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.
  • $ 5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 873* (13412 SZL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2122* (32606 SZL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3480* (53466 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 2021

Cost of living: Swaziland (Eswatini) VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2021 is 37% 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% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mbabane
Manzini 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manzini
Big Bend 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Big Bend
Nhlangano 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nhlangano

Local prices in Swaziland (Eswatini) by expense type

Swaziland (Eswatini): Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.7/person
($ 1.3 to $ 4.2)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 5.1 to $ 22)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
( $ 5.3)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

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
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/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
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 8.1)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
( $ 4.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.5/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 6.8)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

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
$ 0.5/ticket
( $ 0.5)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 27/month
( $ 27)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
( $ 3.2)

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
( $ 1.2)

79% 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)
$ 3.2
( $ 3.2)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
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): Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 34)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
( $ 57)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 229/month
($ 164 to $ 327)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1328
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 192/month
($ 131 to $ 261)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1069
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 607/month
($ 519 to $ 782)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 467/month
($ 357 to $ 586)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1698
Gym
Gym
$ 23/month
($ 17 to $ 30)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 93/month
($ 85 to $ 98)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 924
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2050/yr
($ 1171 to $ 2928)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15684

Swaziland (Eswatini): Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.8/hr
( $ 9.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

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

On average, shopping budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 32
($ 21 to $ 44)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 27 to $ 34)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 61
($ 24 to $ 118)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 157
($ 151 to $ 164)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95


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 18-01-2021.

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