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

Most banks are on or near the Plaza de Armas and all have ATMs. Money changers congregate around the bus terminal and at the border, but check rates before handing over any money.

Cambios Chaco A reliable option for exchanging money, next to Super 6 supermarket.