Travel budget in Djibouti

Djibouti: calculate your travel budget

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 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1467* (264642 DJF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3707* (668990 DJF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 216 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 34 per person

Total budget:

$ 6762* (1220254 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 2021

Cost of living: Djibouti VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Djibouti in 2021 is 8% higher than 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 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

Djibouti: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Djibouti costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.5/person
($ 2.7 to $ 17)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 21 to $ 42)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.8/person
($ 8.2 to $ 12)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.5 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 6.7)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 4.4)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 4.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Djibouti: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Djibouti is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 77 to $ 77)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 195/night
($ 136 to $ 274)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 250/night
($ 199 to $ 297)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 426/night
($ 426 to $ 426)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 335/month
($ 277 to $ 407)

103% 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
$ 103/month
($ 102 to $ 104)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 568/month
($ 304 to $ 787)

226% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Djibouti: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Djibouti is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 5.5)

263% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 2.3 to $ 2.3)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 6.7)

119% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 22)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.5)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Djibouti: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Djibouti is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.7/km
($ 2.7 to $ 2.7)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

99% 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)
$ 2.7
($ 2.7 to $ 2.7)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 88/24hrs
($ 48 to $ 136)

122% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Djibouti: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Djibouti is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 12 to $ 21)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 12 to $ 29)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Djibouti: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Djibouti costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.4/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 22
($ 9.4 to $ 40)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 12 to $ 29)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Djibouti city
London → Djibouti city
London → Djibouti city
$ 929
(fair price: $ 823)


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 17-05-2021.

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