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

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Travel budget in Cameroon

Cameroon: calculate your travel budget

Cameroon: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 888* (486822 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1596* (875280 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 92 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2217* (1215662 F CFA)

* 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 Cameroon in 2019

Cost of living: Cameroon VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Cameroon in 2019 is 44% less than United States.

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

Cost of living in Cameroon by city

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

Cities /Cameroon View Details
Yaounde 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Yaounde
Douala 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Douala
Kumba 28% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumba
Bafoussam 32% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bafoussam
Buea 36% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Buea
Bamenda 34% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bamenda

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Local prices in Cameroon by expense type

Restaurant budget in Cameroon

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cameroon costs 61% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 2.7 to $ 3.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.4/person
($ 7.3 to $ 14)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.1/person
($ 3.7 to $ 5.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Cameroon

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cameroon costs 44% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 58 to $ 97)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 44 to $ 57)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 52 to $ 251)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 93 to $ 132)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 339/night
($ 339 to $ 339)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 54/month
($ 54 to $ 54)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 100/month
($ 87 to $ 114)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 90/month
($ 67 to $ 121)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 53/month
($ 46 to $ 61)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 163/month
($ 102 to $ 241)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Cameroon

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cameroon costs 33% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

143% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 16 to $ 20)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.7)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 5.5)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Cameroon

On average, the price of transport in Cameroon costs 21% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 13/month
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/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)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 97/24hrs
($ 45 to $ 152)

146% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Cameroon

On average, the cost of housing in Cameroon costs 51% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 98/month
($ 83 to $ 128)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 47 to $ 183)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 176/month
($ 93 to $ 475)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 91/month
($ 65 to $ 165)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 671/month
($ 219 to $ 1823)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 371/month
($ 146 to $ 548)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 20 to $ 55)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 320/month
($ 183 to $ 365)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 881/yr
($ 274 to $ 1823)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Cameroon

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cameroon costs 43% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 3.7 to $ 9.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 4.5 to $ 47)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Cameroon

On average, shopping budget in Cameroon costs 56% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 22
($ 13 to $ 36)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 18
($ 9.1 to $ 32)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 47
($ 28 to $ 55)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 47
($ 28 to $ 73)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Douala
London → Douala
London → Douala
$ 839
(fair price: $ 748)
Manchester → Douala
Manchester → Douala
Manchester → Douala
$ 952
(fair price: $ 812)

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About the information on the cost of living in Cameroon

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

Information about cost of living in Cameroon updated on 20-05-2019.

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