Travel budget in Burundi

Burundi: calculate your travel budget

Burundi: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • $ 0.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 994* (2851296 BIF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 2661* (7634536 BIF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 104 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 37 per person

Total budget:

$ 4378* (12560114 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 2024

Cost of living: Burundi VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Burundi in 2024 is 33% 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 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.

Cities /Burundi View Details
Bujumbura 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bujumbura



Local prices in Burundi by expense type

Burundi: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burundi costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1 to $ 2.8)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.8/person
($ 5.1 to $ 11)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.7/person
( $ 3.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
( $ 1.3)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
( $ 2.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3/cup
( $ 3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
( $ 0.5)

79% 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 $ 0.9)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Burundi: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 58 to $ 225)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 62 to $ 209)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 157
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 67 to $ 159)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 228
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 84 to $ 189)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 307
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 123/night
($ 97 to $ 188)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 480
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 58 to $ 225)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 163
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 123/month
($ 51 to $ 247)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 241
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 112/month
($ 52 to $ 235)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 211
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 58/month
($ 58 to $ 225)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 207/month
($ 124 to $ 304)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215

Burundi: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burundi costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
( $ 0.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7/kg
( $ 7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 5.8/kg
( $ 5.8)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
( $ 1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
( $ 0.5)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
( $ 1)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Burundi: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Burundi costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
( $ 0.2)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.5/km
( $ 3.5)

104% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.9/litre
( $ 0.9)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
( $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 83/24hrs
($ 82 to $ 84)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Burundi: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burundi is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 19/ticket
( $ 19)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
( $ 28)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Burundi: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Burundi costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
( $ 2.4)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 19
( $ 19)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
( $ 53)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
$ 918
(fair price: $ 765)
Montreal → Bujumbura
Montreal → Bujumbura
Montreal → Bujumbura
$ 1665
(fair price: $ 1435)
Manchester → Bujumbura
Manchester → Bujumbura
Manchester → Bujumbura
$ 941
(fair price: $ 795)
Toronto → Bujumbura
Toronto → Bujumbura
Toronto → Bujumbura
$ 1555
(fair price: $ 1348)
New York City → Bujumbura
New York City → Bujumbura
New York City → Bujumbura
$ 1402
(fair price: $ 1210)

Book a flight Flight prices to Burundi




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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Burundi updated on 23-06-2024.

Change currency