The average exchange rate during our first camino was 1 euro = $1.14. Yesterday the exchange rate was 1 euro = $1.22. Let's assume a couple walks camino frances in 35 days and averages 70 euros per day (this is the actual amount Cindi and I paid in 2015 excluding plane, train and bus expenses). Comparing the current rate to the rate two years ago, this means the dollar cost has increased almost $196 simply due to the weaker exchange rate. I'm not complaining; it is still a cost effective way to gain a lifetime experience! That said, I hope the dollar strengthens before our next camino in 2019.