Maputo in detail

Money and Costs

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$50

  • Dorm bed: US$10
  • Double room in a budget hotel: US$50
  • Local-style meal: US$5
  • Chapa fare: US$0.10

Midrange: US$50–US$200

  • Double room in a hotel: US$100–US$150
  • Restaurant lunch or dinner: US$10
  • Short city taxi trip: US$5

Top end: More than US$200

  • Double room in upmarket hotel: from US$250
  • Meal in a fancy restaurant: from US$15
  • Rental car: from US$100 per day


There are 24-hour ATMs all over town, including at the airport. Changing cash is easy. Travellers cheques are not accepted anywhere.


All 24-hour ATMs accept Visa, and most also accept MasterCard as well as cards linked with Plus and Cirrus. Most dispense up to Mtc3000 per transaction, with multiple transactions permitted up to your bank's credit limit.

Standard Bank Headquarters; also has an ATM.

Standard Bank ATM.

Changing Money

Changing money is possible across the city, including at Cotacambios (at Polana Shopping Centre and the airport; the latter branch also does reverse exhanges) and at the row of exchange shops on the eastern end of Avenida Mao Tse Tung.