Travel budget and cost of living in French Polynesia how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in French Polynesia

French Polynesia: calculate your travel budget

French Polynesia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in French Polynesia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1738* (173572 Fr. CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4012* (400820 Fr. CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 237 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 81 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 7117* (711032 Fr. CFP)

* 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 French Polynesia in 2019

Cost of living: French Polynesia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in French Polynesia in 2019 is 39% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in French Polynesia in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in French Polynesia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in French Polynesia compared to the national average.

Cities /French Polynesia View Details
Faaa 20% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Faaa
Arue 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arue
Paea 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Paea
Papeete 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Papeete
Papenoo 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Papenoo
Mahina 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mahina
Tahiti 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tahiti

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Local prices in French Polynesia by expense type

Restaurant budget in French Polynesia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in French Polynesia is 19% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 16 to $ 24)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 45/person
($ 28 to $ 61)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 7.4 to $ 10.5)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.3 for 500ml
($ 2.6 to $ 10)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
( $ 1.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 6)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3/can
($ 1.3 to $ 5.5)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in French Polynesia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in French Polynesia is 8% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 97 to $ 141)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 136 to $ 189)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 316/night
($ 223 to $ 413)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 493/night
($ 469 to $ 518)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 81/month
($ 77 to $ 84)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 200/month
($ 163 to $ 256)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 315/month
($ 164 to $ 450)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 158/month
($ 110 to $ 238)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in French Polynesia

On average, the price of supermarket food in French Polynesia is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 3.9 to $ 3.9)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 21/kg
( $ 21)

80% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
( $ 6)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.3/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 4.5)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.7/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 4.9)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 7.6/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 8)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
( $ 1.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 3.9/salad
($ 3.9 to $ 4.1)

150% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1
( $ 1)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
( $ 21)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in French Polynesia

On average, the price of transport in French Polynesia is 39% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 2.5)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 21/month
( $ 21)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 10
( $ 10)

194% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 67/24hrs
($ 34 to $ 144)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in French Polynesia

On average, the cost of housing in French Polynesia is 47% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 302/month
( $ 302)

88% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

312% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 75/month
($ 61 to $ 100)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 898/month
($ 633 to $ 1203)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 766/month
($ 602 to $ 852)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1854/month
($ 1703 to $ 2003)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1253/month
($ 1002 to $ 1502)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 101/month
($ 46 to $ 137)

162% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 402/month
($ 402 to $ 402)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921

Leisure activity budget in French Polynesia

On average, budget for leisure activities in French Polynesia is 108% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 13 to $ 14)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
( $ 51)

213% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in French Polynesia

On average, shopping budget in French Polynesia is 36% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
( $ 10)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 64
($ 61 to $ 121)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 54
($ 44 to $ 61)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 71 to $ 121)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 137
($ 101 to $ 181)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
$ 1318
(fair price: $ 1106)
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
$ 1821
(fair price: $ 1633)

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About the information on the cost of living in French Polynesia

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

Information about cost of living in French Polynesia updated on 20-03-2019.

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