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.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1737* (21532 MVR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 9.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 3083* (38206 MVR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 224 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5559* (68908 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 2022

Cost of living: Maldives VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Maldives in 2022 is 24% 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.

Cities /Maldives View Details
Male 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Male



Local prices in Maldives by expense type

Maldives: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Maldives costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 9.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 9.1 to $ 59)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 7.3 to $ 17)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 6.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 9.4 for 330ml
( $ 9.4)

151% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 6.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

79% 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 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 87 to $ 124)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 91 to $ 245)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 303/night
($ 224 to $ 403)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1309/night
($ 878 to $ 1911)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 103/month
($ 103 to $ 103)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 114/month
($ 83 to $ 182)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 291/month
($ 192 to $ 421)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 77 to $ 157)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 496/month
($ 278 to $ 776)

174% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Maldives: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Maldives costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 7.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 2.9)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2 to $ 6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Maldives: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Maldives costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4

Maldives: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Maldives costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.7/ticket
($ 8 to $ 17)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.5/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 8)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Maldives: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Maldives costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8/pack
($ 7.6 to $ 9.7)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 26 to $ 121)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 26 to $ 65)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Male
London → Male
London → Male
$ 947
(fair price: $ 827)
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
Manchester → Male
$ 1038
(fair price: $ 928)
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
New York City → Male
$ 1157
(fair price: $ 931)
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
Dublin → Male
$ 942
(fair price: $ 845)
Los Angeles → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
Los Angeles  → Male
$ 1254
(fair price: $ 1046)
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
Sydney → Male
$ 1004
(fair price: $ 820)


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 27-09-2022.

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