Travel budget in Madagascar

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Madagascar: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 22 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 428* (1467998 MGA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1802* (6183170 MGA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 99 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2702* (9271864 MGA)

* 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 Madagascar in 2020

Cost of living: Madagascar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Madagascar 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 Madagascar by city

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

Cities /Madagascar View Details
Antananarivo 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antananarivo
Antsirabe 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Antsirabe

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Local prices in Madagascar by expense type

Madagascar: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Madagascar costs 67% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.2/person
($ 5.7 to $ 10.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 2.9 to $ 7.2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.8 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Madagascar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Madagascar costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 48/night
($ 48 to $ 48)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 30 to $ 54)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 44 to $ 321)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 95 to $ 155)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 219/night
($ 206 to $ 232)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 22 to $ 22)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 196/month
($ 153 to $ 244)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 114/month
($ 58 to $ 254)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 79/month
($ 69 to $ 91)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 140/month
($ 88 to $ 222)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Madagascar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Madagascar costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.6/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 12)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.4)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.2/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.7/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 5.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Madagascar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Madagascar costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
( $ 18)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 61/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 159)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Madagascar: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Madagascar costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 46/month
($ 39 to $ 53)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 97/month
($ 73 to $ 131)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 239/month
($ 145 to $ 477)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 101/month
($ 88 to $ 145)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 868/month
($ 434 to $ 1445)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 690/month
($ 290 to $ 1513)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 30 to $ 88)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 612/month
($ 363 to $ 1011)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4665/yr
($ 1011 to $ 8318)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Madagascar: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Madagascar costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 7.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5/hr
($ 4.3 to $ 5.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Madagascar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Madagascar costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.3/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 6.7)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 65
($ 18 to $ 116)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
( $ 24)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 150
($ 131 to $ 169)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 59
($ 45 to $ 73)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

London → Nosy Be
London → Nosy Be
London → Nosy Be
$ 1536
(fair price: $ 1289)

Tours and organised trips in Madagascar


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About the information on the cost of living in Madagascar

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

Information about cost of living in Madagascar updated on 28-03-2020.

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