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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: US$6-12
  • Street-food lunch: US$2-4
  • Public bus tickets: US$1-5
  • Double room in a hotel: US$22-45
  • Lunch in local restaurants: US$5-10
  • Shuttle bus tickets: US$3-12
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a boutique hotel: US$60-100
  • Dinner in local restaurants: US$12-20
  • Theater tickets: US$3-15

Managua has scores of banks and ATMs, most on the Visa/Plus system. BAC, with machines at Metrocentro mall, Managua International Airport and Plaza España, accepts MasterCard/Cirrus debit cards and gives US dollars and córdobas. Any bank can change US dollars.