Cape Verde Travel Budget - Visit Cape Verde on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Cape Verde?

You should plan to spend around $141 (CVE14,393) per day on your vacation in Cape Verde. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $30 (CVE3,042) on meals
  • $30 (CVE3,072) on local transportation
  • $133 (CVE13,572) on hotels

A one week trip to Cape Verde for two people costs, on average, $1,975 (CVE201,502). 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
    $141
    CVE14,393
  • One Week Per person
    $987
    CVE100,751
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,975
    CVE201,502
  • One Month Per person
    $4,231
    CVE431,789
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,975
    CVE201,502
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,949
    CVE403,003
  • One Month For a couple
    $8,462
    CVE863,579
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cape Verde cost?

A one week trip to Cape Verde usually costs around $987 (CVE100,751) for one person and $1,975 (CVE201,502) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cape Verde on average costs around $1,975 (CVE201,502) for one person and $3,949 (CVE403,003) 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 Cape Verde will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cape Verde on average costs around $4,231 (CVE431,789) for one person and $8,462 (CVE863,579) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Cape Verde?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Cape Verde is $171 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently 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 Cape Verde expensive to visit?

Cape Verde is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Africa, Cape Verde is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Swaziland or Senegal.

For more details, see Is Cape Verde Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cape Verde?

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CVE13,572 ($133)
Local Transportation 1 CVE3,072 ($30)
Food 2 CVE3,042 ($30)
Entertainment 1 CVE1,679 ($16)
Alcohol 2 CVE423 - 1,268 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Cape Verde
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cape Verde is $66 (CVE6,786). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cape Verde is $133 (CVE13,572). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $66
    CVE6,786
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $133
    CVE13,572

Hotel Prices in Cape Verde

Looking for a hotel in Cape Verde? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cape Verde based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $64. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Cape Verde
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cape Verde is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $30 (CVE3,072) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cape Verde.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $30
    CVE3,072

Recommended Services


Food Budget in Cape Verde
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Cape Verde can vary, the average cost of food in Cape Verde is $30 (CVE3,042) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cape Verde should cost around $12 (CVE1,217) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cape Verde is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $30
    CVE3,042

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Cape Verde are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Cape Verde, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Sit Down Dinner (for One)
    CVE2,285


Entertainment Budget in Cape Verde
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Cape Verde typically cost an average of $16 (CVE1,679) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $16
    CVE1,679

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Cape Verde
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $8.28 (CVE845) on alcoholic beverages in Cape Verde per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $8.28
    CVE845

Recommended

What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Cape Verde are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in Cape Verde, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Wine
    CVE1,524


Cape Verde on a Budget
Cape Verde Boa Vista, Cape Verde
First colonized by Portuguese explorers in the 1400's, the island country of Cape Verde is now a beach and tourism destination with easy access from Portugal and Spain via affordable flights. Located off the coast of Northern Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, the tropical climate combined with the mountainous landscapes and clear blue waters make an ideal setting for a relaxing vacation. Consisting of 10 islands with plenty of small cities and smaller towns, Cape Verde offers a variety of types of accommodation and various activities for all types of travelers.
Top Tourist Attractions
Cape Verde is made up of 10 major islands, and while each island is generally similar, each has its own character.

Visiting the beach is of course one of the most popular activities. Many beach-side hotels and resorts are available for those that want a relaxing vacation. Surfing, Kitesurfing and windsurfing, and other water sports are very popular.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are also very popular. The warm, clear tropical waters are teeming with undersea wildlife.

Visiting the desert is also one of many popular things to do in Cape Verde. Many of the interior parts of the islands are sandy, dry, and rocky, and offer amazing scenery found nowhere else in the world.

Hiking is quite popular, as much of the country is rugged and beautiful. One of the best experiences is to go hiking in Santo Antao where you can see not just beautiful mountain views, but also experience local villages, too.

Whale watching is popular during certain times of the year.

Hiking is also popular given the rugged mountainous terrain of the island interiors. Some of the areas are lush, while others are in the desert.

Transportation
Getting to the islands is fairly easy with flights from Portugal and Spain to multiple cities on various islands such as Mindelo or Praia. Once on the islands, short flights are available to any of the other islands.

Getting around an island is also easy due to a large number of taxis as well as public bus services. Rental cars are also common (check prices here) Many larger hotels also provide transportation to the airports, docks, or center of the largest towns on the island.

Popular Foods
As Cape Verde is an island nation, guests can expect plenty of fresh seafood. The locals prepare a number of authentic dishes to the islands as well as well-known European favorites, especially with a Portuguese influence.

Common seafood dishes include Lobster, Tuna, Wahoo, as well as couscous, rice, corn, potatoes, and plenty of tropical fruits.

Cachupa is a stew-like dish served with seafood, corn, potatoes, and beans (recipe).

Pastel is a fried pastry filled with seafood or meat.

Horse Cheese is also a common ingredient in many recipes, and is also eaten solo.



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.