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:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1488* (1246 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 99 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2650* (2226 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3977* (3332 €)

* 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 2022

Cost of living: Portugal VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Portugal in 2022 is 30% 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
Albufeira 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Albufeira
Peniche 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Peniche
Faro (Algarve) 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faro (Algarve)
Amarante 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amarante
Caldas da Rainha 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Caldas da Rainha
Cascais 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cascais
Lisbon 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lisbon
Ponta Delgada 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ponta Delgada
Porto 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Porto
Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Angra do Heroismo (Terceira)
Viana do Castelo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Viana do Castelo
Funchal 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Funchal
Aveiro 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Aveiro
Portimao 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Portimao

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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 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.6/person
($ 7.2 to $ 18)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 36)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.7/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Portugal: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Portugal costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 58 to $ 121)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 52 to $ 188)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 112/night
($ 75 to $ 210)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 107 to $ 273)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 242/night
($ 182 to $ 371)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 97/month
($ 58 to $ 192)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 231/month
($ 134 to $ 404)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 162/month
($ 91 to $ 317)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 131/month
($ 85 to $ 226)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 241/month
($ 157 to $ 410)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Portugal: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Portugal costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 9.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Portugal: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Portugal costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2.3 to $ 2.5)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.6 to $ 5)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
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 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.4/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 11)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 21)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Portugal: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Portugal is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 5.9 to $ 7.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 89
($ 30 to $ 132)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 21 to $ 48)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
London → Lisbon
$ 85
(fair price: $ 77)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
London → Faro (Algarve)
$ 87
(fair price: $ 77)
London → Porto
London → Porto
London → Porto
$ 98
(fair price: $ 88)
Manchester → Lisbon
Manchester → Lisbon
Manchester → Lisbon
$ 115
(fair price: $ 100)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
Manchester → Faro (Algarve)
$ 126
(fair price: $ 107)
Dublin → Lisbon
Dublin → Lisbon
Dublin → Lisbon
$ 97
(fair price: $ 87)
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
London → Funchal
$ 144
(fair price: $ 109)
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
Manchester → Funchal
$ 195
(fair price: $ 156)
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
London → Ponta Delgada
$ 202
(fair price: $ 175)
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
Dublin → Funchal
$ 205
(fair price: $ 168)
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
Edinburgh → Funchal
$ 290
(fair price: $ 226)
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
Toronto (Ontario) → Ponta Delgada
$ 743
(fair price: $ 630)


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 24-09-2022.

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