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Asuncion, Departamento Central, Paraguay

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How much money will you need for your trip to Asuncion? You should plan to spend around Gs400,368 ($56) per day on your vacation in Asuncion, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Gs101,324 ($14) on meals for one day and Gs51,861 ($7.21) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Asuncion for a couple is Gs263,295 ($37). So, a trip to Asuncion for two people for one week costs on average Gs5,605,159 ($779). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Asuncion for one week usually costs around Gs2,802,579 for one person. So, a trip to Asuncion for two people costs around Gs5,605,159 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Gs11,210,318 in Asuncion. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Asuncion can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Asuncion? How much money do I need for Asuncion?

How much does a trip to Asuncion cost? Is Asuncion expensive? The average Asuncion trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Asuncion prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Asuncion
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Asuncion is Gs131,647. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Asuncion is Gs263,295.

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

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Transportation Budget in Asuncion
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Asuncion is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent Gs51,861 per person, per day, on local transportation in Asuncion.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Asuncion
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  • While meal prices in Asuncion can vary, the average cost of food in Asuncion is Gs101,324 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Asuncion should cost around Gs40,530 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Asuncion is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Asuncion
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  • Entertainment and activities in Asuncion typically cost an average of Gs95,852 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Asuncion
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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 Asuncion is Gs4,275.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Asuncion
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  • The average person spends about Gs60,866 on alcoholic beverages in Asuncion 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 in Asuncion?

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

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Water Budget in Asuncion
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  • On average, people spend Gs4,944 on bottled water in Asuncion per day. The public water in Asuncion is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Asuncion On a Budget
Asuncion Asuncion, Paraguay
Asuncion is a vastly underrated city. It is the capital but also the administrative economic and cultural center of Paraguay. It is located in the south central part of the country, near the border with Argentina and it is one of the oldest cities in South America, with people living here since almost 500 years. The city has a beautiful and simple center, with a few unique colonial and beaux arts buildings, international cuisine, shady plazas and friendly people. Its handful of historic buildings around the Plaza de los Heroes, Plaza Uruguaya and Manzana de la Ribera, two or three small museums, old bars and cafes, but also smart suburbs, ritzy shopping malls and fashionable nightclubs will keep you entertained for a day or two. It is a very charming city for travellers and apart from the sights, the city boasts a good tourist infrastructure with hotels and restaurants.
One of the oldest settlements in South America, this sprawling metropolis is home to some striking architecture, fascinating museums, colonial gems and a recently upgraded coastal boardwalk. One of the most impressive new buildings in the city is the National Congress and its mirrored facade. It was built in 2002 with $20 million from the Republic of China government, as Paraguay is one of the few countries and also the only country in South America that recognizes the Republic of China (Taiwan) as opposed to mainland China (People's Republic of China). Ask for a tour in English or Spanish and visit the small museum the monument. Then head to La Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Asuncion and watch the locals from the broad and picturesque plaza with fountains across the national cathedral. Visiting the Cabildo is also a must during your trip to Asuncion. This is the city's cultural center found in the old colonial legislative building near the bay area. If you want to see the House of the Paraguayan government, El Palacio de Lopez, head there at night as it is very beautifully lit. Blindingly white and heavily influenced by neoclassical and palladian styles, the presidential palace is perhaps Asuncion's most iconic building. Another highlight of Asuncion is the Panteon de los Heroes, which houses the tomb of the unknown soldier along with other "heroes" from Paraguay's disastrous wars, as well as plaques for the heroes of the Chaco war. Guarded by two solemn sentinels, look out for the ceremonial changing of the guard, which occurs every other day. Finally La Casa de la Independencia is a landmark of the Paraguayan Independence. This is where national heroes gathered to plot against Spanish colonists in 1811. They marched from here to the Cathedral on Independence Day.

