The official language in Bolivia is Spanish, but a small percentage of the population use indigenous languages such as Quecha, Aymara and Guarani.
Name: Bolivian Boliviano
100$b is approx $18.47
Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC-04:00)
For the local taste, get a domestic beer for around 14BOB (approx $2.50). If you want a taste of home, prices go up for imported beer to around 21BOB (approx $3.90).
If you’d rather ride in a cab than a bus, a 10km journey can cost 110BOB ($20). For any airport transfers from La Paz, you can expect to pay just $13.
Need to catch a ride? The average taxi fare starts at 8BOB (approx 90p), with an added cost per km of 7BOB (approx 0.79p)
Buses in Bolivia are very, very cheap and one-way tickets can cost as little as 50 cent. Cross country buses are very reasonably priced with straight drives from La Paz to Sucre costing just $32 (170BOB).
Bolivian hostels are cheap, starting at around 40BOB a night (approx $7.30) for a room in a dorm. Private rooms can be around 220BOB in La Paz ($42.20), but be sure to shop around for the best prices.
On average, Bolivian hotels are pricier than other South American countries with private doubles starting at around 80BOB ($14.75). Or you can sleep with the monkeys in your own treehouse from 140BOB per person per night ($26) in Yolosa.
Cross country buses are cheap and useful if you have a tight budget but be prepared for long journeys. Domestic flights are frequent and well-priced but these prices fluctuate in high season be very cheap but can leave with long journeys and stopovers. Last minute domestic flights can be quite cheap so are recommended if you have a lot of ground to cover, but remember prices fluctuate dramatically depending on the season.
No, AU nationals do not require a visa to enter Bolivia. You will be granted an initial 30 day stay which you can extend two times for a further 30 days, free of charge. Remember, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. We would recommend checking this before you depart in case rules change.
If you have been in a country at high risk of yellow fever, you will need to prove you have had the vaccination. We advise that you take out comprehensive travel insurance for your stay, practice strict mosquito bite avoidance at all times and seek pre-travel health advice from your provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel.