Travel budget in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 661* (362152 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1825* (1000566 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 143 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 3110* (1705676 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 Burkina Faso in 2019

Cost of living: Burkina Faso VS United States

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

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

Cost of living in Burkina Faso by city

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

Cities /Burkina Faso View Details
Ouagadougou 25% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ouagadougou
Ouahigouya 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ouahigouya
Dori 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dori
Boromo 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Boromo

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Local prices in Burkina Faso by expense type

Restaurant budget in Burkina Faso

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burkina Faso costs 46% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1/person
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 14 to $ 20)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
( $ 4.5)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.5/cup
( $ 4.5)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Burkina Faso

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burkina Faso costs 31% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 64 to $ 84)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 59 to $ 149)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 195 to $ 226)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 26/month
($ 26 to $ 26)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 164/month
($ 150 to $ 180)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 147/month
($ 81 to $ 219)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 72/month
($ 54 to $ 87)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 199/month
($ 146 to $ 257)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Burkina Faso

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burkina Faso costs 8% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
( $ 1.7)

85% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
( $ 1.7)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
( $ 1.7)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
( $ 15)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 30/kg
( $ 30)

220% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
( $ 3.7)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
( $ 1.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
( $ 1.4)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
( $ 1.2)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.1/kg
( $ 9.1)

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

Public and private transport budget in Burkina Faso

On average, the price of transport in Burkina Faso costs 50% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
( $ 28)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
( $ 0.6)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7

Budget for living and housing in Burkina Faso

On average, the cost of housing in Burkina Faso costs 40% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 93 to $ 320)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 201/month
($ 93 to $ 457)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 77/month
($ 38 to $ 229)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 412/month
($ 274 to $ 1094)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 256/month
($ 183 to $ 548)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 20 to $ 83)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 174/month
($ 47 to $ 365)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14573/yr
($ 14573 to $ 14573)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Burkina Faso

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burkina Faso costs 66% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 6.3)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.3/hr
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Burkina Faso

On average, shopping budget in Burkina Faso is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 93
($ 93 to $ 93)

96% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 33 to $ 83)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 73
($ 38 to $ 110)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 55
($ 55 to $ 55)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
$ 809
(fair price: $ 714)
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
$ 900
(fair price: $ 806)
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
$ 1187
(fair price: $ 999)

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About the information on the cost of living in Burkina Faso

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

Information about cost of living in Burkina Faso updated on 02-11-2019.

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