Nuevo sol (S)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than S190

  • Inexpensive hotel room or dorm bed: S28–165
  • Set lunches: less than S15; supermarkets have takeout
  • Entry fee to historic sights: average S10

Midrange: S190–650

  • Double room in midrange hotel: S85–435
  • Main dish at midrange restaurant: S40
  • Group tours: from S120

Top End: More than S650

  • Double room in top-end hotel: from S250–435
  • Private city tour: from S200 per person
  • Fine restaurant dinner: from S60


Bargaining is the norm at street stalls and markets, where it’s cash only.


There are several banks on cuadra 6 of Balta as well as a bevy of ATMs convenient to the bus stations inside Supermarcado Metro, across from the Emtrafesa station. Money changers outside the banks change cash quickly at good rates.

Banco Continental Bank with ATMs.

BCP Has a 24-hour Visa and MasterCard ATM.