Ouguiya (UM)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than UM7000

  • Hotel room: UM5000
  • Street food: UM500
  • Tea in nomad's tent: Free
  • Nouakchott taxi ride: UM200

Midrange: UM7000–45,000

  • Hotel room: UM15000
  • Pizza: UM1500
  • Coffee: UM600

Top end: More than UM45,000

  • Hotel room: UM35,000
  • Two-course meal: UM4000
  • 4WD with driver, per day: UM30,000


Haggling is expected in markets, crafts shops and when buying from street vendors. It's done good naturedly and not aggressively. You can also bargain for accommodation rates on longer term stays and prices quoted to you by guides and drivers. However, for the latter, petrol costs are usually a fixed price.


You'll find several bureaus de change around the main drag.