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

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Travel budget in Cape Verde

Cape Verde: calculate your travel budget

Cape Verde: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 745* (68754 CVE)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1698* (156870 CVE)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 91 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2754* (254394 CVE)

* 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 Cape Verde in 2019

Cost of living: Cape Verde VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Cape Verde in 2019 is 41% less than United States.

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

Cost of living in Cape Verde by city

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

Cities /Cape Verde View Details
Praia 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Praia
Cidade Velha 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cidade Velha
Mindelo 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mindelo

Local prices in Cape Verde by expense type

Restaurant budget in Cape Verde

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cape Verde costs 50% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 4.3 to $ 20)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 11 to $ 23)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.3 to $ 5.4)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Cape Verde

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cape Verde costs 57% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
( $ 36)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 45 to $ 78)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 49 to $ 102)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 118 to $ 132)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 219/night
($ 219 to $ 219)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 34/month
($ 30 to $ 39)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 66/month
($ 60 to $ 75)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 119/month
($ 90 to $ 145)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 63/month
($ 53 to $ 75)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Cape Verde

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cape Verde costs 16% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
( $ 0.6)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
( $ 1.1)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
( $ 2.4)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
( $ 13)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.7/kg
( $ 2.7)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 5.4/kg
( $ 5.4)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 6.5/kg
( $ 6.5)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.4/kg
( $ 5.4)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.7/kg
( $ 2.7)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
( $ 0.8)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.4/kg
( $ 5.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Cape Verde

On average, the price of transport in Cape Verde costs 20% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 23/month
( $ 23)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
( $ 1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.3
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 67/24hrs
($ 41 to $ 168)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Cape Verde

On average, the cost of housing in Cape Verde costs 42% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 101/month
($ 49 to $ 152)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 98/month
($ 77 to $ 131)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 324/month
($ 217 to $ 433)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 163/month
( $ 163)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 541/month
($ 324 to $ 757)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 271/month
( $ 271)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
( $ 39)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 114/month
( $ 114)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2590/yr
( $ 2590)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Cape Verde

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cape Verde costs 67% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.3/ticket
( $ 4.3)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.9/hr
( $ 4.9)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Cape Verde

On average, shopping budget in Cape Verde costs 37% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 3.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
( $ 39)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 17
( $ 17)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 66
($ 45 to $ 88)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 61
( $ 61)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Praia
London → Praia
London → Praia
$ 556
(fair price: $ 493)

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About the information on the cost of living in Cape Verde

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

Information about cost of living in Cape Verde updated on 19-03-2019.

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