Travel budget in Brunei

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Brunei: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 21 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 621* (728 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1942* (2254 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3788* (4396 $)

* 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 2022

Cost of living: Brunei VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Brunei in 2022 is 39% less than 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:

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 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bandar Seri Begawan
Kuala Belait 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kuala Belait



Local prices in Brunei by expense type

Brunei: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Brunei costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.3/person
($ 2.5 to $ 6.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.9/person
($ 8.6 to $ 27)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 5.1 to $ 6.5)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 4.3)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.8 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Brunei: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Brunei costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 24 to $ 48)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 60 to $ 115)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 77 to $ 185)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 211 to $ 211)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 21 to $ 23)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 51/month
($ 49 to $ 53)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 79/month
($ 52 to $ 133)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 40 to $ 48)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 156/month
($ 131 to $ 194)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Brunei: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Brunei costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 4.3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.4)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 4.1/kg
($ 3 to $ 4.3)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.8/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Brunei: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Brunei costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.5/km
($ 3 to $ 4.3)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 3 to $ 6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4

Brunei: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Brunei costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 5.1 to $ 8.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7/hr
($ 7 to $ 18)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Brunei: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Brunei is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.4/pack
($ 6 to $ 13)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 76
($ 27 to $ 130)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 18 to $ 53)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Bandar Seri Begawan
London → Bandar Seri Begawan
London → Bandar Seri Begawan
$ 1289
(fair price: $ 958)
Melbourne → Bandar Seri Begawan
Melbourne → Bandar Seri Begawan
Melbourne → Bandar Seri Begawan
$ 697
(fair price: $ 542)
Sydney → Bandar Seri Begawan
Sydney → Bandar Seri Begawan
Sydney → Bandar Seri Begawan
$ 683
(fair price: $ 567)
Manchester → Bandar Seri Begawan
Manchester → Bandar Seri Begawan
Manchester → Bandar Seri Begawan
$ 1259
(fair price: $ 1036)


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 23-09-2022.

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