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:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 865* (474936 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 61 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1564* (858788 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 2727* (1497930 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 2020

Cost of living: Cameroon VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Cameroon 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 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
Douala 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Douala
Kumba 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kumba
Yaounde 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Yaounde
Bafoussam 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bafoussam
Buea 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Buea
Bamenda 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bamenda


Local prices in Cameroon by expense type

Cameroon: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cameroon costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 1.8 to $ 9.1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 7.3 to $ 20)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.7/person
($ 3.7 to $ 5.5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Cameroon: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cameroon costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 58 to $ 83)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 40 to $ 59)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 52 to $ 94)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 94 to $ 149)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 347/night
($ 347 to $ 347)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 58 to $ 58)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 104/month
($ 84 to $ 126)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 131/month
($ 110 to $ 157)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 55/month
($ 44 to $ 67)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 241/month
($ 189 to $ 323)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Cameroon: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cameroon costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

145% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 16 to $ 20)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.5)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.4/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 9.1)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Cameroon: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Cameroon costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 97/24hrs
($ 45 to $ 152)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Cameroon: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Cameroon costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 88/month
($ 47 to $ 146)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 47 to $ 83)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 179/month
($ 110 to $ 457)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 101/month
($ 65 to $ 146)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 563/month
($ 365 to $ 1277)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 312/month
($ 238 to $ 548)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 20 to $ 55)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 249/month
($ 156 to $ 365)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1094/yr
($ 365 to $ 2733)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Cameroon: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cameroon costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.1/ticket
($ 3.7 to $ 9.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.4/hr
($ 4.5 to $ 9.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Cameroon: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Cameroon costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 24
($ 13 to $ 47)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 9.1 to $ 93)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 47
($ 28 to $ 65)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 67
($ 28 to $ 183)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Douala
London → Douala
London → Douala
$ 786
(fair price: $ 684)
Manchester → Douala
Manchester → Douala
Manchester → Douala
$ 884
(fair price: $ 733)
Montreal → Douala
Montreal → Douala
Montreal → Douala
$ 1185
(fair price: $ 1010)
New York City → Douala
New York City → Douala
New York City → Douala
$ 1181
(fair price: $ 1032)
Dublin → Douala
Dublin → Douala
Dublin → Douala
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 844)
Toronto (Ontario) → Douala
Toronto (Ontario) → Douala
Toronto (Ontario) → Douala
$ 1292
(fair price: $ 1057)
Edinburgh → Douala
Edinburgh → Douala
Edinburgh → Douala
$ 915
(fair price: $ 754)

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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 24-09-2020.

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