Sanaa travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Sanaa

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 284* (69888 YER)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 878* (216006 YER)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 1543* (379694 YER)

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


Cost of living in Sanaa compared to Yemen in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Sanaa in 2020 is 24% 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 Sanaa in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


Local prices in Sanaa by expense type

Restaurant budget in Sanaa

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sanaa is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.4/person
($ 2.4 to $ 6.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.5/person
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.7/person
($ 6.7 to $ 8.8)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 2.3 to $ 3.7)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

62% 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 $ 0.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Supermarket food budget in Sanaa

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sanaa is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 3.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 8)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.6)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 8.8 to $ 23)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Sanaa

On average, the price of transport in Sanaa is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 57/month
($ 34 to $ 67)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

133% 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
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Sanaa

On average, the cost of housing in Sanaa is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 60/month
($ 45 to $ 89)

64% 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)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 28 to $ 288)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 163/month
($ 112 to $ 266)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 104/month
($ 67 to $ 167)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 423/month
($ 222 to $ 885)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 219/month
($ 156 to $ 499)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 77/month
($ 32 to $ 177)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 89/month
($ 89 to $ 89)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1745/yr
($ 796 to $ 5303)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Sanaa

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sanaa is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 14)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 23 to $ 28)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Sanaa

On average, shopping budget in Sanaa is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 4.4)

61% 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
($ 8.8 to $ 67)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 45 to $ 45)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 28 to $ 130)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 54
($ 28 to $ 67)

45% 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 Sanaa

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

The information about the cost of living in Sanaa was updated on 28-10-2020.

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