Travel budget on the island of Reunion

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Reunion: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday on the island of Reunion for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1548* (1302 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 189 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 4482* (3752 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 165 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5824* (4886 €)

* 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 on the island of Reunion in 2020

Cost of living: Reunion VS United States

On average, the cost of living on the island of Reunion in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 on the island of Reunion by city

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

Cities /Reunion View Details
Saint-Denis 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saint-Denis
Saint-Pierre 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Saint-Pierre

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Local prices on the island of Reunion by expense type

Reunion: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant on the island of Reunion costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.4/person
($ 7.3 to $ 15)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 24 to $ 30)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 12 to $ 15)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.9 for 330ml
($ 3.6 to $ 4.2)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Reunion: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget on the island of Reunion is 26% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 69/night
( $ 69)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 198/night
($ 101 to $ 427)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 192/night
($ 134 to $ 323)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 186/night
($ 175 to $ 195)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 372/night
($ 291 to $ 463)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 69/month
($ 69 to $ 69)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 377/month
($ 199 to $ 664)

122% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 185/month
($ 110 to $ 296)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 525/month
($ 372 to $ 792)

135% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 282/month
($ 211 to $ 377)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Reunion: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food on the island of Reunion is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5/12 eggs
($ 3 to $ 7.2)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 22/kg
($ 18 to $ 24)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 16/kg
($ 12 to $ 18)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 7.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 30/kg
( $ 30)

140% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Reunion: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport on the island of Reunion is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 12 to $ 36)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
( $ 3.6)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

134% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 152)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Reunion: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing on the island of Reunion costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 152/month
($ 96 to $ 180)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 48/month
($ 24 to $ 72)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 698/month
($ 538 to $ 1195)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 717/month
($ 538 to $ 1076)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1375/month
($ 1076 to $ 2092)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1195/month
($ 897 to $ 1434)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 36 to $ 90)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 717/month
( $ 717)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981

Reunion: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities on the island of Reunion is 145% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 10.6 to $ 11)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 66/hr
( $ 66)

307% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Reunion: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget on the island of Reunion is 72% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 9.8 to $ 15)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 113
($ 96 to $ 120)

140% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
( $ 48)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 138
($ 102 to $ 168)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 180
( $ 180)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Saint-Denis
London → Saint-Denis
London → Saint-Denis
$ 1130
(fair price: $ 986)

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About the information on the cost of living on the island of Reunion

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

Information about cost of living on the island of Reunion updated on 26-01-2020.

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