Yaounde travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Yaounde

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 891* (490070 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person
  • $ 1.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2263* (1244978 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 3.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2587* (1423086 F CFA)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Yaounde compared to Cameroon in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Yaounde in 2020 is 46% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Yaounde in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Yaounde by expense type

Restaurant budget in Yaounde

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Yaounde is 62% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 1.8 to $ 11)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.1 to $ 20)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.7/person
($ 2.7 to $ 9.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1 to $ 3.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Yaounde

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Yaounde is essentially the same as 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
$ 57/night
($ 40 to $ 69)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 196/night
($ 63 to $ 662)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 126 to $ 175)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 347/night
($ 347 to $ 347)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 127/month
($ 76 to $ 181)

26% 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
$ 152/month
($ 79 to $ 271)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Family room
Family room
$ 489/month
($ 284 to $ 1069)

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

Supermarket food budget in Yaounde

On average, the price of supermarket food in Yaounde is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

67% 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 $ 1.2)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 16 to $ 20)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 20)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Yaounde

On average, the price of transport in Yaounde is 20% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 35/month
( $ 35)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

75% 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 $ 1.3)

42% 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)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 97/24hrs
($ 84 to $ 140)

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

Budget for living and housing in Yaounde

On average, the cost of housing in Yaounde is 66% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 87/month
($ 47 to $ 128)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
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
$ 42/month
($ 28 to $ 183)

43% 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)
$ 104/month
($ 83 to $ 138)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 55/month
($ 38 to $ 93)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 396/month
($ 274 to $ 548)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 396/month
($ 274 to $ 548)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 28 to $ 38)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 211/month
($ 183 to $ 365)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 457/yr
($ 457 to $ 1823)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Leisure activity budget in Yaounde

On average, budget for leisure activities in Yaounde is 63% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.8 to $ 9.1)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.4/hr
( $ 10.4)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Yaounde

On average, shopping budget in Yaounde is 62% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 20
($ 9.1 to $ 55)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 14
($ 9.1 to $ 38)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 65)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 51
($ 20 to $ 93)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

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About this information on the cost of living in Yaounde

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

The information about the cost of living in Yaounde was updated on 05-04-2020.

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