Is Asuncion Expensive?

Is Asuncion expensive to visit?

Asuncion is a fairly affordable travel destination with an average daily cost of $68. Compared to the rest of South America, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in South America for its travel costs, comparable to places like Valparaiso and Fortaleza.



Asuncion, Paraguay

How expensive is Asuncion?

Travelers spend an average of $68 per day when visiting Asuncion (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Asuncion here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Asuncion?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Asuncion costs around $204 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $408.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Asuncion?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Asuncion will cost around $476 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $953.

Is it expensive to backpack in Asuncion?

With more than 6 hostels around town, Asuncion is a fairly popular backpacker destination. Hostels usually cost an average of $11 per night. There's a wide range in prices here, as the cheapest beds cost around $7. The most expensive dorm beds will cost more than $19 at times, too. (See hostel prices in Asuncion here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Asuncion.

  • $11 for a dorm bed at El Nómada Hostel Asunción
  • $8 for a dorm bed at Hostalito Las Mercedes

Are hotels expensive in Asuncion?

Examining hotel prices in Asuncion, we can see that they are moderately priced when compared to hotels in other cities. The average cost for a night in a hotel room is approximately $53. The city is equipped with about 1 five-star hotels, boasting an average nightly rate of $120. For travelers aiming for a comfortable yet budget-conscious stay, three-star hotels come in at an average of $43 per night, while two-star hotels offer a more pocket-friendly choice at $22 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Asuncion
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $120
4 stars 14 $73
3 stars 19 $43
2 stars 4 $22

Dr. J. Eulogio Estigarribia 4990, Asuncion
Overall Rating 9.5
Dr. Morra 169 c/ Mcal. Lopez, Asuncion
Overall Rating 9.2

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Asuncion?

In Asuncion, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $16 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is more than the country's average of $16.

    • Walking Tour with a Local in Asuncion "The Mother of Cities": $35
    • Asuncion Birding Tour: $70
    • Birding and Nature Chaco Tour: $140
    • Paraguay River Nature and Wildlife Boat Tour from Asunción: $160
    • Asunción Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
    • Crystal Fall - day tour in a reduced group: $71
    • Golden Triangle Tour: $110
    • Half-Day Yparacai Lake Tour from Asuncion with Pick Up: $185

    Is food expensive in Asuncion?

    In Asuncion, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $17 per day on food, which is more than the country's average of $17.

    Is transportation expensive in Asuncion?

    Local transportation in Asuncion can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $9 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $9. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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