Travel budget in Timor-Leste

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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:

  • /
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 242*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1027*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2187*

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Timor-Leste VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Timor-Leste in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Timor-Leste in 2019 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% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dili
Suai 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Suai
Viqueque 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Viqueque
Ermera 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ermera
Baucau 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Baucau

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Local prices in Timor-Leste by expense type

Restaurant budget in Timor-Leste

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Timor-Leste costs 34% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 17 to $ 22)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 5.4 to $ 6.5)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.2 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Supermarket food budget in Timor-Leste

On average, the price of supermarket food in Timor-Leste costs 4% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.3/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 3)

159% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
( $ 5.4)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 6.5)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 8.5/kg
( $ 8.5)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 6.5/kg
( $ 6.5)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
( $ 2.2)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.8/kg
($ 7.5 to $ 10.6)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Timor-Leste

On average, the price of transport in Timor-Leste costs 10% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.2)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 65/month
( $ 65)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 3.2 to $ 3.2)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Timor-Leste

On average, the cost of housing in Timor-Leste is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 134/month
($ 91 to $ 214)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 17 to $ 65)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1156/month
($ 535 to $ 2666)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 907/month
($ 321 to $ 2133)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3555/month
($ 2666 to $ 4799)

60% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2411/month
($ 1600 to $ 3199)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 61/month
($ 49 to $ 70)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1244/month
($ 711 to $ 1778)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18481/yr
($ 10662 to $ 25589)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Timor-Leste

On average, budget for leisure activities in Timor-Leste costs 68% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.5/ticket
($ 6.5 to $ 7.5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 2.2/hr
( $ 2.2)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Timor-Leste

On average, shopping budget in Timor-Leste costs 27% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 33 to $ 65)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 28 to $ 28)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 91
($ 76 to $ 108)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 54
($ 22 to $ 108)

47% 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 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 11-07-2019.

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