Freetown travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Freetown

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 2.1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1193* (24997098 SLL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2468* (51737672 SLL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 99 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2971* (62280330 SLL)

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



Cost of living in Freetown compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Freetown in 2024 is 50% 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 Freetown in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Freetown by expense type

Restaurant budget in Freetown

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Freetown is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3/person
($ 2 to $ 8)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 11 to $ 21)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 7.9 to $ 10)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.5 for 500ml
($ 0.9 to $ 2)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1 to $ 2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.9 to $ 1)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Freetown

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Freetown is 46% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 65 to $ 214)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 40 to $ 182)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 157
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 29 to $ 198)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 229
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 132/night
($ 63 to $ 200)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 307
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 66 to $ 213)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 481
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 66 to $ 213)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 163
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 142/month
($ 54 to $ 295)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 242
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 132/month
($ 63 to $ 206)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 212
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 125/month
($ 66 to $ 189)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 235/month
($ 106 to $ 466)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215

Supermarket food budget in Freetown

On average, the price of supermarket food in Freetown is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
( $ 2)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.5 to $ 2.4)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 5 to $ 10)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Apples
Apples
$ 4/kg
( $ 4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5/kg
( $ 5)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2/kg
( $ 2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.5 to $ 2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Freetown

On average, the price of transport in Freetown is 20% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
( $ 0.5)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.9 to $ 1.4)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 79/24hrs
($ 39 to $ 99)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Leisure activity budget in Freetown

On average, budget for leisure activities in Freetown is 76% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
( $ 5.7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 1.3/hr
($ 1.3 to $ 4)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Freetown

On average, shopping budget in Freetown is 77% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
( $ 3)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 10
($ 10 to $ 10)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 8
( $ 8)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

London → Freetown
London → Freetown
London → Freetown
$ 1000
(fair price: $ 821)
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
$ 1393
(fair price: $ 1128)
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
$ 1078
(fair price: $ 899)
Dublin → Freetown
Dublin → Freetown
Dublin → Freetown
$ 1322
(fair price: $ 1065)
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
$ 1153
(fair price: $ 956)
Los Angeles → Freetown
Los Angeles  → Freetown
Los Angeles  → Freetown
$ 1708
(fair price: $ 1411)

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About this information on the cost of living in Freetown

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

The information about the cost of living in Freetown was updated on 14-06-2024.

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