Travel budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

Swaziland (Eswatini): calculate your travel budget

Swaziland (Eswatini): sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Swaziland (Eswatini) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 985* (13818 SZL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 3.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2177* (30534 SZL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 59 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3599* (50470 SZL)

* 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 Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2022

Cost of living: Swaziland (Eswatini) VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2022 is 39% less than 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 Swaziland (Eswatini) by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Swaziland (Eswatini) compared to the national average.

Cities /Swaziland (Eswatini) View Details
Mbabane 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mbabane
Big Bend 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Big Bend
Nhlangano 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nhlangano
Manzini 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manzini


Local prices in Swaziland (Eswatini) by expense type

Swaziland (Eswatini): Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.4/person
($ 1.3 to $ 2.3)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.2/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 35
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 2.9/person
($ 2.9 to $ 3)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.7
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Swaziland (Eswatini): Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 261/night
($ 261 to $ 261)

140% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 61 to $ 167)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 65 to $ 103)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 95 to $ 136)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 177/night
($ 177 to $ 177)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 52/month
($ 46 to $ 58)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 116/month
($ 91 to $ 150)

31% 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
$ 91/month
($ 72 to $ 115)

44% 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
$ 79/month
($ 64 to $ 95)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 163/month
($ 122 to $ 208)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Swaziland (Eswatini): Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 5 to $ 6.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Swaziland (Eswatini): Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Swaziland (Eswatini) is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
($ 3.5 to $ 3.6)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 3.5 to $ 3.6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 33)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Swaziland (Eswatini): Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 3.9)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.8/hr
($ 7 to $ 8.5)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19

Swaziland (Eswatini): Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 22 to $ 89)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 36 to $ 36)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42


About the information on the cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini)

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

Information about cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) updated on 16-05-2022.

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