The average price of a 7-day trip to Kinshasa is $2,217 for a solo traveler, $3,982 for a couple, and $7,465 for a family of 4. Kinshasa hotels range from $54 to $153 per night with an average of $93, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to N’Djili International Airport (FIH) are between $1,492 and $2,158 per person for economy flights and $4,682 to $6,772 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $33 to $95 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 Kinshasa, CD

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • March 26th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kinshasa is usually early October.

 

Average Kinshasa Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kinshasa for a week is $1,517-$3,121($217-$446 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $95 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $932 to $1,856 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $100 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $59 to $72 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kinshasa for a week is $3,800-$6,246($543-$892 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $190 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,864 to $3,712 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $100 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $59 to $72 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kinshasa for a week is $5,216-$11,284($745-$1,612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $380 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,728 to $7,424 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $200 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $94 to $108 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kinshasa

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kinshasa? The cheapest trip to Kinshasa is about $187 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 4% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $40 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 $43.

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 Kinshasa for a week is $1,312-$2,623($187-$375 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $41 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $932 to $1,856 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $40 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kinshasa for a week is $2,384-$4,766($341-$681 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $82 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,864 to $3,712 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $40 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kinshasa for a week is $4,648-$9,292($664-$1,327 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $164 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,728 to $7,424 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $108 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $60 to $120 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Kinshasa cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kinshasa Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kinshasa for a week is $3,916-$10,540($559-$1,506 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $73 to $200 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,619 to $3,860 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kinshasa for a week is $7,046-$15,800($1,007-$2,257 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $146 to $400 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,238 to $7,720 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kinshasa for a week is $14,092-$29,488($2,013-$4,213 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $292 to $800 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $10,476 to $15,440 for first class

Lodging: $262 to $306 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,408 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kinshasa Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kinshasa is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kinshasa due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kinshasa 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 Kinshasa 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Kinshasa.

 

Flight Costs to Kinshasa

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,158 average in late July to a low of $1,492 in early October. Median flight price is $1,385. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kinshasa our data includes 85 originating airports, and 57 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kinshasa from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $5,280 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kigali International (KGL) in Kigali (Rwanda) at an average of just $371.

 

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 Kinshasa, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $665, so you can easily save about 45% 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 Kinshasa can easily cost $300 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $608 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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