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:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 600* (328566 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2458* (1346352 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 3851* (2109800 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 2020

Cost of living: Benin VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Benin in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:


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Local prices in Benin by expense type

Benin: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Benin costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 1.8 to $ 5.5)

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

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

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

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

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Benin: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Benin costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 28 to $ 28)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 81 to $ 100)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 41 to $ 218)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 96 to $ 235)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 133/month
($ 125 to $ 144)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 120/month
($ 65 to $ 205)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 66/month
($ 34 to $ 106)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 249/month
($ 158 to $ 345)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Benin: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Benin costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

106% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

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

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

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

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.5)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

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

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

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

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Benin: Public and private transport budget

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

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3.7 to $ 3.7)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 75/24hrs
($ 40 to $ 187)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Benin: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Benin costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 38/month
( $ 38)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
( $ 0.1)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
( $ 47)

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

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 55/month
( $ 55)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 365/month
( $ 365)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 183/month
( $ 183)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 55/month
($ 47 to $ 65)

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

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3098/yr
( $ 3098)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Benin: Leisure activity budget

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

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Benin: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

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

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1

Plane ticket budget

London → Cotonou
London → Cotonou
London → Cotonou
$ 806
(fair price: $ 686)
Manchester → Cotonou
Manchester → Cotonou
Manchester → Cotonou
$ 901
(fair price: $ 733)
Montreal → Cotonou
Montreal → Cotonou
Montreal → Cotonou
$ 1451
(fair price: $ 1139)
New York City → Cotonou
New York City → Cotonou
New York City → Cotonou
$ 1262
(fair price: $ 1048)

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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 13-01-2020.

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