Travel budget in Lesotho

Lesotho: calculate your travel budget

Lesotho: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.8 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1053* (14364 LSL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person
  • $ 3.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1405* (19152 LSL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2689* (36652 LSL)

* 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 Lesotho in 2019

Cost of living: Lesotho VS United States

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

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

Cost of living in Lesotho by city

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

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Local prices in Lesotho by expense type

Lesotho: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Lesotho costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.5/person
($ 2.9 to $ 5.9)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 15 to $ 17)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.6/person
($ 3.6 to $ 3.6)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Lesotho: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Lesotho costs 52% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 57 to $ 58)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 55 to $ 61)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 167/night
($ 126 to $ 207)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 165 to $ 165)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 49/month
($ 47 to $ 51)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 126/month
($ 82 to $ 163)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 55/month
($ 52 to $ 58)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 139/month
($ 101 to $ 208)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Lesotho: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Lesotho costs 46% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 10.2)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.8/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 11)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Lesotho: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Lesotho costs 60% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 17/month
($ 12 to $ 23)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8

Lesotho: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Lesotho costs 54% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 38/month
($ 15 to $ 66)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 53/month
($ 38 to $ 89)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 529/month
($ 146 to $ 728)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1393
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 238/month
($ 38 to $ 582)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1293/month
($ 183 to $ 1892)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2261
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 615/month
($ 110 to $ 1456)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1770
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 27 to $ 48)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 106/month
($ 23 to $ 438)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1157/yr
($ 874 to $ 1310)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17413

Lesotho: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Lesotho costs 35% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 5.9)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 7.3 to $ 27)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Lesotho: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Lesotho costs 32% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.9)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 42
($ 28 to $ 52)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 13 to $ 38)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 67
($ 48 to $ 110)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 38 to $ 125)

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

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About the information on the cost of living in Lesotho

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

Information about cost of living in Lesotho updated on 15-11-2019.

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