Travel budget and cost of living in Vanuatu how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 39 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1133* (123214 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2819* (306656 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 146 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4591* (499380 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 2019

Cost of living: Vanuatu VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Vanuatu in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Vanuatu in 2019 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.

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Local prices in Vanuatu by expense type

Restaurant budget in Vanuatu

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Vanuatu is 4% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 8.6 to $ 21)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 17 to $ 44)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 4.8 to $ 4.8)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 3.7)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 3.7 to $ 3.7)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
( $ 2.6)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
( $ 0.8)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu costs 28% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 60 to $ 101)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 66 to $ 164)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 183/night
($ 146 to $ 226)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 357/night
($ 357 to $ 357)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 38 to $ 41)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 102/month
($ 77 to $ 136)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 133/month
($ 72 to $ 198)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 167/month
($ 165 to $ 168)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 206/month
($ 122 to $ 297)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Vanuatu

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vanuatu is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

140% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.7/500g
( $ 3.7)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.2/12 eggs
($ 3.6 to $ 4.8)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 27/kg
( $ 27)

130% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 18)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.3/kg
( $ 4.3)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
( $ 1.1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
( $ 2.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.6/salad
($ 2.6 to $ 2.6)

62% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 20)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Vanuatu

On average, the price of transport in Vanuatu is 7% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 59/month
( $ 59)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

107% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 77/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 121)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Vanuatu

On average, the cost of housing in Vanuatu is 20% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 193/month
( $ 193)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 97/month
( $ 97)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1664/month
($ 965 to $ 2875)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 989/month
($ 672 to $ 1438)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2951/month
($ 2144 to $ 4312)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2267/month
($ 1726 to $ 2679)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 77/month
($ 76 to $ 78)

99% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 429/month
( $ 429)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5728/yr
($ 4791 to $ 6643)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Vanuatu

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vanuatu costs 46% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.8/ticket
($ 6.7 to $ 6.9)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Vanuatu

On average, shopping budget in Vanuatu is 16% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.6/pack
( $ 8.6)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5

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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 21-05-2019.

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