With the rise in the price of the dollar in recent weeks, now buying imported products, paying ant expenses and traveling to countries like the United States is more expensive than a month ago, when the currency was close to $3,700.
In the last four weeks alone, the Market Representative Rate (TRM) has increased 9.98%, to above $4,000. In that sense, now all the purchases you make in dollars when traveling will be more expensive.
The first expense to take into account is that of tickets, an item that has risen due to the rise in the currency. In case you fly to a destination like Los Angeles in the June holidays, you can find flights that are around US$784. Doing the accounts in local currency, a month ago it would have cost $2.92 million, and today, $3.22 million.
Meanwhile, for destinations like New York, Orlando, or Miami, the average prices are $2.3 million, $2.4 million, and $1.8 million.
Another item is accommodation. A month ago, cities like Orlando or Miami offered hotel nights from $500,000. Today, with the devaluation of the Colombian peso, the fee does not fall below $700,000 and can even go up to $7 million.
Although in cities like New York and San Francisco it is not essential to have a car to get around, for destinations like Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles it is recommended to rent one.
The average value of a vehicle per day is US$80. In local currency, a month ago he would have had to pay $298,936 a day for rent, but today that figure rises to $328,777.
An expense that cannot be missed on trips is tourism, visiting the most emblematic areas of cities. Entrance to the Disney and Universal parks was priced at $407,300; Currently, a standard ticket can reach $447,958, considering that the price in dollars is US$109 for one day.
The upward movement of the exchange rate is related to the strengthening of the dollar in international markets, since, according to analysts, the risk of global stagflation has increased, a phenomenon in which inflation rises and the economy stagnates.
With this, analysts do not rule out that the dollar exceeds $4,100, however, this would be a short-term effect and would drop back to $3,800 if the next government does not make changes against economic or fiscal policy.