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

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Travel budget in Mauritania

Mauritania: calculate your travel budget

Mauritania: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1241* (420868 MRO)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2092* (709282 MRO)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3060* (1037820 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 2019

Cost of living: Mauritania VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Mauritania in 2019 is 26% less than United States.

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

Cities /Mauritania View Details
Nouakchott 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nouakchott

Local prices in Mauritania by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mauritania

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mauritania costs 40% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.7/person
($ 5.7 to $ 6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.6/person
($ 5.3 to $ 9)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
($ 2.6 to $ 6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 0.6 to $ 5.7)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Mauritania

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mauritania costs 50% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 54/night
( $ 54)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 41 to $ 66)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 60 to $ 598)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 93 to $ 239)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 132/night
( $ 132)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 64/month
($ 58 to $ 66)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 65/month
($ 60 to $ 72)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 110/month
($ 58 to $ 239)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167

Supermarket food budget in Mauritania

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mauritania costs 42% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

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

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3 to $ 5.7)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.5)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.1/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mauritania

On average, the price of transport in Mauritania costs 16% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.7/ticket
( $ 2.7)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
( $ 28)

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

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 39 to $ 53)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Mauritania

On average, the cost of housing in Mauritania costs 51% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 110/month
($ 76 to $ 146)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 220/month
($ 120 to $ 416)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 177/month
($ 90 to $ 238)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 372/month
($ 238 to $ 580)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 343/month
($ 150 to $ 446)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
( $ 36)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 253/month
( $ 253)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2967/yr
( $ 2967)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Mauritania

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

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
( $ 12)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mauritania

On average, shopping budget in Mauritania is 50% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
( $ 83)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 124
( $ 124)

230% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 109
( $ 109)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 69
( $ 69)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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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 14-03-2019.

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