Travel budget and cost of living in Burundi how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 549* (938000 BIF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1682* (2874046 BIF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.7 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2598* (4441178 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 58% less than 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.

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

Local prices in Burundi by expense type

Restaurant budget in Burundi

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burundi costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.4/person
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 2.9/person
($ 2.5 to $ 10.2)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
( $ 8)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.9)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi costs 46% 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)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 60 to $ 133)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 124 to $ 171)

42% 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: $ 496
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 121/month
($ 75 to $ 185)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 147/month
($ 98 to $ 201)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167

Supermarket food budget in Burundi

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burundi costs 43% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
( $ 2.9)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 12)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.1/kg
( $ 8.1)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
( $ 1.9)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
( $ 0.6)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

31% 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 46% 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: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

50% 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)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Burundi

On average, the cost of housing in Burundi costs 73% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 27/month
( $ 27)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
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)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 298/month
($ 116 to $ 478)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 164/month
($ 88 to $ 239)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 680/month
($ 403 to $ 956)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 312/month
($ 288 to $ 335)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 20/month
($ 12 to $ 27)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 60/month
( $ 60)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1076/yr
( $ 1076)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

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)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.6/hr
( $ 3.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Burundi

On average, shopping budget in Burundi costs 64% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
( $ 4.5)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 12
( $ 12)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 3.6
( $ 3.6)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 24
( $ 24)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 48
( $ 48)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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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 23-03-2019.

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