Currency

guaraní (G)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$50

  • Hostel bed: 80,000G
  • Fast-food evening meal: 25,000G
  • Economy bus ticket: 60,000G

Midrange: $50–175

  • 3-star hotel room: 200,000G
  • Standard evening meal: 80,000G
  • Standard bus ticket: 90,000G

Top End: More than $175

  • 4-star hotel room: 350,000G
  • Top-range evening meal: 150,000G
  • Car hire: 450,000G

Bargaining

Paraguay is a cheap-enough country and locals rarely haggle over prices. There is no need for you to do it unless you think you are being overcharged. Start by asking yourself what the item would cost you at home.

Money

Along Palma and its side streets it is hardly possible to walk a block without money changers shouting 'cambio' at you, but rates are better in the numerous casas de cambio (currency exchanges) and banks that line this road. There are ATMs and money changers at the bus station and airport.