Mbabane travel budget

Mbabane: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Mbabane

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Mbabane for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 63 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1066* (17304 SZL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 2.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2303* (37394 SZL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 3691* (59920 SZL)

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


Cost of living in Mbabane compared to Swaziland (Eswatini) in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Mbabane in 2020 is 46% 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 Mbabane in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


Local prices in Mbabane by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mbabane

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mbabane is 63% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.4 to $ 6.3)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.6/person
($ 5 to $ 22)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 2.2 to $ 8.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Mbabane

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mbabane is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 65 to $ 167)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 66 to $ 121)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 101 to $ 150)

52% 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
$ 69/month
($ 58 to $ 81)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 103/month
($ 88 to $ 115)

39% 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
$ 104/month
($ 71 to $ 149)

36% 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
$ 89/month
($ 60 to $ 114)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 193/month
($ 145 to $ 247)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Mbabane

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mbabane is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.8/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 8)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.9)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mbabane

On average, the price of transport in Mbabane is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 23/month
($ 20 to $ 26)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.8/km
($ 3.8 to $ 3.8)

122% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

16% 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)
$ 3.1
($ 3.1 to $ 3.8)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Mbabane

On average, the cost of housing in Mbabane is 69% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 39/month
($ 33 to $ 64)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

41% 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)
$ 257/month
($ 145 to $ 440)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 199/month
($ 114 to $ 253)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 676/month
($ 504 to $ 1005)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 495/month
($ 345 to $ 629)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 26/month
($ 16 to $ 39)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 162/month
($ 95 to $ 265)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2534/yr
($ 1320 to $ 5024)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Mbabane

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mbabane is 65% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.6/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 5)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.9/hr
($ 6.3 to $ 9.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mbabane

On average, shopping budget in Mbabane is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 33 to $ 64)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 12 to $ 52)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 46
($ 23 to $ 64)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 45 to $ 158)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

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About this information on the cost of living in Mbabane

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

The information about the cost of living in Mbabane was updated on 18-10-2020.

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