Travel budget in Namibia

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Namibia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 881* (14476 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2280* (37450 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 3269* (53704 $)

* 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 Namibia in 2020

Cost of living: Namibia VS United States

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

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

Cities /Namibia View Details
Usakos 35% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Usakos
Walvis Bay 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Walvis Bay
Okahandja 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Okahandja
Otjiwarongo 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Otjiwarongo
Outjo 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Outjo
Swakopmund 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Swakopmund
Windhoek 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Windhoek

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Local prices in Namibia by expense type

Namibia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Namibia costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.5/person
($ 5.7 to $ 16)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 9.3 to $ 28)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 3.5 to $ 6.2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Namibia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Namibia costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 41 to $ 41)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 81 to $ 126)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 89 to $ 159)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 128 to $ 196)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 556/night
($ 549 to $ 566)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 51/month
($ 46 to $ 54)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 106/month
($ 87 to $ 130)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 169/month
($ 133 to $ 220)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 87 to $ 126)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 254/month
($ 185 to $ 357)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Namibia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Namibia costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.2/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 8.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 6.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 7.8)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Namibia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Namibia costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
($ 20 to $ 41)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

8% 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)
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 40)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Namibia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Namibia costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 93/month
($ 39 to $ 157)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 49/month
($ 26 to $ 95)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 428/month
($ 281 to $ 568)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 322/month
($ 228 to $ 481)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 806/month
($ 468 to $ 1246)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 677/month
($ 474 to $ 1136)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 20 to $ 54)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 104/month
($ 54 to $ 189)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2997/yr
($ 1495 to $ 4541)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Namibia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Namibia costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 3.7 to $ 7.5)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.4/hr
($ 3.1 to $ 16)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Namibia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Namibia costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 3.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 44
($ 23 to $ 64)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 13 to $ 52)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 69
($ 39 to $ 114)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 39 to $ 96)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

London → Windhoek
London → Windhoek
London → Windhoek
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 905)
Manchester → Windhoek
Manchester → Windhoek
Manchester → Windhoek
$ 1160
(fair price: $ 981)
Dublin → Windhoek
Dublin → Windhoek
Dublin → Windhoek
$ 1032
(fair price: $ 888)
New York City → Windhoek
New York City → Windhoek
New York City → Windhoek
$ 1568
(fair price: $ 1412)
Edinburgh → Windhoek
Edinburgh → Windhoek
Edinburgh → Windhoek
$ 1322
(fair price: $ 1096)
Sydney → Windhoek
Sydney → Windhoek
Sydney → Windhoek
$ 1838
(fair price: $ 1665)
Perth → Windhoek
Perth → Windhoek
Perth → Windhoek
$ 1617
(fair price: $ 1480)
Toronto (Ontario) → Windhoek
Toronto (Ontario) → Windhoek
Toronto (Ontario) → Windhoek
$ 1626
(fair price: $ 1400)
Los Angeles → Windhoek
Los Angeles  → Windhoek
Los Angeles  → Windhoek
$ 1738
(fair price: $ 1630)

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About the information on the cost of living in Namibia

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

Information about cost of living in Namibia updated on 27-03-2020.

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