Travel budget in Djibouti

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Djibouti: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1488* (244832 DJF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3557* (585242 DJF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 219 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 6446* (1060640 DJF)

* 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 Djibouti in 2019

Cost of living: Djibouti VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Djibouti in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

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

Cost of living in Djibouti by city

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

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Local prices in Djibouti by expense type

Restaurant budget in Djibouti

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Djibouti costs 11% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.1/person
($ 7.3 to $ 11)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 26 to $ 32)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.2/person
($ 5.5 to $ 13)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.1 for 500ml
($ 6.1 to $ 6.1)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.7 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 4.9)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 4.9)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Djibouti

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Djibouti is 29% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 77 to $ 77)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 196/night
($ 147 to $ 268)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 200 to $ 290)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 418/night
($ 418 to $ 418)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 329/month
($ 274 to $ 395)

98% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 106/month
($ 103 to $ 107)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 532/month
($ 216 to $ 764)

203% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Djibouti

On average, the price of supermarket food in Djibouti costs 6% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

122% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
( $ 2.5)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.4/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 7.3)

80% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 27/kg
($ 22 to $ 32)

130% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 6.1)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 6.1)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.1)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 9.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Djibouti

On average, the price of transport in Djibouti is 37% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.1/km
($ 3.1 to $ 3.1)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

87% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.1
($ 3.1 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 93/24hrs
($ 64 to $ 136)

134% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Djibouti

On average, the cost of housing in Djibouti costs 46% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 185/month
( $ 185)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 32/month
($ 26 to $ 38)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 549/month
($ 490 to $ 918)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 336/month
($ 273 to $ 429)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1052/month
($ 735 to $ 2142)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 481/month
($ 245 to $ 735)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 26 to $ 75)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 164/month
($ 93 to $ 216)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9053/yr
($ 7341 to $ 10766)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Djibouti

On average, budget for leisure activities in Djibouti is essentially the same as in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.2/ticket
( $ 9.2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 13 to $ 32)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Djibouti

On average, shopping budget in Djibouti costs 62% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 13
($ 10.4 to $ 16)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 22
($ 13 to $ 32)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 38
($ 32 to $ 44)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 42
($ 16 to $ 63)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Djibouti city
London → Djibouti city
London → Djibouti city
$ 925
(fair price: $ 827)

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About the information on the cost of living in Djibouti

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

Information about cost of living in Djibouti updated on 05-09-2019.

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