Average cost of trip to Zambia

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Zambia

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Zambia? You should plan to spend around ZK2,008.14 ($106.27) per day on your trip to Zambia for one person and ZK2,504.55 ($132.54) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (ZK1,511.73 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (ZK344.67 $18.24) and some entertainment (ZK648.15 $34.30) for two. Find more about Zambia travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Zambia cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Zambia is around ZK30,601.28 ($1,619.41) for one person and around ZK48,504.10 ($2,566.82) for a couple including flights. March is the cheapest month to go to Zambia.


One Week for Two ZK28,779.93 ≈ $1,523.02
Two Weeks for Two ZK39,551.27 ≈ $2,093.04


One Week for Two ZK48,504.10 ≈ $2,566.82
Two Weeks for Two ZK63,644.22 ≈ $3,368.03


One Week for Two ZK69,810.51 ≈ $3,694.34
Two Weeks for Two ZK98,062.72 ≈ $5,189.44
Zambia Travel Budget


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💰 Is it expensive to visit Zambia?

A lot of people want to visit Zambia 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 Zambia from

How much does it cost to fly to Zambia? High season for flights to Zambia spans from July to August — prepare to pay $1,012.00 and more for your return flight to Zambia. The period from January to March is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $669.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Zambia

How much do hotels charge per night in Zambia? High season in Zambia runs from June to September. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $50.00. Low season spans from October to May. You can get a room for a night for as low as $27.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $38.27 per night, but prices can go up to 30% higher during high season.

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Added Type of Accomodation Month of Stay Price Per Night, $
Feb. 3, 2021 AirBnB February $34.67
Jan. 29, 2021 AirBnB January $34.00
Jan. 24, 2021 AirBnB January $35.92
Jan. 19, 2021 AirBnB January $33.17
Jan. 14, 2021 AirBnB January $32.92
Jan. 9, 2021 AirBnB January $35.75
Jan. 4, 2021 AirBnB January $33.25
Dec. 24, 2020 AirBnB December $33.25
Dec. 16, 2020 AirBnB December $34.50
Dec. 11, 2020 AirBnB December $35.25

🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Zambia

How much does food in Zambia cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Zambia is ZK0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Zambia would cost you around ZK31.37 ($1.66). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around ZK271.54 ($14.37). 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 Zambia is around ZK6.61 ($0.35). A soft drink is around ZK10.96 ($0.58) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around ZK29.29 ($1.55) when you buy it in a bar.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Zambia
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink ZK10.96 ≈$0.58
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water ZK6.61 ≈$0.35
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Bar Drinks
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🍺 Beer ZK29.29 ≈$1.55
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🍽 Dinner for Two ZK271.54 ≈$14.37
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🌯 Street Food ZK31.37 ≈$1.66
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April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink ZK11.72 $0.62
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer ZK29.48 $1.56
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ZK45.16 $2.39
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food ZK45.16 $2.39
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ZK47.24 $2.50
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ZK507.18 $26.84
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer ZK31.56 $1.67
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink ZK9.45 $0.50
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water ZK6.42 $0.34
April 20, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink ZK11.72 $0.62

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Zambia

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Zambia?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Zambia
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre ZK94.86 ≈$5.02
🕺 Night Club
🏄 Experience
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre ZK94.86 $5.02

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Zambia

How much does airport transfer cost in Zambia? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately ZK21.54 ($1.14).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Zambia
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🚍 Airport Transfer
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🚖 Taxi ZK21.54 ≈$1.14
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport ZK11.72 ≈$0.62
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April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi ZK21.54 $1.14
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport ZK11.72 $0.62

☀ Weather in Zambia

The hottest season in Zambia runs from October to December. The average temperature is around 31 °C. The rainy season is from November to April with average rainfall of 66mm.

🤑 Calculate your Zambia travel budget

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Destination in Zambia Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Zambia 1619.4 687 560 63.9 120.0 33.1 155.4

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