Travel budget in Gambia

Gambia: calculate your travel budget

Gambia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 783* (37226 GMD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • $ 5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1458* (69384 GMD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 2508* (119336 GMD)

* 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 Gambia in 2019

Cost of living: Gambia VS United States

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

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

Cost of living in Gambia by city

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

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Local prices in Gambia by expense type

Gambia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Gambia costs 62% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.1/person
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 12 to $ 13)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.2 to $ 5.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Gambia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Gambia costs 45% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 67/night
( $ 67)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 40 to $ 77)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 45 to $ 133)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 81 to $ 210)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 185 to $ 229)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 95/month
($ 63 to $ 137)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 94/month
($ 53 to $ 158)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 48/month
($ 40 to $ 54)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 189/month
($ 119 to $ 310)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Gambia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Gambia costs 56% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.1/500g
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.3/kg
( $ 2.3)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.3/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 5.3)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Gambia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Gambia costs 55% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 10.6/month
( $ 10.6)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8

Gambia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Gambia costs 75% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 47/month
($ 33 to $ 54)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 65/month
($ 44 to $ 107)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 65/month
($ 33 to $ 192)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 33/month
($ 10.6 to $ 65)

97% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 163/month
($ 65 to $ 318)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 75/month
($ 33 to $ 107)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 23/month
($ 13 to $ 33)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 58/month
($ 22 to $ 107)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 371/yr
($ 159 to $ 530)

97% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Gambia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Gambia costs 58% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5/ticket
( $ 5)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.4/hr
($ 4.2 to $ 10.6)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Gambia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Gambia costs 60% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 9.2
($ 4.2 to $ 15)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 15
($ 8.5 to $ 22)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 60
( $ 60)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 46
($ 27 to $ 65)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Banjul
London → Banjul
London → Banjul
$ 686
(fair price: $ 0)
Manchester → Banjul
Manchester → Banjul
Manchester → Banjul
$ 743
(fair price: $ 0)
New York City → Banjul
New York City → Banjul
New York City → Banjul
$ 1371
(fair price: $ 0)
Edinburgh → Banjul
Edinburgh → Banjul
Edinburgh → Banjul
$ 807
(fair price: $ 0)
Dublin → Banjul
Dublin → Banjul
Dublin → Banjul
$ 842
(fair price: $ 0)

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About the information on the cost of living in Gambia

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

Information about cost of living in Gambia updated on 12-11-2019.

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