Traveling in North America offers a diverse range of experiences, since the continent is home to a variety of cultures, landscapes, and attractions. North America encompasses 23 countries, among them Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Central American countries, and several smaller island nations situated in the Caribbean Sea. In North America, you can find geographical diversity, bustling cities, cultural variety, historical sites, wildlife, theme parks, incredible beaches and so much more.
Budget Travel – USA: $35 – $55 per day
Budget Travel – Guatemala: $10 – $30 per day
Mid-Range Travel – USA: $150 – $250 per day
Mid-Range Travel – Guatemala: $50 – $100 per day
Luxury Travel – USA: $250+ per day
Luxury Travel – Guatemala: $130+ per day
While there aren’t many options for street food in the USA (mostly fast food restaurants), there are numerous options in Guatemala. Average minimum food costs per day:
USA: $40 per day
Guatemala: $15 per day
The majority of the USA lacks convenient public transportation options (with the exception of New York City), making it likely that you’ll need to rent a car for travel. In Guatemala, visitors can get around using small vans or minibuses, and there are tourist shuttles available connecting major tourist destinations.
Mid-range suggested daily budget – $220 (USA) or $80 (Guatemala)
*Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a mid-range hotel or Airbnb, eating at affordable restaurants, and using local transportation (if possible) or renting the cheapest car. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat at nicer restaurants, expect this to be higher!