Tahiti travel budget

Tahiti: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Tahiti

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1924* (190974 Fr. CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4295* (426496 Fr. CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 239 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 116 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 8120* (806302 Fr. CFP)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Tahiti compared to French Polynesia in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Tahiti in 2021 is 47% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Tahiti in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Tahiti by expense type

Restaurant budget in Tahiti

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tahiti is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
( $ 18)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 76/person
( $ 76)

152% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
( $ 14)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 9.6 for 500ml
( $ 9.6)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
( $ 1.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
( $ 3.5)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.2/can
( $ 3.2)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
( $ 1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Tahiti

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tahiti is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 79 to $ 132)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 119 to $ 229)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 322/night
($ 245 to $ 408)

23% 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
($ 468 to $ 526)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 85/month
($ 78 to $ 96)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 284/month
($ 163 to $ 494)

69% 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
$ 236/month
($ 122 to $ 357)

43% 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
$ 163/month
($ 98 to $ 314)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 243/month
($ 150 to $ 367)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Tahiti

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tahiti is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
( $ 1.3)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
( $ 0.5)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
( $ 1.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
( $ 3.9)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
( $ 6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.5/kg
( $ 4.5)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6.6/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 7.2)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
( $ 1.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Tahiti

On average, the price of transport in Tahiti is 79% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
( $ 2.5)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

104% 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)
$ 10
( $ 10)

214% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2

Leisure activity budget in Tahiti

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tahiti is 117% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 11 to $ 18)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
( $ 51)

226% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Tahiti

On average, shopping budget in Tahiti is 43% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
( $ 10)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 64
($ 61 to $ 121)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 41 to $ 61)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
Los Angeles  → Tahiti
$ 1222
(fair price: $ 968)
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
London → Tahiti
$ 1720
(fair price: $ 1486)
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
Auckland → Tahiti
$ 1140
(fair price: $ 713)
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
New York City → Tahiti
$ 1498
(fair price: $ 1185)
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
Sydney → Tahiti
$ 1825
(fair price: $ 1015)
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
Manchester → Tahiti
$ 2015
(fair price: $ 1712)


About this information on the cost of living in Tahiti

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

The information about the cost of living in Tahiti was updated on 08-06-2021.

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