Macao travel budget

Macao: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Macao

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1000* (6580 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3269* (21518 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 161 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 5034* (33138 Ұ)

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


Cost of living in Macao compared to China in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Macao in 2020 is 6% higher 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 Macao in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Macao by expense type

Restaurant budget in Macao

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Macao is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6/person
($ 4.1 to $ 14)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 14 to $ 35)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.4 to $ 6.7)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.3 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 9.4)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 6)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

59% 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 $ 0.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Macao

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Macao is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 44 to $ 48)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 102 to $ 181)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 95 to $ 214)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 183/night
($ 128 to $ 275)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 341/night
($ 189 to $ 596)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 396/month
($ 392 to $ 398)

193% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 186/month
($ 170 to $ 206)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 286/month
($ 161 to $ 515)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 81/month
($ 71 to $ 90)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 628/month
($ 294 to $ 1248)

260% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Macao

On average, the price of supermarket food in Macao is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.6/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 4.1)

206% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 4.7)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 20/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 35)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.2/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 6.7)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 6.7)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 8)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.1)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 3 to $ 4.1)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 21)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Macao

On average, the price of transport in Macao is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 44/month
($ 28 to $ 54)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

121% 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)
$ 2.5
($ 2.5 to $ 3.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Macao

On average, the cost of housing in Macao is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 122/month
($ 61 to $ 229)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 27/month
($ 21 to $ 35)

61% 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)
$ 1402/month
($ 1072 to $ 1876)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1161/month
($ 671 to $ 2010)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2293/month
($ 1876 to $ 3216)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2163/month
($ 1609 to $ 3216)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 140/month
($ 35 to $ 202)

264% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 400/month
($ 269 to $ 537)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12726/yr
($ 10047 to $ 16075)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

Leisure activity budget in Macao

On average, budget for leisure activities in Macao is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 14 to $ 21)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 6.7)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Macao

On average, shopping budget in Macao is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7/pack
($ 6.7 to $ 9.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 41 to $ 108)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 20 to $ 67)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 96
($ 69 to $ 136)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 134
($ 69 to $ 202)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Macao
London → Macao
London → Macao
$ 1263
(fair price: $ 832)
Manchester → Macao
Manchester → Macao
Manchester → Macao
$ 1406
(fair price: $ 998)
Edinburgh → Macao
Edinburgh → Macao
Edinburgh → Macao
$ 1189
(fair price: $ 1048)
Melbourne → Macao
Melbourne → Macao
Melbourne → Macao
$ 825
(fair price: $ 538)
Sydney → Macao
Sydney → Macao
Sydney → Macao
$ 870
(fair price: $ 580)
Perth → Macao
Perth → Macao
Perth → Macao
$ 762
(fair price: $ 474)
Los Angeles → Macao
Los Angeles  → Macao
Los Angeles  → Macao
$ 1588
(fair price: $ 753)
New York City → Macao
New York City → Macao
New York City → Macao
$ 1132
(fair price: $ 978)
Toronto (Ontario) → Macao
Toronto (Ontario) → Macao
Toronto (Ontario) → Macao
$ 1206
(fair price: $ 1070)
Auckland → Macao
Auckland → Macao
Auckland → Macao
$ 1794
(fair price: $ 966)

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About this information on the cost of living in Macao

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

The information about the cost of living in Macao was updated on 24-11-2020.

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