Mozambique Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Mozambique?

How much money will you need for your trip to Mozambique? You should plan to spend around MT5,323 ($0.00) per day on your vacation in Mozambique, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, MT1,889 ($0.00) on meals for one day and MT971 ($0.00) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Mozambique for a couple is MT5,417 ($0.00). So, a trip to Mozambique for two people for one week costs on average MT74,527 ($0.00). 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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A vacation to Mozambique for one week usually costs around MT37,264 for one person. So, a trip to Mozambique for two people costs around MT74,527 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs MT149,054 in Mozambique. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Mozambique? How much money do I need for Mozambique?

How much does a trip to Mozambique cost? Is Mozambique expensive? The average Mozambique trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Mozambique prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Mozambique
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Mozambique is MT2,708. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Mozambique is MT5,417.

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

Hotels in Mozambique

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Transportation Budget in Mozambique
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mozambique is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent MT971 per person, per day, on local transportation in Mozambique.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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 MT1,889 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mozambique should cost around MT756 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
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  • Entertainment and activities in Mozambique typically cost an average of MT960 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Featured Activities

Alcohol Budget in Mozambique
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  • The average person spends about MT689 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

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2021
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.

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.

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