Haiti Travel Budget - Visit Haiti on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Haiti?

You should plan to spend around $36 (HTG4,729) per day on your vacation in Haiti. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $5.91 (HTG782) on meals
  • $2.95 (HTG390) on local transportation
  • $53 (HTG6,977) on hotels

A one week trip to Haiti for two people costs, on average, $500 (HTG66,203). 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
    $36
    HTG4,729
  • One Week Per person
    $250
    HTG33,101
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $500
    HTG66,203
  • One Month Per person
    $1,072
    HTG141,863
  • One Week For a couple
    $500
    HTG66,203
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,001
    HTG132,406
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,145
    HTG283,726
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Haiti cost?

A one week trip to Haiti usually costs around $250 (HTG33,101) for one person and $500 (HTG66,203) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Haiti on average costs around $500 (HTG66,203) for one person and $1,001 (HTG132,406) 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 Haiti will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Haiti on average costs around $1,072 (HTG141,863) for one person and $2,145 (HTG283,726) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




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 Haiti expensive to visit?

Haiti is a very affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 10% of countries in the world for its affordability. Many budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring this country in depth.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Haiti is very affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in the Caribbean Islands for its affordability. Very few countries in the region are as affordable as Haiti.

For more details, see Is Haiti Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) HTG6,977 ($53)
Local Transportation 1 HTG390 ($2.95)
Food 2 HTG782 ($5.91)
Entertainment 1 HTG1,029 ($7.78)
Alcohol 2 HTG13 - 39 ($0 - 0)
Accommodation Budget in Haiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Haiti is $26 (HTG3,489). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Haiti is $53 (HTG6,977). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $26
    HTG3,489
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $53
    HTG6,977

Hotel Prices in Haiti

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

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Haiti based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $112. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Haiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Haiti is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.95 (HTG390) per person, per day, on local transportation in Haiti.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.95
    HTG390


Food Budget in Haiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Haiti can vary, the average cost of food in Haiti is $5.91 (HTG782) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Haiti should cost around $2.36 (HTG313) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Haiti is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $5.91
    HTG782


Entertainment Budget in Haiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Haiti typically cost an average of $7.78 (HTG1,029) 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.
    $7.78
    HTG1,029

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Alcohol Budget in Haiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $0.20 (HTG26) on alcoholic beverages in Haiti per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $0.20
    HTG26


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Haiti on a Budget
Haiti Labadee, Haiti
Haiti is an island in the Caribbean, sharing the island with the Domincan Republic with the Caribbean Sea in the south and the Atlantic Ocean in the north. Haiti has a rich culture and is often considered to be a hidden gem of the Caribbean. Albeit the country's reputation for poverty and dangerous cities, Haiti's resort areas and major cities are safe enough for tourists, with the help of a guide. The language of Haiti is Creole and few people outside of the resorts speak English. Haiti experiences regular intense storms from June-November, making December-April the ideal times to visit when temperatures are in the 70's and 80's Fahrenheit and rain is minimal.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Haiti's beautiful culture is not to be missed, one of the best places to experience this is at the Marche an Fer flea market in Port-au-Prince where you'll find crafts, produce, and clothing. Just be sure to bring a guide with you who speaks Creole to help you negotiate prices and navigate the busy market. You can also use the Tour Haiti travel company located in Port-au-Prince to help you plan a trip to explore the French Colonial era architecture and other major sights around the island such as the La Citadelle and Palais San Souci. The Citadelle is the largest fortress in the western hemisphere and features cannonballs and old weaponry along with beautiful views of the island. The Palais Sans Souci is the ruins of King Henri Christophe's Versace styled castle which was built in 1813 and became a World Heritage Site in 1982.

Cities in Haiti range from resort villages to large, crowded cities. Port-au-Prince is Haiti's largest city and also the country's capital. You'll find the majority of hotels, beaches, and festivals here. Jacmel is a village that's fairly new to the tourism scene and is popular among backpackers thanks to it's laid back vibe and strong cultural and artistic ties. Ila a Vache is small island off the coast and is home to many resorts. Another resort city is Labadee, which is an entirely fenced off area that has its own personal port for cruise ships. Finally, there is Petionville, a high end suburb or Port-au-Prince and considered much safer than the city center.

Haiti offers gorgeous beaches where you can enjoy a swim in the cool waters, waterskiing, jet skiing, or just relax on the sand. For more swimming opportunities, check out the Bassin Bleu in the city if Jacmel where you can swim in the bright blue water and under the beautiful waterfall there. Once you've had enough swimming, go for a hike up Furcy Forest located near Jacmel where you can climb up the mountains to get incredible views of the surrounding island. Haiti is also well known for their Carnival celebrations which happen around Mardi Gras every year and combine local customs such as Voodoo and Haitian music with the traditional parade atmosphere of Carnival.
Transportation
Haiti has two airports, the Toussaint L'Ouverture and the International Cap-Haitien which are both located near Port-au-Prince. You can take a taxi from the airport to your destination or arrange for a shuttle bus from your hotel to pick you up. You can enter Haiti through it's neighboring country, the Dominican Republic, although it can be confusing and you should have a Haitian guide with you to help you translate. One of the easiest ways to get around Haiti is by private chauffer which you can usually find with the help of your hotel. Chauffeurs often act as both interpreters and guides, helping you find the best places to eat and show you hidden gems around the island. You can try to get around on the Tap Taps, which are modified trucks and buses, although they tend to get overcrowded and can be difficult to navigate without the help of a guide.

Popular Foods
Haitian food is a blend of French and African cuisine that features strong spices. Some popular dishes include roast goat called kabrit, fried pork called griot, and poulet creole which is chicken with a special creole sauce. On the coastal cities, you'll find fish and lobster infused with creole flare. You'll find delicious exotic fruit in Haiti, including guava, pineapple, mango, and banana. If you're a fan of rum, check out the Barbancourt distillery where you can try samples of their rum and pick up a few bottles to take home. Take extreme caution when it comes to the tap water in Haiti, it is often contaminated. Drink only bottled water and be mindful of any produce or meals made with the tap water.

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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.