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:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1835* (183064 Fr. CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 139 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3866* (385784 Fr. CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 238 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6526* (651350 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 essentially the same as 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
Tahiti 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tahiti
Papeete 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Papeete
Faaa 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faaa
Mahina 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mahina
Punaauia 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punaauia
Papenoo 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Papenoo

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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 is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 6 to $ 17)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 23 to $ 76)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 7.5 to $ 14)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.7 for 500ml
($ 8 to $ 9.6)

80% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
( $ 1.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 4.5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

French Polynesia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in French Polynesia is 12% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 101 to $ 133)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 163/night
($ 131 to $ 213)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 312/night
($ 250 to $ 373)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 498/night
($ 469 to $ 525)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 84/month
($ 78 to $ 93)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 213/month
($ 155 to $ 306)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 305/month
($ 205 to $ 394)

84% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 165/month
($ 110 to $ 277)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 257/month
($ 165 to $ 397)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

French Polynesia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in French Polynesia is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 3.9 to $ 3.9)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 21/kg
( $ 21)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
( $ 6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.3/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 4.5)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.7/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 4.9)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 7.6/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 8)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
( $ 1.6)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 3.9/salad
($ 3.9 to $ 4.1)

136% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
( $ 1)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
( $ 21)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

French Polynesia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in French Polynesia is 42% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
( $ 2.5)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 21/month
( $ 21)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 10
( $ 10)

165% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 84/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 173)

113% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

French Polynesia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in French Polynesia is 35% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 302/month
( $ 302)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

237% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 75/month
($ 61 to $ 100)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 905/month
($ 651 to $ 1203)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 774/month
($ 602 to $ 867)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1854/month
($ 1703 to $ 2003)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1253/month
($ 1002 to $ 1502)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 101/month
($ 46 to $ 137)

154% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 402/month
( $ 402)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974

French Polynesia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in French Polynesia is 103% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 13 to $ 14)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
( $ 51)

208% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

French Polynesia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in French Polynesia is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
( $ 10)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 64
($ 61 to $ 121)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 54
($ 45 to $ 61)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 71 to $ 121)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 137
($ 101 to $ 181)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
$ 1842
(fair price: $ 1636)
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
$ 2657
(fair price: $ 2342)
Los Angeles → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
$ 1341
(fair price: $ 1103)
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
$ 2237
(fair price: $ 1961)
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
$ 1811
(fair price: $ 1548)
Auckland → Bora-Bora
Auckland → Bora-Bora
Auckland → Bora-Bora
$ 1336
(fair price: $ 1132)
Manchester → Bora-Bora
Manchester → Bora-Bora
Manchester → Bora-Bora
$ 2837
(fair price: $ 2482)
Dublin → Bora-Bora
Dublin → Bora-Bora
Dublin → Bora-Bora
$ 2930
(fair price: $ 2506)
Sydney → Bora-Bora
Sydney → Bora-Bora
Sydney → Bora-Bora
$ 1764
(fair price: $ 1436)
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
$ 1170
(fair price: $ 748)
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
$ 1904
(fair price: $ 1415)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
Toronto (Ontario) → Bora-Bora
$ 2596
(fair price: $ 2242)
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
$ 2088
(fair price: $ 1065)
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
Melbourne → Bora-Bora
$ 1853
(fair price: $ 1501)
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
Edinburgh → Bora-Bora
$ 2920
(fair price: $ 2584)
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
$ 2102
(fair price: $ 1737)

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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 13-11-2019.

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