Travel budget and cost of living in Brunei how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Brunei

Brunei: calculate your travel budget

Brunei: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 573* (742 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1888* (2436 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 3323* (4270 $)

* 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 Brunei in 2019

Cost of living: Brunei VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Brunei in 2019 is 31% less than United States.

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

Cost of living in Brunei by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Brunei compared to the national average.

Cities /Brunei View Details
Bandar Seri Begawan 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bandar Seri Begawan
Kuala Belait 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kuala Belait

Local prices in Brunei by expense type

Restaurant budget in Brunei

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Brunei costs 50% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.9/person
($ 3.1 to $ 7.9)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.8/person
($ 7.9 to $ 12)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.7 to $ 6.2)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.1/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Brunei

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Brunei costs 65% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 23 to $ 83)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 58 to $ 133)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 61 to $ 149)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 235/night
($ 219 to $ 298)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 18 to $ 27)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 69/month
($ 28 to $ 133)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 70/month
($ 33 to $ 205)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 33/month
($ 30 to $ 33)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Brunei

On average, the price of supermarket food in Brunei costs 28% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

139% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 12)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.9)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 15)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Brunei

On average, the price of transport in Brunei costs 24% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 21/month
($ 16 to $ 24)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.1/km
($ 3.1 to $ 3.1)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.1
($ 2.7 to $ 3.1)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Brunei

On average, the cost of housing in Brunei costs 18% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 48/month
($ 29 to $ 65)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 98/month
($ 71 to $ 158)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 729/month
($ 355 to $ 1175)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 517/month
($ 198 to $ 783)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1489/month
($ 788 to $ 1958)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1107/month
($ 631 to $ 1409)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 60/month
($ 40 to $ 79)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 168/month
($ 96 to $ 236)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8828/yr
($ 2114 to $ 15652)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Brunei

On average, budget for leisure activities in Brunei costs 29% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.5/ticket
($ 4.7 to $ 7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 12 to $ 21)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Brunei

On average, shopping budget in Brunei is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.1/pack
($ 4.7 to $ 5.5)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 12 to $ 85)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 54
($ 24 to $ 79)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 64 to $ 119)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 55
($ 33 to $ 71)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Bandar Seri Begawan
London → Bandar Seri Begawan
London → Bandar Seri Begawan
$ 1109
(fair price: $ 968)

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About the information on the cost of living in Brunei

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

Information about cost of living in Brunei updated on 11-03-2019.

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