Swakopmund travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Swakopmund

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 866* (14322 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 86 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2096* (34650 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 3232* (53438 $)

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


Cost of living in Swakopmund compared to Namibia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Swakopmund in 2020 is 43% 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 Swakopmund in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Swakopmund by expense type

Restaurant budget in Swakopmund

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Swakopmund is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.2/person
($ 9.1 to $ 20)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 17 to $ 23)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 6.1 to $ 7.5)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

79% 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
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

67% 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
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Swakopmund

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Swakopmund is 30% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 38 to $ 38)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 51 to $ 120)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 65 to $ 128)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 98 to $ 226)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 759/night
($ 759 to $ 759)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 46 to $ 59)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 94/month
($ 63 to $ 132)

45% 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
$ 147/month
($ 79 to $ 272)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 101/month
($ 72 to $ 128)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 213/month
($ 106 to $ 410)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Swakopmund

On average, the price of supermarket food in Swakopmund is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.8)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 9.1)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.2/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 9.1)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.7/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.1/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 8.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Swakopmund

On average, the price of transport in Swakopmund is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
( $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 23/month
( $ 23)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1)

15% 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)
$ 0.8
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Budget for living and housing in Swakopmund

On average, the cost of housing in Swakopmund is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 89/month
($ 35 to $ 189)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 70/month
($ 23 to $ 189)

3% 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)
$ 757/month
($ 605 to $ 1059)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 480/month
($ 379 to $ 605)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1285/month
($ 906 to $ 1814)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 882/month
($ 605 to $ 1360)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 39 to $ 46)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 103/month
($ 69 to $ 167)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1512/yr
($ 1512 to $ 4152)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Leisure activity budget in Swakopmund

On average, budget for leisure activities in Swakopmund is 65% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.5/ticket
($ 2.3 to $ 9.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Swakopmund

On average, shopping budget in Swakopmund is 19% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 3.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 45
($ 39 to $ 77)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 14 to $ 39)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 89
($ 61 to $ 114)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 114
($ 54 to $ 152)

7% more 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 this information on the cost of living in Swakopmund

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

The information about the cost of living in Swakopmund was updated on 27-03-2020.

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