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Honeymoon Spending Summary

I crunched the numbers, and thanks to credit card sign-on bonuses and miles, we did a 9-day Argentina honeymoon for under $3,000.

  • Flights (international & domestic): $1,200
  • All spending in Argentina: $1,560.33
  • This is broken down into:
    (a) hotels: $220. We stayed at a small hotel in a not-so-good part of town for 4 days, which in hindsight was not the smartest decision. The rest of the time we stayed – for free! – at 4-star and 5-star hotels that normally cost $250-$700/night using credit card points.
    (b) food & activities: 1,540.33. We went horseback riding, took a private tango class, and ate empanadas almost every single day. Our most expensive meal was supposed to be $135 for the two of us, but a gentleman at the dinner found out that we were on our honeymoon and INSISTED on paying our bill. I couldn’t believe the goodwill of people, but that made me feel so touched. This cost also includes travel medical insurance.

Total spending: $2,960.33 or $328.93 per day

romance Honeymoon Spending Summary

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  • Emily @ evolvingPF - Sounds lovely and quite reasonable! I think we paid a similar amount for our honeymoon in Belize but didn't stay in such nice places. Welcome back! ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Wow your trip sounded like fun! I hope I run into a gentleman (or woman) as nice as the one you mentioned during my honeymoon ReplyCancel

  • Mo' Money Mo' Houses - Wow that's awesome! I'm definitely going to look into using points though I don't think the amount I have will get me very far. ReplyCancel

  • lkrant - Good job! This is sort of the way I travel, but I would have had free airline tickets (business or first class) thanks to frequent flier miles. ReplyCancel

  • Paragon2Pieces - Well done! Sounds like a great trip and so happy you squeezed in some tango! ReplyCancel

  • americandebtproject - Please tell me you did some shopping in Palermo! I love that someone paid for your guys' dinner when he saw it was your honeymoon. That would have made my night :) ReplyCancel

  • Lance@MoneyLife&More - Congrats on keeping the costs down on an international trip. Hopefully the sketchy part of town didn’t ruin the trip. ReplyCancel

  • Shawanda - Aaaw. That was so nice of that guy to pay your dinner bill. I think you did a great job budgeting for your honeymoon, but the generosity of a perfect stranger has left me particularly touched. ReplyCancel

  • @retirebyforty - Sounds great! I would love to visit Argentina sometime. What was the nice meal? A Goucho style stake dinner? I forgot what the name is… ReplyCancel

  • Moneylicious - great job on keeping the costs down. That was so nice of the guy to pay for you meal :-) ReplyCancel

  • belowhermeans - Safety is important but I'm glad you're safe and keeping it at $3K is awesome! ReplyCancel

  • Invest It Wisely - That was really nice of that man! What an extra bonus to your honeymoon… sounds like you guys are having a really good time and even budgeting wisely so that you don't have a bad CC bill to look forward to. :) ReplyCancel

  • SavvyFinancialLatina - That's really great! We still haven't gone on our honeymoon. I hope we have some time this year to sneak away and finally celebrate our union. ReplyCancel

  • Printed Napkins - Sounds great! Besides, My husband and I went to that Argentina for a honeymoon and that's place is really romantic for a couple. We would highly recommend Argentina …. We hope to return one day soon! " ReplyCancel

  • oilandgarlic - Everyone should go to Argentina! I think the exchange rate for dollars/euros is still quite favorable. A little goes a long way! ReplyCancel

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