The Municipal Museum is rather small but has interesting information about the old tram line from the 1880s and other civic history. Nearby is the Visual Arts Museum with temporary exhibits from national artists. One of the best museums found in Asuncion is perhaps the Museo Guido Boggiani, an archaeological and ethnographic collection 10 miles outside the city. The Museo del Barro is also a must-visit spot on the outskirts of the city. Packed with historic art, including wood carvings, ceramics, masks and religious sculptures, the exhibitions trace more than 400 years of indigenous culture and colonial invasion. Head to the upbeat, colourful neighbourhood of Loma San Jeronimo for a glimpse of authentic Paraguay. It's a little tricky to find but the locals, always found with their cold-brewed yerba mate in hand, are especially welcoming here, even more so if you can show off some Spanish. The Mercado Cuatro is the most bustling market in the capital. It's about a 30-minute walk away from the centre and has street food stalls mingle with stands selling indigenous crafts, pets and Chinese electronics. Wander alongside the Río Paraguay, on La Costanera, a broad promenade frequented by strolling locals. Redeveloped in 2013, it is now one of the most pleasant spots in the city to spend an afternoon or to catch the setting sun. You can even rent a bike or rollerblades from one of the many riverside vendors. Finally, football is one of Paraguay's most passionate pastimes, s head to the Estadio Defensores del Chaco to catch a game between Olimpia and Cerro Porteno, the city's greatest rivals.
Food and Dining
At lunch time there is no shortage of cheap restaurants to dine in or take away. Don Vito is the most famous Paraguayan fast food, which sells Paraguayan empanada for over 30 years. The original spot is just behind the Iglesia de san Jose. Otherwise, the places where you help yourself and pay by weight are usually very cheap and a decent option besides the slightly more expensive restaurants with their daily menu. At dinner time only very few eating places are still open and finding a good deal might be a little harder. Most shopping malls have decent food courts with a variety of restaurants, however, they are located away from the centre. Bigger supermarkets often have a cheap self-service restaurant inside as well. Unlike in most of the rest of Paraguay, tap water in Asuncion is potable. Try one of Paraguay's specialty, a streetside "lomito", a sandwich, with beef or chicken, mayo, veggies, cheese and a fried egg.

Asuncion is easily reachable by plane. From Central America, Copa Airlines flies to Asuncion from Panama City and from Europe, Air Europa has a direct flight from Madrid to Asuncion. From South America, there are flights from São Paulo, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Montevideo and Buenos Aires through carriers like AVIANCA, TAM, LAN, GOL Airlines, Amaszonas, Alas Uruguay and Aerolineas Argentinas. Taxis are available at the airport. A taxi to the city centre is about USD$25 USD. If you walk a block outside the airport, you will find a small bus stop. Two city buses are running until 10pm, one takes you into the city on the main road Mariscal Lopez and the other down Espana. Buses cost USD$0.50.

There are no trains in Paraguay, apart from a tourist train to Areguá which departs on Sunday from Jardín Botánico station. The building near Plaza Uruguaya once used as the main train station is now a museum and cultural events venue. Driving a car yourself is not recommended since many streets are in disrepair and apart from the main roads many are unpaved. The traffic in the city can be quite chaotic for unaccustomed drivers. However, it gets much better once outside of the city. The car rental companies can also provide drivers.

The bus terminal is about about 5 km from the centre, so it is advisable to take a taxi or the bus 38. Some bus companies have offices around Plaza Uruguaya in the centre, but most are now inside the Terminal. There are normally two types of services to the bigger cities: común and rápido. While the first are cheaper, they also stop in every small town or community along the way and hence take longer then the rápidos which run direct or with a few stops only. Rapidos are also less frequent. Buses to São Paulo (21h), Rio de Janeiro (27h), Brasília (21h), Montevideo (26h), Buenos Aires (17h), Encarnacion (7h), Ciudad del Este (6h), Concepcion (6h), Santa Cruz (24h) and Salta (12h) are available. Be aware that some buses going to Bolivia do not have toilets or air conditioning on board and make sure to always bring lots of extra water and food with you. To and from Argentina it is possible to take a local bus to the border, labelled "Falcon" and cross the border on foot, as you may be a lot faster than on a long distance bus since there are separate windows to stamp the passport. Then you will need to take another local bus to Clorinda, or walk 2km.
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.

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