I plan to have an enjoyable trip, but I’m not made of money. The estimates that I have placed above are similar to the experience that we took in 2021. The Camino has many travelers and there are certainly options if you want to be a little more pampered. No judgment!
We plan to stay in pilgrim accommodations called Albergues. They cost between $10-$15 per night per person. There are nicer options to stay that will cost more. Usually Albergues are pretty spartan, but immaculate. At most locations we will be able to pair off into rooms for 4 to 8 men. It’s a good idea to have ear plugs just in case we get stuck in a larger sleeping dorm.
Food & Drink
Food is pretty affordable everywhere you go. We started the day off with a Cappuccino and pastry. Most times they throw in a little biscuit or egg dish for free. Welcome to the land of tapas! The big meal (Comedia or Pilgrim’s Meal) in the afternoon goes for about $12-$15 (that includes automatic tip and tax). We didn’t eat a whole lot for supper and we would often go to the grocery store to keep costs low. It is easy to get satisfied with bread, cheese, and sausage.
Wine is super cheap (about $1 / glass), but if you have a more refined pallet you can find more expensive options.