How much did it cost? – Uzbekistan


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

Where: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shahrisabz
Transport: Airlines, Car, Train
When: June 2016, for eight days
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Uzbek Som (UZS)

Note:All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = UZS 6,000 at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult.

Planning & Information

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What Cost Notes
International flight – TAS to LAX $760 Return flight from Tashkent (TAS) to Los Angeles (LAX) via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. Economy class.
International flight – LAX to TAS $10.60 Extra fees for flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tashkent (TAS) via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines, using 80K miles business class.
Visa Fees $70 For single entry, valid for 30 days.
Shipping fees $48 Sending passport to Uzbekistan consulate in Washington D.C. and back.
Tour $965 Booked for 9-days, including PayPal fees.
Total Costs $1,853.60 Per person
Overall Costs $1,853.60 Per person

 

Day 1 – Tashkent, Khiva

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What Cost Notes
Meals at Chorsu Bazaar $2 Sweets, meat, fruits, etc. – UZS 12,000
Dinner $5 At Mirzaboshi restaurant in Khiva – UZS 30,000
Souvenirs $6.67 Fridge Magnets & decorated plate – UZS 40,000.
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Total Costs $15.34 Per person
Overall Costs $1,868.94 Per person

 

Day 2 – Khiva

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What Cost Notes
Souvenirs $6.67 Fridge magnets, postal stamps, postcards – approx UZS 40,000.
Lunch $1.67 UZS 10,000 for one person.
Viewing tower $0.83 UZS 5,000 per person.
Islam Khoja complex Minaret $0.83 UZS 5,000 per person.
Cultural Dance show $9.17 Entrance UZS 10,000. Drinks and tips UZS 45,000.
Dinner $4.17 UZS 25,000 for one person.
Tip to tour guide $20 Khiva tour guide.
Water & snacks $3.33 From local store. UZS 20,000.
Total Costs $46.67 Per person
Overall Costs $1,915.61 Per person

 

Day 3 – Khiva to Bukhara

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $1.67 On the road to Bukhara – UZS 10,000
Dinner $6.67 At Budreddin restaurant in Bukhara – UZS 40,000
Souvenirs $1.67 Fridge Magnets – UZS 10,000.
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Total Costs $11.68 Per person
Overall Costs $1,927.29 Per person

 

Day 4 – Bukhara

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $5.83 Inside Sarrafon Market – UZS 35,000
Ice-cream $0.83 Near Lyabi Hauz – UZS 5,000
Dinner $7.50 At Lyabi Hauz restaurant – UZS 45,000
Souvenirs $8.33 Fridge Magnets, carved metallic plate – UZS 50,000.
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Total Costs $24.16 Per person
Overall Costs $1,941.45 Per person

 

Day 5 – Bukhara

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $1.00 Street stall serving bread – UZS 3,000 each. UZS 6,000 in total.
Dinner $10.83 Minzifa Restaurant – UZS 65,000
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Tip to tour guide $30 Bukhara tour guide.
Total Costs $43.50 Per person
Overall Costs $1,984.95 Per person

 

Day 6 – Shahrisabz, Samarkand

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $1.33 Kabob wrap at Shahrisabz – UZS 8,000
Dinner $5.83 Malika Prime hotel’s Restaurant – UZS 35,000
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Tip to tour guide $10 Shahrisabz tour guide.
Total Costs $18.83 Per person
Overall Costs $2,003.78 Per person

 

Day 7 – Samarkand

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $3 At Samarkand – UZS 18,000
Dinner $9.16 Platan Restaurant – UZS 55,000
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Tip to tour guide $20 Samarkand tour guide.
Total Costs $33.83 Per person
Overall Costs $2,037.61 Per person

 

Day 8 – Samarkand to Tashkent

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What Cost Notes
Lunch $6.67 Japanese-Uzbek fusion food – UZS 40,000
Dinner $4.16 Shodlik Restaurant – UZS 25,000
Water & snacks $1.67 From local store – UZS 10,000
Tip to driver $40 The same driver who drove me around the country.
Total Costs $52.50 Per person
Overall Costs $2,090.11 Per person

 

Miscellaneous

What Cost Notes
Souvenirs & things missed $20 Additional costs.
Overall Costs $2,110.11 Per person

 

Planning

Planning & Information

Tips, info & everything you need to know.

Expenses

How much did it cost?

This section. List of all the expenses.

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