Maputo travel budget

Maputo: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Maputo

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 53 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 1.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1094* (69650 MZN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2602* (165718 MZN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4707* (299754 MZN)

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



Cost of living in Maputo compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Maputo in 2024 is 31% 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 Maputo in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Maputo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Maputo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Maputo is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 7.7 to $ 18)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 23 to $ 48)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.9/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Hotel and accommodation budget in Maputo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Maputo is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 65 to $ 348)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 71/night
($ 34 to $ 190)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 157
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 80/night
($ 27 to $ 178)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 229
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 48 to $ 285)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 307
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 143 to $ 310)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 481
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 65/month
($ 65 to $ 353)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 134/month
($ 37 to $ 532)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 242
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 123/month
($ 31 to $ 343)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 212
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 85/month
($ 36 to $ 201)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 203/month
($ 43 to $ 541)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215

Supermarket food budget in Maputo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Maputo is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.5/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.5)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.4 to $ 6.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.3 to $ 1.3)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.9/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.9
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Maputo

On average, the price of transport in Maputo is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.3/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.9/km
($ 1.8 to $ 4.6)

127% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

39% more 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)
$ 3.1
($ 1.6 to $ 4.6)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 35/24hrs
($ 16 to $ 139)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Leisure activity budget in Maputo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Maputo is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 13)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 16 to $ 40)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Maputo

On average, shopping budget in Maputo is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 27
($ 9.3 to $ 79)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 69
($ 40 to $ 85)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

London → Maputo
London → Maputo
London → Maputo
$ 892
(fair price: $ 757)
Montreal → Maputo
Montreal → Maputo
Montreal → Maputo
$ 1517
(fair price: $ 1432)
Manchester → Maputo
Manchester → Maputo
Manchester → Maputo
$ 942
(fair price: $ 794)
Dublin → Maputo
Dublin → Maputo
Dublin → Maputo
$ 857
(fair price: $ 721)
New York City → Maputo
New York City → Maputo
New York City → Maputo
$ 1312
(fair price: $ 1153)
Toronto → Maputo
Toronto → Maputo
Toronto → Maputo
$ 1576
(fair price: $ 1372)

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About this information on the cost of living in Maputo

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

The information about the cost of living in Maputo was updated on 15-06-2024.

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