Travel budget in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: calculate your travel budget

Sierra Leone: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 68 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1139* (11001690 SLL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 1.5 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1911* (18465510 SLL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 2.6 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2819* (27245512 SLL)

* 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 Sierra Leone in 2020

Cost of living: Sierra Leone VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Sierra Leone 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 in Sierra Leone by city

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

Cities /Sierra Leone View Details
Freetown 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Freetown


Local prices in Sierra Leone by expense type

Sierra Leone: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sierra Leone costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.1/person
( $ 3.1)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.3/person
( $ 10.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
( $ 6.1)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.5 for 500ml
( $ 0.5)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
( $ 2.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
( $ 0.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
( $ 0.5)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Sierra Leone: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sierra Leone costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 67 to $ 71)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 97 to $ 158)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 136 to $ 186)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 120/month
($ 94 to $ 145)

29% 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
$ 145/month
($ 121 to $ 176)

12% 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
$ 147/month
($ 130 to $ 164)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 253/month
($ 205 to $ 296)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Sierra Leone: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sierra Leone costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
( $ 2.5)

198% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
( $ 0.8)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
( $ 1.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.1/kg
( $ 3.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
( $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
( $ 3.1)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
( $ 2.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
( $ 0.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 2/kg
( $ 2)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Sierra Leone: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Sierra Leone costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
( $ 0.1)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 20/month
( $ 20)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.1/km
( $ 0.1)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

12% 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)
$ 1.1
( $ 1.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Sierra Leone: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Sierra Leone costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 103/month
( $ 103)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
( $ 0.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 63/month
( $ 63)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 640/month
($ 256 to $ 1023)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 155/month
( $ 155)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1099
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 512/month
( $ 512)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2203
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 308/month
( $ 308)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 103/month
( $ 103)

168% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Sierra Leone: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sierra Leone costs 67% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 3.1 to $ 8.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.1/hr
( $ 3.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Sierra Leone: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Sierra Leone costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.1/pack
( $ 1.1)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 24
( $ 24)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 29
( $ 29)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 63
( $ 63)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78

Plane ticket budget

London → Freetown
London → Freetown
London → Freetown
$ 998
(fair price: $ 832)
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
$ 1106
(fair price: $ 928)
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
$ 1580
(fair price: $ 1334)
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
$ 1111
(fair price: $ 962)
Dublin → Freetown
Dublin → Freetown
Dublin → Freetown
$ 1275
(fair price: $ 1179)

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About the information on the cost of living in Sierra Leone

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

Information about cost of living in Sierra Leone updated on 15-09-2020.

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