Travel budget in Tonga

Tonga: calculate your travel budget

Tonga: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1293* (3038 T$)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 117 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 4006* (9380 T$)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 156 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 134 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 7496* (17542 T$)

* 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 Tonga in 2024

Cost of living: Tonga VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Tonga in 2024 is 17% less 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:




Local prices in Tonga by expense type

Tonga: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tonga costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 4.3 to $ 21)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 22 to $ 51)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 11 to $ 11)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.5 for 500ml
($ 2.6 to $ 7)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.6 to $ 3.5)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 3.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.7 to $ 4.6)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 0.9 to $ 5.1)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Tonga: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tonga costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 42/night
( $ 42)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
( $ 100)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 158
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
( $ 134)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 231
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 178/night
( $ 178)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 309

Tonga: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tonga costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.5 to $ 1.7)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.9 to $ 1.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.5 to $ 2.2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.6/12 eggs
($ 3 to $ 5.5)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 13)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.8/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.1)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.5)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.9 to $ 2.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Tonga: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Tonga is 66% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.2/ticket
( $ 2.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 8.5/km
( $ 8.5)

391% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
( $ 1.3)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 15/24hrs
($ 13 to $ 15)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Tonga: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Tonga costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
( $ 11)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 4.3
( $ 4.3)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 11
( $ 11)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Nukuʻalofa
Sydney → Nukuʻalofa
Sydney → Nukuʻalofa
$ 735
(fair price: $ 605)
Auckland → Nukuʻalofa
Auckland → Nukuʻalofa
Auckland → Nukuʻalofa
$ 540
(fair price: $ 400)

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About the information on the cost of living in Tonga

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

Information about cost of living in Tonga updated on 13-06-2024.

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