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

How much does it cost to travel to Mozambique?

You should plan to spend around $0.00 (MT6,654) per day on your vacation in Mozambique. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $0.00 (MT2,361) on meals
  • $0.00 (MT1,214) on local transportation
  • $0.00 (MT6,771) on hotels

A one week trip to Mozambique for two people costs, on average, $0.00 (MT93,159). 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 Mozambique cost?

A one week trip to Mozambique usually costs around $0.00 (MT46,579) for one person and $0.00 (MT93,159) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Mozambique on average costs around $0.00 (MT93,159) for one person and $0.00 (MT186,318) 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 Mozambique will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Mozambique on average costs around $0.00 (MT199,626) for one person and $0.00 (MT399,253) 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 Mozambique?

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 Mozambique is $450 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 Mozambique expensive to visit?

Mozambique 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 Africa, Mozambique is very affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in Africa for its affordability. Very few countries in the region are as affordable as Mozambique.

For more details, see Is Mozambique Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MT6,771 ($0.00)
Local Transportation 1 MT1,214 ($0.00)
Food 2 MT2,361 ($0.00)
Entertainment 1 MT1,200 ($0.00)
Alcohol 2 MT431 - 1,292 ($0 - 0)
Accommodation Budget in Mozambique
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Mozambique is $0.00 (MT3,386). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Mozambique is $0.00 (MT6,771). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

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Hotel Prices in Mozambique

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Local Transportation Budget in Mozambique
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mozambique is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $0.00 (MT1,214) per person, per day, on local transportation in Mozambique.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Mozambique
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Mozambique can vary, the average cost of food in Mozambique is $0.00 (MT2,361) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mozambique should cost around $0.00 (MT945) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mozambique is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Mozambique
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Mozambique typically cost an average of $0.00 (MT1,200) 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Mozambique
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $0.00 (MT861) on alcoholic beverages in Mozambique per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Mozambique On a Budget
Located on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa, Mozambique is a country renowned for its beaches and offshore marine parks-making for great sailing, snorkeling, and diving. Additionally, while there are outstanding examples of colonial architecture, the African cultural heritage is also well-preserved and thriving through its art, music, and food. From north to south, Mozambique is bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa.

At a Glance
Mozambique is a country divided into three regions that are further made up of 10 provinces. Northern Mozambique is the first region, divided into the Cabo Delgado, Nampula, and Niassa provinces. This region is home to a handful of cities and smalls towns, a true African wilderness at the Niassa National Reserve, crystal waters and white sands of Lake Niassa, and Quirimbus National Park with a beautiful chain of islands.

Central Mozambique is the next region, divided into the Manica, Sofala, Tete, and Zambezia provinces. This region is home to the country's second largest city called Beira, as well as the Gorongosa National Park.

Southern Mozambique is the final region, divided into the Gaza, Inhambane, and Maputo provinces. Maputo City is the capital and largest city in the country, Inhambane is a quaint historic town on the bay with beaches and coconut plantations, and Tofo Beach is one of the most popular attractions of Mozambique.

With over 1,000 kilometers of coastline, many visitors come to Mozambique for its waterside activities, attracting scuba divers, fishermen, sailors, and beach lovers. Pemba, in the northern region, is well known for its beaches and scuba diving, and has an international airport receiving flights from nearby African countries. In the southern region, Tofo Beach and Vilanculos are also popular for their beaches, scuba diving, amenities, and easy access to islands. Also in the south, the Bazaruto Archipelago is a more secluded destination with great diving and some of the country's more upscale resorts.

And then there are endless opportunities to hop on a tour or safari, allowing visitors to more easily experience Mozambique's highlights. Guided tours are especially recommended for those looking to dive into the country's wilderness areas. Some suggested agencies include Tours Maputo, Mozaic Travel, and Dana Tours in the south, or Kaskazini in the north.


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Top Tourist Attractions
The sights of Mozambique are many and varied from colonial architecture, bustling cities, and fishing villages to the natural beauty of pristine beaches, secluded islands, and African wilderness. Some of the more popular attractions include:

Gorongosa Nature Reserve: Located in Central Mozambique, this reserve is home to over 400 species of bird plus animals like buffalo, zebra, buck, hippo, crocodile, and lion. Chitengo Safari Camp is nearby and open most of the year, providing accommodations including swimming pools and a restaurant.

Niassa Reserve: Located in Northern Mozambique, this reserve contains varied habitats of forest, savannah, and wetlands for animals including African wild dog, elephant, sable antelope, buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra. It is a great spot for experiencing some true African wilderness and is just to the west of Lake Niassa which is famed for its clear waters and white beaches.

Pemba: Located along the northern coast, Pemba is a port city founded in 1904 that has become a popular tourist destination. A bustling market lies at the heart of the city with opportunities for purchasing local crafts and souvenirs. The beaches along Pemba are also good for water sports, with a coral reef for diving.

Two Mile Reef: Just off of Bazaruto Island, this reef consists of a diverse collection of corals and a habitat of brightly colored fish and aquatic life. With opportunities to see undersea critters like anemone fish, fusilier, snapper, kingfish, barracuda, whale sharks, turtles, manta and honeycomb rays, it is a great dive site for the scuba enthusiast.

Popular Foods
Mozambique cuisine consists of a mix of influences from the days of Portuguese occupation to the more traditional dishes common throughout Africa. Fresh seafood is more abundant closer to the coast, while the staple of maize based porridges are more common inland.

Piri-Piri or African Bird's Eye Chili: an extremely strong chili, usually in sauce form

Pãozinho or Portuguese Rolls: a floury, semi-sweet bread roll, generally filled with meat in the center

Matapa: A seafood stew-typically crab, clam, or prawn-made with cassava leaves and served over rice. A staple throughout Mozambique.

Camarão National: Mozambican prawns marinated in Piri-Piri, garlic, onion, lemon, and vinegar.

Kakana: a bitter local vegetable

Seafood is generally caught right off the beach and often prepared with a piri-piri marinade, then served with rice and matapa.

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.