Average cost of trip to Ethiopia

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Ethiopia

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Ethiopia? You should plan to spend around Br6,794.16 ($126.99) per day on your trip to Ethiopia for one person and Br9,308.20 ($173.98) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (Br4,280.12 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (Br3,057.08 $57.14) and some entertainment (Br1,971.00 $36.84) for two. Find more about Ethiopia travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Ethiopia cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Ethiopia is around Br90,877.62 ($1,698.60) for one person and around Br145,802.17 ($2,725.20) for a couple including flights. October is the cheapest month to go to Ethiopia.

Budget

One Week for Two Br87,206.73 ≈ $1,629.99
Two Weeks for Two Br130,397.33 ≈ $2,437.26

Comfort

One Week for Two Br145,802.17 ≈ $2,725.20
Two Weeks for Two Br207,421.62 ≈ $3,876.93

High-end

One Week for Two Br209,516.00 ≈ $3,916.08
Two Weeks for Two Br317,456.30 ≈ $5,933.59
Ethiopia Travel Budget

Ethiopia

Currency ETB (Ethiopian Birr)
Exchange Rate 100ETB $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 27 Jan 2023, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit Ethiopia?

A lot of people want to visit Ethiopia and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to Ethiopia from

How much does it cost to fly to Ethiopia? High season for flights to Ethiopia spans from July to August — prepare to pay $747.00 and more for your return flight to Ethiopia. The period from September to November is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $534.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Ethiopia

How much do hotels charge per night in Ethiopia? High season in Ethiopia runs from August to January. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $28.00. Low season spans from February to May. You can get a room for a night for as low as $16.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $26.55 per night, but prices can go up to 5% higher during high season.

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Latest inputs for accommodation prices in Ethiopia
Added Type of Accomodation Month of Stay Price Per Night, $
Feb. 3, 2021 AirBnB February $23.00
Jan. 29, 2021 AirBnB January $22.67
Jan. 24, 2021 AirBnB January $28.42
Jan. 19, 2021 AirBnB January $31.42
Jan. 14, 2021 AirBnB January $32.83
Jan. 9, 2021 AirBnB January $27.75
Dec. 30, 2020 AirBnB December $31.00
Dec. 24, 2020 AirBnB December $32.17
Dec. 16, 2020 AirBnB December $31.92
Dec. 11, 2020 AirBnB December $31.17

🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Ethiopia

How much does food in Ethiopia cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Ethiopia is Br0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Ethiopia would cost you around Br686.42 ($12.83). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around Br310.84 ($5.81). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in Ethiopia is around Br16.05 ($0.30). A soft drink is around Br19.26 ($0.36) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around Br48.69 ($0.91) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are Br68.48 ($1.28) per cocktail.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Ethiopia
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink Br19.26 ≈$0.36
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water Br16.05 ≈$0.30
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer Br48.69 ≈$0.91
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🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail Br68.48 ≈$1.28
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two Br310.84 ≈$5.81
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🌯 Street Food Br686.42 ≈$12.83
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April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink Br13.38 $0.25
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer Br40.66 $0.76
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Br241.29 $4.51
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food Br241.29 $4.51
April 23, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail Br68.50 $1.28
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water Br13.00 $0.24
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Br45.00 $0.84
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food Br1,203.78 $22.50
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Br291.00 $5.44
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two Br160.50 $3.00

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Ethiopia

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Ethiopia?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Ethiopia
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre Br506.66 ≈$9.47
🕺 Night Club
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Added Type of Entertainment of Activity Price, ETB
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Br507.00 $9.48
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Br165.85 $3.10
April 20, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre Br507.00 $9.48

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Ethiopia

How much does airport transfer cost in Ethiopia? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately Br54.04 ($1.01).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Ethiopia
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Transfers
🚍 Airport Transfer
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi Br54.04 ≈$1.01
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport Br43.87 ≈$0.82
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🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day
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Added Type of Transport Price, ETB
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Br19.40 $0.36
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi Br97.00 $1.81
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi Br53.50 $1.00
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Br14.98 $0.28
April 20, 2020 🚉 Public Transport Br97.00 $1.81
April 20, 2020 🚖 Taxi Br97.00 $1.81

☀ Weather in Ethiopia

The hottest season in Ethiopia runs from January to May. The average temperature is around 26 °C. The rainy season is from June to September with average rainfall of 162mm.

🤑 Calculate your Ethiopia travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in Ethiopia Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Ethiopia 1698.6 591 560 200.0 128.9 34.1 184.6

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