Ouagadougou travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Ouagadougou

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 684* (375844 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1764* (969752 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 143 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 3100* (1704878 F CFA)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Ouagadougou compared to Burkina Faso in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Ouagadougou in 2020 is 30% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Ouagadougou in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Ouagadougou by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ouagadougou

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ouagadougou is 46% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.3/person
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 14 to $ 20)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
( $ 4.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
( $ 1.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.5/cup
( $ 4.5)

7% more 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)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ouagadougou

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ouagadougou is 36% cheaper 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

Supermarket food budget in Ouagadougou

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ouagadougou is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
( $ 2.5)

196% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.7/500g
( $ 3.7)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
( $ 1.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
( $ 15)

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

219% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
( $ 3.7)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.7/kg
( $ 3.7)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
( $ 0.8)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
( $ 1)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.1/kg
( $ 9.1)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Ouagadougou

On average, the price of transport in Ouagadougou is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
( $ 28)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
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
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

69% 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)

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

Budget for living and housing in Ouagadougou

On average, the cost of housing in Ouagadougou is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 93 to $ 320)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
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): $ 1365
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): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 639/month
($ 365 to $ 1094)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 329/month
($ 219 to $ 548)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 20 to $ 83)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 174/month
($ 47 to $ 365)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14573/yr
($ 14573 to $ 14573)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Ouagadougou

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ouagadougou is 66% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 6.3)

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)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ouagadougou

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

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
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): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
London → Ouagadougou
$ 803
(fair price: $ 702)
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
Manchester → Ouagadougou
$ 876
(fair price: $ 781)
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
Montreal → Ouagadougou
$ 1157
(fair price: $ 944)
New York City → Ouagadougou
New York City → Ouagadougou
New York City → Ouagadougou
$ 1249
(fair price: $ 997)

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About this information on the cost of living in Ouagadougou

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

The information about the cost of living in Ouagadougou was updated on 25-10-2020.

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