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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia

How much does it cost to travel to Santa Cruz de la Sierra?

You should plan to spend around $54 ($b373) per day on your vacation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $20 ($b137) on meals
  • $9.93 ($b69) on local transportation
  • $45 ($b311) on hotels

A one week trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra for two people costs, on average, $755 ($b5,215). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $54
    $b373
  • One Week Per person
    $378
    $b2,608
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $755
    $b5,215
  • One Month Per person
    $1,619
    $b11,176
  • One Week For a couple
    $755
    $b5,215
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,511
    $b10,430
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,238
    $b22,351
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra cost?

A one week trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra usually costs around $378 ($b2,608) for one person and $755 ($b5,215) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra on average costs around $755 ($b5,215) for one person and $1,511 ($b10,430) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Santa Cruz de la Sierra will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra on average costs around $1,619 ($b11,176) for one person and $3,238 ($b22,351) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Santa Cruz de la Sierra has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Santa Cruz de la Sierra expensive to visit?

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Bolivia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Sao Paulo or San Pedro de Atacama.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Santa Cruz de la Sierra Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra?

The average Santa Cruz de la Sierra trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Santa Cruz de la Sierra travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $b311 ($45)
Local Transportation 1 $b69 ($10)
Food 2 $b137 ($20)
Entertainment 1 $b128 ($19)
Tips and Handouts 1 $b1 - 3 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 $b47 - 142 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is $23 ($b156). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is $45 ($b311). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $23
    $b156
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $45
    $b311

Hotel Prices in Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Santa Cruz de la Sierra based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $54. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.93 ($b69) per person, per day, on local transportation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $9.93
    $b69


Flights to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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Rental Cars in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra?

Typical prices for Transportation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi Ride
    $b30
  • Mini Bus
    $b4.00


Food Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Santa Cruz de la Sierra can vary, the average cost of food in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is $20 ($b137) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Santa Cruz de la Sierra should cost around $7.93 ($b55) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $20
    $b137

What did other people spend on Food in Santa Cruz de la Sierra?

Typical prices for Food in Santa Cruz de la Sierra are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Snacks
    $b22
  • Chips
    $b2.00
  • Banana
    $b1.00
  • Cookies
    $b9.00


Entertainment Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Santa Cruz de la Sierra typically cost an average of $19 ($b128) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $19
    $b128


Tips and Handouts Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is $0.27 ($b1.89) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.27
    $b1.89


Alcohol Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $14 ($b94) on alcoholic beverages in Santa Cruz de la Sierra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $14
    $b94

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Santa Cruz de la Sierra?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Santa Cruz de la Sierra are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Beer
    $b11


Water Budget in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.62 ($b11) on bottled water in Santa Cruz de la Sierra per day. The public water in Santa Cruz de la Sierra is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.62
    $b11


Santa Cruz de la Sierra On a Budget
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, or simply Santa Cruz, is a larger city in the middle of Bolivia. It is also one of the most wealthy cities in the country. The city is also one of the fastest growing in the world. It is famous for its nightlife and it makes an excellent base for exploring many of the tourist attractions in the nearby areas.

Santa Cruz is at a lower elevation than many cities in Bolivia. At just 416 meters, it has a tropical climate. The average temperature year around is 73 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter the city is prone to cold winds, called "surazos", but in general, the temperature is warm throughout the year. January and February receive the most rainfall.
Sights
Most people use Santa Cruz as a base and book excursions from town to the surrounding areas. In town, the Pirai River, which is a muddy river with little water during the dry season, is a place to meet locals and socialize. There are some interesting museums in town as well including, Noel Kempff Mercado Natural History Museum, Teniente General German Busch Becerra National History Museum, Noel Kempff Mercado Natural History Museum, the National and Regional Museum and Archive, Guarani Museum, the Cathedral Museum of Sacred Art, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Museum of Independence, and many more, including a variety of cultural centers.
Neighborhoods
Palaza 24 de Septiembre, or Principal Plaza, is the city's main square. You'll find locals and tourists relaxing in the area as there are many benches and tables where you can chat or play games. There are also some great restaurants or outdoor cafes in the area. It's a great place to get a feel for the city and see some of the day to day activities going on around you. There's also a nice view from the top of the cathedral's belltower. For a small fee you can climb to the top during daytime hours.

If you're looking for a festive place to hang out later at night, you probably want to head over to Avenida Busch. The area has a good number of pubs and is easy to travel to from the city center. If you're looking for an area with more lively parties, head over to Equipetrol, which has a lot of clubs and discos that are opened late into the night.

Activities
Many people arrive here and book excursions to the surrounding areas. Some great options include trekking in Park Amboro, visiting the waterfalls of "Espejillos Waterfalls" and Jardin De Las Delicas Waterfalls, or searching for Jaguars in Kaa Iya National Park. There are also some cultural trips you can take to the nearby Jesuit Missions. For any of your excursions, make sure you're using a reputable tour company. Ask fellow travelers in advance or read reviews online before you reserve your tour.
Food and Dining
You'll find many of the city's best restaurants in the northern neighborhoods. Specifically, there is a high concentration of great places to eat around Avenida Monsenor Rivero. You'll also find many cafes that sell snacks and coffee. You can also find some great restaurants offering traditional Bolivian cuisine, and a few international restaurants if you're looking for a taste of home.

Local food is quite good and there are many local specialties. Majao is a risotto-style dish with charque, duck, or chicken. Locro is a rice and hen soup that is made with potatoes, onion, garlic, and oregano. Pipian is a chicken dish that is flavored with peanut butter and served with rice and cassa. Patasca is a corn and pork soup that is served with yuca and green onions. For pastries, try cunape, sonso, and empanadas, among others.

Transportation
The only real form of public transit in Santa Cruz is micros. Routes 17 and 18 go around the first ring of the city and routes 72 and 73 go around the second ring. You can reach the center by taking either Micro 69 or 100 from Parque Urbano. Maps of the routes are available in "librerias" or bookstores in the downtown area.

Shared taxis, or "trufis" also go around the rings. These are faster than micros and are usually more comfortable.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.