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

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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:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1130* (9513938 SLL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 95 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.7 per person
  • $ 2 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 1630* (13718096 SLL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 139 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 2311* (19450396 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 2019

Cost of living: Sierra Leone VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Sierra Leone in 2019 is 42% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Sierra Leone in 2019 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 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Freetown

Local prices in Sierra Leone by expense type

Restaurant budget in Sierra Leone

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sierra Leone costs 70% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.8/person
( $ 3.8)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.5/person
( $ 4.5)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.1/person
( $ 3.1)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.7 for 500ml
( $ 0.7)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 0.7 for 330ml
( $ 0.7)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
( $ 2.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
( $ 0.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.1/bottle
( $ 0.1)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Sierra Leone

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sierra Leone costs 32% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 65 to $ 70)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 96 to $ 162)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 138 to $ 181)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 89/month
($ 60 to $ 116)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 120 to $ 182)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 167/month
($ 163 to $ 169)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Sierra Leone

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sierra Leone costs 50% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
( $ 1.2)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
( $ 1.6)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.5/kg
( $ 0.5)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
( $ 1.8)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.1/kg
( $ 3.1)

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

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
( $ 2.4)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
( $ 1.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
( $ 2.2)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
( $ 0.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 2/kg
( $ 2)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Sierra Leone

On average, the price of transport in Sierra Leone costs 64% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
( $ 0.5)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 20/month
( $ 20)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.1/km
( $ 0.1)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8

Budget for living and housing in Sierra Leone

On average, the cost of housing in Sierra Leone is 9% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 32/month
( $ 32)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 63/month
( $ 63)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1470/month
($ 306 to $ 2634)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1040/month
($ 185 to $ 1897)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 4557/month
($ 688 to $ 8426)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2523/month
($ 306 to $ 4741)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
( $ 54)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Sierra Leone

On average, shopping budget in Sierra Leone costs 46% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1/pack
( $ 1)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 24
( $ 24)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 28
( $ 28)

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

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78

Plane ticket budget

London → Freetown
London → Freetown
London → Freetown
$ 1076
(fair price: $ 929)

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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 21-03-2019.

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