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To Restrict your everyday Goa expenses, you’ll need to execute bold calls.

I know that Goa is a fun capital that most cannot restrain themselves from spending.

Also, you will agree that we pay casually on most occasions. However, later, we realize that there was another way too.

We end up paying casually on most the occasions
Overlooking Vagator Beach

Ultimately, the Experiences make us mature—Okay, that sounded like a dull academic speech?

Let’s enter straight into the entertainment capital & look to restrain the Goa trip cost while exploring.

If you’re going to Goa for the first time, it will become essential for you to limit your Goa expenses initially.

3 factors will be influencing your everyday Goa expenses

  • How many Days will you be in Goa? Obliquely means the number of days you will be sojourning in Goa.
  • How you’ll be commuting around in Goa, Obliquely means renting a scooter or car or using a local bus.
  • Where you’ll be dining in Goa (This is directly said)

Please note – that I will be eliminating how to reach Goa expenses & departure to your city cost.

Boat in the Chapora River Clicked from the Chapora Fort
Boat in the Chapora River Clicked from the Chapora Fort

I will be classifying places to visit in Goa & monuments as additional expenses because the entrance fees to monuments will merely cost about Rs.10-Rs.20 per person. So, I will concentrate on the three points I had stated before.

I will be explaining every point step by step in detail –

1. How Many Days are you planning to be in Goa?

The number of days you’ll be spending in Goa would directly impact your Goa trip cost. Therefore, planning the number of the day stays in advance before finalizing your entire Goa trip cost is of absolute significance.

Assume you decide the number of days while you are in Goa. Then, the possibility of increasing your number of days in Goa will grow.

Se Cathedral Church in Velha
Se Cathedral Church in Velha
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Arambol
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Arambol

Because a state like Goa opens the arms as you’ll begin exploring more.

NEVER ENDING story of exploring Goa & the NEVER ENDING Goa expenses.

Ultimately, an increase in the no. of days in Goa.

For e.x –

Goa Expenses for 3 Days Stay

I had figured out a definite number to control your Goa expenses under Rs.710.

We will discuss less than half of Rs.710 here, under Rs.300 of Stay in Goa.

You need to stay in the hostels to restrain your Goa Expenses
Staying in the Hostel over a Hotel

Preferring to stay in a hostel above a hotel will sort out your everyday Goa expenses. Moreover, you can obtain several hostel options in Goa below Rs.300 per day per person.

You can find the availability in the hostel during the off-season in Goa on the point. However, if you’re planning to come to Goa during the peak winter season, you’ll need to reserve where you will be staying in advance.

In your Goa Itinerary for 3 Days, the sojourn in Goa expenses will be less than Rs.900 per person (3×300 = Rs.900).

The hostels are a good option for budget travelers & especially if you’re on a solo trip to Goa. You’ll get to meet people from all over the world and share the same dorm sometimes.

Choosing a hostel to stay in Goa will help control your Goa expenses.

I believe that the point is apparent to you.

2. How to Commute Around in Goa?

Now this will be a moving step.

I believe that most of the Goa expenses remain spent while commuting around Goa.

The confusion starts when all the available options are present right before you. Whether renting a scooter or hiring a taxi is everyone’s personal decision.

Renting a scooter per day would cost you around Rs.300-Rs.400.

I would be concentrating on the Goa local bus transportation. In the earlier point, where we had looked upon Rs.300 had been filled on stay.

Commute using Goa Local Buses to restrain your Goa Expenses
Commute using Goa Local Buses

The following Rs.100 will spend while commuting around Goa daily.

I presume you are willing to cover the places during your number of days in Goa.

For e.x –

Traveling Around by Bus in Goa

Depending on where you are staying, you can take a bus wherever you go in Goa.

Let’s take another e.x- If you want to go to Airport from Mandrem Beach.

You can take the Goa local bus to reach your destination.

If you want to explore one place at a time, your daily traveling Goa expenses would always be lower than Rs.100.

