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

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Travel budget in Mozambique

Mozambique: calculate your travel budget

Mozambique: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 658* (38934 MZN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2330* (137984 MZN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 126 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4106* (243166 MZN)

* 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 Mozambique in 2019

Cost of living: Mozambique VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Mozambique in 2019 is 34% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Mozambique in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Mozambique by city

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

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Local prices in Mozambique by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mozambique

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mozambique costs 52% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10/person
($ 7.5 to $ 12)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 22)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.2/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.9)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Mozambique

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mozambique costs 29% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 65 to $ 79)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 75 to $ 143)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 118 to $ 186)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 293/night
($ 243 to $ 380)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 32 to $ 34)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 226/month
($ 106 to $ 385)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 124/month
($ 77 to $ 185)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 76/month
($ 60 to $ 93)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 231/month
($ 207 to $ 257)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Mozambique

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mozambique costs 46% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 5 to $ 8.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 8.4)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.3/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 14)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mozambique

On average, the price of transport in Mozambique costs 12% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 17/month
($ 10 to $ 23)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 48/24hrs
($ 24 to $ 155)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Mozambique

On average, the cost of housing in Mozambique costs 48% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 63/month
($ 35 to $ 119)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 655/month
($ 254 to $ 1346)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 272/month
($ 169 to $ 421)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1385/month
($ 842 to $ 2019)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 705/month
($ 421 to $ 1010)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 38 to $ 85)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 180/month
($ 60 to $ 337)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9062/yr
($ 5044 to $ 16811)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Mozambique

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mozambique costs 45% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.7/ticket
($ 5.7 to $ 8.4)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9/hr
($ 1.7 to $ 17)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mozambique

On average, shopping budget in Mozambique costs 8% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 27 to $ 109)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 32 to $ 60)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 52 to $ 136)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 112
($ 69 to $ 202)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Maputo
London → Maputo
London → Maputo
$ 885
(fair price: $ 775)
Manchester → Maputo
Manchester → Maputo
Manchester → Maputo
$ 944
(fair price: $ 812)

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About the information on the cost of living in Mozambique

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

Information about cost of living in Mozambique updated on 18-05-2019.

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