Travel budget and cost of living in Haiti how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Haiti

Haiti: calculate your travel budget

Haiti: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 62 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1306* (102970 HTG)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 90 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2971* (234220 HTG)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 134 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5372* (423584 HTG)

* 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 Haiti in 2019

Cost of living: Haiti VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Haiti in 2019 is 5% higher than in United States.

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

Cost of living in Haiti by city

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

Cities /Haiti View Details
Port Au Prince 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port Au Prince
Les Cayes 23% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Les Cayes

Local prices in Haiti by expense type

Restaurant budget in Haiti

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Haiti costs 26% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.9/person
($ 5.3 to $ 16)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 20 to $ 33)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 8.5 to $ 13)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
( $ 1.7)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 1 to $ 4.3)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.2 to $ 2.2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Haiti

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Haiti costs 41% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 60 to $ 78)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 52 to $ 290)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 51 to $ 341)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 175/night
($ 113 to $ 244)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 64/month
($ 60 to $ 78)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 97/month
($ 64 to $ 162)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 100/month
($ 58 to $ 357)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 94/month
($ 46 to $ 382)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Haiti

On average, the price of supermarket food in Haiti is 6% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 2.6)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 4.7)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 5.3)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 2.3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.4)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
( $ 7.4)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.3)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 6.3)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7.4)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 8.5)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 4.3/salad
( $ 4.3)

164% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6
($ 0.1 to $ 1.1)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 27)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Haiti

On average, the price of transport in Haiti is essentially the same as in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
( $ 0.2)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
( $ 33)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 4.3/km
( $ 4.3)

139% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 64/24hrs
($ 45 to $ 161)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Haiti

On average, the cost of housing in Haiti costs 7% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 128/month
($ 73 to $ 182)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 76/month
($ 65 to $ 100)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1100/month
($ 639 to $ 2125)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 728/month
($ 407 to $ 1063)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1395/month
($ 320 to $ 2656)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 678/month
($ 224 to $ 956)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 91/month
($ 76 to $ 107)

137% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 413/month
($ 107 to $ 717)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2550/yr
( $ 2550)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Haiti

On average, budget for leisure activities in Haiti is 74% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.6/ticket
( $ 10.6)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 44/hr
( $ 44)

164% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Haiti

On average, shopping budget in Haiti is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.1/pack
( $ 1.1)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 54 to $ 87)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 81
($ 54 to $ 107)

116% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 128
($ 96 to $ 161)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 102
($ 96 to $ 107)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Port Au Prince
New York City → Port Au Prince
New York City → Port Au Prince
$ 572
(fair price: $ 502)

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About the information on the cost of living in Haiti

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

Information about cost of living in Haiti updated on 13-03-2019.

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