Travel budget in Vanuatu

Vanuatu: calculate your travel budget

Vanuatu: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1048* (119196 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 91 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2751* (312956 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 156 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4713* (536074 VUV)

* 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 Vanuatu in 2020

Cost of living: Vanuatu VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Vanuatu in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 Vanuatu by city

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

Cities /Vanuatu View Details
Port-Vila 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port-Vila

Local prices in Vanuatu by expense type

Vanuatu: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Vanuatu costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 8.4 to $ 34)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 23 to $ 45)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 6 to $ 12)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.3 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 4.9)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Vanuatu: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 53 to $ 53)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 49 to $ 90)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 69 to $ 158)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 201/night
($ 165 to $ 243)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 378/night
($ 378 to $ 378)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 32 to $ 34)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 102/month
($ 75 to $ 138)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 134/month
($ 72 to $ 196)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 167/month
($ 164 to $ 168)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 174/month
($ 114 to $ 247)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Vanuatu: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vanuatu is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

135% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 3.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.2/12 eggs
($ 3.3 to $ 4.4)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 24/kg
($ 22 to $ 28)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 8.7 to $ 17)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.4)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 3.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 2.3 to $ 2.7)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 9 to $ 18)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Vanuatu: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Vanuatu is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
( $ 54)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.3
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 77/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 121)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Vanuatu: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Vanuatu is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 225/month
($ 180 to $ 269)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 113/month
($ 90 to $ 136)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1523/month
($ 987 to $ 2685)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 959/month
($ 717 to $ 1344)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2685/month
($ 2239 to $ 4027)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2258/month
($ 1790 to $ 2743)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 84/month
($ 64 to $ 118)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 624/month
($ 359 to $ 1075)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6204/yr
($ 5548 to $ 6799)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Vanuatu: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vanuatu costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 5.9 to $ 7.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Vanuatu: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Vanuatu costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8/pack
($ 8 to $ 8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
( $ 36)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
$ 493
(fair price: $ 419)
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
$ 533
(fair price: $ 462)
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
$ 591
(fair price: $ 508)
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
$ 1770
(fair price: $ 1562)

Tours and organised trips in Vanuatu


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About the information on the cost of living in Vanuatu

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

Information about cost of living in Vanuatu updated on 08-04-2020.

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