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:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1023* (123186 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2787* (335664 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 56 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 3524* (424480 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 2024

Cost of living: Vanuatu VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Vanuatu in 2024 is 10% 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:

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 11% 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 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 4.2 to $ 14)

43% 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 $ 52)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 6.6 to $ 13)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.5 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 5.9)

24% 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 $ 3.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 11)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Vanuatu: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 12 to $ 150)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 135
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 46 to $ 90)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 66 to $ 152)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 24 to $ 173)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 43/night
($ 43 to $ 185)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 31/month
($ 17 to $ 75)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 78/month
($ 35 to $ 133)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 104/month
($ 54 to $ 172)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 37/month
($ 15 to $ 95)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 160/month
($ 99 to $ 249)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Vanuatu: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vanuatu is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 4.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.1)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.6/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 6.6)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 20/kg
($ 12 to $ 26)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 5/kg
($ 4 to $ 5.5)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 7.4)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 9.3)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.9 to $ 2.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Vanuatu: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Vanuatu costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
( $ 0.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

97% 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)
$ 1.7
( $ 1.7)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Vanuatu: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vanuatu is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 5.9 to $ 13)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 25/hr
($ 18 to $ 34)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Vanuatu: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Vanuatu is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.3/pack
($ 8.7 to $ 11)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 35 to $ 60)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 68
( $ 68)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
$ 523
(fair price: $ 449)
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
$ 559
(fair price: $ 482)
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
$ 571
(fair price: $ 447)
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
$ 1874
(fair price: $ 1550)
Los Angeles → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
$ 1448
(fair price: $ 1169)
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
$ 2003
(fair price: $ 1796)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Vanuatu updated on 15-02-2024.

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