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Port-au-Prince, Departement de l' Ouest, Haiti

How much does it cost to travel to Port-au-Prince?

You should plan to spend around $28 (HTG3,736) per day on your vacation in Port-au-Prince. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $3.70 (HTG488) on meals
  • $4.73 (HTG625) on local transportation
  • $44 (HTG5,811) on hotels

A one week trip to Port-au-Prince for two people costs, on average, $396 (HTG52,304). 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 Port-au-Prince cost?

A one week trip to Port-au-Prince usually costs around $198 (HTG26,152) for one person and $396 (HTG52,304) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Port-au-Prince on average costs around $396 (HTG52,304) for one person and $792 (HTG104,608) 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 Port-au-Prince will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Port-au-Prince on average costs around $849 (HTG112,080) for one person and $1,698 (HTG224,160) 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 Port-au-Prince 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 Port-au-Prince expensive to visit?

Port-au-Prince is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Haiti, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Port-au-Prince in depth.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Port-au-Prince is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Caribbean Islands for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Port-au-Prince.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Port-au-Prince?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) HTG5,811 ($44)
Local Transportation 1 HTG625 ($5)
Food 2 HTG488 ($4)
Entertainment 1 HTG100 ($1)
Alcohol 2 HTG13 - 39 ($0 - 0)
Accommodation Budget in Port-au-Prince
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Port-au-Prince is $22 (HTG2,905). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Port-au-Prince is $44 (HTG5,811). 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 Port-au-Prince

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Transportation Budget in Port-au-Prince
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Port-au-Prince is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.73 (HTG625) per person, per day, on local transportation in Port-au-Prince.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Port-au-Prince
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Rental Cars in Port-au-Prince
The price of renting a car in Port-au-Prince will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Port-au-Prince
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Port-au-Prince can vary, the average cost of food in Port-au-Prince is $3.70 (HTG488) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Port-au-Prince should cost around $1.48 (HTG195) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Port-au-Prince is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Port-au-Prince
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Port-au-Prince typically cost an average of $0.76 (HTG100) 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.

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Port-au-Prince On a Budget
Port-au-Prince is the capital city and most-populous city of Haiti. The metropolitan area is divided into several districts with access to a number of landmarks and museums, as well as a lively cultural scene.
The center of culture and activity in Port-au-Prince was once the National Palace, which was the official residence of the President of Haiti until it was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. It has since been demolished, though plans are in the works for reconstruction. This location still marks the center of the city. Just across the street visitors frequent the Musee du Pantheon National Haïtien-a museum showcasing Haitian independence and culture with works of art, important artifacts, and lovely outdoor fountains.

As far as architectural landmarks go, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is Port-au-Prince's largest cathedral, though it has also seen some damage due to the earthquake. Other important sites include the Archives Nationales, the Bibliotheque Nationale (National Library), and Expressions Art Gallery. While many efforts have been underway to rebuild and modernize the city, there are still many places that have remnants of rubble from the natural disaster.

For a day trip, tourists also travel to Fort Jacques, one of Haiti's few national parks. It can be reach via a drive of about 45 minutes up the mountain to the village of Fermathe. Here you will find a preserved pine forest and views overlooking the city.
The metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince is divided into several districts of all classes radiating from the center. The downtown is the center of modernization efforts, especially following earthquake damage. Petion-Ville is an affluent suburb of the city, located on the city outskirts to the south over the hills of the Massif de la Selle. Separated from the rest of the city, this area is mainly a residential and tourist location. Delmas is another district, situated just to the south of the airport and north of the city center. It is Port-au-Prince's commercial and industrial center. Some of the poorer districts that tourists might want to avoid include Carrefour and Cite Soleil, both of which are located on the Port-au-Prince Bay.

Sightseeing, visiting museums, and sampling the local flavors and culture of Port-au-Prince are all part of the tourist experience in the city. One unique way to delve deeper into this experience is to explore some of the local markets. The Marche de fer, or Iron Market, is one of the busiest, densely packed with vendors selling everything from local handicrafts and souvenirs to fresh produce and street food.

Another worthwhile market can be found in Croix des Bouquets, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. It is called the Village Artistique, or Artist Village, and features iron artisans who craft metal works of art from recycled materials. It is a neat experience to see the artists at work and the prices are the best around.
Food and Dining
Haitian food is a Creole cuisine with influences from the French, African, Taino natives, and Spanish peoples who populated the western parts of Hispaniola. Herbs, spices, and peppers are used in almost every dish. In the city, visitors will come across street vendors selling snacks and Haitian specialties. Be sure to get recommendations from trusted locals on good street food to quell any safety concerns. A few main courses include items like chicken and cashews in a tomato-based sauce, cornmeal with beans and stewed chicken, a variety of stews made with local grains and vegetables, fried meats (pork, beef, goat, etc.), grilled seafood (lobster, conch, crab, fish, etc.), and much more. Other common ingredients include rice and beans, breadfruit, plantains, mushrooms, and avocado. Pikliz, or pickled vegetables in a spicy vinegar sauce, is a popular side item. Port-au-Prince is also known for its power shakes which can replace a meal when made with the right combination of nutritious ingredients. For a traditional beverage try a rum sour or a Cremas, an alcoholic beverage made of coconut and vanilla. Also remember to only drink bottled water.

Port-au-Prince is served by Toussaint Louverture International Airport with flights provided by several major airlines such as Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. Smaller flights are also available from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other spots in the Caribbean. Taxis from the airport to central Port-au-Prince will cost about $10-15. Tap-taps, brightly-painted privately-owned buses or trucks, are also available for transportation at a cheaper fee. Each route only costs about $.25, though you may need to use multiple routes to get to your destination. Keep in mind that taxi prices rise significantly at night and it is generally safer to travel during the day.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. 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 destinations around the world.

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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