Córdoba (C$), US dollar (US$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$50

  • Dorm bed: US$7–13
  • Street-food lunch: US$2–4
  • Public-bus tickets: US$2–6

Midrange: US$50–85

  • Double room in a hotel: US$25–50
  • Lunch in local restaurant: US$4–12
  • Shuttle-bus tickets: US$3–12

Top end: More than US$85

  • Double room in a boutique hotel: US$60–150
  • Dinner in a local restaurant: US$12–20
  • Local tours: US$10–25


All-out haggling is not really part of Nicaraguan culture. However, a bit of bargaining over a hotel room is considered acceptable, and negotiating the price in markets or with roadside vendors is the norm.


Several banks are within a block of Parque Central.



Western Union International money transfers.