Travel budget in Madagascar

Madagascar: calculate your travel budget

Madagascar: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.7 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 386* (1492722 MGA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 55 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.9 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1416* (5483478 MGA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2563* (9929878 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 2021

Cost of living: Madagascar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Madagascar in 2021 is 46% less than 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 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antananarivo
Antsirabe 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antsirabe


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
$ 1.6/person
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7/person
($ 3.8 to $ 14)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 3.1 to $ 6.5)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.7 for 500ml
($ 0.5 to $ 3)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Madagascar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Madagascar costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 49 to $ 49)

54% 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
$ 70/night
($ 41 to $ 108)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 95 to $ 152)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 219/night
($ 207 to $ 232)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 20/month
($ 20 to $ 20)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 195/month
($ 152 to $ 243)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 83/month
($ 54 to $ 120)

50% 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
$ 71/month
($ 58 to $ 90)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 179/month
($ 128 to $ 254)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Madagascar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Madagascar costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

14% 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 $ 0.6)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2 to $ 6.5)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.5)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Madagascar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Madagascar costs 14% 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): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

55% 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)
$ 1.3
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Madagascar costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 6.5)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.5/hr
($ 3.8 to $ 5.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Madagascar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Madagascar costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 5.9)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 16 to $ 103)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 22
( $ 22)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Nosy Be
London → Nosy Be
London → Nosy Be
$ 1456
(fair price: $ 1242)


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 24-09-2021.

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