The average price of a 7-day trip to Cotonou is $2,013 for a solo traveler, $3,615 for a couple, and $6,778 for a family of 4. Cotonou hotels range from $33 to $152 per night with an average of $61, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $280 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Card Bernardin Gadin de Cadjehoun International Airport (COO) are between $1,575 and $2,597 per person for economy flights and $4,942 to $8,149 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $29 to $44 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 Cotonou, BJ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to COO and stay in a Cotonou hotel:

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • March 5th to May 13th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd and November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cotonou is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Cotonou Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cotonou for a week is $1,386-$2,818($198-$403 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $44 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $997 to $2,156 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $59 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $31 to $37 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cotonou for a week is $3,742-$6,164($535-$881 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $88 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,994 to $4,312 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $59 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $31 to $37 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cotonou for a week is $5,058-$10,564($723-$1,509 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $176 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,988 to $8,624 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $118 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $43 to $52 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cotonou

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cotonou? The cheapest trip to Cotonou is about $173 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 27% 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 $28.

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 Cotonou for a week is $1,208-$2,571($173-$367 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $997 to $2,156 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cotonou for a week is $2,296-$4,902($328-$700 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,994 to $4,312 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cotonou for a week is $4,520-$9,720($646-$1,389 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,988 to $8,624 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $66 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Cotonou cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cotonou Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cotonou for a week is $3,430-$9,551($490-$1,364 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $88 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,463 to $5,239 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $152 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $616 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cotonou for a week is $6,320-$15,406($903-$2,201 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $176 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,926 to $10,478 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $152 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $616 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cotonou for a week is $12,640-$28,964($1,806-$4,138 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $352 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $9,852 to $20,956 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $304 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $392 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cotonou Hotel Prices

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

Cotonou 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 Cotonou 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 Cotonou.

 

Flight Costs to Cotonou

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,597 average in late July to a low of $1,575 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $1,465. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cotonou our data includes 70 originating airports, and 85 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cotonou from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $7,824 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Libreville Leon M’Ba (LBV) in Libreville (Gabon) at an average of just $418.

 

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 Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cotonou, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,022, so you can easily save about 65% 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 Cotonou can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $380 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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