa.

crossing borders: 3.5%


we're travelling for 2 years on £15 each per day - check out how we've done!