Harare travel budget

Harare: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Harare

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 12 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 580*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2333*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3915*

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


Cost of living in Harare compared to Zimbabwe in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Harare in 2020 is 16% 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 Harare in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Harare by expense type

Restaurant budget in Harare

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Harare is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.3 to $ 10.6)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 20 to $ 44)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 5.9 to $ 10.6)

14% 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 $ 2.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.7)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.6 to $ 3.2)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Harare

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Harare is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 54 to $ 85)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 57 to $ 165)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 170/night
($ 114 to $ 216)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 199 to $ 312)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 12/month
($ 12 to $ 12)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 100/month
($ 63 to $ 141)

41% 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
$ 144/month
($ 88 to $ 205)

13% 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
$ 114/month
($ 59 to $ 177)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 255/month
($ 153 to $ 382)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Harare

On average, the price of supermarket food in Harare is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

91% 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 $ 2.2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 6.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.3/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 13)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 8.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 5.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 9.6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 10.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.3)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 3.2)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 17)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Harare

On average, the price of transport in Harare is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 33 to $ 96)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

114% 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)
$ 4.2
($ 3.2 to $ 5.3)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 55/24hrs
($ 35 to $ 96)

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

Budget for living and housing in Harare

On average, the cost of housing in Harare is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 84/month
($ 65 to $ 107)

49% 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 $ 0.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 425/month
($ 266 to $ 531)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 310/month
($ 213 to $ 425)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 916/month
($ 531 to $ 1590)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 769/month
($ 477 to $ 1906)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 71/month
($ 28 to $ 85)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 329/month
($ 159 to $ 636)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10396/yr
($ 5295 to $ 20116)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Harare

On average, budget for leisure activities in Harare is 11% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.5/ticket
($ 6.3 to $ 16)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 10.6 to $ 22)

7% 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 Harare

On average, shopping budget in Harare is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 4.2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 28 to $ 85)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
($ 22 to $ 107)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 33 to $ 159)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 124
($ 54 to $ 213)

26% more 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: $ 895)
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 Harare

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

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

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