Paraguay Travel Budget - Visit Paraguay on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Paraguay?

You should plan to spend around $77 (Gs560,426) per day on your vacation in Paraguay. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (Gs126,655) on meals
  • $8.88 (Gs64,826) on local transportation
  • $45 (Gs329,118) on hotels

A one week trip to Paraguay for two people costs, on average, $1,075 (Gs7,845,970). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Paraguay cost?

A one week trip to Paraguay usually costs around $537 (Gs3,922,985) for one person and $1,075 (Gs7,845,970) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Paraguay on average costs around $1,075 (Gs7,845,970) for one person and $2,150 (Gs15,691,941) 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 Paraguay will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Paraguay on average costs around $2,303 (Gs16,812,794) for one person and $4,607 (Gs33,625,587) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Paraguay?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Paraguay is $200 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently 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 Paraguay expensive to visit?

Paraguay is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Paraguay is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in South America for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, Paraguay is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is Paraguay Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Paraguay?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Gs329,118 ($45)
Local Transportation 1 Gs64,826 ($8.88)
Food 2 Gs126,655 ($17)
Entertainment 1 Gs119,815 ($16)
Alcohol 2 Gs38,041 - 114,123 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Paraguay is $23 (Gs164,559). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Paraguay is $45 (Gs329,118). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Paraguay

Looking for a hotel in Paraguay? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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

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Local Transportation Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Paraguay is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.88 (Gs64,826) per person, per day, on local transportation in Paraguay.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Paraguay can vary, the average cost of food in Paraguay is $17 (Gs126,655) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Paraguay should cost around $6.94 (Gs50,662) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Paraguay is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Paraguay typically cost an average of $16 (Gs119,815) 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.

Recommended Activities

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Paraguay is $0.73 (Gs5,344), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $10 (Gs76,082) on alcoholic beverages in Paraguay per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

What did other people spend on Alcohol?

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

  • Beer

Water Budget in Paraguay
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.85 (Gs6,180) on bottled water in Paraguay per day. The public water in Paraguay is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Paraguay On a Budget
Paraguay Asuncion, Paraguay
In the heart of the small, landlocked country of Paraguay is a relatively untouched culture. The Spanish and Amerindian mix known as "mestizo" still makes up more than 80% of Paraguay's population. This remote region of South America has seen its share of ups and downs throughout its long history. Wars, splits and immigration surges have formed a country with a distinct identity offering an authentic South American experience.

At a Glance
Paraguay is divided into several regions. The Gran Chaco consists of most of the northwester area od the country. It's full of large, wild plains. The Parana Plateau is on the opposite end of Paraguay - covering the southeast area. Covered in forested highlands, this region runs along the Parana River, and is home to the second largest city, Ciudad del Este. Northern Paranena is located between these two regions, with Southern Paranena just beneath it. Southern Paranena is where you'll find the bulk of the country's population.

When it comes to traveling throughout the country, taxis are your most efficient and reliable option. Outside of Asuncion there are no meters so be sure to negotiate the price before your trip begins. As you communicate with locals, you'll find that Spanish is widely spoken and very few people will know English. Outside of the larger cities, you'll mostly hear the indigenous language of Guarani. Often locals will mix the two to form a language known as Jopara.


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Top Tourist Attractions
At the heart of Paraguay is the simple and classic Asuncion. The original architecture mixed with modern shops and restaurants provide a nice introduction to the country as a whole. While they claim to be home to 2.5 million people, you'll swear it's more. Locals flock to this city, and after a few days there, you'll begin to wonder if you shouldn't stick around, too.

The most beautiful city you'll visit in Paraguay is Encarnacion, also known as "the Capital de Carnaval." This is the place to see and be seen during the summer. It's amazing riverside promenade will provide the perfect backdrop for every evening stroll.

Just 28 kilometers northeast of Encarnacion, is the hilltop region of Trinidad. This is Paraguay's best-reserved Jesuit settlement. Have a guide show you around during the day, and then spend the evening watching the spectacular light show projecting the history of the site onto the walls of the ancient settlement. If you're up for a challenge, try to get to the San Cosme y Damian - the spot where the settlement kept its astronomical observatory.

If you're more interested in spotting wildlife, head to the Gran Chaco. This massive land region is split into the flooded palm savannas of Humid Chcao and the forests of Dry Chaco. Here you can keep your eyes out for birds of prey and flocks of waterbirds. No need to strain, these are easily seen along every roadside. Even though this region makes up 60% of the entire country, less than 3% of the country's population lives here. It was once a refuge for hunter-gatherers, but today most of the settlements you'll find belong to the Mennonite communities.

One of the more fascinating man-made attractions in Paraguay is the Itaipu Dam. The second largest dam in the world, the Itaipu Dam generates nearly 80% of all of Paraguay's electricity. Free tours leave from the visitor's center near the town of Hernandarias - just north of Ciudad del Este.

If you're more interested in the ornate than the practical, take a trip to the 19th century Franciscan church at Yaguaron. This architectural landmark is a shining example of Paraguayan colonial architecture. With its wooden bell tower and carved interiors, it is easily one of most breathtaking churches in all of South America.

Popular Foods
The food in Paraguay is a large amount of dishes collected from standard South American culture with a bit of Brazilian influence. You'll want to seek out the stuffed empanadas and milanesa. These are considered fast food, but well worth a taste when you're trying to catch the bus to Asuncion.

If you're dying for some real, traditional Paraguayan food, the chip-a-bread is made of mandioca flour, and baked in an outdoor oven or "tatcua." This flour is a substitute for potatoes. Tortillas are also different on Paraguay. Here they are more like fried dough made with Paraguayan cheese.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.