Travel budget and cost of living in Yemen how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Yemen

Yemen: calculate your travel budget

Yemen: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 264* (62454 YER)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 735* (174188 YER)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 1255* (297584 YER)

* 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 Yemen in 2019

Cost of living: Yemen VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Yemen in 2019 is 40% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Yemen in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Yemen by city

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

Cities /Yemen View Details
Sanaa 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sanaa
Al Hudaydah 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Hudaydah

Local prices in Yemen by expense type

Restaurant budget in Yemen

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Yemen costs 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 3 to $ 6.3)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.9/person
($ 4.2 to $ 10.5)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 3.3 to $ 6.3)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Supermarket food budget in Yemen

On average, the price of supermarket food in Yemen costs 31% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 7.5)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 8.5)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 10.2 to $ 16)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Yemen

On average, the price of transport in Yemen costs 20% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
($ 13 to $ 55)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

107% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.2
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Yemen

On average, the cost of housing in Yemen costs 64% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 58/month
($ 39 to $ 85)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 72/month
($ 27 to $ 127)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 118/month
($ 85 to $ 212)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 81/month
($ 44 to $ 127)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 290/month
($ 212 to $ 529)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 179/month
($ 127 to $ 317)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 73/month
($ 36 to $ 141)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1502/yr
($ 843 to $ 3678)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Yemen

On average, budget for leisure activities in Yemen costs 34% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 6.3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.3 to $ 22)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Yemen

On average, shopping budget in Yemen costs 33% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.3/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 3.3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 27
($ 17 to $ 54)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 40
($ 22 to $ 54)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
($ 27 to $ 90)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 55
($ 27 to $ 107)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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About the information on the cost of living in Yemen

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

Information about cost of living in Yemen updated on 18-03-2019.

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