Imagine that you are in Mapusa and need to go to Vagator. You will take a bus to move from Mapusa to Vagator. You will spend some time exploring Vagator and the nearby areas before returning to where you had been sojourning.

Vagator Beach in Goa
Vagator Beach in Goa

That means exploring one place at a time will sort out your per-day spending on travel in your Goa expenses under Rs.100.

If you are traveling towards Anjuna beach, Vagator beach will be away. So, wherever you travel in Goa, a new place to explore will be within walking distance. If not by road then, happily by the beach.

Just keep walking along the shore; after a few minutes, you realize you have arrived on a different beach.

For e.x – If you keep walking along the shore of the Mandrem beach, one side will be Morjim beach, Ashwem Beach & the other will be Arambol beach.

I am sure you don’t want to cover four places present North, East, South & West in Goa in a day. That will lead to not giving enough time to explore around.

3. Where to Dine in Goa on Budget?

I can bet you already know this answer.

Yeah, awesome, you’re right.

The Goa local food shops don’t look attractive & appealing from the outside.

But trust me, the local food will fulfill  –

  • Cravings
  • On a Superb budget
  • Fill your Stomach
  • It Will make you visit again

YUP, my mouth still gets filled with the water.

This point will sum up & control your daily budget of Rs.710 per day.

Goa Local Food Establishments

As stated above, the local food eateries in Goa will not seem charming enough.

However, The food will be going to be delicious.

I visited many local eateries in Goa. I spontaneously noticed there were no menus & the people will inform you whether you need Veg Thali or Fish Thali.

The Veg Thali in Goa local restaurant will fetch you Rs. 70 – Rs.80 per thali.

Veg Thali in Goa Local Run Establishments
Veg Thali in Goa Local Run Establishments

The Fish Thali in Goa local eateries will fetch you Rs. 120 – Rs.140 per thali.

You can choose from any of these. However, you don’t only get the above-stated two food options everywhere in Goa.

You can visit your local food restaurant in Goa & can explore the options.

You’ll need three meals per day, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. When you eat in Goa local establishments, the per-day meal charges will be below Rs.310.

I understand that you will be looking to try various eateries every day. But if you are in Goa for a short period, you won’t get tired by visiting the local eateries & trying the same meal each day.

& this will ultimately add up –

No. of days you’ll be staying – Rs. 300 per day + traveling around Goa Rs. 100 per day + food to eat in Goa Rs. 310 per day = Under Rs.710 per person

Overall Goa Expenses Keeping in Mind the Above Points

I am sure that the above-stated points have given you clarity. So, how can you control your Goa expenses below Rs.710 per day?

Now, let’s look at the day-wise Goa trip cost you will be spending while you are here –

1. Cost of Goa Trip for Two Days

By Gripping in mind Rs.710 per day estimates,

The expenses for two days Goa trip will add up to Rs. 710 + Rs.710 = Rs. 1420 ($20 Approx.) per person for two days.

2. Cost of Goa Trip for Three Days

The expenses for three days Goa trip will add up to Rs. 710 + Rs.710 + Rs.710 = Rs. 2130 ($30 Approx.) per person for three days.

3.Cost of Goa Trip for Four Days

The cost for four days Goa tour will sum up to Rs. 710 + Rs.710 + Rs.710 + Rs.710 = Rs. 2840 ($39 Approx.) per person for four days. 

Likewise, you can keep up by adding the number of days you are planning & make your Goa trip on a low budget.


Egret in Goa
Egret in Goa

If you are preparing to travel to Goa for a short time,

Say for two to three or four days; then, the above-listed points are easy to follow.

But if you are thinking of going to Goa for a long time,

Say for one week to max any number of days. Then, I think it will become tough for you to follow the same routine every day,

At last, you are disciplined enough to stick to the plan.

I hope that the article has helped you somehow. Let me know in the comments.

Until then, I’ll see you on the roads.

About Author

Vansh Tiwari is a passionate traveler who explores every corner. Then, he presents his vision in images and writing. Further, he loves long walks along the roadside!

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