On average a rental car in Nicaragua costs $51 per day.
Mini (Suzuki Alto or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nicaragua.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ace ($12/day), Dollar ($14/day) and Alamo ($16/day).
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On average a rental car in Nicaragua costs $191 per week ($27 per day).
On average a rental car in Nicaragua costs $817 per month ($27 per day).
Since citizens of Nicaragua speak Spanish, drivers should be aware that as they get out of more populated areas, they may have difficulty communicating with locals if they do not speak Spanish. Drivers cannot use a handheld device when driving a car and can only use this type of device when they can do so in a hands-free manner. Every passenger in a vehicle needs to be wearing a seat belt while a vehicle is in motion. While road signs will be in Spanish, most use standard symbols the drivers will recognize from around the world.
For the most part, the minimum age to rent a car in Nicaragua is 21 years old. That said, any driver that is under the age of 25 years old may pay an additional fee for renting a car. In addition to this, there can often be limits on the type of car that someone can rent if they are not 25 years old.
Drivers should expect to pay around 49 NIO (1.36 USD) per liter, translating to about 185 NIO(5.14 USD) per gallon. When traveling in larger cities such as Managua, you are sure to find plenty of places to get gas. If you are heading out on an adventure in more rural areas, make sure you fill-up the tank first, as gas stations become fewer and farther between as you get away from large cities, this is especially important if you’re heading east, as there are few filling stations on the Atlantic side of the country.
For the most part, drivers will find that in urban areas speed limits are around 45 km/h (28 mph). As you get out to more highways on the outskirts of cities and in smaller towns you'll find speed limits of about 60 km/h (37 mph), and then on major freeways that travel between large cities, speed limits are around 100 km/h (62 mph).