Kigali travel budget

Kigali: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Kigali

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 29 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 571* (571312 RWF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1565* (1566866 RWF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2936* (2939440 RWF)

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


Cost of living in Kigali compared to Rwanda in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Kigali in 2021 is 37% 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 Kigali in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Kigali by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kigali

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kigali is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2/person
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.1/person
($ 9.1 to $ 21)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.9/person
($ 6.8 to $ 7.9)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kigali

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kigali is 42% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 52 to $ 96)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 22 to $ 55)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 35 to $ 96)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 91 to $ 188)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 355/night
($ 241 to $ 504)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 61/month
($ 42 to $ 83)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 90/month
($ 52 to $ 141)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 149/month
($ 69 to $ 251)

10% 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
$ 41/month
($ 23 to $ 76)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 192/month
($ 75 to $ 400)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Kigali

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kigali is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 8.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 5.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 6.8)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Kigali

On average, the price of transport in Kigali is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1 to $ 2.9)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

75% 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)
$ 3.3
($ 1.7 to $ 5.6)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Leisure activity budget in Kigali

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kigali is 18% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 10.2 to $ 17)

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

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kigali

On average, shopping budget in Kigali is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 18
($ 9.1 to $ 23)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 23
($ 17 to $ 29)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Kigali
London → Kigali
London → Kigali
$ 720
(fair price: $ 616)
Manchester → Kigali
Manchester → Kigali
Manchester → Kigali
$ 781
(fair price: $ 668)
New York City → Kigali
New York City → Kigali
New York City → Kigali
$ 950
(fair price: $ 809)
Montreal → Kigali
Montreal → Kigali
Montreal → Kigali
$ 1351
(fair price: $ 1131)
Dublin → Kigali
Dublin → Kigali
Dublin → Kigali
$ 827
(fair price: $ 752)
Los Angeles → Kigali
Los Angeles  → Kigali
Los Angeles  → Kigali
$ 1199
(fair price: $ 1020)


About this information on the cost of living in Kigali

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

The information about the cost of living in Kigali was updated on 15-09-2021.

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