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:

  • /
  • $ 8 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 277* (64512 YER)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 831* (193760 YER)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 1453* (338730 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 2020

Cost of living: Yemen VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Yemen 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 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
Al Hudaydah 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Al Hudaydah
Sanaa 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sanaa

Local prices in Yemen by expense type

Yemen: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Yemen costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.3/person
($ 4.3 to $ 6.5)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.9/person
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 3.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Yemen: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Yemen costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 7.8)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 8.6)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.1)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.1)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 10.3 to $ 22)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Yemen: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Yemen costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 44/month
($ 13 to $ 57)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.8)

107% 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)
$ 2.2
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Yemen: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Yemen costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 64/month
($ 44 to $ 108)

61% 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 to $ 0.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 66/month
($ 27 to $ 173)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 146/month
($ 87 to $ 259)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 94/month
($ 53 to $ 173)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 383/month
($ 216 to $ 645)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 202/month
($ 151 to $ 323)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 32 to $ 75)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 58/month
($ 33 to $ 144)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1614/yr
($ 774 to $ 3220)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Yemen: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Yemen costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.5/ticket
($ 5.4 to $ 13)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 6.5 to $ 27)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Yemen: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Yemen costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.5)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 34
($ 22 to $ 54)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
($ 22 to $ 108)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 70
($ 27 to $ 126)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 59
($ 32 to $ 108)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

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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 12-01-2020.

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