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:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1950* (194978 F CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 164 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 46 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4249* (424970 F CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 259 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 69 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 31 per person

Total budget:

$ 6995* (699524 F 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 2023

Cost of living: French Polynesia VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in French Polynesia in 2023 is 20% 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
Tahiti 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tahiti
Arue 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arue
Faaa 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faaa
Mahina 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mahina
Mataiea 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mataiea
Mahaena 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mahaena
Papeete 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Papeete

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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 4% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 10 to $ 29)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 26 to $ 76)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 13 to $ 16)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.8 for 500ml
($ 2.3 to $ 9)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 5.5)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 1.6 to $ 4.5)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

French Polynesia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in French Polynesia is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 104 to $ 138)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 133 to $ 327)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 348/night
($ 304 to $ 385)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 524/night
($ 490 to $ 557)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 82 to $ 110)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 398/month
($ 181 to $ 752)

102% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 349/month
($ 238 to $ 498)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 207/month
($ 114 to $ 310)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 440/month
($ 335 to $ 635)

130% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

French Polynesia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in French Polynesia is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.9/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

156% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.6/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 4.1)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.1/12 eggs
($ 3.9 to $ 10.5)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 20)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.5/kg
($ 2 to $ 8)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 5.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 10)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

French Polynesia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in French Polynesia costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Car hire
Car hire
$ 33/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 52)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

French Polynesia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in French Polynesia is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 14 to $ 16)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
( $ 20)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

French Polynesia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in French Polynesia is 94% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 16/pack
($ 8.8 to $ 21)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 110
($ 61 to $ 144)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 87
($ 41 to $ 101)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
$ 1084
(fair price: $ 910)
Los Angeles → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
Los Angeles  → Bora-Bora
$ 1686
(fair price: $ 1440)
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
London → Bora-Bora
$ 2615
(fair price: $ 2295)
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
$ 1774
(fair price: $ 1555)
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
$ 1287
(fair price: $ 739)
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
New York City → Bora-Bora
$ 2008
(fair price: $ 1688)


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 28-01-2023.

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