Travel budget in Maldives

Maldives: calculate your travel budget

Maldives: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1771* (25368 MVR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3011* (43120 MVR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 251 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 5546* (79436 MVR)

* 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 Maldives in 2020

Cost of living: Maldives VS United States

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

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

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Local prices in Maldives by expense type

Maldives: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Maldives costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.3/person
($ 3.5 to $ 9.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 10.4 to $ 26)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 7.6 to $ 14)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.2 for 500ml
($ 2.4 to $ 4.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
( $ 2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 2 to $ 4.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

43% 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 $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Maldives: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Maldives is 41% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 94 to $ 133)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 83 to $ 296)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 351/night
($ 188 to $ 752)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1138/night
($ 723 to $ 1758)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 104/month
($ 104 to $ 104)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 145/month
($ 88 to $ 281)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 412/month
($ 223 to $ 647)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 100/month
($ 69 to $ 149)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 492/month
($ 210 to $ 1102)

180% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Maldives: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Maldives costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

48% 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 $ 3.1)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 4.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.9/kg
( $ 3.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 5.9)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 2.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
( $ 2.4)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Maldives: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Maldives costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 51/month
($ 33 to $ 64)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

16% 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)
$ 1.8
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Maldives: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Maldives costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 219/month
($ 140 to $ 348)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 90/month
($ 42 to $ 147)

29% 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)
$ 938/month
($ 696 to $ 1042)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 668/month
($ 487 to $ 835)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1868/month
($ 1738 to $ 2224)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1518/month
($ 1252 to $ 1738)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 69/month
($ 42 to $ 113)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 146/month
($ 91 to $ 279)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5272/yr
($ 3335 to $ 10109)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Maldives: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Maldives costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.9/ticket
($ 6.9 to $ 10.4)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.9/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 10.4)

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

Maldives: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Maldives costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.9/pack
($ 4.9 to $ 5.3)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 42
($ 29 to $ 53)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 20 to $ 53)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 63
($ 39 to $ 106)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 67
($ 47 to $ 106)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Male
London → Male
London → Male
$ 958
(fair price: $ 841)
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
$ 976
(fair price: $ 892)
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
$ 927
(fair price: $ 825)
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
$ 1297
(fair price: $ 1168)
Los Angeles → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
$ 1344
(fair price: $ 1144)
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
$ 875
(fair price: $ 752)
Edinburgh → Male
Edinburgh → Male
Edinburgh → Male
$ 1030
(fair price: $ 930)
Perth → Male
Perth → Male
Perth → Male
$ 733
(fair price: $ 624)
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
$ 1751
(fair price: $ 1523)
Melbourne → Male
Melbourne → Male
Melbourne → Male
$ 831
(fair price: $ 726)
Auckland → Male
Auckland → Male
Auckland → Male
$ 1207
(fair price: $ 1069)
Montreal → Male
Montreal → Male
Montreal → Male
$ 1642
(fair price: $ 1438)

Tours and organised trips in Maldives


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About the information on the cost of living in Maldives

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

Information about cost of living in Maldives updated on 16-01-2020.

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