Latin America: most affordable cities for backpacking 2020

The Ecuadorian capital was chosen as the most affordable city for backpacking in Latin America in 2020. On average, travelers in Quito could manage to spend around 22.8 U.S. dollars per day in accommodation, food and entertainment. The cities of Granada in Nicaragua and La Paz in Bolivia ranked second and third in the list of cheapest destinations for backpackers in Latin America for 2020.

Most affordable cities for backpacking in Latin America in 2020, by daily price index

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Release date

January 2020


Central and South America, Mexico

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Values based on currency exchange rates of January 2020

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Daily price based on cheapest bunk at the least expensive hostel (with a good location and good reviews), two public transportation rides, one paid/famous attraction, three budget meals and three cheap, and three local beers.

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