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:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 813* (39872 GMD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 70 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1467* (71974 GMD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 2528* (124068 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 2020

Cost of living: Gambia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Gambia in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 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 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.1/person
($ 0.6 to $ 3.1)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 12 to $ 18)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.1/person
($ 3.1 to $ 3.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Gambia: Hotel and accommodation budget

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

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 42 to $ 77)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 46 to $ 136)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 85 to $ 210)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 205/night
($ 182 to $ 226)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 96/month
($ 63 to $ 138)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 96/month
($ 53 to $ 162)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 48/month
($ 42 to $ 54)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 190/month
($ 108 to $ 331)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Gambia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Gambia costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.2/500g
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.6/kg
($ 6.2 to $ 9.1)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 3.1)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 6.8)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Gambia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Gambia costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 10.3/month
( $ 10.3)

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

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

47% 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)
$ 1.6
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4

Gambia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Gambia costs 71% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 42/month
($ 32 to $ 52)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 89/month
($ 42 to $ 155)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 103/month
($ 63 to $ 186)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 42/month
($ 22 to $ 63)

96% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 206/month
($ 103 to $ 309)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 81/month
($ 52 to $ 103)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 13 to $ 32)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 55/month
($ 22 to $ 103)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 360/yr
($ 155 to $ 514)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Gambia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Gambia costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5/ticket
( $ 5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.2/hr
($ 4.1 to $ 10.3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Gambia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Gambia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 8.8
($ 4.1 to $ 15)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 15
($ 8.2 to $ 22)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
( $ 59)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 45
($ 26 to $ 63)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Banjul
London → Banjul
London → Banjul
$ 683
(fair price: $ 575)
Manchester → Banjul
Manchester → Banjul
Manchester → Banjul
$ 747
(fair price: $ 591)
New York City → Banjul
New York City → Banjul
New York City → Banjul
$ 1317
(fair price: $ 1140)
Edinburgh → Banjul
Edinburgh → Banjul
Edinburgh → Banjul
$ 803
(fair price: $ 677)
Dublin → Banjul
Dublin → Banjul
Dublin → Banjul
$ 789
(fair price: $ 637)
Toronto (Ontario) → Banjul
Toronto (Ontario) → Banjul
Toronto (Ontario) → Banjul
$ 1430
(fair price: $ 1273)

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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 30-06-2020.

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