Travel budget in Benin

Benin: calculate your travel budget

Benin: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Benin for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 566* (314468 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2525* (1404732 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 3868* (2152248 F CFA)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Benin in 2019

Cost of living: Benin VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Benin in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Benin in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:


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Local prices in Benin by expense type

Restaurant budget in Benin

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Benin costs 50% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 1.8 to $ 5.5)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 6.8/person
($ 6.3 to $ 17)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.1 to $ 20)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Benin

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Benin costs 33% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 26/night
($ 26 to $ 26)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 95/night
($ 91 to $ 98)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 42 to $ 236)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 95 to $ 235)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 128/month
($ 120 to $ 137)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 118/month
($ 65 to $ 205)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 63/month
($ 33 to $ 96)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 254/month
($ 177 to $ 334)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Benin

On average, the price of supermarket food in Benin costs 38% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

103% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.2/kg
( $ 8.2)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.5)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 1 to $ 1)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 9.1)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Benin

On average, the price of transport in Benin is 52% more expensive than in United States.
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
( $ 3.6)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3.7 to $ 3.7)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 75/24hrs
($ 40 to $ 187)

88% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Benin

On average, the cost of housing in Benin costs 67% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 38/month
( $ 38)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
( $ 0.1)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
( $ 47)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 60/month
($ 47 to $ 73)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 55/month
( $ 55)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 365/month
( $ 365)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 183/month
( $ 183)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 55/month
($ 47 to $ 65)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 83/month
( $ 83)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3098/yr
( $ 3098)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Benin

On average, budget for leisure activities in Benin costs 71% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
( $ 3.7)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Benin

On average, shopping budget in Benin costs 86% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.1/pack
( $ 1.1)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1

Plane ticket budget

London → Cotonou
London → Cotonou
London → Cotonou
$ 833
(fair price: $ 721)
Manchester → Cotonou
Manchester → Cotonou
Manchester → Cotonou
$ 941
(fair price: $ 797)

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About the information on the cost of living in Benin

The information about the cost of living in Benin shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Benin updated on 14-09-2019.

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