Bulawayo travel budget

Bulawayo: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Bulawayo

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1044*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 68 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1811*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3216*

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


Cost of living in Bulawayo compared to Zimbabwe in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Bulawayo in 2020 is 34% 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 Bulawayo in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Bulawayo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bulawayo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bulawayo is 42% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3/person
($ 2.2 to $ 3.7)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 10.6 to $ 22)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 5.4 to $ 7.2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.3)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
( $ 2.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 4.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bulawayo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bulawayo is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 46 to $ 66)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 51 to $ 110)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 193/night
($ 193 to $ 193)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 83/month
($ 65 to $ 102)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 84/month
($ 52 to $ 131)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 79/month
($ 48 to $ 124)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 168/month
($ 107 to $ 251)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Bulawayo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bulawayo is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

191% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 3.5)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.8/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 17)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 28)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 7.4)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1 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)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 2.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 28)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Bulawayo

On average, the price of transport in Bulawayo is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
($ 22 to $ 47)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

109% 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)
$ 3.2
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 65/24hrs
($ 52 to $ 144)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Bulawayo

On average, the cost of housing in Bulawayo is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 134/month
($ 54 to $ 214)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 49/month
($ 28 to $ 87)

28% 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)
$ 231/month
($ 161 to $ 373)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 125/month
($ 108 to $ 161)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 427/month
($ 321 to $ 640)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 373/month
($ 214 to $ 533)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 33/month
($ 33 to $ 33)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 305/month
($ 61 to $ 533)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2560/yr
( $ 2560)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Bulawayo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bulawayo is 67% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 12)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 2.2/hr
( $ 2.2)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bulawayo

On average, shopping budget in Bulawayo is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
( $ 2.2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 35
($ 33 to $ 39)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 22 to $ 32)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
($ 33 to $ 108)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 61
($ 39 to $ 81)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Harare
London → Harare
London → Harare
$ 906
(fair price: $ 775)
Manchester → Harare
Manchester → Harare
Manchester → Harare
$ 978
(fair price: $ 821)
Perth → Harare
Perth → Harare
Perth → Harare
$ 1786
(fair price: $ 1557)
Dublin → Harare
Dublin → Harare
Dublin → Harare
$ 1054
(fair price: $ 892)
New York City → Harare
New York City → Harare
New York City → Harare
$ 1479
(fair price: $ 1297)
Sydney → Harare
Sydney → Harare
Sydney → Harare
$ 1839
(fair price: $ 1603)
Melbourne → Harare
Melbourne → Harare
Melbourne → Harare
$ 1827
(fair price: $ 1594)
Los Angeles → Harare
Los Angeles  → Harare
Los Angeles  → Harare
$ 1891
(fair price: $ 1739)
Edinburgh → Harare
Edinburgh → Harare
Edinburgh → Harare
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 897)
Toronto (Ontario) → Harare
Toronto (Ontario) → Harare
Toronto (Ontario) → Harare
$ 1695
(fair price: $ 1414)
Auckland → Harare
Auckland → Harare
Auckland → Harare
$ 1612
(fair price: $ 1403)

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About this information on the cost of living in Bulawayo

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

The information about the cost of living in Bulawayo was updated on 20-10-2020.

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