Travel budget in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: calculate your travel budget

Zimbabwe: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 53 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1152*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 104 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2562*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 148 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4037*

* 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 Zimbabwe in 2020

Cost of living: Zimbabwe VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe by city

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

Cities /Zimbabwe View Details
Harare 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Harare
Mutare 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mutare
Masvingo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Masvingo
Kwekwe 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kwekwe
Gwanda 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gwanda
Gweru 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gweru
Bulawayo 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bulawayo

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Local prices in Zimbabwe by expense type

Zimbabwe: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Zimbabwe costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 2.2 to $ 11)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 17 to $ 45)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.1/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 4.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Zimbabwe: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Zimbabwe costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 93 to $ 93)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 88 to $ 97)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 90 to $ 145)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 183/night
($ 155 to $ 206)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 251/night
($ 196 to $ 311)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 53 to $ 53)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 84/month
($ 63 to $ 107)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 127/month
($ 103 to $ 156)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 102/month
($ 82 to $ 125)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 248/month
($ 208 to $ 296)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Zimbabwe: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Zimbabwe costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

106% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.4)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.7/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 15)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.2/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 8.7)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 7.6)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.5)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 5.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 2.7)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

11% 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
($ 5.4 to $ 27)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Zimbabwe: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Zimbabwe costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 34/month
($ 34 to $ 66)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

89% 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)
$ 4.3
($ 3.2 to $ 5.4)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 60/24hrs
($ 44 to $ 120)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Zimbabwe: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Zimbabwe costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 109/month
($ 66 to $ 164)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 107/month
($ 33 to $ 349)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 358/month
($ 164 to $ 543)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 250/month
($ 109 to $ 434)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 703/month
($ 348 to $ 1627)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 680/month
($ 299 to $ 1952)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
($ 28 to $ 88)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 343/month
($ 109 to $ 652)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9194/yr
($ 5420 to $ 20594)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Zimbabwe: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Zimbabwe costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.7/ticket
($ 6.5 to $ 17)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 3.2 to $ 23)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Zimbabwe: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Zimbabwe costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 3.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 28 to $ 88)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 23 to $ 94)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 34 to $ 164)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 112
($ 39 to $ 218)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

London → Harare
London → Harare
$ 907
(fair price: $ 768)
Manchester → Harare
Manchester → Harare
$ 974
(fair price: $ 819)
Perth → Harare
Perth → Harare
$ 1786
(fair price: $ 1557)
Dublin → Harare
Dublin → Harare
$ 1056
(fair price: $ 893)
New York City → Harare
New York City → Harare
$ 1483
(fair price: $ 1305)
Sydney → Harare
Sydney → Harare
$ 1838
(fair price: $ 1602)
Melbourne → Harare
Melbourne → Harare
$ 1831
(fair price: $ 1597)
Los Angeles → Harare
Los Angeles  → Harare
$ 1897
(fair price: $ 1750)
Edinburgh → Harare
Edinburgh → Harare
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 884)
Toronto (Ontario) → Harare
Toronto (Ontario) → Harare
$ 1634
(fair price: $ 1412)
Auckland → Harare
Auckland → Harare
$ 1606
(fair price: $ 1402)

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About the information on the cost of living in Zimbabwe

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

Information about cost of living in Zimbabwe updated on 02-04-2020.

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