Travel budget in Portugal

Portugal: calculate your travel budget

Portugal: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.7 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1325* (1120 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2374* (1988 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3425* (2870 €)

* 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 Portugal in 2021

Cost of living: Portugal VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Portugal in 2021 is 14% less than 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 Portugal by city

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

Cities /Portugal View Details
Faro (Algarve) 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faro (Algarve)
Cascais 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cascais
Portimao 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Portimao
Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)
Sesimbra 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sesimbra
Peniche 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Peniche
Albufeira 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Albufeira
Lisbon 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lisbon
Porto 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto
Funchal 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Funchal
Ponta Delgada 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ponta Delgada

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Local prices in Portugal by expense type

Portugal: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Portugal costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.6/person
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 15 to $ 34)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 7.2 to $ 8.4)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Portugal: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Portugal costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 49 to $ 94)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 51 to $ 110)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 63 to $ 146)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 89 to $ 159)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 155 to $ 279)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 67/month
($ 51 to $ 103)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 213/month
($ 120 to $ 353)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 122/month
($ 83 to $ 180)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 133/month
($ 82 to $ 217)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 187/month
($ 122 to $ 280)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Portugal: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Portugal costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 3 to $ 8.4)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Portugal: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Portugal is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

164% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.6 to $ 4.8)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 146)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Portugal: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Portugal costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.4/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 24)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Portugal: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Portugal is 24% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 5.7 to $ 6.9)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 93
($ 30 to $ 120)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 23 to $ 48)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
$ 83
(fair price: $ 69)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
$ 137
(fair price: $ 104)
London → Porto
London → Porto
London → Porto
$ 97
(fair price: $ 78)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
$ 93
(fair price: $ 72)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
$ 134
(fair price: $ 110)
New York City → Lisbon
New York City → Lisbon
New York City → Lisbon
$ 551
(fair price: $ 429)
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
$ 202
(fair price: $ 161)
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
$ 277
(fair price: $ 220)
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
$ 211
(fair price: $ 179)
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
$ 727
(fair price: $ 604)
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
$ 340
(fair price: $ 268)
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
$ 254
(fair price: $ 216)


About the information on the cost of living in Portugal

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

Information about cost of living in Portugal updated on 25-07-2021.

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