Travel budget in Cook islands

Cook islands: calculate your travel budget

Cook islands: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Cook islands for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 96 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1973* (2744 NZ$)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 126 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3248* (4522 NZ$)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 198 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 5392* (7504 NZ$)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Cook islands in 2021

Cost of living: Cook islands VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Cook islands in 2021 is 11% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:



Local prices in Cook islands by expense type

Cook islands: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cook islands costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.3/person
($ 7.3 to $ 11)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
($ 13 to $ 23)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 33
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
($ 7.3 to $ 8.7)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.6 for 500ml
($ 2.9 to $ 6.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
( $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
( $ 3.6)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Cook islands: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cook islands costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 96/night
( $ 96)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 156/night
( $ 156)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 239/night
( $ 239)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 514/night
( $ 514)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510

Cook islands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cook islands is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.6/500g
( $ 3.6)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.1/12 eggs
($ 4.4 to $ 5.9)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 7.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 5.1)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.8/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 4.4)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Cook islands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Cook islands is 61% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.2 to $ 2.9)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
( $ 2.2)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
( $ 1.4)

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 7.3
( $ 7.3)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5

Cook islands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cook islands costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
( $ 5.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Cook islands: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Cook islands is 87% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 23/pack
($ 23 to $ 23)

156% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 93
( $ 93)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
( $ 45)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39


About the information on the cost of living in Cook islands

The information about the cost of living in Cook islands shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Cook islands updated on 27-11-2021.

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