The average price of a 7-day trip to Addis Ababa is $1,178 for a solo traveler, $2,116 for a couple, and $3,966 for a family of 4. Addis Ababa hotels range from $26 to $179 per night with an average of $61, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $260 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Bole International Airport (ADD) are between $912 and $1,254 per person for economy flights and $2,862 to $3,935 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $42 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Addis Ababa, ET

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ADD and stay in a Addis Ababa hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Addis Ababa is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Addis Ababa Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $922-$1,597($132-$228 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $555 to $1,003 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $50 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $2,366-$3,396($338-$485 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,110 to $2,006 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $50 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $3,226-$5,788($461-$827 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,220 to $4,012 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $100 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $51 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Addis Ababa

How cheap can you make a vacation to Addis Ababa? The cheapest trip to Addis Ababa is about $108 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 21% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $22.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $759-$1,471($108-$210 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $12 to $24 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $555 to $1,003 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $26 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $1,398-$2,642($200-$377 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,110 to $2,006 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $26 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $2,736-$5,164($391-$738 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,220 to $4,012 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Addis Ababa cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Addis Ababa Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Addis Ababa.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $2,053-$6,192($293-$885 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $45 to $80 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,282 to $2,668 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $179 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $260 to $494 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $3,650-$9,420($521-$1,346 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $160 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,564 to $5,336 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $179 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $260 to $494 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Addis Ababa for a week is $7,300-$17,064($1,043-$2,438 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $320 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,128 to $10,672 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $358 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $416 to $692 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Addis Ababa Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Addis Ababa is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Addis Ababa due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Addis Ababa Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Addis Ababa hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Addis Ababa.

 

Flight Costs to Addis Ababa

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,254 average in mid December to a low of $912 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $905. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Addis Ababa our data includes 211 originating airports, and 96 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Addis Ababa from an airport like Provincetown Municipal (PVC) in Provincetown, MA (the United States) for an average $7,841 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi (Kenya) at an average of just $197.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Friday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Addis Ababa, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $342, so you can easily save about 38% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Addis Ababa can easily cost $180 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $12 per person. Private tours can cost $355 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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