Travel budget and cost of living in Paraguay how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Paraguay

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Paraguay: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Paraguay for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 627* (3670030 ₲)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 90 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2190* (12824518 ₲)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3572* (20916994 ₲)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Paraguay in 2019

Cost of living: Paraguay VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Paraguay in 2019 is 43% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Paraguay in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Paraguay by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Paraguay compared to the national average.

Cities /Paraguay View Details
Asuncion 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Asuncion
Ciudad Del Este 27% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ciudad Del Este

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Local prices in Paraguay by expense type

Restaurant budget in Paraguay

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Paraguay costs 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 2.5 to $ 5.9)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 6.7 to $ 17)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.7/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Paraguay

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Paraguay costs 44% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 27 to $ 29)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 49 to $ 131)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 81 to $ 130)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 88 to $ 171)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 310/night
($ 222 to $ 443)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 21 to $ 79)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 95/month
($ 59 to $ 151)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 134/month
($ 106 to $ 177)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 81 to $ 145)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 131/month
($ 107 to $ 162)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Paraguay

On average, the price of supermarket food in Paraguay costs 58% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.3/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 7.5)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.2)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 6.8)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Paraguay

On average, the price of transport in Paraguay costs 30% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 14 to $ 38)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1 to $ 3.3)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 20 to $ 84)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Paraguay

On average, the cost of housing in Paraguay costs 60% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 55/month
($ 26 to $ 84)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.4)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 26 to $ 42)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 241/month
($ 151 to $ 502)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 187/month
($ 118 to $ 419)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 594/month
($ 402 to $ 959)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 487/month
($ 218 to $ 837)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 34)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 115/month
($ 42 to $ 251)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2427/yr
($ 703 to $ 5015)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Paraguay

On average, budget for leisure activities in Paraguay costs 35% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
($ 5 to $ 6.7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 21)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Paraguay

On average, shopping budget in Paraguay costs 13% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2/pack
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 26 to $ 84)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 34 to $ 67)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 81
($ 51 to $ 101)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 60
($ 38 to $ 84)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Asuncion
London → Asuncion
London → Asuncion
$ 1314
(fair price: $ 998)
New York City → Asuncion
New York City → Asuncion
New York City → Asuncion
$ 1109
(fair price: $ 943)

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About the information on the cost of living in Paraguay

The information about the cost of living in Paraguay shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Paraguay updated on 13-05-2019.

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