Travel budget in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: calculate your travel budget

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.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 645* (352800 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1657* (906024 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 143 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2987* (1633576 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 2020

Cost of living: Burkina Faso VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Burkina Faso 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:

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 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ouagadougou
Ouahigouya 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ouahigouya
Dori 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dori
Boromo 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Boromo


Local prices in Burkina Faso by expense type

Burkina Faso: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burkina Faso costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1/person
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
( $ 14)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 2.4/person
( $ 2.4)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
( $ 1.8)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Burkina Faso: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burkina Faso costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 53 to $ 83)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 58 to $ 144)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 212/night
($ 196 to $ 228)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 26/month
($ 26 to $ 26)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 124/month
($ 114 to $ 134)

26% 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
$ 138/month
($ 77 to $ 205)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 71/month
($ 51 to $ 89)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 194/month
($ 144 to $ 253)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Burkina Faso: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burkina Faso costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
( $ 15)

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

220% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.3/kg
( $ 7.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Burkina Faso: Public and private transport budget

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

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 17/month
($ 5.5 to $ 28)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Burkina Faso: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Burkina Faso costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 217/month
($ 110 to $ 320)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

126% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 115/month
($ 38 to $ 219)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 286/month
($ 183 to $ 457)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 115/month
($ 55 to $ 229)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 548/month
($ 274 to $ 1094)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 238/month
($ 183 to $ 548)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 20 to $ 83)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 177/month
($ 55 to $ 365)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14573/yr
($ 14573 to $ 14573)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Burkina Faso: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burkina Faso costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.3/hr
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Burkina Faso: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Burkina Faso is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 93
($ 15 to $ 93)

101% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 33 to $ 83)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 73
($ 38 to $ 110)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 55
($ 55 to $ 55)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
$ 800
(fair price: $ 702)
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
$ 876
(fair price: $ 782)
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
$ 1152
(fair price: $ 938)
New York City → Ouagadougou
New York City → Ouagadougou
New York City → Ouagadougou
$ 1240
(fair price: $ 996)

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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 25-09-2020.

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