What We Spent: El Salvador


Total: US$306.74

Number of days: 15

Average daily spend: US$20.45 per person


Average: US$11.30 per person, per night

  • If you want a break from dorm rooms, El Salvador is a good place to take advantage of reasonably cheap private rooms

Santa Ana: US$10 per person - 6 bed dorm

Juayua: US$12.5 per person - private room

Algeria: US$15 per person - private room

La Union: US$10 per person - private room

San Miguel: US$9 per person - private room


Daily Average: US$5.86

Cheapest Meal Out: US$3 per person

Most Expensive Meal Out: US$17.75 - entree between 2, 2x mains, 2x drinks

Water (2L): US$0.50

Beer (320ml): US$1.25


Juayua - Santa Ana: US$1.25 per person (1 bus change)

Santa Ana - San Salvador: $US1.35 per person (1 hour, 15 mins)

San Salvador - Usulutan: US$3 per person (1 hour 36 mins)

Usulutan - Santiago: US$0.75 per person (1 hour)

Santiago - Algeria: US$0.40 per person (10 mins)

Algeria - La Union: US$7.9 per person (2 hour 25mins - 4 bus changes)

La Union - San Miguel: US$0.90 per person (1 hour 14 mins)

La Union - Honduras Border: US$2.40 per person (1 hour 25 mina - 2 bus changes)


Average daily: $2.30 per person, per day

Includes zip lining, hiking up Volcan de Santa Ana


Crossing Borders: US$0 - no entry or exit tax in El Salvador

Medical Expenses: US$0