Ulaanbaatar travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Ulaanbaatar

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 23 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 0.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 516* (1748712 ₮)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 67 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1544* (5234796 ₮)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 89 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2411* (8176784 ₮)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Ulaanbaatar compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Ulaanbaatar in 2024 is 55% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Ulaanbaatar in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Ulaanbaatar by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ulaanbaatar

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ulaanbaatar is 65% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.5 to $ 8.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 8.7 to $ 37)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.3/person
($ 4.3 to $ 5.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.9 to $ 2.9)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.5 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

68% 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
($ 0.3 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ulaanbaatar

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ulaanbaatar is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 31/night
($ 15 to $ 100)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 50/night
($ 30 to $ 97)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 143
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 42 to $ 143)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 206
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 56 to $ 172)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 191/night
($ 114 to $ 291)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 521
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 34/month
($ 14 to $ 101)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 100/month
($ 48 to $ 287)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 206
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 131/month
($ 84 to $ 226)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 38/month
($ 15 to $ 118)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 198/month
($ 82 to $ 384)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Supermarket food budget in Ulaanbaatar

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ulaanbaatar is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.5)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.5 to $ 2.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 8.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.1 to $ 4.3)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.3 to $ 0.9)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.4 to $ 0.9)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Ulaanbaatar

On average, the price of transport in Ulaanbaatar is 81% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Leisure activity budget in Ulaanbaatar

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ulaanbaatar is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.3/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 7.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 5.9 to $ 24)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ulaanbaatar

On average, shopping budget in Ulaanbaatar is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 20 to $ 88)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 21 to $ 88)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Ulaanbaatar
London → Ulaanbaatar
London → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1067
(fair price: $ 827)
Sydney → Ulaanbaatar
Sydney → Ulaanbaatar
Sydney → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1310
(fair price: $ 1058)
New York City → Ulaanbaatar
New York City → Ulaanbaatar
New York City → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1339
(fair price: $ 1096)
Los Angeles → Ulaanbaatar
Los Angeles  → Ulaanbaatar
Los Angeles  → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1291
(fair price: $ 1066)
Dublin → Ulaanbaatar
Dublin → Ulaanbaatar
Dublin → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1079
(fair price: $ 838)
Melbourne → Ulaanbaatar
Melbourne → Ulaanbaatar
Melbourne → Ulaanbaatar
$ 1347
(fair price: $ 1080)

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About this information on the cost of living in Ulaanbaatar

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

The information about the cost of living in Ulaanbaatar was updated on 01-03-2024.

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