Managua travel budget

Managua: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Managua

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 22 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 596* (19194 NIO)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1897* (61082 NIO)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3774* (121520 NIO)

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



Cost of living in Managua compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Managua in 2022 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 Managua in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Managua by expense type

Restaurant budget in Managua

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Managua is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.7/person
($ 3.2 to $ 6.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 29)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.7 to $ 6.8)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.7
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 2.7)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1 to $ 5.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Hotel and accommodation budget in Managua

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Managua is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 26/night
($ 18 to $ 38)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 26 to $ 87)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 144
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 40 to $ 163)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 177/night
($ 109 to $ 334)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 300
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 251 to $ 251)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 637
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 36/month
($ 23 to $ 54)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 130
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 161/month
($ 63 to $ 292)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 196
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 95/month
($ 45 to $ 196)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 78/month
($ 26 to $ 212)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 257
Family room
Family room
$ 137/month
($ 58 to $ 282)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188

Supermarket food budget in Managua

On average, the price of supermarket food in Managua is 49% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 3.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.7/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 6.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 7)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Managua

On average, the price of transport in Managua is 36% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 2.3)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.4
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.3
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 28/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 45)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Leisure activity budget in Managua

On average, budget for leisure activities in Managua is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 5.1 to $ 12)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
( $ 35)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Managua

On average, shopping budget in Managua is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 6.8)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 64
($ 29 to $ 81)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 29 to $ 69)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42

Plane ticket budget

Montreal → Managua
Montreal → Managua
Montreal → Managua
$ 846
(fair price: $ 641)
London → Managua
London → Managua
London → Managua
$ 1069
(fair price: $ 856)
Los Angeles → Managua
Los Angeles  → Managua
Los Angeles  → Managua
$ 674
(fair price: $ 507)
New York City → Managua
New York City → Managua
New York City → Managua
$ 656
(fair price: $ 498)
Toronto (Ontario) → Managua
Toronto (Ontario) → Managua
Toronto (Ontario) → Managua
$ 682
(fair price: $ 524)
Manchester → Managua
Manchester → Managua
Manchester → Managua
$ 1255
(fair price: $ 1011)


About this information on the cost of living in Managua

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

The information about the cost of living in Managua was updated on 30-11-2022.

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