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:

  • $ 50 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 913* (14826 SZL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2178* (35364 SZL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 3547* (57610 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 2020

Cost of living: Swaziland (Eswatini) VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Manzini 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Manzini
Big Bend 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Big Bend
Nhlangano 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nhlangano
Mbabane 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mbabane

Local prices in Swaziland (Eswatini) by expense type

Swaziland (Eswatini): Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.8/person
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.1/person
($ 5.5 to $ 21)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.5 to $ 7.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Swaziland (Eswatini): Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 262/night
($ 262 to $ 262)

141% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 64 to $ 170)

14% 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 $ 104)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 94 to $ 137)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 179/night
($ 179 to $ 179)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 47 to $ 58)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 118/month
($ 91 to $ 153)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 93/month
($ 73 to $ 115)

45% 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
$ 79/month
($ 64 to $ 94)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 164/month
($ 122 to $ 212)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Swaziland (Eswatini): Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.9/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 7.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.3)

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) costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 20 to $ 32)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
( $ 3.6)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3
($ 3 to $ 3.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
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 71% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 35/month
($ 32 to $ 61)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 247/month
($ 140 to $ 423)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 183/month
($ 110 to $ 243)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 667/month
($ 484 to $ 968)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 447/month
($ 339 to $ 605)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 16 to $ 73)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 156/month
($ 91 to $ 255)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3626/yr
($ 2720 to $ 4835)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Swaziland (Eswatini): Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 69% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 3.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7/hr
($ 6.1 to $ 9.1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

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

On average, shopping budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 32 to $ 61)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 11 to $ 49)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 45
($ 22 to $ 61)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 116
($ 44 to $ 152)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

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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 02-04-2020.

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