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.
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 536* (929376 BIF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.7 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1613* (2799720 BIF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 120 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2878* (4995354 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 2020

Cost of living: Burundi VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Burundi 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 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

Burundi: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Burundi costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.9/person
($ 1.4 to $ 7.4)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8/person
($ 2.9 to $ 10.2)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 1.3/person
( $ 1.3)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 3.5)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.9)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Burundi: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Burundi costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 26/night
( $ 26)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 59/night
( $ 59)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 59 to $ 140)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 130 to $ 181)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 169 to $ 169)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 140/month
($ 96 to $ 201)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 146/month
($ 91 to $ 202)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Family room
Family room
$ 218/month
($ 137 to $ 366)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Burundi: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Burundi costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
( $ 2.9)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 12)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.1/kg
( $ 8.1)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
( $ 1.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
( $ 0.6)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Burundi: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Burundi costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
( $ 0.2)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 7.2/month
( $ 7.2)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5

Burundi: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Burundi costs 78% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 27/month
( $ 27)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
( $ 36)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 298/month
($ 116 to $ 478)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 164/month
($ 88 to $ 239)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 737/month
($ 403 to $ 956)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 312/month
($ 288 to $ 335)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 12/month
( $ 12)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 60/month
( $ 60)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1076/yr
( $ 1076)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Burundi: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Burundi costs 77% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 3.1 to $ 3.2)

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

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Burundi: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Burundi costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
( $ 4.5)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 12
( $ 12)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 3.6
( $ 3.6)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 24
( $ 24)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 48
( $ 48)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
London → Bujumbura
$ 904
(fair price: $ 764)

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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 06-04-2020.

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