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Travel budget in New Caledonia

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New Caledonia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 154 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2924* (291494 Fr. CFP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 168 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4720* (470456 Fr. CFP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 210 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 89 per person
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 7199* (717598 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 New Caledonia in 2019

Cost of living: New Caledonia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in New Caledonia in 2019 is 29% higher than in United States.

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

Cost of living in New Caledonia by city

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

Cities /New Caledonia View Details
Paita 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Paita
Noumea 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Noumea
Bouloupari 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bouloupari
Dumbea 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dumbea

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Local prices in New Caledonia by expense type

Restaurant budget in New Caledonia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in New Caledonia is 52% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 30/person
($ 26 to $ 32)

98% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 40/person
($ 32 to $ 46)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 11 to $ 14)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.5 for 500ml
($ 6 to $ 8)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.1 for 330ml
( $ 4.1)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.8/cup
($ 4.5 to $ 5.5)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.2/can
($ 2.5 to $ 4.1)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 4.1)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in New Caledonia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in New Caledonia is 12% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 202/night
($ 106 to $ 459)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 204/night
($ 189 to $ 230)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 218/night
($ 205 to $ 230)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 273/night
($ 273 to $ 273)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 139/month
($ 115 to $ 173)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 235/month
($ 200 to $ 269)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 109/month
($ 103 to $ 114)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 342/month
($ 285 to $ 408)

96% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in New Caledonia

On average, the price of supermarket food in New Caledonia is 51% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 4.5)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 6.3/12 eggs
($ 3.2 to $ 11)

164% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 18/kg
($ 17 to $ 20)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 24/kg
($ 22 to $ 29)

163% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 9)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 8/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.7/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 10)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.5)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.2/salad
($ 1.8 to $ 2.5)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 10 to $ 33)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in New Caledonia

On average, the price of transport in New Caledonia costs 6% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.8 to $ 1.9)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 32 to $ 32)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2
( $ 2)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 134)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in New Caledonia

On average, the cost of housing in New Caledonia is 48% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 245/month
($ 171 to $ 321)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

389% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 91/month
($ 78 to $ 106)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1182/month
($ 1102 to $ 1303)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 936/month
($ 802 to $ 1203)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2064/month
($ 1904 to $ 2504)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1403/month
($ 1203 to $ 1703)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 88/month
($ 51 to $ 101)

128% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 735/month
($ 501 to $ 903)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8846/yr
($ 7210 to $ 10815)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in New Caledonia

On average, budget for leisure activities in New Caledonia costs 15% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 13 to $ 17)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10/hr
( $ 10)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in New Caledonia

On average, shopping budget in New Caledonia is 57% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 16)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 51 to $ 151)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 40 to $ 82)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 91
($ 66 to $ 91)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 151
( $ 151)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Noumea
Sydney → Noumea
Sydney → Noumea
$ 602
(fair price: $ 544)
London → Noumea
London → Noumea
London → Noumea
$ 1718
(fair price: $ 1540)
Auckland → Noumea
Auckland → Noumea
Auckland → Noumea
$ 688
(fair price: $ 619)
Melbourne → Noumea
Melbourne → Noumea
Melbourne → Noumea
$ 709
(fair price: $ 639)

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About the information on the cost of living in New Caledonia

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

Information about cost of living in New Caledonia updated on 17-05-2019.

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