Average cost of trip to Malawi

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Malawi

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Malawi? You should plan to spend around MK93,940.97 ($120.27) per day on your trip to Malawi for one person and MK125,395.23 ($160.54) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (MK62,486.72 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (MK35,976.73 $46.06) and some entertainment (MK26,931.78 $34.48) for two. Find more about Malawi travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Malawi cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Malawi is around MK1,413,997.95 ($1,810.30) for one person and around MK2,303,108.08 ($2,948.60) for a couple including flights. May is the cheapest month to go to Malawi.

Budget

One Week for Two MK1,364,059.24 ≈ $1,746.37
Two Weeks for Two MK1,942,618.62 ≈ $2,487.08

Comfort

One Week for Two MK2,303,108.08 ≈ $2,948.60
Two Weeks for Two MK3,116,501.48 ≈ $3,989.97

High-end

One Week for Two MK3,303,084.48 ≈ $4,228.85
Two Weeks for Two MK4,793,476.98 ≈ $6,136.95
Malawi Travel Budget

Malawi

Currency MWK (Malawi Kwacha)
Exchange Rate 100MWK $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 28 Feb 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit Malawi?

A lot of people want to visit Malawi 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 Malawi from

How much does it cost to fly to Malawi? High season for flights to Malawi spans from July to August — prepare to pay $1,208.00 and more for your return flight to Malawi. 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 $792.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Malawi

How much do hotels charge per night in Malawi? High season in Malawi runs from April to November. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $34.00. Low season spans from December to December. You can get a room for a night for as low as $29.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $34.09 per night, but prices can go up to 0% higher during high season.

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Added Type of Accomodation Month of Stay Price Per Night, $
Feb. 3, 2021 AirBnB February $38.33
Jan. 29, 2021 AirBnB January $36.75
Jan. 19, 2021 AirBnB January $29.00
Jan. 14, 2021 AirBnB January $34.50
Jan. 9, 2021 AirBnB January $29.75
Dec. 24, 2020 AirBnB December $28.58
Dec. 16, 2020 AirBnB December $28.83
Dec. 11, 2020 AirBnB December $28.08
Dec. 6, 2020 AirBnB December $27.17
Dec. 1, 2020 AirBnB December $35.00

🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Malawi

How much does food in Malawi cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Malawi is MK0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Malawi would cost you around MK7,310.95 ($9.36). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around MK9,365.20 ($11.99). 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 Malawi is around MK945.11 ($1.21). A soft drink is around MK585.81 ($0.75) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around MK1,351.28 ($1.73) when you buy it in a bar.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Malawi
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink MK585.81 ≈$0.75
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water MK945.11 ≈$1.21
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer MK1,351.28 ≈$1.73
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two MK9,365.20 ≈$11.99
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🌯 Street Food MK7,310.95 ≈$9.36
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Latest inputs for food and drinks prices in Malawi
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April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink MK601.43 $0.77
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer MK1,507.49 $1.93
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two MK10,544.63 $13.50
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food MK10,544.63 $13.50
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water MK956.00 $1.22
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two MK956.00 $1.22
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two MK4,217.85 $5.40
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two MK31,641.71 $40.51
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer MK1,054.46 $1.35
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink MK570.19 $0.73

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Malawi

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Malawi?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Malawi
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre MK4,178.80 ≈$5.35
🕺 Night Club
🏄 Experience
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre MK4,217.85 $5.40

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Malawi

How much does airport transfer cost in Malawi? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately MK671.73 ($0.86).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Malawi
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Transfers
🚍 Airport Transfer
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi MK671.73 ≈$0.86
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport MK523.33 ≈$0.67
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🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day
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April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi MK679.54 $0.87
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport MK531.14 $0.68

☀ Weather in Malawi

The hottest season in Malawi runs from October to April. The average temperature is around 29 °C. The rainy season is from November to March with average rainfall of 95mm.

🤑 Calculate your Malawi travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in Malawi Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Malawi 1810.3 760 560 161.2 120.7 33.4 175.1