Travel budget in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste: calculate your travel budget

Timor-Leste: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 224*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1184*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2602*

* 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 Timor-Leste in 2020

Cost of living: Timor-Leste VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Timor-Leste compared to the national average.

Cities /Timor-Leste View Details
Dili 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dili
Ermera 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ermera
Suai 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Suai
Baucau 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Baucau
Viqueque 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Viqueque

Local prices in Timor-Leste by expense type

Timor-Leste: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Timor-Leste costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.2 to $ 6.3)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 17 to $ 22)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 6.3 to $ 6.3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Timor-Leste: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Timor-Leste costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

128% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
( $ 5.4)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 6.5)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 8/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 8.5)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 5.9/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 6.3)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 17)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Timor-Leste: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Timor-Leste is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 65/month
( $ 65)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

48% more 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)
$ 3.2
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4

Timor-Leste: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Timor-Leste is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 147/month
($ 107 to $ 213)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
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
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 59/month
($ 33 to $ 107)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1156/month
($ 639 to $ 2659)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1470
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1011/month
($ 426 to $ 2127)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1175
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2924/month
($ 2659 to $ 3723)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2352
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2358/month
($ 1596 to $ 3191)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1853
Gym
Gym
$ 73/month
($ 54 to $ 81)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 917/month
($ 267 to $ 1773)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1008
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 20202/yr
($ 10633 to $ 25518)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17632

Timor-Leste: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Timor-Leste costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 6.3 to $ 8.5)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.8/hr
($ 2.2 to $ 17)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Timor-Leste: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Timor-Leste costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 54
($ 33 to $ 65)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 28 to $ 28)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 33 to $ 107)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 73
($ 22 to $ 107)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

London → Dili
London → Dili
London → Dili
$ 1884
(fair price: $ 1731)
Sydney → Dili
Sydney → Dili
Sydney → Dili
$ 986
(fair price: $ 891)
Melbourne → Dili
Melbourne → Dili
Melbourne → Dili
$ 973
(fair price: $ 891)

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About the information on the cost of living in Timor-Leste

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

Information about cost of living in Timor-Leste updated on 01-07-2020.

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