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How much did it cost? – Armenia


Here’s a complete breakdown of costs per person for all the eight days of our trip to Armenia.

Where: Haghpat, Akhtala, Yerevan, Sevan, Dilijan, Garni, Geghard, Khor Virap, Norovank, Areni, Goris, Artsakh, Tatev
Transport: Airline, Taxi, Bus
When: June 2019
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD)

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of visiting is assumed to be USD 1 = AMD 480.

Accommodation

City Accommodation Cost/night Notes
Yerevan Hostel Bivouac $57.30 AMD 5500 per night. For five nights. Bunk bed with ensuite bathroom & free breakfast.
Goris Lvoya & Sons B&B $12.50 AMD 6000 per night. Bunk bed with shared bathroom & free breakfast.
Stepanakert R&K Hostel $12.50 AMD 6000 per night. Double bed room with shared bathroom & free breakfast. Although the advertised price for this room is AMD 13000, the owner gave it to me for less than half the price. Single beds in a dorm is available for AMD 3000 per night.

 

Flights

* Since I traveled to Azerbaijan first and then to Armenia, the onward flight is to Baku and return flight is from Yerevan to Los Angeles. All prices are per person.

From-to Airline Cost Notes
Los Angeles (LAX) to Doha (DOH) to Baku (GYD)*
Yerevan (EVN) to Doha (DOH) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Qatar Airways $1,667.00 Return flight. Economy.

 

Planning & Information

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What Cost Notes
All flights $1,667.00 See details above
Accommodation for all days $82.30 Per person. See the list and costs above.
Total Costs $1,749.30 Per person
Overall Costs $1,749.30 Per person

 

Day 1 – Haghpat, Akhtala, Sanahin

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What Cost Notes
Taxi from Tbilisi to Yerevan $25 $100 for four person taxi. One way from Tbilisi to Yerevan.
SIM card $10.42 AMD 5000 for UCom SIM card & 10GB data only, valid for 30 days.
Coffee & Snacks along the way $1.46 AMD 700 for coffee & flatbread filled with chicken.
Dinner $17.24 AMD 8275 at Kavkazskaya plennitsa restaurant
Total Daily Costs $54.12 Per person
Overall Costs $1,803.42 Per person

 

Day 2 – Yerevan

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $1.66 AMD 800 for two stuffed bread with chicken & veggies.
Taxi $2.30 AMD 1100 from Artsakh Embassy to Armenian Genocide memorial.
Taxi $2.08 AMD 1000 from Armenian Genocide Memorial to “Mother of Armenia”.
Coffee $1.04 AMD 500 at a cafe near Cascade.
Dinner $19.37 AMD 9300 at Tavern Yerevan restaurant
Shisha $8.96 AMD 4300 at Santa Fe restaurant
Total Daily Costs $35.41 Per person
Overall Costs $1,838.83 Per person

 

Day 3 – Yerevan

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What Cost Notes
Tip to Walking Tour guide $10.42 AMD 5000 with Yerevan Free Walking Tours.
Postal Stamp $1.18 AMD 870 from main post office.
Lunch & snacks $6.90 AMD 3315. Salad, chips & coffee packs form SAS Store.
Total Daily Costs $18.50 Per person
Overall Costs $1,857.33 Per person

 

Day 4 – Sevan, Dilijan

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What Cost Notes
Taxi $20.83 AMD 10000 per person, full day trip.
Lunch $0.52 AMD 250 for stuffed lavash.
Postal Stamps $2.19 AMD 1050 for Sevan and Dilijan stamps.
Dinner $1.67 AMD 800 for sandwich at a cafe in Yerevan.
Total Daily Costs $25.21 Per person
Overall Costs $1,882.54 Per person

 

Day 5 – Garni, Geghard, Zvartnots

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What Cost Notes
Taxi from hostel to Gai bus stop $1.87 AMD 900 one-way with Yandex.Taxi app.
Bus from Gai bus stop to Garni $0.52 AMD 250 one-way.
Garni Temple $3.12 AMD 1500 entrance for one adult.
Taxi from Garni to Geghard $4.16 AMD 2000 return.
Bus from Garni to Gai bus stop $0.52 AMD 250 one-way.
Taxi from Gai bus stop to Zvartnots Temple $3.75 AMD 1800 one-way with Yandex.Taxi app.
Zvartnots Temple $2.70 AMD 1300 entrance for one adult.
Taxi from Zvartnots Temple to Hostel $1.66 AMD 800 one-way with Yandex.Taxi app.
Dinner $1.52 AMD 730 for a chicken sandwich & cola at a local bakery.
Total Daily Costs $19.82 Per person
Overall Costs $1,902.36 Per person

 

Day 6 – Khor Virap, Norovank, Areni, Goris

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What Cost Notes
Taxi from hostel to airport $1.81 AMD 900 one-way using Yandex.Taxi app.
Snacks $1.48 AMD 820 for chips, water & sandwich.
Rental Car $86.85 For 3 days, from Hertz at EVN airport. Insurance excluded, fuel excluded
Fuel $62.50 AMD 30000 for 3 days.
Lunch $3.12 AMD 1500 right outside Areni Caves.
Areni Caves $2.08 AMD 1000 entrance fees.
Dinner in Goris $6.67 AMD 3200 for noodles, coke & shisha at Diana Cafe.
Total Daily Costs $161.22 Per person
Overall Costs $2,063.58 Per person

 

Day 7 – Artsakh – Shushi, Gandzasar, Vank, Agdam

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What Cost Notes
Postal Stamp $1.81 AMD 870 from Goris, Armenia.
Snacks $1.48 AMD 710 for chips, water & sandwich.
Coffee $0.47 AMD 200 at Vank.
Fridge Magnet $2.08 AMD 1000 from Shushi, Artsakh.
Dinner in Stepenakert $2.30 AMD 1100 for burger & coke at Blues Bar restaurant.
Total Daily Costs $8.14 Per person
Overall Costs $2,071.72 Per person

 

Day 8 – Stepanakert (Artsakh), Tatev

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What Cost Notes
Tatev Monastery $14.58 AMD 7000 cable-car. Return trip..
Lunch $1.04 AMD 500 for two stuffed flat-breads.
Postal Stamp $1.15 AMD 550 from Stepanakert, Artsakh.
Postal Stamp $1.04 AMD 500 from Lachin, Artsakh.
Coffee $0.52 AMD 250 on way to Yerevan.
Dinner & shisha $14.90 AMD 7150 at a Syrian restaurant.
Taxi from hostel to airport $2.08 AMD 1000 shared taxi, one-way with Yandex.Taxi app.
Total Daily Costs $35.31 Per person
Overall Costs $2,107.03 Per person

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