I’ve been keeping track of how much I’ve been spending each day in Nicaragua. It’s been an average of $15 per day. Hotel room with fan for $5, three $2-$3 meals a day (~$8), gallon of water for $1, and an hour of internet for $1.
It would be nice to cut down on these costs even more with some free camping (or CouchSurfing), but it’s nice to have the comfort and security of a bed, and for only $5. Plus it’s the rainy season.