Ecuador is CHEAP, yo! Here´s the breakdown!
Days in Ecuador: 37
Total Money Spent: $858
That´s an average of $11.59 per person per person per day. So we came in under budget by more than $3 apiece!
Transportation was MUCH cheaper than in Colombia. Buses cost an average of $1 per hour of travel. So we saved there.
We continue to save on lodging by WWOOFing, housesitting, Couchsurfing, and camping.
Food was pretty cheap but we liked Ecuadorian food better than Colombian food so we ate a lot and splurged a few times!
We even bought a few souvenirs, but they were all so cheap it only counted as two percent of our spending.
If this doesn´t convince you to vacation in Ecuador, I don´t know what will. You might actually SAVE MONEY by not living in the U.S. for a couple weeks!