Travel budget and cost of living in Portugal how much does a trip cost?

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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
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1313* (1106 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2304* (1932 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3311* (2772 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Portugal VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Portugal in 2019 is 21% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Portugal in 2019 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
Esposende 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Esposende
Vila do Conde 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vila do Conde
Portimao 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Portimao
Sesimbra 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sesimbra
Cascais 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cascais
Ponta Delgada 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ponta Delgada
Lisbon 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lisbon
Funchal 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Funchal
Faro (Algarve) 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Faro (Algarve)
Porto 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto
Albufeira 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Albufeira
Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) 26% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)

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Local prices in Portugal by expense type

Restaurant budget in Portugal

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Portugal costs 35% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.6/person
($ 7.2 to $ 12)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 14 to $ 24)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6 to $ 8.4)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Portugal

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Portugal costs 31% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 71/night
($ 49 to $ 108)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 49 to $ 106)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 60 to $ 165)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 87 to $ 163)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 152 to $ 279)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 67/month
($ 49 to $ 108)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 181/month
($ 94 to $ 341)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 141/month
($ 82 to $ 263)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 133/month
($ 75 to $ 248)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 177/month
($ 124 to $ 256)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Portugal

On average, the price of supermarket food in Portugal costs 43% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6 to $ 15)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 9.6)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 18)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Portugal

On average, the price of transport in Portugal is essentially the same as in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 42/month
($ 36 to $ 48)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.9)

140% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.6 to $ 4.7)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 146)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Portugal

On average, the cost of housing in Portugal costs 28% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 113/month
($ 70 to $ 180)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 38/month
($ 29 to $ 54)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 737/month
($ 478 to $ 1136)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 530/month
($ 299 to $ 777)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1312/month
($ 717 to $ 2390)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 869/month
($ 538 to $ 1434)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 30 to $ 60)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 429/month
($ 239 to $ 598)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9180/yr
($ 5019 to $ 13144)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Portugal

On average, budget for leisure activities in Portugal costs 26% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 8.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 24)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Portugal

On average, shopping budget in Portugal is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 5.6 to $ 6)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 94
($ 60 to $ 120)

98% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 48)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 60 to $ 108)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 96
($ 60 to $ 144)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Lisbon
Toronto (Ontario) → Lisbon
Toronto (Ontario) → Lisbon
$ 717
(fair price: $ 635)
New York City → Lisbon
New York City → Lisbon
New York City → Lisbon
$ 722
(fair price: $ 609)
Los Angeles → Lisbon
Los Angeles  → Lisbon
Los Angeles  → Lisbon
$ 952
(fair price: $ 820)
Montreal → Lisbon
Montreal → Lisbon
Montreal → Lisbon
$ 782
(fair price: $ 688)
New York City → Porto
New York City → Porto
New York City → Porto
$ 758
(fair price: $ 622)
London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
$ 138
(fair price: $ 119)
Toronto (Ontario) → Porto
Toronto (Ontario) → Porto
Toronto (Ontario) → Porto
$ 762
(fair price: $ 667)
Edinburgh → Faro (Algarve)
Edinburgh → Faro (Algarve)
Edinburgh → Faro (Algarve)
$ 230
(fair price: $ 177)
Edinburgh → Lisbon
Edinburgh → Lisbon
Edinburgh → Lisbon
$ 228
(fair price: $ 194)
Montreal → Porto
Montreal → Porto
Montreal → Porto
$ 937
(fair price: $ 801)
Edinburgh → Porto
Edinburgh → Porto
Edinburgh → Porto
$ 239
(fair price: $ 207)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
$ 157
(fair price: $ 121)
New York City → Faro (Algarve)
New York City → Faro (Algarve)
New York City → Faro (Algarve)
$ 782
(fair price: $ 683)
Dublin → Porto
Dublin → Porto
Dublin → Porto
$ 177
(fair price: $ 144)
London → Porto
London → Porto
London → Porto
$ 147
(fair price: $ 127)
Manchester → Porto
Manchester → Porto
Manchester → Porto
$ 192
(fair price: $ 140)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
$ 150
(fair price: $ 122)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
Dublin → Faro (Algarve)
$ 181
(fair price: $ 149)
Dublin → Lisbon
Dublin → Lisbon
Dublin → Lisbon
$ 150
(fair price: $ 119)
Toronto (Ontario) → Faro (Algarve)
Toronto (Ontario) → Faro (Algarve)
Toronto (Ontario) → Faro (Algarve)
$ 811
(fair price: $ 704)
Manchester → Lisbon
Manchester → Lisbon
Manchester → Lisbon
$ 185
(fair price: $ 151)
Los Angeles → Porto
Los Angeles  → Porto
Los Angeles  → Porto
$ 1150
(fair price: $ 925)
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
$ 243
(fair price: $ 214)
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
$ 290
(fair price: $ 249)
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
$ 278
(fair price: $ 229)
New York City → Ponta Delgada
New York City → Ponta Delgada
New York City → Ponta Delgada
$ 842
(fair price: $ 734)
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
$ 776
(fair price: $ 677)
Manchester → Ponta Delgada
Manchester → Ponta Delgada
Manchester → Ponta Delgada
$ 275
(fair price: $ 243)
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
$ 273
(fair price: $ 244)
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
$ 513
(fair price: $ 340)
Dublin → Ponta Delgada
Dublin → Ponta Delgada
Dublin → Ponta Delgada
$ 282
(fair price: $ 248)
Montreal → Ponta Delgada
Montreal → Ponta Delgada
Montreal → Ponta Delgada
$ 948
(fair price: $ 695)

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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 14-05-2019.

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