Travel budget in Mauritania

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Mauritania: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 680* (226352 MRO)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1876* (624820 MRO)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 114 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 2950* (982660 MRO)

* 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 Mauritania in 2020

Cost of living: Mauritania VS United States

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

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

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Local prices in Mauritania by expense type

Mauritania: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mauritania costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6/person
($ 5.7 to $ 9.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.1/person
($ 5.3 to $ 18)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 2.7 to $ 6)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 5.7)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Mauritania: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mauritania costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 28 to $ 28)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 55 to $ 65)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 95/night
($ 77 to $ 124)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 133/night
($ 106 to $ 159)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 132/night
( $ 132)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 51 to $ 64)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 66/month
($ 63 to $ 71)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 113/month
($ 73 to $ 149)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 61/month
($ 49 to $ 71)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 288/month
($ 198 to $ 357)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Mauritania: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mauritania costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6/kg
( $ 6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3 to $ 5.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.6/kg
($ 6 to $ 7.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Mauritania: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Mauritania costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
( $ 0.6)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
( $ 28)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
( $ 0.8)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

51% 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)
$ 1.6
( $ 1.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 39 to $ 66)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Mauritania: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Mauritania costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 94/month
($ 61 to $ 145)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 219/month
($ 121 to $ 422)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 133/month
($ 91 to $ 202)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 438/month
($ 272 to $ 1366)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 244/month
($ 151 to $ 432)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 32 to $ 61)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 181/month
($ 46 to $ 256)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10112/yr
($ 3007 to $ 17215)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Mauritania: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mauritania costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.1/ticket
( $ 8.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
( $ 13)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Mauritania: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Mauritania is 47% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
( $ 83)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 124
( $ 124)

219% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 109
( $ 109)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 69
( $ 69)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Nouakchott
London → Nouakchott
London → Nouakchott
$ 837
(fair price: $ 743)

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About the information on the cost of living in Mauritania

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

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

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