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Manaus, Estado do Amazonas, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel to Manaus?

You should plan to spend around $62 (R$303) per day on your vacation in Manaus. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (R$63) on meals
  • $8.28 (R$41) on local transportation
  • $89 (R$435) on hotels

A one week trip to Manaus for two people costs, on average, $866 (R$4,248). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Manaus cost?

A one week trip to Manaus usually costs around $433 (R$2,124) for one person and $866 (R$4,248) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Manaus on average costs around $866 (R$4,248) for one person and $1,732 (R$8,496) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Manaus will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Manaus on average costs around $1,856 (R$9,103) for one person and $3,711 (R$18,207) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Manaus has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Manaus expensive to visit?

Manaus is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Brazil, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Manaus is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Pereira or Cochabamba.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Manaus Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Manaus?

The average Manaus trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Manaus travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) R$435 ($89)
Local Transportation 1 R$41 ($8)
Food 2 R$63 ($13)
Alcohol 2 R$7 - 22 ($1 - 4)
Accommodation Budget in Manaus
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Manaus is $44 (R$218). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Manaus is $89 (R$435). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Manaus

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Transportation Budget in Manaus
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Manaus is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.28 (R$41) per person, per day, on local transportation in Manaus.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Manaus
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Manaus can vary, the average cost of food in Manaus is $13 (R$63) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Manaus should cost around $5.18 (R$25) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Manaus is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Alcohol Budget in Manaus
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  • The average person spends about $2.96 (R$15) on alcoholic beverages in Manaus per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Manaus
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  • On average, people spend $0.25 (R$1.25) on bottled water in Manaus per day. The public water in Manaus is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Manaus On a Budget
Manaus Manaus, Brazil
Manaus is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Amazonas, and is located on the Rio Negro a few miles before it meets the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River. The city is a major departure point for those visiting the Amazon Rainforest, though there are a few sights worth seeing within the city itself as well.
Perhaps the most iconic landmark within Manaus is its opera house, Teatro Amazonas, built during the heyday of the rubber trade with materials from all over the world.  Today, visitors can take guided tours of the building or even see a free performance. Also impressive is the Rio Negro Palace, built by German farmers in the "golden age," and now a cultural center and theater. Other attractions within the city include the main market Mercado Municipal modeled after the Les Halles market in Paris, and the Natural Science Museum which was created by a Japanese entomologist and specializes in the local wildlife.
The rest of the area attractions are largely outdoors. The Meeting of the Waters is an especially popular location where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the brown waters of the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River.  Many admire how the two rivers flow side by side without mixing for about 9 kilometers (or 6 miles). Along the riverside there are also a number of beaches for swimming and recreation, such as Ponta Negra Beach just west of the city which also has several bars and restaurants. The Rio Negro even features a waterfall, known as the Paricatuba Waterfall, formed by sedimentary rock and surrounded by lush vegetation.
From here visitors look outwards to exploring the surrounding wonders of the Amazon Rainforest, the largest forest on the planet.  Part of this vast expanse of forest includes the National Park of Jaú, northwest of Manaus.  The park is one of the largest in Brazil and in Latin America, featuring a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna.  One especially sought out creature is the pirarucu-the largest fish from the Amazon.
The oldest neighborhood or "bairro" of Manaus is Educandos, from which the surrounding bairros grew. Adrianópolis is the wealthiest and is located in the central-south area of the city, while the southern area of the city is occupied by Downtown Manaus right along the banks of the Rio Negro. Also called Centro, Downtown Manaus is additionally the historical center where most of the hotels and attractions are located.  Today the center is largely commercial as it is located on a major port of the river. The rest of the city sprawls outward from the downtown, from the central Metropolitan region that hugs the Rio Negro to outlying rural areas.

Most visitors to Manaus are interested in experiencing the greater Amazon environment. There are a number of businesses operating jungle adventure tours for experiencing the nature and wildlife of the world-renowned rainforest, as well as boating expeditions that specialize in the sights of the famous Amazon River. Tours range from day trips and overnight excursions to weeklong adventures in the rainforest or on the river. There are even trips that specialize in forest tree-climbing. Some of the more dangerous native wildlife include the anaconda, cougar, jaguar, and black caiman.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Brazil varies greatly by region, usually a mix of indigenous, European, and African influences.  Northern Brazil's cuisine, including that of the state of Amazonas where Manaus is located, is heavily influenced by indigenous cooking. As a result, local cuisine of Manaus is rich and varied.  Tapioquinha, for example, is a glutinous pancake made from manioc starch, usually buttered and filled with tucumã palm fruit and farmer's cheese.  Other delicacies include an Amazon local soup called tacacá, fish dishes like tambaqui and pirarucu, pamonha made from green corn and coconut milk boiled in corn husks, a glutinous cake made from manioc known as bolo de macaxeira, sugar cane juice, and exotic fruits like cupuaçú and açaí. There are plenty of street stalls and restaurants serving these items and more within the city.

The nearest airport, Eduardo Gomes International Airport, is located about 14 kilometers north of downtown Manaus. American Airlines operates one daily flight to and from Miami, Air Portugal flies to and from Europe, and many lines operate flights domestically to and from other Brazilian cities. From the airport, visitors can take taxis or buses to the city center.
Manaus is also a major destination for boats along the Amazon River, connecting it to cities like Belem, Porto Velho, Tabatinga on the border with Colombia, and Iquitos in Peru.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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