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.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 908* (12460 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2354* (32312 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 135 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 3406* (46746 $)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Namibia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Namibia in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Namibia in 2019 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
Windhoek 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Windhoek
Usakos 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Usakos
Okahandja 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Okahandja
Outjo 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Outjo
Otjiwarongo 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Otjiwarongo
Gobabis 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gobabis
Swakopmund 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Swakopmund

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Local prices in Namibia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Namibia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Namibia costs 52% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.7/person
($ 7.3 to $ 11)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 11 to $ 23)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.6)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Namibia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Namibia costs 28% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 41 to $ 41)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 78 to $ 127)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 90 to $ 159)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 126 to $ 193)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 548/night
($ 541 to $ 555)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 49/month
($ 46 to $ 54)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 108/month
($ 89 to $ 133)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 131/month
($ 94 to $ 181)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 108/month
($ 89 to $ 126)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 242/month
($ 186 to $ 305)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Namibia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Namibia costs 37% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 8.7)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 6.7)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.5)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 8.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Namibia

On average, the price of transport in Namibia costs 45% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 23 to $ 45)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 40)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Namibia

On average, the cost of housing in Namibia costs 49% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 84/month
($ 38 to $ 147)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 55/month
($ 23 to $ 110)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 495/month
($ 329 to $ 656)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 351/month
($ 220 to $ 511)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 941/month
($ 548 to $ 1312)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 721/month
($ 511 to $ 1094)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 23 to $ 55)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 119/month
($ 59 to $ 219)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3075/yr
($ 1574 to $ 4827)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Leisure activity budget in Namibia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Namibia costs 48% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.1/ticket
($ 3.9 to $ 7.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.3/hr
($ 1.4 to $ 20)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Namibia

On average, shopping budget in Namibia costs 16% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 3.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 30 to $ 67)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 15 to $ 59)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 81
($ 52 to $ 118)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 52 to $ 110)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Windhoek
London → Windhoek
London → Windhoek
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 900)
Manchester → Windhoek
Manchester → Windhoek
Manchester → Windhoek
$ 1204
(fair price: $ 1020)
Dublin → Windhoek
Dublin → Windhoek
Dublin → Windhoek
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 885)
New York City → Windhoek
New York City → Windhoek
New York City → Windhoek
$ 1598
(fair price: $ 1453)
Edinburgh → Windhoek
Edinburgh → Windhoek
Edinburgh → Windhoek
$ 1261
(fair price: $ 1113)

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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 08-11-2019.

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