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:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.7 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1621* (22680 MVR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 124 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2972* (41566 MVR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 233 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 5427* (75908 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 2023

Cost of living: Maldives VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Maldives in 2023 is 7% 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 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 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.1/person
($ 4.7 to $ 8.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 11 to $ 52)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 12/person
($ 8.2 to $ 16)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 6.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 9.4 for 330ml
( $ 9.4)

159% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 4.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Maldives: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Maldives is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 87 to $ 121)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 91 to $ 257)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 318/night
($ 235 to $ 420)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1323/night
($ 884 to $ 1937)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 103/month
($ 103 to $ 103)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 114/month
($ 83 to $ 182)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 291/month
($ 196 to $ 415)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 110/month
($ 78 to $ 164)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 395/month
($ 285 to $ 508)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Maldives: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Maldives costs 44% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

68% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 2.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 5.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 5)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.7)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Maldives: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Maldives costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.8 to $ 4.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Maldives: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Maldives is 57% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.7/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
($ 36 to $ 58)

147% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Maldives: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Maldives costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 6.8 to $ 8.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 44
($ 22 to $ 108)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 22 to $ 58)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Male
London → Male
London → Male
$ 936
(fair price: $ 817)
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
$ 1071
(fair price: $ 944)
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
$ 1177
(fair price: $ 940)
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
$ 946
(fair price: $ 845)
Los Angeles → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
$ 1274
(fair price: $ 1057)
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
$ 1047
(fair price: $ 868)


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 31-01-2023.

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