Travel budget and cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

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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:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1504* (20188 SZL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 3.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2350* (31542 SZL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3709* (49784 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 2019

Cost of living: Swaziland (Eswatini) VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2019 is 39% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2019 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 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manzini
Mbabane 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mbabane
Nhlangano 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nhlangano
Big Bend 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Big Bend

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Local prices in Swaziland (Eswatini) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 9.3 to $ 15)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.4 to $ 6)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 21% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 263/night
($ 263 to $ 263)

148% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 77 to $ 167)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 61 to $ 98)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 94 to $ 144)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 182/night
($ 182 to $ 182)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 87/month
($ 87 to $ 87)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 109/month
($ 76 to $ 155)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 93/month
($ 75 to $ 115)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 77/month
($ 59 to $ 93)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 157/month
($ 120 to $ 211)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 49% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.4/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 9.6)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 7.5)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, the price of transport in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 4% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 23 to $ 39)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
($ 2.6 to $ 4.5)

96% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3.7 to $ 3.7)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 33)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, the cost of housing in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 56% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 51/month
($ 39 to $ 76)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 296/month
($ 173 to $ 449)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 195/month
($ 114 to $ 299)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 805/month
($ 598 to $ 1120)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 463/month
($ 299 to $ 747)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 23 to $ 90)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 150/month
($ 76 to $ 315)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3883/yr
($ 1568 to $ 5973)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 64% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.1/ticket
($ 3 to $ 4.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.5/hr
($ 7.5 to $ 7.5)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

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

On average, shopping budget in Swaziland (Eswatini) costs 20% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 39 to $ 76)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 14 to $ 60)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 61
($ 49 to $ 76)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 91
($ 53 to $ 150)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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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 18-05-2019.

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