Freetown travel budget

Freetown: calculate your travel budget

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:

  • $ 68 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1119* (9832480 SLL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 2 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 1638* (14399392 SLL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 2143* (18841284 SLL)

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


Cost of living in Freetown compared to Sierra Leone in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Freetown in 2020 is 45% 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 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Freetown by expense type

Restaurant budget in Freetown

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Freetown is 73% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
( $ 3.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.4/person
( $ 4.4)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3/person
( $ 3)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.7 for 500ml
( $ 0.7)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 0.7 for 330ml
( $ 0.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
( $ 2.6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
( $ 0.7)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.1/bottle
( $ 0.1)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Freetown

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Freetown is 20% cheaper 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): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 70 to $ 195)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
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
$ 100/month
($ 75 to $ 124)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 168/month
($ 121 to $ 229)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 149/month
($ 130 to $ 165)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 292/month
($ 188 to $ 385)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Freetown

On average, the price of supermarket food in Freetown is 72% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
( $ 1.2)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
( $ 0.4)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 0.4/kg
( $ 0.4)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.4/12 eggs
( $ 0.4)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3/kg
( $ 3)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 1.8/kg
( $ 1.8)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
( $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.4/kg
( $ 0.4)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
( $ 0.4)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
( $ 0.4)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
( $ 0.4)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 1.9/kg
( $ 1.9)

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

Public and private transport budget in Freetown

On average, the price of transport in Freetown is 58% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
( $ 0.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
( $ 18)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.1/km
( $ 0.1)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
( $ 1)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8

Budget for living and housing in Freetown

On average, the cost of housing in Freetown is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 30/month
( $ 30)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 60/month
( $ 60)

14% 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)
$ 1462/month
($ 297 to $ 2626)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1426
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1035/month
($ 179 to $ 1891)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1139
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 4534/month
($ 667 to $ 8399)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2297
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2511/month
($ 297 to $ 4725)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1808
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
( $ 53)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Freetown

On average, shopping budget in Freetown is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 0.8/pack
( $ 0.8)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 23
( $ 23)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
( $ 28)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 60
( $ 60)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82

Plane ticket budget

London → Freetown
London → Freetown
London → Freetown
$ 995
(fair price: $ 841)
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
Manchester → Freetown
$ 1103
(fair price: $ 935)
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
New York City → Freetown
$ 1602
(fair price: $ 1353)
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
Edinburgh → Freetown
$ 1106
(fair price: $ 962)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Freetown was updated on 10-02-2020.

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