Travel budget in Gabon

Gabon: calculate your travel budget

Gabon: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 370 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 5502* (3017350 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 186 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 3908* (2143204 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 186 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 5327* (2921212 F CFA)

* 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 Gabon in 2019

Cost of living: Gabon VS United States

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

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

Cost of living in Gabon by city

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

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Local prices in Gabon by expense type

Gabon: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Gabon costs 35% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 11 to $ 20)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 20 to $ 47)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
( $ 5.5)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 3.7)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Gabon: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Gabon is 56% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 370/night
($ 370 to $ 370)

198% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 93 to $ 196)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 236/night
($ 175 to $ 326)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 187/month
($ 173 to $ 206)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 256/month
($ 226 to $ 294)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Family room
Family room
$ 354/month
($ 265 to $ 428)

102% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Gabon: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Gabon costs 24% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 2.7)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.3/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 9.1)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
( $ 12)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 3.7)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 3.7/kg
( $ 3.7)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Gabon: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Gabon costs 13% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 55/month
( $ 55)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 1 to $ 1)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 57/24hrs
($ 35 to $ 131)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Gabon: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Gabon is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 67/month
($ 38 to $ 93)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 81/month
($ 52 to $ 165)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1777/month
($ 274 to $ 2733)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1393
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 912/month
($ 146 to $ 1823)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 5769/month
($ 3644 to $ 9109)

156% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2261
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2733/month
($ 639 to $ 5466)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1770
Gym
Gym
$ 89/month
($ 65 to $ 93)

124% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 104/month
($ 47 to $ 457)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 11842/yr
($ 5466 to $ 18216)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17413

Gabon: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Gabon costs 9% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.1/ticket
($ 9.1 to $ 13)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 20)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Gabon: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Gabon costs 12% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 3.7)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 20 to $ 274)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 67
($ 28 to $ 128)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 67
($ 47 to $ 93)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 55 to $ 146)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Libreville
London → Libreville
London → Libreville
$ 897
(fair price: $ 754)

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About the information on the cost of living in Gabon

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

Information about cost of living in Gabon updated on 14-11-2019.

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