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Best Bolivia Sim Card Compared And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Bolivia (Updated 2023)

Last updated on December 26th, 2022 at 07:02 pm

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Best Bolivia Sim Card Compared – Entel Bolivia sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a sim card in Bolivia. Click here to book online Bolivia activities and day trips

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Bolivia?

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Bolivia with a prepaid Entel Bolivia sim card for 40 BOB for 1 GB, 140 BOB for 6 GB, 230 BOB for 14 GB and 288 BOB for 20 GB valid for 30 days. Read here best Bolivia eSim and how to get from La Paz airport to city center

You can find the cheapest Bolivia eSim with Airalo Bolivia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and $16 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $23 USD with 3 GB data and $36 USD with 5 GB data. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly eSim Bolivia for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Peru valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER. GigSky Bolivia eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days. For $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BOLIVIA

You can stay in a private hostel room will cost at least $10 to $15 USD a night. You can get for $30-50 USD a mid-budget accommodation in Bolivia. For $50 USD and up but it will make you feel home and comfortable.

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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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BOLIVIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST COMPARED AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN BOLIVIA BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about Bolivia prepaid sim card, internet and data connection in Bolivia is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and dessert where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is to buy a prepaid sim card in Bolivia. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to buy a sim card in Bolivia outside the airport when getting to the city to an official phone shop.

There are two big cities, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra with the fastest connections and lowest prices for the Bolivian market. In remote areas, internet access is sometimes only possible even with data. There are a few small towns like Uyuni where the connection will be weak.

There are 3 phone operators in Bolivia: Entel, Tigo and Viva. You can buy your Bolivia tourist sim card when you arrive in El Alto international airport, in La Paz or at the small gift shop inside the airport. I would recommend buying outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town and cities.

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BUYING BOLIVIA PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD LA PAZ AIRPORT)

Buying a Bolivia sim card in La Paz airport or Santa Cruz airport is simple and easy. You can buy a Bolivia sim card in Alto International Airport in La Paz. You can purchase your Bolivia sim card in the airport but there aren’t so many options and prices will be more expensive.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Bolivia prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Bolivia tourist sim card. Make sure that you are bringing your passport since you have to register when buying the sim card in Bolivia.

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WHERE TO BUY BOLIVIA SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can buy a Bolivia sim card at La Paz airport and phone shops. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell a Bolivia prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport. Just register and top up as much as you think that you will use in Bolivia.

The main operators in Bolivia are Entel, Tigo and Viva. If you are getting to Bolivia by bus from Peru or Argentina you can also get your Bolivia tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD BOLIVIA COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Bolivia with Entel the most popular one. We will tell you about Tigo and Viva the second and third largest in Bolivia. If you stay in La Paz or Santa Cruz maybe you can check Viva with affordable packages.

Entel Bolivia Sim Card

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Entel Bolivia sim card is the largest phone operator in Bolivia and the most reliable talking about coverage. You can get a Entel prepaid sim card for 10 BOB= $1.5 USD and later you can top up. Check here prices and packages in Entel website!

You can top up 2 BOB for 120 MB or 4 BOB for 240 MB and 15 BOB for 920 MB until midnight. If you top up valid for 30 days 40 BOB for 1 GB, 140 BOB for 6 GB, 230 BOB for 14 GB and 288 BOB for 20 GB.

Tigo Bolivia Sim Card

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Tigo Bolivia sim card is the second largest phone operator in Bolivia. It works great in the big cities like La Paz and Santa Cruz. You can get Tigo Bolivia prepaid sim card for 10 BOB= $1.5 USD and later you can top up. Check here prices and packages in Tigo website!

You can get these prices and packages: 4 BOB for 100 MB for 2 days, 10 BOB for 500 MB until 6 am next morning and 20 BOB for 1050 MB for 24 hours. If you want to top up for 7 days 25 BOB for 800 MB and 35 BOB for 1.2 GB. If you want to top up 55 BOB for 1 GB, 120 BOB for 4 GB and 200 BOB for 8 GB.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN BOLIVIA

Viva Bolivia Sim Card

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Viva Bolivia sim card is the smallest phone operator in the country and the cheapest. You can get a Viva sim card for 15 BOB with 10 BOB in credit. Check here prices and packages in Viva website!

You can top up with Vivo Bolivia prepaid sim card 5 BOB for 230 MB, 10 BOB for 525 MB and 20 BOB for 1.1 GB all of them until 1 am. You can top up for 7 days 15 BOB for 300 MB and 30 BOB for 1 GB. You can top up for 30 days 50 BOB for 750 MB, 100 BOB for 2.5 GB and 300 BOB for 18 GB.

AIRALO BOLIVIA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Bolivia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and $16 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $23 USD with 3 GB data and $36 USD with 5 GB data.

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Holafly eSim Bolivia for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Peru valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

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GigSky Bolivia eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days and for $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

BOLIVIA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD BOLIVIA)

My Bolivia Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Bolivia with Entel prepaid Bolivia sim card for 40 BOB for 1 GB, 140 BOB for 6 GB, 230 BOB for 14 GB and 288 BOB for 20 GB valid for 30 days. if you are planning to travel around Bolivia since the coverage is better and prices are similar to Tigo.

You can find the cheapest Bolivia eSim with Airalo Bolivia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and $16 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $23 USD with 3 GB data and $36 USD with 5 GB data. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly eSim Bolivia for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Peru valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER. GigSky Bolivia eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days. For $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Unless you are staying in a city like La Paz or Santa Cruz and you can go for a small company like Viva with better prices and packages for a sim card in Bolivia.

BEST TIME TO VISIT BOLIVIA

The best time to visit Bolivia is during the months of May to October. This is because the dry weather brings sapphire skies and fewer travel disruptions. Keep in mind that this period is also the peak season for tourism. The majority of the festivals fall from February to April. Carnivals and Easter fall on this month resulting in heavy traffic and closed attractions.

If you are up for adventure including trekking and hiking, the best months for you are June to July. In these months, days are shorter but usually sunny, and the skies are crystal clear.

Click here to check the weather in Bolivia.

CASH AND ATMS IN BOLIVIA

Up until 1963, the currency of Bolivia is Boliviano, and then it was changed to the Bolivian Peso. But in 1986, it was changed back to Bolivian Boliviano (BOB) because of the New Economy Policy.

More or less, 1 USD = 7 BOB. There are many currency exchange outlets all over Bolivia. There are a lot of ATMs in the country and it is always near banks. Always keep that in mind so you will not have a hard time finding where to withdraw your money. 

Click here to know the exact exchange rate.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BOLIVIA

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You can look for local food stalls or food shops that sell a meal for at least $2 USD to $3 USD it means 15-20 BOB. Most of the dishes are with meat and chicken, though. So be prepared for that.

As street food saltenas empanadas and Bolivianas are served all over the country for as cheap as half a dollar. On average, $10 USD a day is a good food budget for travel in Bolivia. You can afford to go to local restaurants since is affordable.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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