Expenses on the Maldives

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Here is a comparison between the prices we found in the resorts we visited and the expenses we had on the local island. The price is per person and it includes:

– transport (resort with cheapest transport, local island with the more expensive option)
– 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
– Food (resort – 7 snack lunches and 7 dinners; local island just 5 lunches and 5 dinners, because on 2 days you are going to a resort where food is included)
– Drinks (I calculated only  non-alcoholic drinks, because on local islands you can’t get any alcohol)
– Diving (4 dives)
– Sandbank trip
– Evening crab race
– Visit to a resort (only for the local island)

 

Expanses Resort Maafushi
Transport Speedboats from 150 $, Sea planes from 250 $ (both round trip) Daily public ferry 2$, speedboat 20$ (one way)
Accommodation Cheapest over water villa 220$, rooms from 100$ Private rooms from 20$, we payed 38$ per night with breakfast
Food Pasta 15 $, pizza 15$, set dinner 110$, Lasagna 20$, Mains from 25$ (All + 12% tax + 10% serve charge) A la carte pizza 10$, pasta 8$, soup 3$, unlimited Dinner buffer 10$
Drinks Can drinks 4$, coconut 5$, alcohol Can drinks on the beach 2$, coconut 3$
Diving 80$ per dive with equipment (+ 12% tax + 10% serve charge) 30$ per dive including equipment
Sandbank trip 93$ with snorkelling equipment and picnic lunch 30$ with drinks, snacks, snorkelling equipment and 2 snorkelling stops
Crab race Free or N/A free
Visit to a reasot You are already there Depends on the resort, but 80$-220$
7 nights holiday (per person) 150$ + 7×50$ + 7×15$ + 7×25$ + 10×4$ + 4×80$ + 93$
1223$With taxes, service charge and environmental fee 1546$
2×20$ + 7×19$ + 5×10$ + 5×8$ + 8×2$ + 4×30$ + 30$ + 2×100$
629$Taxes included
629$

 

Conclusion:
In a resort you’ll spend 1546$ (1365€) for 1 week per person with all the mentioned activities and the same amount of food and drinks as on a local island, where a week will cost you 629$ (564€).

 


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