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Money and costs

Pounds (SDG)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 04, 2019 10:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Budget hotel room: US$10–25
  • Shwarma: US$1.50
  • Four-hour bus ride: US$5
  • Museum ticket: US$0.30
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: US$25–50
  • Lunch in a midrange restaurant: US$10–15
  • Entry to historic site: US$25
  • Chartered taxi ride (one hour): US$8
Top end (more than)
  • Luxury hotel room: US$100–200
  • Dinner in top-end restaurant: from US$20
  • 4WD rental: from US$130
  • Live-aboard dive boat (per day). US$120

ATMs and credit cards are not accepted in Sudan because of the US sanctions. Bring US dollars or euros in cash.


Service charges in Sudan are generally included in the bill and tipping is not normally expected.

Guides and drivers of safari vehicles will expect a tip, especially if you’ve spent a number of days under their care – US$5 to US$10 per day should suffice.