How Much it Cost to Travel to Male: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Mar 2022

A tiny and densely populated island, Malé is not an obvious backpacker or tourist destination on its own merits. Most visitors come here on their way to or from one of the hundreds of resorts on other Maldivian islands, so there really isn’t much to see or do here.

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Travel Costs to Male

Population 100,000
Area 100,000
Timezone UTC+5
Currency Maldives Rufiyaa
Airports Male International Airport (MLE)
1 USD = 15.4100 MVR
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Male?

Male Hotel Seasons

Male Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar48.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar70.00 - 100.00
starstarstarstarstar86.00 - 140.00
starstarstarstarstar156.00 - 285.00

Male Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed-

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Male?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Malé National MuseumThis lone museum is probably best only for history buffs.
Adults
6.49

What’s the average price of food and drink in Male?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hotels include breakfast. If not, there are a few cafes nearby.2.08 - 3.24
Budget lunchThere are a few cheap restaurants along the waterfront by the ferry port and at the airport.2.73 - 4.54
Budget dinnerMalé isn't overloaded with tourist restaurants, so options are limited.3.57 - 6.49
Beer (.33l bottle)The only bar near Malé is at the Hulhule Island Hotel near the airport. No alcohol is available anywhere else.5.19 - 8.11

What are the costs of transportation in Male?

Type Price(USD)
Ferry from airport to Malé0.65
Ferry from Male to Hulhumalé0.39
Bus from airport to Hulhumalé1.30
Taxi ride on Malé1.69
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When to visit Male

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January84774.5
February84791.5
March86812.9
April88814.8
May86798.6
June84796.6
July84795.9
August84796.9
September84777.8
October84777.6
November84759.1
December84778.5

Male Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:10am6:16pm
21 Jun5:57am6:19pm
21 Sep5:56am6:02pm
21 Dec6:08am6:01pm

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