Uruguay - budget reflection

Beaches, beaches, and beaches. We were being lazy, we loved it and we are not ashamed of it. We had a kind of vacation from our travels. I know a strange concept. We enjoyed Uruguay, although we did not veer off the usual backpacker’s path.

I can say we were on a budget although we planned to do Uruguay on midrange. This decision was made, because in Uruguay being in a budget accommodation is not hard at all. Hostel dorms were generally good, with some pools included! Yeah, hostels have pools.

So no special activities involved, apart from the free walking in national park, pre-carnaval celebrations in Montevideo and some pretty damn good food. In Montevideo we spent a little more on food as we found a big supermarket filled with fresh vegetables, fruits and fish. Fish was on our daily menu the whole week in Montevideo.

In total we spent 13 relaxing days in Uruguay, spending time walking up and down the beach and playing with few meters high waves. Hard life, ha!

Our estimated budget for Uruguay was midrange 36.00 GBP per person per day, but we ended paying much less for our budget way. Yaaay happy wallet, happy bunny!


Sum per person (no visa required)

Estimated total cost: 468.00 GBP

Actual cost:  307.07 GBP

Off budget: + 160.93 GBP


COST PER DAY (per person)

Estimated per day: 36.00 GBP (no visa required) MIDRANGE BUDGET

Actual cost: 23.62 GBP BUDGET

The route (googlemymaps)

The route (googlemymaps)