Travel budget and cost of living in Maldives how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1800* (25858 MVR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 132 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3022* (43428 MVR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 211 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4964* (71316 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 2019

Cost of living: Maldives VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Maldives in 2019 is 13% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Maldives in 2019 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

Restaurant budget in Maldives

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Maldives costs 39% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.8/person
($ 2.2 to $ 10.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 10.4 to $ 21)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.1/person
($ 6.9 to $ 15)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.2 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 2 to $ 4.9)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Maldives

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Maldives is 63% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 94 to $ 139)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 73 to $ 342)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 267/night
($ 128 to $ 633)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1064/night
($ 593 to $ 1796)

113% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 103/month
($ 103 to $ 103)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 156/month
($ 91 to $ 279)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 372/month
($ 170 to $ 641)

124% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 94/month
($ 67 to $ 127)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 915/month
($ 369 to $ 1925)

424% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Maldives

On average, the price of supermarket food in Maldives costs 16% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

106% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3.1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 4.2)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.2/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 10.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 5.9)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.1)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.2)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.2)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 4.3/salad
($ 2.4 to $ 6.2)

167% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 14)

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

Public and private transport budget in Maldives

On average, the price of transport in Maldives costs 19% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 57/month
($ 49 to $ 64)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Maldives

On average, the cost of housing in Maldives costs 15% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 230/month
($ 140 to $ 348)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 93/month
($ 71 to $ 147)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 875/month
($ 696 to $ 1042)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 656/month
($ 418 to $ 835)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1830/month
($ 1529 to $ 2432)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1491/month
($ 1390 to $ 1737)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 64/month
($ 36 to $ 112)

63% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 130/month
($ 84 to $ 210)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5348/yr
($ 3334 to $ 10417)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Maldives

On average, budget for leisure activities in Maldives costs 45% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.9/ticket
($ 6.9 to $ 10.4)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.7/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 10.4)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Maldives

On average, shopping budget in Maldives costs 18% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.9/pack
($ 4.9 to $ 4.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 26 to $ 53)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 18 to $ 64)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 69
($ 39 to $ 106)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 53 to $ 115)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Male
London → Male
London → Male
$ 992
(fair price: $ 876)
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 931)
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
$ 930
(fair price: $ 835)
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
$ 1309
(fair price: $ 1194)
Los Angeles → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
$ 1373
(fair price: $ 1194)
Edinburgh → Male
Edinburgh → Male
Edinburgh → Male
$ 1076
(fair price: $ 972)
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
Toronto (Ontario) → Male
$ 1793
(fair price: $ 1485)
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
$ 909
(fair price: $ 772)
Perth → Male
Perth → Male
Perth → Male
$ 799
(fair price: $ 704)
Melbourne → Male
Melbourne → Male
Melbourne → Male
$ 869
(fair price: $ 750)

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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 16-05-2019.

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