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:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1766* (177884 Fr. CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 145 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3997* (402570 Fr. CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 246 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 6687* (673526 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 2020

Cost of living: French Polynesia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in French Polynesia in 2020 is 46% 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:

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
Papeete 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Papeete
Arue 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arue
Pirae 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Pirae
Mataiea 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mataiea
Papeari 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Papeari
Faaa 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faaa
Tahiti 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tahiti

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Local prices in French Polynesia by expense type

French Polynesia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in French Polynesia costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 6 to $ 32)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 21 to $ 76)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10.3/person
($ 10.3 to $ 14)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5 for 500ml
($ 2.2 to $ 9.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 4.5)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

French Polynesia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in French Polynesia is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 102 to $ 134)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 174/night
($ 133 to $ 241)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 318/night
($ 261 to $ 374)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 498/night
($ 469 to $ 525)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 87/month
($ 79 to $ 97)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 271/month
($ 163 to $ 446)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 315/month
($ 214 to $ 419)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 189/month
($ 119 to $ 308)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 406/month
($ 328 to $ 539)

133% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

French Polynesia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in French Polynesia is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 4.1)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.5/12 eggs
($ 3.9 to $ 6)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 8.8 to $ 21)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 6 to $ 20)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.5)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 4.9)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.3/kg
($ 2 to $ 7.2)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.1)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.7/salad
($ 1 to $ 3.9)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 20/kg
($ 13 to $ 21)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

French Polynesia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in French Polynesia is 74% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.2/ticket
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 26/month
($ 21 to $ 32)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

100% 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)
$ 16
($ 10 to $ 21)

359% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 87/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 173)

119% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

French Polynesia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in French Polynesia is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 268/month
($ 201 to $ 302)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 81/month
($ 63 to $ 150)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 965/month
($ 702 to $ 1502)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 886/month
($ 802 to $ 1002)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2738/month
($ 1703 to $ 4506)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2003/month
($ 1002 to $ 3505)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 96/month
($ 32 to $ 137)

149% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 402/month
( $ 402)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1002/yr
( $ 1002)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

French Polynesia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in French Polynesia is 116% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 13 to $ 18)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
( $ 51)

214% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

French Polynesia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in French Polynesia is 48% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
($ 8 to $ 16)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
($ 61 to $ 121)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
($ 41 to $ 61)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 103
($ 71 to $ 121)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 151
($ 101 to $ 181)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
$ 1236
(fair price: $ 1010)
Los Angeles → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
$ 1768
(fair price: $ 1528)
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
$ 1706
(fair price: $ 1489)
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
$ 2526
(fair price: $ 2207)
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
$ 1079
(fair price: $ 702)
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
$ 1547
(fair price: $ 1247)
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
$ 2179
(fair price: $ 1872)
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
$ 1761
(fair price: $ 999)
Auckland → Bora-Bora
Auckland → Bora-Bora
Auckland → Bora-Bora
$ 1304
(fair price: $ 1090)
Manchester → Bora-Bora
Manchester → Bora-Bora
Manchester → Bora-Bora
$ 2761
(fair price: $ 2390)
Dublin → Bora-Bora
Dublin → Bora-Bora
Dublin → Bora-Bora
$ 2822
(fair price: $ 2356)
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
$ 2022
(fair price: $ 1720)
Sydney → Bora-Bora
Sydney → Bora-Bora
Sydney → Bora-Bora
$ 1726
(fair price: $ 1402)
Montreal → Tahiti
Montreal → Tahiti
Montreal → Tahiti
$ 1954
(fair price: $ 1557)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
$ 2517
(fair price: $ 2137)
Dublin → Tahiti
Dublin → Tahiti
Dublin → Tahiti
$ 2050
(fair price: $ 1756)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tahiti
Toronto (Ontario) → Tahiti
Toronto (Ontario) → Tahiti
$ 1916
(fair price: $ 1504)
Melbourne → Tahiti
Melbourne → Tahiti
Melbourne → Tahiti
$ 1214
(fair price: $ 976)
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
$ 1790
(fair price: $ 1453)
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
$ 2850
(fair price: $ 2464)

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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 28-11-2020.

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