Travel budget in Burundi

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Burundi: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 522* (906906 BIF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1580* (2743944 BIF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2804* (4871650 BIF)

* 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 Burundi in 2019

Cost of living: Burundi VS United States

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

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

Cost of living in Burundi by city

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

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Local prices in Burundi by expense type

Restaurant budget in Burundi

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burundi costs 63% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8/person
($ 2.9 to $ 10.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 1.3/person
( $ 1.3)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 2.6)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi costs 36% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 26/night
( $ 26)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 59/night
( $ 59)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 59 to $ 139)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 128 to $ 176)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 169 to $ 169)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 125/month
($ 76 to $ 193)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 147/month
($ 96 to $ 202)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Family room
Family room
$ 232/month
($ 152 to $ 373)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Burundi

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burundi costs 45% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
( $ 2.9)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 12)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.1/kg
( $ 8.1)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
( $ 1.9)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
( $ 0.6)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Burundi

On average, the price of transport in Burundi costs 48% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 7.2/month
( $ 7.2)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7

Budget for living and housing in Burundi

On average, the cost of housing in Burundi costs 74% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 27/month
( $ 27)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
( $ 36)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 298/month
($ 116 to $ 478)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 164/month
($ 88 to $ 239)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 737/month
($ 403 to $ 956)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 312/month
($ 288 to $ 335)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 20/month
($ 12 to $ 27)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 60/month
( $ 60)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1076/yr
( $ 1076)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Burundi

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burundi costs 76% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 3.1 to $ 3.2)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.6/hr
( $ 3.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Burundi

On average, shopping budget in Burundi costs 66% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
( $ 4.5)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 12
( $ 12)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 3.6
( $ 3.6)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 24
( $ 24)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 48
( $ 48)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
$ 904
(fair price: $ 765)

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About the information on the cost of living in Burundi

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

Information about cost of living in Burundi updated on 09-09-2019.

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